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Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 12:01 am

Architectural clues and documents reveal how house was built

 For three years, Erika Holst has been squirming into tight spaces that probably haven’t seen daylight in more than 100 years. Holst is the curator of collections at the Springfield Art Associa...
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 12:01 am
Plagued by low ratings, Al Jazeera America, the cable television network owned by the government of Qatar and launched last year, isn’t on the radar screen of most Americans. But the quality of the ...
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 12:01 am
Michael Higgins, owner of Maldaner’s Restaurant, 222 S. Sixth St. in downtown Springfield, received city approval this week to convert two parking spaces in front of his restaurant into a “parklet...
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled again• Police charged Arthur Avery, 30, with setting fire to an apartment building in South Daytona, Fla., after they located the arson suspect at a hospital where he was being treate...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am

Lincoln painting goes unfinished

 Gilbert Stuart never finished his portrait of George Washington. Coleridge was interrupted by a visitor before he could complete “Kubla Khan.”And then there is the mural of Abraham Lincoln,...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am

SIU study testing experimental Alzheimer’s drug

 More than 100 years after it was first medically recognized, Alzheimer’s disease still has no cure. It’s not even clear what causes the debilitating and fatal condition, but Alzheimer’s vi...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am

Festival organizers shoot for the moon

 Michael Lang, who promoted Woodstock more than 40 years ago, had Max Yasgur’s farm. The Rolling Stones, for good or ill, had Altamont Speedway.The father-and-son team of Barry and Sam Shear ha...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againA man who won $13,000 in Las Vegas told police, brothers Christopher Robert Bendotti, 30, and Joseph Charles Bendotti, 27, lured him to a motel in Phoenix, Ariz., and tried to rob ...
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 12:01 am
 If you’re grilling steak this Labor Day weekend, why not grill extra for a second meal later in the week? Below are three of my favorite ways to use leftover steak, although, they’re delicio...
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 12:01 am

Teacher kept job despite suspicions

 When Springfield police called Steven R. Battles in 2010 to ask about his contact with boys, he asked an odd question.“I advised him it was in reference to criminal sexual abuse,” Detective ...

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