J. KARL MILLER: Teachers, presidential candidates fight their separate battles

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT

During my time on the road these past few weeks — which included a reunion of my Marine Officer's Basic Class of 55 years ago, a visit with old friends and relatives and a tour of the nation's capital — the major news stories were the Chicago teachers' strike, the NFL referee lockout, the Libya/Middle East uprising and the ongoing presidential campaign.