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Metro section…

Park District proposals may rein in its volunteers…

volunteers will be required to have background checks…supply 3 non- family references and agree not to grant media interviews….and LBTS board volunteers thought the Tues. night appointee process was rough!

City to pay Millenium contractor $11 million…

.a “bargain” down from the original $70 million…another chapter in the turbulent history of  Millenium Park…a project that began in 1998…for $150 million…last projected final cost….$500 million….the cost increases of the north end sewers…seem tame in comparison!

Buildings ti dim lights for climate change…Chicago joins many other cities …  Atlanta, Phoenix and San Francisco….with notable inclusions…John Hancock Tower….Navy Pier…and all McDonald’s arches….

Judge OKs firing of test bullets at range off Lake Michigan….luminescent tracer bullets…. as part of an environmental groups lawsuit seeking to halt the use of lead bullets into Lake Michigan….650 thousand rounds of ammunition are fired annually…..the tracer bullets will light up once discharged to show where they land…the environmental group contends the bullets land in the lake creating potential danger to the environment and the North Chicago water supply….there was even arguments that the tracer bullets did not travel as far the regular bullets  and will skew the results… will it look like fireflies out there?

Front section….

Testing dinner bell as fish bait…

scientist are testing a plan to train fish to catch themselves  by swimming into a net when they hear a tone that signals feeding time….a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration…$270 thousand….the reason to bolster the depleted black sea bass and defray the costs of fish farming….Pavlov dogs….comes to mind…..

The news media vs. the innocent…

remember Steven Hatfill…a person of interest who was splashed across the media….he fought back..his life ruined…still in the throes of  getting to the bottom of who the “sources” were…he is close…a judge is ordering a USA reporter to comply or face $5000 a day in fines…newspapers are behind keeping sources confidential…but this case may be the one that changes that…a first amendment expert at U of Chicago thinks the press has overstepped …sources did not blowing the whistle on government wrongdoing but doing something wrong in revealing information on the identity of a suspect…opinion of a tribune editorial staff member….press is protecting the guilty at the expense of the innocent…. about time!

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