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The [Wednesday] Papers

The Papers won't be appearing today, but will return tomorrow.

But you can busy yourself for at least a little while with these two new offerings:

* In Praise Of Pinetop Perkins. In light of Pinetop's passing this week, we're reposting this piece from 2008.

* Fantasy Fix: What's So Special About Carlos Zambrano? The answer: He goes both ways.

The [Tuesday] Papers
1. Now we've gone and done it. (It's not us - at least I know it's not me - but we can take credit for inspiring it.)

2. New York to Chicago: Football to golf.

3. Chicago To St. Louis High-Speed Rail Line To Get Funding Boost.

Question: Why would I want to get to St. Louis faster?

4. Boeing CEO Pay Flat At $13.8 Million.

Flat when compared to Billy Daley's pay, that is.

*

Bill Daley: AT&T's Best Friend.

*

Bill Daley Sidesteps Question About Jail Time For Wall Street Execs.

*

But, you know, keep fighting!

You know, for AT&T and Wall Street. Because that's what it means to be a Democrat.

5. "I worked locally in Chicago," Brent Musburger tells Yahoo! Sports, "first as a writer for the Chicago Daily News and then as a broadcaster. First time I saw the term 'March Madness,' it was print, in an ad for a car dealer. It was referring to the Illinois high school basketball tournament. [Ed. Note: the term originally comes from a magazine writer describing the high school tournament in 1939: 'A little March madness may complement and contribute to sanity and help keep society on an even keel.'] When we got the rights to the NCAA tournament in 1982, it was something that seemed appropriate to say."

But . . .

"The Illinois High School Association tried to trademark 'March Madness' in 1989. Then, in 1996, the IHSA sued in the NCAA in an effort to stop one of its corporate partners from using the term on a CD-ROM game. Eventually, the two sides reached a compromise: the IHSA can use the phrase on the high school level, and the NCAA gets the college tournament."

6. "The first time hipster was published in the Tribune was in 1946, in reference to the fascinating character who claims to have coined the word: Harry 'The Hipster' Gibson, aka Harry Raab, a Jewish kid from the Bronx who cut his teeth in playing pianos in Harlem speakeasies, eventually working as Fats Waller's fill-in . . . and, his proponents claim, pioneered the style associated with Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard years before anyone had figured out how to rock," Whet Moser writes.

7. Screeching Weasel.

8. "Researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago recently discovered what banks had probably already figured out: When cardholders are offered cash back, they tend to spend more, and rack up more debt," NASDAQ.com reports.

"With an added 1% cash-back reward, the Fed found that cardholders earn an average of $25 in cash back per month. But they spend $68 more per month, and pay off less of it, increasing their overall debt level.

9. Berwyn to pay bills with American Express card.

10. "More than 900 people who were arrested by Chicago police during a 2003 protest of the Iraq War can sue the city, the 7th Circuit ruled," Courthouse News Service reports.

11. Chicago band shills for flashlights.

12. Jennifer Beals shills for Beyoncé, Chicago.

13. Panel of average Americans trapped in cage.

14. Our Brackets Are Busted Too: The Inside Story.

15. The Wait Is Over: Leinenkugel's Refreshing Summer Shandy Makes A Much-Anticipated Return For Parched Fans.

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The Beachwood Tip Line: Tell 'em Mayor McGuinness sent you.




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Posted on March 23, 2011


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