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Otis Lecture eyes impact of Brown v. Board of Ed.
The second annual James Otis Lecture brought the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education close to home in a number of ways. At the Sept. 23 program in Buffalo commemorating Constitution Day, it was noted that arguing against racial segregation in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson was an attorney who was a Mayville native. Robert Jackson, a U.S. Supreme Court associate justice at the time, asked for the paperwork from the arguments of that attorney, Albion Tourgée, and used it to write an opinion…

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:00:00 +0000

Duly Noted: Why some chain restaurants still haven't come to Chicago (Video)
Upon hearing that Olive Garden had opened its first outpost in Chicago, did you immediately wonder to yourself why a bunch of other chain restaurants aren't in the city, too? Where art thou, Tim Hortons? Why doth In-N-Out Burger shun this fair land? It turns out that, for the most part, any national chain restaurant that isn't in Chicago will likely point to relatively high rents, but there are also some that have yet to open in the city due to rather particular reasons. -- DNAinfo Chicago Microsoft's…

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:59:00 +0000

As Westin nears groundbreaking, hotel rooms still sticking point for convention business
The proposed downtown Westin Hotel has gotten bigger as it nears groundbreaking (it's now up to 452 rooms), and for convention officials, that can't come fast enough. It's been the recurring theme among city and tourism officials about the Music City Center's first year of operations: downtown Nashville needs more full-service hotel rooms within walking distance of the center to tap its full potential. Of the full-service hotels rumored for downtown (including one at the United Method Publishing…

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:58:00 +0000

Looking good: Chicago a magnet for business travel in second quarter of 2014
Chicago has its problems. That's been a known for a while about the so-called Second City. But what has just become known is tha an American Express Global Business Travel study of business travel-related spending in the second quarter of 2014 found Chicago to be the top domestic business travel destination in the nation for the quarter. The findings are based on bookings made through the American Express Global Business Travel unit. San Francisco was second on the list, and New York could do no…

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:58:00 +0000

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned
The director of the U.S. Secret Service, Julia Pierson, resigned today in the wake of a recent security breach at the White House. After 30 years with the Secret Service, Pierson is stepping down after being intensely questioned by both parties in Congress yesterday. Lawmakers said they feared for the president’s life and questioned the Secret Service’s competence. The Secret Service also came under scrutiny for a lack of transparency following those incidents. Jeh Johnson, the head of Homeland…

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:58:00 +0000

Dayton distillery gets international recognition
One of Dayton’s newest distilleries has won an international award for its vodka. Belle of Dayton, which opened this summer at 122 Van Buren St. in the Oregon District, won a silver medal at the New York World Wine & Spirits competition, one of the largest competitions for the retail beverage industry in the world. Dozens of wines and spirits from all over the world were entered in the competition, which then ranked entries as Best in Show, double gold, gold, silver or bronze medal winners. Belle…

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:57:00 +0000

Home of the Day: Country Living Close to the City!
By J. Stough & L. Ormerod, Agents Home of the Day is presented by the Louisville Business First with Kentucky Select Properties. This is your invitation to view some of Louisville's most-luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look around. Click on the gallery image to view today's featured property. 3802 Lime Kiln Lane, Louisville, KY 40222 | $745,000 Serene and private 1.42 acre site fully fenced by board fencing. Handsome architect designed home has been thoughtfully expanded over the…

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:57:00 +0000

Honolulu Star-Advertiser parent buys 2 newspapers on Hawaii’s Big Island
The parent of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser will control the publication of daily newspapers on three of Hawaii’s six main islands following the acquisition of the Hawaii Tribune-Herald in Hilo and West Hawaii Today in Kailua-Kona from Las Vegas-based Stephens Media LLC. Oahu Publications Inc. did not disclose the terms of the deal, set to close on Dec. 1, according to Dennis Francis, president of Oahu Publications. Both Big Island newspapers will continue to publish daily “under existing staff,”…

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:57:00 +0000

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