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The Weekend Desk Report

We know exactly what you'll be doing this weekend. We'll just watch the news.

Market Update
So, hang on, if you raise prices but your market share keeps on shrinking, aren't you kind of breaking even?

Killer Commute
Legislation was sent to Governor Pat Quinn this week to ban the death penalty in Illinois. Unfortunately, it seems Illinois' gas chambers will remain fully operational.

It's Not About Tampons
It looks like Guns took a backseat to Tampons in this week's Penetrative Imagery Derby. And while the Weekend Desk in general agrees that long-standing attempts to correlate the healthy functions of the female reproductive system with irrationality are offensive, limiting the debate to actual hygiene products isn't really helping matters.

It's Not About That Either
Besides, the Tribune photo editor clearly feels the debate should actually be about who farted.

Really?
Finally, Chicago citizens can take heart in one thing. Voting for one of these boobs won't be the worst decision someone makes this winter.

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Weekend Specials
* From the Sports Desk: Exclusive Key Matchups For The Bears-Seahawks Game!

* From the Politics Desk: Bill and Rahm's Vision of Johanna

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And this just in from the TV Desk:

THE WEEKEND ON CAN TV

Climate Change from Chicago to Cancun: The Least Responsible are the Most Affected
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Ian Viteri, from the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, joins artists and activists in unveiling a new mural depicting the struggle for environmental justice in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago.

Sunday, January 16 at 9:00 a.m. on CAN TV2
25 min.

An Educational Event for Lupus
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Dr. Jorge Sanchez-Guerrero, world famous lupus expert from Mexico, speaks to lupus patients at an event targeting Spanish speakers.

Sunday, January 16 at 9:30 a.m. on CAN TV21
47 min

Getting Organized! New Strategies for Tough Times
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Kim Bobo (Interfaith Workers Justice), Jose Oliva (Restaurant Opportunities Center) and Dr. Robert Bruno (University of Illinois) discuss how workers, activists, unions and lawyers are turning to new strategies to build worker power within existing workplace labor laws.

Sunday, January 16 at 10:30 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 23 min

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The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Decisive.




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Posted on January 15, 2011


MUSIC - The Weekend In Chicago Rock Including Riot Fest Highlights.
TV - 24 Hours With WYCC.
POLITICS - Wolfpack vs. Obama.
SPORTS - Joe Maddon's Magical Mystery Tour.

BOOKS - Why Al-Qaeda Is Still Strong.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Beachwood Photo Booth: Mural Man.


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