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Today in History: Sept. 21, 1914

The Standard Oil Co. was threatened with a very bad fire when a tank of naphtha in the treating department caught fire yesterday.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Placing a call changed economy, society and ourselves

GUEST COMMENTARY: Placing a call changed economy, society and ourselves

The telecom hills are alive with the sounds of mergers, with two at crescendo. In February, Comcast agreed to purchase Time Warner for $45 billion. AT&T last month announced purchase of DirecTV, which if confirmed is valued at about $48.5 billion. Other possible deals provide background …

June 14, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Reader searching for columnist Arch McKinlay's 2003 book

OFFBEAT: Reader searching for columnist Arch McKinlay's 2003 book

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 07, 2013 12:00 am

Every Regionite is a story waiting to be told, like oil waiting to be pumped

One of the most fascinating things about the Calumet Region, among many fascinating things, is that everyone who lives or lived here is a walking storybook.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am
Grandchildren, hard work keep her young

Grandchildren, hard work keep her young

HAMMOND | Doreen Usselman attributes her long life to hard work and a loving family.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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