Tag: David Andrews

Friday Facts: Halloweeeeennnnn

:: The plug has been pulled on the traditional giant electric pumpkin atop the 49th floor setback on the Chandler Building downtown. Vandals had redrawn the pumpkin’s face with triangular eyes and a gap-toothed grin that presented an uncomfortably near…

Marathon Men

In a bid to clumsily localize the story of the disastrous Chicago Marathon this week, the News made a passing mention of one of this city’s most problematic racing stories. But, they didn’t go quite as deep as the story…

Friday Facts: Circles, Cameras, Stamps

:: Road agent Peter Pascucci reports that construction crews will be working on the Canal Street rotary through the weekend. Motorists are reminded that, once completed, the rotary will be a traffic circle and no longer a roundabout. The changeover…

Friday Facts: Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

:: The “Guess Your Weight” game at the Kowalski Piers Carnival (through August 6) was finally shut down Monday after repeated complaints; a statute barring such midway attractions was famously introduced in 1938 following an incident involving fat lady “Alice…

Friday Facts: “The Flaming Rings,” Golf

:: Number of injuries resulting from the “Magic of Sturly Davis” mishap at the Gloria Theatre Tuesday: 7 (6 serious burns, one broken ankle) :: City champion in the Men’s 70-and-Over spring softball league: Needleman’s Kosher Meats, with a record…