Posts tagged "accident"

The 'faulty bumping post' might have saved lives in the CTA train accident at O'Hare Airport

Thankfully, no one was killed and the 30-some  people did not suffer life-threatening injuries in the spectacular crash of a CTA L train on Monday in the O’Hare Airport Terminal. The question has come up, though, whether injuries could have been prevented if the “bumping post”–a heavy, metal shock absorber at the end of the... Read more »

Tiger Woods' statement, apology + alleged girl friends

If he cheated on his family, he’s scum. But let’s not forget that his wife and two small children are involved. I agree with his statement. For those who prefer pictures to text, I’ll get to the heart of the his statement: But no matter how intense curiosity about public figures can be, there is... Read more »

Hey, lay off Tiger

PETER MUHLY, AFP/Getty Images Just what we need. With so few true unblemished American icons, it looks we’re about to lose another one. More than a million entries listed on the Google blog search. Speculation and unconfirmed reports flying left and right. Denials unending. Trash talking. Unremitting jokes about his “driving” (golf driving and car... Read more »
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