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Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008 03:48 pm

Hunter Lake opponents say water conservation should be considered. CWLP says it already has been.

The proposal to build Hunter Lake has been around for so long that its opponents have come up with plenty of reasons why Springfield can live without it. At a recent hearing held by the I...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008 10:22 am
Untitled Document We were fishing down at Rawlins’ off a sandbar that extended into a bar pit near the Illinois River. It was an autumn day with puffy clouds in the sky placed just right...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008 11:44 pm
Untitled Document Andy leaned diffidently against my office door. “You got a student room to rent?” “Yeah,” I said. “Aren’t you living somewhere now?” ...
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...

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