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By Margaret Lyons in News on Dec 19, 2007 12:22AM


A 14-year-old Illinois girl was on a cruise off the coast of California with her family when her appendix burst. The USS Ronald Reagan was dispatched to rescue her, and they did--including a helicopter transport between the ships. [Trib]

Mayor Daley says he had no idea his son Patrick had invested in a sewer company that did work for the City. Reading from a prepared statement, the Mayor said "I did not know about his involvement in this company. As an adult, he made that decision. It was a lapse of judgement for him to get involved with this company. I wish he hadn’t done it." [S-T]

2007_12_18.pantone.jpgPantone has unveiled its color of the year for 2008: Purpleish! It succeeds 2007's, CotY, which was reddish. Pantone 18-3943 Blue Iris will be the color of the year because "'it best represents color direction in 2008 for fashion, cosmetics and home products,' explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. 'As a reflection of the times, Blue Iris brings together the dependable aspect of blue, underscored by a strong, soul-searching purple cast.'" Soul-searching purple, eh? Is this what it's like when words don't mean anything anymore? Haberdashersy monkey consultation! Hey, it's fun. [Pantone]

Someone mailed an unidentified powdery substance to Mayor Daley and Aldermen Edward Burke (14th) and Bernard Stone (50th). It turned out not to be toxic. [Trib]

We're thrilled to know that Grant Achatz's tongue cancer is in remission. [Metromix]

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