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Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 11:08 am
In the past couple of weeks, two events have brought wide media coverage in Washington and Baghdad: George Bush’s personal interviews about his book, Decision Points, and the news that after eig...
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 12:15 pm

Lanphier Class of 1955

I left the Island Bay Yacht Club at Lake Springfield about 10 p.m. and headed west toward the new access to 55 North. While pondering, I missed it due to new roads, so, I kept driving west on Toronto ...
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 08:00 am
In early November, I traveled with a colleague from Jacksonville to Mobile, Ala., to present a paper at the National Symposium on Student Retention (NSSR).Mobile is a proud city that has endured cycle...
Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 05:43 pm

Learn more at 6 p.m. Nov. 12

Imagine that religion became a force for good throughout the world, rather than an institution embroiled in world conflicts that often increase violence and drive people apart. Imagine that we could s...
Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 03:05 am

The Party Tree is over

It was a sad day at The Party Tree Oct. 31, when we made our final closing announcement and bid farewell to our customers and employees. I wasn’t sure how closing day would be since the month le...
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 09:22 am
Each year approximately 180,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States and 40,000 women die as a result of their illness. In Illinois, nearly 10,000 cases of breast cancer are dia...
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 04:47 pm
In an article for The New Yorker, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, a social network that has had its problems with privacy, claimed that privacy is an “evolving social norm.” Sinc...
Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 03:05 pm
Many of our political leaders are acting like children playing with fire. A more incendiary simile might compare them to children playing in a sandbox with no minds focused on the future.Pick your pro...
Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 10:01 am
I am disappointed in Alveda King and the Springfield Right to Life’s attacks on women’s reproductive self-determination. Alveda King and her followers are running a scare campaign to keep ...
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 03:55 pm
Have you ever wondered why the Illinois House of Representatives has never had a vote on common-sense proposals such as allowing voters to recall state public officials or a measure that would restric...


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