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Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009 04:10 pm

Russian Orthodoxy, goats, downtown, racism and Carol Manley

RUSSIAN IMMIGRANTThis is a fascinating topic to a third generation Russian-origin immigrant. [See “Shadows of the Motherland: Russian Orthodoxy in downstate Illinois,” by William Furry, Au...
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009 01:25 pm

New urbanism, downtown Springfield, and Jim Krohe

NEW URBANISM HERE If you want to see what a new urbanist philosophy can do for a city similar in size to Springfield, it’s worth a trip to Madison, Wis., or closer to home,...
Thursday, July 30, 2009 08:04 pm
WWII ANGELS I was Seaman 2nd Class on the USS Bountiful (AH-9) hospital ship during World War II. God, Jesus and all of the angels were with me and the crew of 232. We were 275 miles a...
Thursday, July 23, 2009 01:19 pm

RaeLynn Costa, Moto Vehicles and Teen Crashes

SECRETS OF SUCCESS May God continue to bless Ms. Costa [see “Building a new life after prison: RaeLynnn Costa is making a comeback, with the support of Project Return,” by Am...
Thursday, July 16, 2009 05:17 am

Garbage in the Pacific, Illinois Symphony and disabilities dispute

GARBAGE IN GARBAGE OUT I would like to use your paper to broadcast an apology to someone I hope reads your paper. I mean, doesn’t everyone? Some months ago I was chatting o...
Thursday, July 9, 2009 08:23 pm

Segregated Disabled and Springfield Park District clean-up

DON’T SEGREGATE DISABLED I was troubled by the article by Amanda Robert “New nonprofit plans fitness center for the disabled.” This concept flies in the face of the integ...
Thursday, July 2, 2009 05:18 am

State Solution, Civil War and Symphony

Yes, Gov. Pat Quinn can veto the budget, but that won’t happen. It would be better to take back the Illinois General Assembly members’ initiative money ($500 mi...
Thursday, June 25, 2009 07:37 am
NOT THE HOLIDAY INN The June 18 article by Dusty Rhodes, “Tougher than Guantanamo” about the state prison at Tamms was well presented and was an interesting read. However, the...
Thursday, June 18, 2009 02:55 pm

Handguns, PORA and Universal Health Insurance

The national park disservice

That was a great cartoon, “The national park disservice,” on page 30 of the May 28 IT.  The cartoon was referring to the recent signing of a bill by President Obama allowing guns in these parks, and even loaded ones in some instances.

If this is any indication of the future, I think Republicans...
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 08:04 pm
THE MAJORITY IS WRONG The decision in California regarding same-sex marriage was indeed historic, but not in a positive light. For the first time in U. S. history, the rights of an entir...


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