Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007 02:56 am

A dental mission trip to Jamaica turns into an adventure

Untitled Document Larry Harnly, a retired State Journal-Register sports editor, was part of a group of 32, about half from Springfield, who spent one week in Jamaica on...
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006 02:32 pm

Wake up to 2007 without a hangover - but wth many happy memories

Untitled Document Don’t get caught stuck to a barstool in lieu of ringing in the new year. The last day of 2006 is a time for changes. Make this year the year you actually remember singing...
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006 01:03 am

Versatility makes sparkling wines a great choice to have on hand

’Tis the season to be toasting, and, according to experts, it’s the perfect time to raise a glass with some sparkle. “The wine is alive,” says Charles Stanfield, sparkling-wine...
Thursday, April 8, 2004 10:01 pm
You may only be "haa'dly'kin" (barely able) to understand Anita Singleton-Prather and the Gullah Kinfolk, but you won't want to "tek'e foot een 'e han" (to run, or to leave quickly) once you hear the...
Thursday, June 12, 2003 02:20 pm

The author recalls two "country boys from Middle America"--Mark Twain and Abraham Lincoln--in a lecture presented at the Mark Twain House.

The following was adapted from a Clemens Lecture presented in April for the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut. It originally appeared in the Chicago-based political magazine In These Times. ...
Tuesday, May 6, 2003 02:20 pm

American culture is not dominating the globe

In the mid-1990s, French filmmaker Claude Berri warned that without protection from the products of the American media, "European culture is finished." He had plenty of pessimistic company. French Cul...
Tuesday, April 29, 2003 02:20 pm

Music and modernization in the Arab world

"Chechnya! Afghanistan! Palestine! Southern Lebanon! The Golan Heights! And now Iraq, too? And now Iraq, too? It's too much for people. Shame on you! Enough, enough, enough!" Are those angry words ...

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