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Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009 02:28 pm

A dramatic week at the Statehouse

From Roland Burris’s testimony before the House impeachment committee, to the House impeachment vote, to Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s appearance before the Senate that will soon try ...
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 07:04 am

Used medical equipment, which would have been thrown away, helps sick people in poor countries

So seemingly humdrum are the operations of Mission Outreach that one of the most difficult tasks for chief executive officer Bruce Compton is creating promotional materials. “Beyond...
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 06:33 pm

The perfect sport for baby boomers

If you are a baby boomer, you probably remember when joggers first appeared in the 1960s. They looked strange, bouncing down the street not going anywhere fast. But in a few years joggers...
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 09:01 pm

Summon your Inner Rebel

Are you tired of even reading about weight loss and fitness, let alone trying to achieve it? So am I. But here I am writing about it! Even the word ‘exercise’ annoys me now. Y...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009 01:32 pm

With 14 acts in two days, Y’allapalooza brings stars, newcomers and in-betweeners to Springfield

efore deciding to take the plunge and go to a Y’allapalooza, informed readers may be wondering, “What exactly is a Y’allapalooza?” Those up on the contemporary count...
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 07:15 pm

Meet Zumba, a fusion of Latin dance and floor aerobics

You feel it in the pit of your stomach first: a thumping Latin beat that makes your insides shake and your heel start tapping. But by the end of the hour, you feel Zumba everywhere:...
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 02:36 pm

Art Association announces festival lineup

Voir Il y a Longtemps Que Je T’aime et Auf Der Anderen Seite à Springfield. Translation: See I’ve Loved You So Long and The Edge of Heaven in Springfield. The clo...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008 04:42 pm

Local comics hone their skills at monthly open-mic night

Gov. Rod Blagojevich better run and hide. The comedians at Donnie B’s Funny Bone in Springfield have him in their sights. The Gov, the minimum wa...


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