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Thursday, March 31, 2011 05:42 am
I would like to introduce you to Ruth Mae Bollhorst. Ruth is an amazing woman who went to school, helped her parents around the family home, got married and left home. Why does that make her so amazin...
Thursday, March 24, 2011 06:30 pm
Let’s face it. The government really doesn’t want you, the taxpayer, knowing what it’s doing with your money. It really doesn’t. In the newspaper business, we deal with it all ...
Thursday, March 17, 2011 05:50 am
No matter what you think about Tim Davlin’s effectiveness as our mayor, no one should question the success of his efforts to clean and green Springfield. But we have to wonder how many people (i...
Thursday, March 3, 2011 01:49 pm
I washed two loads of laundry one weekend while trying to follow the unfolding events in Egypt, Bahrain and Wisconsin.A label on my running shorts – “Made in Egypt” – caught my...
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 04:50 pm
The media continue to publish inaccurate statements about the pension systems in Illinois. I would like to set the record straight.What is TRS? The Teachers’ Retirement System - established in 1...
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 09:20 pm
Dear young worker: You’re in trouble.Sorry to rain on popular culture’s positive-thinking parade, but reality is composed of facts. Our wealthiest 1 percent already receives about 24 perce...
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 11:24 am
“But all the time — no matter what she did -- there was music.” So writes Carson McCullers in her breakthrough novel, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, which is being celebrated by The B...
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 04:27 am
As a business owner who has created hundreds of jobs over the past two decades, I understand economic policies that build sustainable growth. Yet the billions in tax cuts for the wealthy recently sign...


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