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Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:01 am
 A close friend has a drinking problem. His wife kicked him out, he lost his job, and he’s been a lousy father to their 1-year-old son. He begged to stay with me (his only single friend) and ha...
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled again• An armed woman entered a store in Oklahoma City and started beating clerk Lein Nguyen, 70, with her gun, demanding money. Police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said Nguyen responded by ...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 08:22 am
 Springfield Ward 6 Ald. Cory Jobe has proven himself a pragmatist by withdrawing from the mayor’s race before it has officially begun. Jobe, who has been ambition personified (he broke the six...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:01 am

I survived the Redneck Fishing Tournament

Whoever it was who said “Get thee to a redneckery” meant Bath in the wilds of Mason County, and so I am here for the annual Redneck Fishing Tournament. So are a lot of other people. From New Jersey. From New York. From Denver, and all points between. Forget Fustercluck in California, with its belly flop contests, and the Roadkill Cook-off Contest in West Virginia. Bath, population 320 on a goo...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:01 am
The Illinois State Fair cannot be denied. When the corn dogs and lemon shake-ups hit town, Springfield becomes a different place. Hotels are at capacity, bars can stay open until 3 a.m. and restaurant...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:01 am
 DAYTON WRIGHT FLIGHTI enjoyed Erika Holst’s article “When Lindberg delivered airmail to Springfield” (July 31). I find that there are a few points that need to be clarified.The aircraft th...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:01 am

Program ready to be implemented

 Medical marijuana has cleared a major hurdle to implementation in Illinois, with a panel of state lawmakers approving regulations for the pilot program. Now all that remains is licensing the gro...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:01 am

Computer tampering case resolved, but questions remain about public grants

 Computer tampering charges have been dropped against a defendant in a bizarre court case involving supposed computer hacking at a defunct Illinois nonprofit. Still, millions of dollars in state...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:01 am
I’ve often said that film biographies are a no-win proposition and any director foolhardy enough to take one on is just asking for trouble. Sure to disappoint those who are expecting to see a full e...

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