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Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:12 am
 I’m a 43-year-old man, and I’m trying to build my career after years of being a stay-at-home dad. I got involved very quickly with a woman I met online, but the truth is that she’s just no...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:11 am
 Joy a holiday also-ran There’s no question that David O. Russell’s Joy has a great deal going for it. It sports an incredible cast, including key members from previous efforts Silver Linings...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:10 am

A Christmas memoir

 We lived in the country during the 1930s when I was a kid. We would do about the same thing every day, all summer long. Brother Jack and I would run to the front yard when we heard a car approac...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:06 am

Lawsuits over free speech continue as city seeks Supreme Court review

 The City of Springfield has agreed not to enforce a restriction on panhandling it adopted in September.The restriction was challenged on constitutional grounds by a Springfield panhandler who go...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:04 am
 What with their comedy Sisters being released on the same day as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you can’t help but wonder what its stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler did to doom their film to such...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:03 am
 Here we are full of holiday spirit, and hopefully spirits too, ready to finish off the holiday season with Christmas and next week’s New Year’s Eve. This year our weekend is a bit off as the...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:02 am
 Considered by many as one of our area’s music-making treasures, Jaigh Lowder and Jill Manning play original songs at an exceptional level of composition and performance. Jaigh’s guitar prowe...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:01 am
christmas lullaby(My mother wrote this lullaby for myoldest sister, on her first Christmas,1925. You may remember this; I’ve printed it before. Music on request.)Sleep, little baby, the daylight is...

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