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Thursday, March 17, 2011 04:46 pm
AFGHANISTAN CONT.Although I agree that the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq have lost all purpose and reason, I caution you not to hope that the invasions will end anytime soon [See “The longes...
Thursday, March 10, 2011 05:50 am

Health care, capitol rallys and penions

MARCH AGAINST SUFFERINGI was amazed that the article by James Krohe Jr., “Living too high off the hog” [ March 3] was even considered for publication. His comparison of members of our comm...
Thursday, March 3, 2011 12:48 am
LABOR UNDER ATTACKCorporate interests are attacking labor unions. They are using “divide and conquer” tactics on working Americans understandably outraged by the current economic situation...
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 02:01 pm
CRASH CORNERSpringfield’s intersection of Lawrence Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard is considered a dangerous place. Known as the “high accident intersection,” everyone in town seems t...
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 06:09 am

Electons and the death penalty

CRITICAL ELECTIONThis is perhaps the most important Springfield mayoral election in generations. Central issues this time are bean counting and professional management. None of the other ideas that yo...
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 01:23 pm
RELIABLE TRAINSDuring last week’s blizzard, Amtrak’s website stated that regular train service was running with only minor delays. Meanwhile, nationwide more than 6,000 flights were cancel...
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 11:56 am

Barnes & Noble and UIS athletics

BUY OR BORROWMr. Krohe speaks of ambience; I say status. Barnes & Noble offers its customers that almost subliminal feeling that they are buying a book at a place where many others cannot, that sa...
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 10:40 am
THE REAL CAP CITYSpringfield are you serious? Everyone knows the capital of Illinois is Chicago. Cornfields, hogs and the state fair aside, Springfield has nothing. Perhaps your fair city has consider...
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 05:57 pm

More on streetcars

MORE ON%u2008STREETCARSI read with interest your “Riding into town on a rail,” [by James Krohe Jr., Jan. 13]. However, the article missed three important points about the Springfield’...
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 09:46 am
REMEMBERINGThank you, Bill Parker, for writing the article about my mother, Frances Richardson [see “Remembering the lives they lived,” Dec. 30]. Thank you to all who continue to...

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