Vegas or bust

Vegas or bust

EP native Bronson heads to Las VegasHooters waitress and calendar girl Kelly Bronson was recently surprised in Oak Lawn with a nomination to participate in the Miss Hooters International Competition Wednesday in Las Vegas. Photo by Michele Vasquez.for Miss Hooters International Pageant   What happens in Vegas usually stays in Vegas but in this case a local woman wants to bring something back to Oak Lawn.   An international title.  Evergreen Park native and Oak... Read more


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Vikings, Rams will repeat opening football act   Maybe the second act will go off without a hitch.  A much-anticipated inaugural meeting between St. Laurence and Reavis on the football field created quite a pregame buzz among fans in Burbank last August. But when game night arrived along with it came rain — lots of it, accompanied by enough thunder and lightning to make playing more perilous than pleasurable.  So Friday night’s kickoff got postponed until Saturday, which did... Read more

Out and About

‘Echo’ will appeal to kids but not much to adults

 By Tony Pinto  “Earth to Echo” is a like “E.T.” meets “Goonies” meets “The Blair Witch Project.” It takes certain parts of each movie and combines them to make this film.  It’s about three friends who live in a Nevada subdivision that is about to be torn down so the state can build a nice new freeway. You get the awkwardly smart kid who probably has OCD played by Reece C. Harting,... Read more


A look back at an exceptional friend and…


The B-side by Bob Rakow This column was born shortly after a childhood friend died. When he passed away, I felt the need to say something, and the B-Side got its start. It’s been going well since then, although this week’s column was tough to write. I’m devoting the B-Side to another friend. My closest high school friend, Adam Peters, passed away recently after a long, tough battle with cancer. Adam was my guy... Read more