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The [Wednesday] Papers

For completists, there was no column on Tuesday.

"Elon Musk's settlement of a securities-fraud case has removed a cloud over the company and its leader. But another remains: how its electric-car production is measuring up against Mr. Musk's ambitious forecasts, a matter that a federal regulator is still investigating," the New York Times reports.

"One group of internet sleuths thinks it has found clues in plain sight, pointing to lots and garages in California, New Jersey, Arizona and other states where Tesla cars have been found parked in large numbers.

"The group's efforts to document those sites could shed light on the delivery troubles that the Tesla chief has acknowledged, and reveal whether demand for the company's cars is as high as he has suggested.

"Since July, Tesla has been parking anywhere from a couple of dozen to a few hundred cars at a lot in Burbank, Calif. In Lathrop, 70 miles east of San Francisco, Tesla has as many as 400 cars at an industrial site. A similar number turned up outside an industrial building nearby. At times cars have been seen entering and leaving the building, suggesting it may be a collection point or repair center.

"Hundreds more have been found in Antioch, northeast of San Francisco. On Thursday, a batch of about 100 Model 3s turned up in Bellevue, Wash. Smaller collections have surfaced in Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City."

Assignment Desk, activate!

Don't Cross The Oboe Line
"The 64th season of the Lyric Opera of Chicago was disrupted Tuesday when musicians walked off the job to protest cuts proposed by management," AP reports.

"The musicians set up a picket line outside the Civic Opera House on Tuesday and played excerpts from various operas as they expressed opposition by the opera company to cut the number of orchestra musicians by five."

"What we are suggesting to the orchestra is that we reduce the number of core players through attrition and with voluntary retirement benefits," said Lyric Opera CEO Anthony Freud. "The thing is that currently, the core number of musicians is 74. Many of the operas we perform don't need an orchestra of 74."

Well, that certainly seems to make sense.

"The opera company also wants to cut the pay of remaining musicians by 8 percent and the number of working weeks by two weeks to 22 weeks."

Oh.

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"The musicians' contract with the opera company expired June 30. At issue is management's contention the previous contract no longer reflects the company's economic reality. Lyric Opera contends its diminishing audience can no longer support as many weeks of performances as in the past.

"It's a national trend that opera performances are harder and more expensive to sell than they ever have been," Freud said. "We're scheduling the maximum number of opera performances we believe we can sell."

Well, that certainly seems to make sense.

"Taking aim at Freud, [a] statement [by striking musicians] notes that the company general director's salary increased 18% from 2014 to 2017 to over $800,000, noting that his 16% jump in 2016 came immediately after the musicians agreed to a cost-neutral contract with cuts to health care," Chicago Classical Review reports.

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"Is there a future for grand opera in Chicago?" the Reader's Deanna Isaacs asked last February.

"[I]n spite of years of trying to build it, the audience for opera, in comparison to the fans who'll turn out for Broadway musicals, is paltry. It's also diminishing."

Solidarity Opportunity
"Three unions that represent faculty and staff at City Colleges of Chicago say the college's bargaining team will not come to the table to negotiate contracts," WBEZ reports.

"The unions said they plan to picket all City Colleges of Chicago board meetings until contract agreements are reached."

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Meanwhile, the Chicago hotel strike is down to two properties.

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New on the Beachwood . . .

Get Ready For Pinball!
The most nonstop excitement ever is coming to the Westin Chicago North Shore.

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How To Save A Democracy
Two University of Chicago law professors have a plan.

They don't really outline it here, but apparently they do in a new book. Meanwhile, they have thoughts on Kavanaugh.

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Did The Jackson Park Wolfpack Play Their Last Homecoming - Again?
The Wolfpack is a community football team that plays on the field in Jackson Park where the Obama Center will be located. They're still awaiting a plan.

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Trump-Proofing The Presidency
"We now know how to strengthen the system against future presidents who lack an ethical compass."

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ChicagoReddit

Gorilla Glue Used to Stick Tracking Transmitters on Turtles' Shells from r/chicago

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ChicagoGram

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ChicagoTube

Tachuelita Show TV - En la Aventura : Congreso de Payasos Chicago 2018

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TweetWood
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Posted on October 10, 2018


MUSIC - Lyric Opera Strike Settled.
TV - WFLU-TV.
POLITICS - USA Today's Op-Ed Disaster.
SPORTS - SportsMonday: Come On, Vic!

BOOKS - Chicago Book Haul: The Dial.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Chicagoetry: West Town Blues.


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