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Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
 From Russia with love comes the irrepressible Marina V (short for Verenikina) dashing across the U.S. with her “C Minor to Shining Sea” summer tour in full swing. Some years ago, the Russian...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
It has now been 100 days since more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by a group called Boko Haram. The occasion was marked by a meeting of the girls’ parents with Nigerian President Good...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
My boyfriend of two years got an early birthday present from his sister and her husband: a really expensive, second-row ticket for a major sporting event next year. The trouble is, it falls on my 30th...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againAfter a 17-year-old baby sitter reported a home invasion and robbery, police in Ferndale, Wash., wound up arresting the sitter, her 16-year-old boyfriend and another male suspect b...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:01 am

Springfield Foxes play semi-pro football for free

 Lawrence “Moe” Dampeer once was one of the nation’s most-coveted high school football recruits, receiving attention from the likes of UCLA, Florida State, Miami and Ohio State while starri...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:01 am
 I’m glad I’m not in town this weekend (we’re playing the Belgium Beer and Mussels Festival at Schlafly’s Tap Room in St. Louis – personal plug!) only because the wide and wonderful mus...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:01 am
OBAMA, DURBIN DOING THEIR JOBA recent letter published in the State Journal-Register criticized President Obama and Senator Dick Durbin on immigration reform. The writer echoed the unrelenting chorus...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:01 am

Excommunication a small price to live her faith

 By most measures, Mary Keldermans of Springfield is a good Catholic.She was raised in the church, volunteered and for many years helped convert people to Catholicism. She and her husband, Steve...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:01 am

NSA-like eavesdropping has been used in Illinois since 2008

Long before Edward Snowden revealed the existence of a massive cell phone spying program by the federal National Security Agency, law enforcement agencies around the country were using devices capable...

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