The Columbia Chronicle

John Carter’ reimagined on screen

By Drew Hunt

March 5, 2012

Not unlike his cohort Brad Bird, Pixar mainstay Andrew Stanton has stepped out of the realm of animation and entered the world of live action. Disney’s adaptation of “A Princess of Mars,” the first novel in a pulp sci-fi series from novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs initially published in 1912, is his latest directorial effort.In the film, retitled simply to “John Carter,” the titular protagonist (Taylor Kitsch) is a for...

Refugee garden project revamps vacant lot

By Kaley Fowler

February 27, 2012

Moving to a new country and adapting to a foreign culture can be incredibly difficult. For many Chicago refugees, however, the transition will become easier through a new community project.The Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly, a program that helps refugees assimilate into U.S. culture and society, entered a three-year lease agreement with the city Feb. 15. CLESE will transform a vacant lot at 2954 W. Lawrence Ave...

Peavy’s return by opening day doubtful

By Etheria Modacure

February 19, 2011

Chicago White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy was on the mound in the top of the second inning on July 6, 2010. He threw a 2-2 pitch to Los Angeles Angels catcher Mike Napoli. The pitch was off the plate, but something else went wrong: Peavy detached his right shoulder muscle.After undergoing surgery, Peavy’s season was finished. His return to the pitching rotation by opening day is doubtful depending on whom you ask. If he does...

Konerko re-signs with the White Sox

By Etheria Modacure

December 10, 2010

Paul Konerko was prepared for life away from the South Side, but White Sox General Manager Ken Williams was unwilling to let the team’s captain and face of the franchise the past few seasons go too easily. After signing Adam Dunn and re-signing A.J. Pierzynski on Dec. 3, the White Sox fulfilled their top priority on Dec. 8 in Orlando, Fla.Konerko, 35, agreed to return to the team he has played with since 1999 and signed a ...

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