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By Margaret Lyons in News on Sep 17, 2008 12:13AM

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Barack Obama's campaign announced today that he'd push for a $5 billion "trust fund" for the Great Lakes. [AP]

Harper's Magazine has made several David Foster Wallace articles available for free online. [Harpers]

Dick Allen, Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Tony Oliva, Al Oliver, Vada Pinson, Ron Santo, Luis Tiant, Joe Torre and Maury Wills made the short list for this year's inductees to National Baseball Hall of Fame. [HoF]

We're all gonna die. [Trib]

"Created out of a shuttered Air Force base, Generations of Hope seeks to rescue children from foster care and place them with adoptive parents who have moved here. About 30 children currently live with parents in 10 homes. The community is also home to 42 older people who have subsidized rent." [New York Times]

Indiana transportation honchos are waiving tolls on I-90 between the Portage Barrier and the Westpoint Toll Plazas to keep traffic a-movin' through flood-affected areas. Also, the top and bottom frames on this Trib blog are driving me insane. [Trib]

New Abraham Lincoln calendar. Rawr. [Illinois History]

Ozzie Guillén has taken a page from my fashion book: "Manager Ozzie Guillén...wore long underwear, a T-shirt and slippers." [New York Times]

"I wanted to start this blog to share thoughts I have about zombies, and interesting zombie stuff I find out about." [Scott Kenemore's Zombie Blog]