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April 1998 Table of Contents

Features

Bones of Contention
by Steve Fiffer

The Field Museum’s $8.4-million new Tyrannosaurus rex specimen endured combat and catastrophe when it roamed the earth. But that was nothing compared with what happened 65 million years later: a bitter legal war over its remains.

Talk Softly and Carry a Big Stick
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
White Sox batter Frank Thomas is known as the Big Hurt for the powerful whack he inflicts on a ball, but he prefers to be a low-profile kind of guy.

Splendor in the Grass
by Geoffrey Johnson
Despite years of exploration, the prairie continues to surprise and delight. Today’s traveler can enjoy a sumptuous dinner in a famous Fort Wayne restaurant; take in the world-class architecture of Columbus, Indiana; or hang out with Abe Lincoln and the Prairie Poets. Or savor the lively charms of Madison, Wisconsin, and Minnesota’s Twin Cities.

Rooms at the Top
by Neil Steinberg and Richard Roeper
A billionaire financier, a former governor, a famous judge – an inside peek at the offices where the elite preside

Looking for Mr. T
by Craig Keller
After paying his dues as a bouncer and a bodyguard, Mr. T hit it big on TV and in the movies as a bruising pop icon of the eighties. Now he’s missing in action, and his friends tell why they’ve hauled him into court.

Departments

Letters

Contributors

Frontlines
Art Garfunkel, James Finn Garner, Jane Hamilton, and Jewish mobsters

Power Lines
by Marc Spiegler
Bubba’s big night at Lino’s; the Trib’s awkward hunt for a new sports columnist

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
The spotlight is hot for actor William Petersen, who keeps coming back a star.

Reporter
by Sean D. Hamill
Bob Molaro is a rising state senator; now his wife is a convicted ghost payroller.

The Vineyard Next Door
by Todd Pruzan
Uncorking the tasty, moderately priced pleasures of Midwestern wines

Dining Out
by Dennis Ray Wheaton
Dinner, drinks, and ashtrays are part of the ambiance at three new hot spots.

Sullivan’s Travels
by Terry Sullivan
Want a dog you don’t need to dry-clean? Liberate a local canine convict.

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