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Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:34 am
In Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, it was his frequent, unbridled slaps at Wall Street elites and arrogant, job-busting corporate executives that gave him the “populistic” patina he needed...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:33 am
As Mario Cuomo said, politicians campaign in poetry but have to govern in prose. Now we have a president-elect who campaigned in tweets...but still will have to govern in prose.Donald Trump showed gre...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:32 am
I’m a 32-year-old guy, and I want a real relationship. I am good-looking and charming and can get girls into bed pretty early on, but I’m beginning to wonder whether that’s hurting me. I think I...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:31 am
 Is that all there is? That was my reaction to Morten Tyldum’s Passengers, a bloated space adventure that hopes to get by on its looks – those of its stars Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt,...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:30 am
 There’s something about the New Year beginning as the old fades away that requires some introspection and retrospection, along with an inspection of the process of getting from here to there....
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:29 am
 After nearly eight years of playing and racking up almost 1,000 shows, the Hipbone Sam Band is ceasing their seemingly ceaseless touring schedule with a final performance on New Year’s Day. Du...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:28 am

DONALD E. BAILEY March 6, 1936-Nov. 9, 2016

While a high school student in Petersburg, Don Bailey performed in Forever This Land at Kelso Hollow Theatre (now Theatre in the Park in New Salem) and directed the junior class play at Petersburg’s...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:27 am

DENNIS LEE “DENNY” POLK June 17, 1955 – May 29, 2016

 When Denny Polk passed away of acute myeloid leukemia this past spring, he left behind a 30-year legacy in area real estate as well as an indelible impression on those who encountered him. By al...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:26 am

RAY “BEN” BENSON HAGER Oct. 12, 1961 – Jan. 10, 2016

 I wish you could have known him. But then again, perhaps you did … or perhaps he touched your life – or the life of someone you love – and you never knew it. For you see, Ben Hager was bor...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:25 am

JULIANNE GLATZ Sept. 11, 1953 - Feb. 4, 2016

 I got invited over for a cookout. We’re going to roast hot dogs over a bonfire, she said. Nothing fancy. Bring the kids. I’m not sure exactly what I expected; I just couldn’t imagine Julia...

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