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Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 05:18 am

What Pat Quinn has done to get ready

Patrick Joseph Quinn’s world was turned on its head on the morning of Dec. 9, 2008. Ever the outsider, Quinn has positioned himself as a populist, taking up the causes of regular fo...
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 12:16 pm

Take 10: Superhero film favorites of 2008

Good versus evil doesn’t always play out in a stylized drama with dramatic lighting and inventive camera angles. Sometimes the battle is simpler – and more fun. Movies based on...
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 09:02 pm

Take 10: Award-winning cookbooks of 2008

Give the giftof delicious desserts, mouth-watering meats and bountiful breads. Skip the extra calories with new award-winning vegetarian and diet cookbooks. Or simply ...
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 05:27 am

The fading promise of public access TV

It’s been about three years since John Anderson stumbled into cable access TV. He got a phone call from Micah Roderick — a man he had met briefly as his wife’s co-worker ...
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 04:47 am

A guide to gifts with a Springfield flavor

It may seem easier to shop online for Christmas gifts, but a growing number prefer shopping in person and buying local. Maybe the rise in shopping at farmer’s markets has folks look...
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 05:58 am
After last week’s cover story, “Gifts of the heart,” our annual roundup of nonprofits and their “wish lists,” we heard from other organizations hoping to b...
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 08:39 pm

Move over, Mario. Outta the way, Donkey Kong. The newest video game star is you. It’s time to rock

By Jeff Schnaufer Whether you’re a guitar shredder, tambourine tapper or karaoke crooner, the music video game has made rock ‘n’ roll stars out of anyone intrepid enough...
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 09:02 pm

Here are CNET’s winners from the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show

Best of Computers and Hardware LENOVO IDEAPAD AND IDEACENTRE The “frameless” screen on the new Lenovo IdeaPad might make you to think outside the box. But if it’s someo...
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 04:08 am

Springfield nonprofits also need your skills to pay their bills

As they make the their annual push for charitable giving this holiday season, nonprofit organizations in the capital city urgently need cash as well as stuff: agencies that serve children are countin...
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 08:14 pm

Let the University of Illinois guide you to the best children’s books

Even in an age dominated by iPods and other “must-have” electronic gizmos du jour, everyone loves buying children’s books during the holidays. But beyond the tried and tru...

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