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The [Thursday] Papers

It's always special when the city council and school board meet on the same day. That day was Wednesday. I'll talk about both on this weekend's edition of The Beachwood Radio Hour.

The Blue & Orange Kool-Aid Report: To The Bearmobile!
Carl cracks the code in this classic.

Save The Screw!
"Architect Santiago Calatrava received much praise for his twisting design of the unbuilt 2,000-foot Chicago Spire. What he won't receive is much money for his work on the failed project," Crain's reports.

I was a fan of the Spire from the word go, and I always rooted for it to get built. Won't someone save it?

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One of my favorite, and early, pieces here on the Beachwood: Build That Screw.

It was nine years ago this month that work on this site began in earnest. We debuted in February 2006. Can we make it to 10?

Nuke The Luke
"[George Lucas] has yet to convince much of the public that his museum is something other than a vanity project for displaying his eclectic collection of paintings, Star Wars memorabilia and digital art," Blair Kamin writes for the Tribune.

"The burden is still on him to justify that he deserves a spot on Chicago's Museum Campus in the proximity of the Field Museum, the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium."

I mean, can't we just find an empty garage somewhere for George to store his stuff?

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The Field Museum: "Our exhibitions tell the story of life on Earth."

The Shedd Aquarium: "[H]ome to more than 32,000 animals representing 1,500 species, which is one of the largest and most diverse collections of aquatic animals in the world."

The Adler Planetarium: "America's first planetarium . . . The mission of the Adler Planetarium is to inspire exploration and understanding of our Universe."

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts: A bunch of Star Wars stuff.

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It should take a certain amount of gravitas to break the law and build on the lakefront. Storyboards from Revenge of the Sith don't quite make the cut.

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As I wrote Wednesday: Replace the new DePaul arena with the Lucas and you've solved two problems in one fell swoop. You could even keep the arena design, which is a lot cooler than the Lucas design.

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The only way you could change my mind. In an instant.

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* Full Cosby Exchange With AP.

Glad AP released this, but listen to how timid the reporter is. Unfortunately, far more the rule than the exception.

* Pelosi vs. Duckworth.

* Charles Manson's 26-Year-Old Fiancee Is From Illinois.

* Illinois Bar Won't Let Mother Breastfeed During Exam Despite Law.

* Minnesotans To New York Times: Take Your Thanksgiving Grape Salad And Shove It!

Is the Illinois pick any better?

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