CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2013 |
Southern California is miserably accustomed to serial killers - the Manson Family, the Hillside Strangler, the Freeway Killer, the Skid Row Slasher. But there had never been one quite like Richard Ramirez, who deserved the flashy, fearsome tabloid nickname "The Night Stalker. " In the spring of 1984, Los Angeles was about to hoist its flags to welcome the world to the Summer Olympics. Richard Ramirez, as slapdash car thief, a weed and junk-food fancier, a dabbler in satanism, began the slow, bloody trek of murders that would build to a gory frenzy by the following summer.
May 13, 2013 |
At some point, every enduring musician has to prove his or her worth and silence the doubters. The Beatles first succeeded with "Revolver," the Beastie Boys with "Paul's Boutique," Wilco on "Summer Teeth. " Talking Heads raised the bar with "Fear of Music," Lauryn Hill with "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. " New York band Vampire Weekend's "Modern Vampires of the City" is one of those records, a brave, surprising third effort that's both challenging and confident, catchy but progressive, expertly imagined and executed.
May 13, 2013
Writers from around the Tribune Co. will discuss which NBA playoff series has most captured their attention. Feel free to join the conversation by leaving a comment of your own. K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune If this answer isn't unanimously the Warriors-Spurs series, then I'm not sure which games others are watching. First, the contrast between the young, unproven team and the veteran-laden Spurs is fascinating. Add in two rabid fan bases. (As an aside, it's nice Bay Area fans are getting recognized for their passion and knowledge that anyone who has been around the league for awhile long has already seen.)
May 12, 2013 |
Three Cleveland women rescued after they were abducted and held captive for about a decade thanked the public Sunday and asked for privacy. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight issued statements that were read by a lawyer. "Thank you so much for everything you're doing and continue to do," Berry said. "I am so happy to be home with my family. " "I'm so happy to be home and want to thank everybody for all your prayers," Gina DeJesus said. "I just want time now to be with my family.
May 10, 2013 |
Ariel Castro, accused of kidnapping and raping three women held captive for years in his Cleveland house, is the father of the child born in captivity to one of the victims, officials said Friday morning. State officials received a DNA sample from Castro on Thursday afternoon and worked to complete the tests, Ohio Atty. Gen. Mike DeWine announced. “Forensic scientists worked throughout the night to confirm that Castro is the father of the six-year-old girl born in captivity to one of the kidnapping victims,” the office said in a statement posted on its website.
May 10, 2013 |
Michelle Knight, one of the three Cleveland women kidnapped and held captive for about a decade, has been discharged from the hospital where she had been receiving care. In a statement emailed to reporters Friday, MetroHealth Medical Center said Knight had left the hospital and was asking for privacy. “Michelle Knight is in good spirits and would like the community to know that she is extremely grateful for the outpouring of flowers and gifts. She is especially thankful for the Cleveland Courage Fund.