Capt. Kirk vs. Reddit, Red Line Alert and Gunning for Chicago

Also: Red Line red alert / Ex-Cub behind bars / New life for old gum factory? / A wrist iPhone?

February 11, 2013

Shatner, Reddit mascot Snoo. (Photo illustration: William Shatner at Loyal Studios "Star Trek" Behind the Scenes by Bob Bekian, on Flickr; Reddit mascot image)[Note: Looking for last week's news quiz? It's here.]

 

CAPT. KIRK vs. REDDIT. William Shatner -- new to Reddit -- is in his words, "apalled [sic] by some of the immature, horrifically racist, sexist, homophobic … posts that are just ignored."
Ron Paul vs. RonPaul.com.
New Republic: How Republicans came to be the party of white people.

GUNNING FOR CHICAGO. President Obama's coming home later this week to "talk about the gun violence."
* Obama's trip will spotlight Emanuel's failures, Lynn Sweet explains for the Sun-Times.
* Illinois, Indiana teaming up for guns summit this week.
* NBC News devoting week to coverage of gun violence in America.

RED LINE RED ALERT. Police have issued a warning about a rash of armed robberies along the CTA's most popular train line. The victims? Commuters openly using cell phones and other electronic devices.
* CTA moving toward HD security cameras on all trains.
* High-speed rail would benefit hundreds of Midwest companies, report says.

EX-CUB BEHIND BARS. Mark Grace has reported to an Arizona jail to begin serving time for driving under the influence.
* Pearl Jam becomes fastest Wrigley Field concert sellout ever.

CHEW ON THIS. A hundred-year-old South Side building once home to a Wrigley gum factory could become a major retail space.
* Families that rent have been priced out of Hyde Park, study says.

A WRIST iPHONE? The company's working on wristwatch-like devices made with flexible glass, according to sources quoted by The New York Times.


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