The [Tuesday] Papers
By Steve Rhodes
Stay tuned, folks, we'll be posting a terrific investigative project involving the CTA - reported by our favorite Columbia College class - sometime around 1 p.m. today.
UPDATE: And here it is:
* INVESTIGATION: The Inaccessible CTA.
* SIDEBAR: Disabled And Downtown On The CTA.
"Five of the CTA's 10 busiest train stations cannot accommodate a customer in a wheelchair, and that's perfectly legal under the nearly 20-year-old Americans with Disabilities Act," Eli Kaberon reports. "Just four of the 10 elevated stations in and around the Loop - the CTA's hub that hundreds of thousands of people pass through each day - are equipped with elevators, while the other six Loop stations, including Quincy and Adams & Wabash, two of the city's 15 busiest stations, are not accessible.
Meanwhile, here's what else we have today:
* A Hawks Hat Trick. On to the conference finals.
* Introducing our new series of salad bar reviews. First up: La Villa, where the sneeze guard is adequate without being intrusive.
* "I dig honky tonk songs about that place between diminished and extinguished capacity," Beachwood tapster Brian Page writes of his More Booze compilation featured in today's Playlist.
* Policing the pols. In our Ready For Reform series.
No word on whether she favors gay marriage.
No nude photos have been located, but Wikipedia once had an entry for an Ashley Bond from Sheffield, England, who was an "erotic model."
Also according to Wikipedia, a Miss Illinois hasn't become Miss America since 1974. The Miss Illinois from 1973 also won, and both did quite well in their respective Miss Universe pageant as well.
And then a Fox Chicago reporter ask a man-on-the-street if he could imagine life without Playboy. I bet he could much easier than life without Internet porn . . .
From a Facebook friend:
FRIEND: "I wonder if they had pictures of clothed women, would circulation pick up?"
COMMENTER: "Then it's just Maxim."
He's right, of course. Lawmakers were willing to put our skin in the game, but not theirs.
"That is," Sanderson writes, "if each of these politicians were to be personally liable for, say, $100,000 apiece, taxpayers could sleep more soundly. The same should hold for Chicago 2016 officials: What if each members signed a binding agreement to provide $100,000 toward any cost overruns or revenue shortfalls?"
I'm sure Pat Ryan, being an old insurance hand, would find a way to deny any claims anyway.
Waiving Away Ethics
Stroger Counts To Four
He Is The Senator
"WolframAlpha, a powerful new service that can answer a broad range of queries, has become one of the most anticipated Web products of the year. But its creator, Stephen Wolfram, wants to make something clear: Despite the online chatter comparing it to Google, his service is not intended to dethrone the king of search engines.
"'I am not keen on the hype,' said Mr. Wolfram, a well-known scientist and entrepreneur and the founder of Wolfram Research, a company in Champaign, Ill., that has been quietly developing WolframAlpha."
Secrets of the Beachwood
The Beachwood Tip Line: Lost, searched and found.
Posted on May 12, 2009
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