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Teacher Tragically Falls at Palmer House; Waiter Chases Down Criminals

• A South Side teacher died accidentally on Saturday when she attempted to slide down the rail at the Palmer House. [Chicago Breaking News]

• After three customers ran out on their bill at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Skokie, a waiter ran after them, grabbed on to their SUV, and held on valiantly as they sped away. He eventually jumped off, but the criminals were quickly apprehended by the police. [Trib]

• Boozin’: A new study says alcohol is “more harmful” to society than crack or heroin. [BBC]

• Marathon news: Bobby Flay is hoping to complete the New York City Marathon in under four hours. Jared from the Subway ads says his goal is “just to finish it.” [NYDN]

• Kim Jong-il’s former chef says that North Korea’s “chubby” new leader Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-il’s son, will “have no choice but to continue policies set by his father.” [WSJ/Japan Real Time]

• Employees at an Ohio McDonald’s franchise were given a flyer endorsing three Republican candidates along with their paychecks. Needless to say, the franchise’s owner is in hot water now. [USAT]

• It’s an age-old story: man tries to break into the restaurant where he used to work, man gets stuck in a vent, owner comes in the next morning to find the man dangling from the ceiling. [WP]

Teacher Tragically Falls at Palmer House; Waiter Chases Down Criminals