The removal of lockers from one of the largest criminal courthouses in the country is delaying trials and bringing some to tears. Officials say the worst is yet to come. Unlike most courthouses in the country, cell phones are banned altogether from Chicago's criminal courthouse. For years, a set of pay-lockers were available, but over the weekend, Cook County ripped out those lockers. Their removal leaves thousands of defendants without their phones.
Our series on great concert halls and nightclubs from New York music history concludes with a look at the old Metropolitan Opera House, which stood at West 39th Street and Broadway until 1967. Our guests include music writer Patrick J. Smith and Alfred Hubay, who worked at the Metropolitan Opera for 62 years.
Patrick Smith, airline pilot and Salon.com’s air travel columnist, and author Ask a Pilot: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel (Riverhead Books 2004) and Herb Jackson, Washington correspondent for The Record of Bergen County, NJ, discuss the Bush administration's plan to ease airport congestion.