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The [Wednesday] Papers

1. "In Chicago and in Dallas, the hottest job for the first part of the year was accountant/financial analyst, a job that has a 2.8 percent projected growth rate in the Windy City and 4.3 percent in Dallas for the next six months."

The City, too, may be hiring in this sector.

2. Could This Also Be A Way To Get Rid Of The Trump Sign?

3. Jim McMahon On His Dementia, Depression.

4. "Federal lawsuits against the makers of AndroGel and other testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) products will be consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, where the first cases were filed this year," DrugWatch reports.

Mike Ditka was not available for comment.


Alternate: Sammy Sosa was not available for comment.

5. "St. Louis has some of the lowest hourly parking rates in the nation. For example, some areas of Chicago charge $6.50 per hour for metered parking, while other areas charge $4.00 per hour. St. Louis charges $1.00 per hour for metered parking in downtown. A ticket for an expired parking meter in Chicago is $65. A ticket for an expired parking meter in St. Louis is $10."

6. Pizza Hut Exec Betrays His Roots.

7. "It is sometimes forgotten that President Franklin D. Roosevelt once wanted to order marines to occupy the Chicago Tribune's tower."

8. "Enough with the calls," the Detroit Free Press reports.

"That's what one consumer is telling Kohl's in a federal lawsuit that claims the department store is stalking her and harassing her by phone over an overdue credit card bill, calling her at all hours of the night over what she calls a measly $20.

"They started harassing me over $20 and I was like, 'Screw it, oh well,' " said Lisa Ratliff, the 29-year-old plaintiff from Ypsilanti who got so fed up with the phone calls she sued over them. "It's really annoying if you're trying to get things done or you're trying to sleep or you're working or spending time with your family . . . I just want them to stop harassing me."

"Ratliff said she was going to pay the bill but got so irritated by the repeated calls that she decided against it. Instead, she's suing over Kohl's collection practices - tactics that she claims are prohibited under federal law.

"In a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court, Ratliff's lawyers claim that Kohl's violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, a 1991 law that makes it illegal to call a cell phone using an auto dialer or prerecorded voice without the recipient's consent. The lawsuit, filed by the Krohn & Moss Consumer Law Center in Chicago, is seeking damages under the act, which allows victims to sue for $500 per violating call - or up to $1,500 per call if they can prove the party knowingly violated the law."

I added the Krohn & Moss link.

9. Suburban Bars Offering Drink Specials For World Cup Watchers.

No matter how much you drink, though, you're still in the suburbs.

10. And finally, Today in Duh*.

* Concept by Natasha Julius.


The Cub Factor: What Abe Lincoln Would Say
The Core Four and seven years from now . . .

Eddie At Bonnaroo
He cleanses his soul with youth.

God Bless The Golden Arches!
Hot Lead, Cold Iron and The Dance of Death.

Divas, Drunks And Who Dick Cavett Despises
Including why CNN needs Son of Svengoolie.

Catching Up With Blues Fest
Sole shaking precious moments.


* Willis Tower Owners Cracking Up.

* Brandon Marshall, Everybody.

* Whatever Happened To Leslie Lemke?

* Occidental Declines To Make Bid For Obama Library.


The Beachwood Tip Line: One of a million.


Posted on June 18, 2014

MUSIC - Pandemophenia.
TV - NBC's Bicentennial Special.
POLITICS - We Tortured Some Folks.
SPORTS - Gold Stars For The Red Stars.

BOOKS - The Slave Who Escaped George And Martha Washington.


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