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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am
 I just had the humiliating experience of being dumped via email. I’d been seeing the guy for three months. Just days before, we had a romantic date and he kept saying things like “We’re so...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am
 I’ve known Dave McKinney, erstwhile Springfield bureau chief of the Chicago Sun-Times, for about three years now. We have lunch now and again. We’ll catch a Cardinals game when I can get fre...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled again• Leslie Paul Ash, 39, broke into a recycling center in Somerset, England, and stole several scrap items. He remembered to wear a mask at the scene, but he put it on outside, dir...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am

Ocean acidification tops the annual list of important stories ignored by the mainstream media

 Our oceans are acidifying – even if the nightly news hasn’t told you yet.As humanity continues to fill the atmosphere with harmful gases, the planet is becoming less hospitable to life as we...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am
 There’s something about approaching late October that I always look forward to experiencing. It’s the smell of the cooling air, the feel of warming sunshine, leaves turning and falling in sw...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am
RAISE ROOM RATESInstead of putting an envelope in each Marriott hotel room along with suggesting a proper amount for hotel guests to tip housekeeping personnel (Jim Hightower, “Marriott’s shameful...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am

Jimmy Carter visits Jacksonville to announce plan

 Decades of violence between Israelis and Palestinians could be ended by carving out space for a Palestinian state, according to Jimmy Carter.The 90-year-old former president visited Jacksonville...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am

Oberweis is swinging hard for Durbin’s seat

 This is no David and Goliath battle. Here, “David” has little chance of winning, and “Goliath” has barely acknowledged there even is a battle.U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Springfield, a Demo...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am

SJ-R staff schedules demonstration

 After seven years of no raises, editorial employees at the State Journal-Register are asking the public to join them for a Monday rally outside newspaper offices on Ninth Street....

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