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By Margaret Lyons in News on Jun 19, 2008 11:28PM

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What's it like to ride a skateboard from Chicago to New York? "Sometimes you get the finger." [Pioneer Pres]

Around 50 women and teenagers were involved in a brawl on 81st and Laflin last night. They were "beating each other up for an unknown reason," and one has been charged with a misdemeanor. [WBBM]

"The American Mall, produced by the team responsible for the tween-loved High School Musical series, is a massive cross-promotion between MTV and Sears." [AP]

A convicted sex offender won $57 million in the Michigan state lottery this week. [Grand Rapids Press]

The emerald ash borer, an invasive insect, has made its first appearance in Chicago. [Trib]

The hula hoop is 50; the MSI is 75.