WBEZ | sosa http://www.wbez.org/tags/sosa Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Homicide Watch looks to Chicago http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-01/homicide-watch-looks-chicago-104839 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/homicidewatch.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><strong><a href="http://homicidewatch.org/" target="_blank"><img alt="Homicide Watch: D.C." src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/projects/293209/photo-full.jpg?1344823582" style="width: 300px; height: 225px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 20px; margin-right: 20px; float: right; " /></a>HOMICIDE WATCH: CHICAGO.&nbsp;</strong>An acclaimed Washington, D.C., <a href="http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/10/homicide-tracking-site-expanding-to-chicago/">Web site devoted to tracking murders in-depth with detailed followup coverage</a>&nbsp;is expanding to Chicago, in partnership with the <em>Sun-Times</em>.<br />* Mayor Emanuel says <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/17498999-761/chicago-gun-control-ordinance-in-the-works-emanuel-says.html">Chicago-only ordinance could lead to statewide ban</a> on assault weapons and high-capacity clips.<br />* <a href="http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130110/archer-heights/teen-drops-gun-street-near-cops-gets-tied-december-shooting-police">Chicago teen drops gun in street, gets linked to shooting last month</a>. (DNAinfo.com Chicago)<br />* Gawker: Yesterday&#39;s California high school shooting &quot;<a href="http://gawker.com/5975062">proved once and for all how stupid the NRA is</a>.&quot;<br />* NRA member opposes White House moves on gun control by threatening to &quot;<a href="http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/01/nra-member-makes-case-against-gun-control-promising-shoot-people/60846/">start killing people</a>.&quot;<br />* NRA &quot;<a href="http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/10/national-rifle-association-gearing-up-for-a-flight/?hpt=hp_t2">mobilizing for a fight</a>,&quot; including new ad campaign.<br />* <em>Mad Magazine</em> enters sticky situation with <a href="http://www.madmagazine.com/blog/2013/01/07/mad-exclusive-map-of-the-biggest-gum-owners-in-your-neighborhood">map of gum owners</a>.<br />* <em>The Onion:</em> &quot;<a href="http://www.theonion.com/articles/gorilla-sales-skyrocket-after-latest-gorilla-attac,30860/">Gorilla Sales Skyrocket After Latest Gorilla Attack</a>.&quot;</p><p><strong>SUPERMARKET SALE.</strong> <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/17495354-761/jewel-osco-purchase-could-bring-lower-prices-another-sale.html">Jewel-Osco and other chains owned by SuperValu Inc. have been sold</a> for $3.3 billion. Will the new owners keep the stores open, or sell &#39;em off to maximize profit quickly? David Roeder and Francine Knowles examine the possibilities.</p><p><strong>HOW MUCH FOR JUST A POKE?&nbsp;</strong>Mashable reports that, if you try to send founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg a message on Facebook, <a href="http://mashable.com/2013/01/11/facebook-message-mark-zuckerberg/">Facebook will offer to keep the message out of his &quot;Other&quot; Inbox</a> -- for $100.<br /><a href="http://mashable.com/2013/01/10/ces-booth-babes/" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://rack.0.mshcdn.com/media/ZgkyMDEzLzAxLzExLzA3L2Jvb3RoYmFiZXMuOGJkODIuanBnCnAJdGh1bWIJOTUweDUzNCMKZQlqcGc/f21bedd6/a99/boothbabes.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 112px; float: right; " /></a>* <strong>&quot;Booth babes&quot; photo</strong> fuels&nbsp;<a href="http://mashable.com/2013/01/10/ces-booth-babes/">fresh anger over use of female models</a> at Consumer Electronics Show.<br />* CBS forces subsidiary CNET to <a href="http://paidcontent.org/2013/01/10/cbs-takes-aim-at-a-rival-shoots-cnet-in-the-foot/">cancel &quot;Best in CES&quot; award</a> to company CBS is suing because <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-video-recorders-dvrs/dish-hopper-with-sling/4505-6474_7-35566943.html">its DVR lets viewers skip commercials</a>.<br />* Amazon deal: <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-amazon-to-give-music-cd-buyers-a-free-digital-version-20130110,0,2359412.story">Buy CD, get MP3 version in the cloud free</a>. Retroactive to 1998, too.</p><p><strong>THAT&#39;S <em>NEEDLELESS</em>, NOT&nbsp;<em>NEEDLESS</em>, RIGHT?&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-talk-sammy-sosa-injex21-0111-20130110,0,5399024.story">Sammy Sosa&#39;s new company</a> specializes in needleless drug injections. Your even more snide and ironic reactions are welcome in the comments section below.</p><p><b>QUIZ TIME.&nbsp;</b>Study this debut week&#39;s blog entries <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson">here</a>. Then take the first <a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/meyerson-news-quiz-no-1" target="_blank"><strong>WBEZ Meyerson blog quiz</strong></a>. And then&nbsp;<a href="mailto:Meyerson+quiz@gmail.com?subject=My%20quiz%20score&amp;body=Here's%20how%20I%20did%20on%20the%20quiz%3A">let us know how you did</a>.</p><hr /><p>Do better on next week&#39;s quiz. 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