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What is Evansville's identity? Local leaders working on it [Evansville Courier & Press, Ind.]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Sept. 14--As a self-described urbanologist, Max Grinnell spends a lot of time thinking about -- and visiting -- American cities.


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Sat Sep 13, 2014


Chicago alderman challenging Emanuel for mayor

In this Nov. 2, 2011 photo, Chicago City Council member Bob Fioretti, left, speaks at a news conference in Chicago. On Saturday Sept.


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Sentinel & Enterprise

Find way to ground unruly passengers

Air travel is stressful enough, with security wait times and procedures; rising ticket prices and a la carte charges; and shrinking legroom. But the behavior of unruly passengers can be unnerving, even terrifying.


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Daily Herald

Weekend picks: John Leguizamo brings 'Ghetto Klown' to Chicago Theatre

Comedian and actor John Leguizamo returns to the Windy City with a one-night-only performance of his Broadway show "Ghetto Klown" on Saturday at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $39-$79.


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Penguin Enters Restaurant Dressed In Tuxedo, Can't Get Any Service

This penguin knows how to dress fancy when the occasion calls for it -- admittedly, the task is made somewhat easier by having been born wearing a tuxedo -- so when it enters this South African restaurant, the bird just can't understand why the waiters don't immediately seat it. What, is it the beak? "Every so often a curious penguin finds himself wandering into the kitchen ... and they don't always willingly go out again!" YouTuber uploader adriandh95 wrote in the video's description.


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Fri Sep 12, 2014

WAPT-TV Jackson

Bert takes cross-country train ride

Most of us are always in a hurry to get where we're going - especially on vacation but for 16 WAPT's Bert Case - the trip's the best part. TO GET WHERE WE'RE GOING - ESPECIALLY ON VACATION.


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Massive Spinosaurus Identified As The First Ever Semiaquatic Dinosaur

Image Caption: A model of the Cretaceous predator Spinosaurus gets rock star treatment at a photo shoot. Photo by Mike Hettwer/National Geographic from the October edition of National Geographic magazine.


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The Road to the 38: 20 Courses (Bear Included) at Chicago's Elizabeth

Restaurant Editor Bill Addison is traveling to chronicle what's happening in North America's dining scene and to formulate his list of the essential 38 restaurants in North America. Follow his progress in this travelogue/review series, The Road to the 38 , and check back at the end of the year to find out which restaurants made the cut.


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US News & World Report

How to Travel the World on a Strict Budget

Over the past 12 months, I have traveled from my home base of New York City to upstate New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Nantucket, Washington, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Utah, San Antonio, Germany and the Netherlands. Next up is New Orleans, and I'm eyeing Chicago and Denver before the year's end.


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What It Costs to Be a Tourist Across the U.S.

When traveling to popular U.S. cities like Los Angeles, Miami and New York, prices for things like fast food and movie tickets tend to vary. Some people swear that a Starbucks drink in one city costs way more in another city - but is that true? To a certain extent, popular items do tend to cost more, depending on where you are.


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Thu Sep 11, 2014


Swimming dinosaur found in Morocco

Palaeontologists are reporting the world's first known swimming dinosaur - a 15-metre-long behemoth with a crocodile-like face, feet well suited to paddling and a sail-like structure rising from its spine. The creature, Spinosaurus aegyptiacus , also had unusually dense bones, possibly to help weigh it down as it hunted its underwater prey, concludes a study in Science 1 .


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Broward-Palm Beach

Joel Da Silva on the Midnight Howl & Hep Cat Boo Daddies

Joel Da Silva is keeping the blues alive and fresh in the South Florida sonic sea.


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Rock Hall Anniversary: ABBA: The Tour

By the late 1970s, ABBA was one of the biggest groups in pop music . But despite hits including "Mama Mia", "S.O.S.", "Fernando", and the chart-topping signature "Dancing Queen", the group wasn't really known much for touring.


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Business Journal

Down with the stretch: Midway Airport now caters to yoga enthusiasts

It's no stretch to say Chicago's Midway Airport is now a more inviting destination for yoga devotees. As part of the Chicago Department of Aviation's plan to expand the range of amenities available at both Midway and the larger O'Hare International Airport , a yoga facility has just opened at Midway on Concourse C. A similar facility opened at O'Hare in December, 2013.


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MTT adds 'Alternative Energy' to the San Francisco Symphony repertoire

Last night in Davies Symphony Hall, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas led the San Francisco Symphony in its first performance of Mason "Alternative Energy," a piece that the composer has described as an "energy symphony." However, this was not the first time that the work had been performed in Davies.


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Where Exactly Does Chicago Metro End and Downstate Begin? And Why is This So Hotly Debated?

Downstate Illinois is different from Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. If you weren't sure if that was true, this passage from the Encyclopedia of Chicago might help: Downstaters both fear and envy Chicago.


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Things to do around Oak Park this weekend, Sept. 12-14

Learn about your town with a guided bicycle tour or get out of town with a bus trip, with our picks of the top eight things to do around Oak Park this weekend. For more happening in the suburbs, visit Pioneer Local's event calendar .


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The Washington Post

Spoiler for the rest of the 2014 election: Some members of Congress live in D.C.

There are no direct flights from Washington National airport to Anchorage, Alaska. The shortest trip, per an admittedly cursory search on Kayak, takes 9 hours and 49 minutes, routing through Chicago.


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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Major changes discussed to expand, renew Union Station

A Chicago transportation official outlined plans Wednesday to improve Union Station by widening commuter platforms, providing CTA buses off-street parking and potentially using old underground tunnels to open up space that could eventually lead to direct-to-airport rail routes. The Metropolitan Planning Council invited people to submit ideas, and the winners included reinventing the Great Hall by putting down artificial turf and installing a hammock, space for tetherball and an area for yoga and aerobics classes.


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The Local Tourist

Chicago Takes the Plunge in the Name of Lung Health

With nothing but rope between us and State Street, The Local Tourist took to the skies this weekend, rappelling 27 stories down theWit Hotel's signature lightning bolt faA ade as part of the Skyline Plunge. Fellow adrenaline-fueled Chicagoans joined, raising more than $65,000 for the Respiratory Health Association , with funds going toward lung disease research and programs.


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