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Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008 01:39 am

A transcendental evening with the Illinois Symphony Chorus

Untitled Document The subject of hope has gotten so much press, there was bound to be a pushback. During a recent debate, our guy had to carefully explain that hope doesn’t...
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008 08:19 am

Don’t call him “webmaster.” “Webservant” fits better.

Untitled Document Eric Scott Volkel-Barno is a person who likes to help people. He especially likes to help people who are helping other people. A quiet person who tries to live ...
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 06:14 pm

Minority participation in Q5 is making a believer out of me

Untitled Document At a breakfast meeting with about 100 business leaders at the University of Illinois at Springfield last week the Springfield Chamber of Commerce gave its inaug...
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008 08:34 am

It’s time to make plans

Untitled Document An experienced plantsman once told me the best time to prune: “Whenever the shears are sharp.” My approach to gardening has followed a similar bent....
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007 08:29 am

The VA should help soldiers know they need help

Untitled Document It was a nice surprise to see Mike Bowman and his wife, Kim, last week on the NBC network news, testifying before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. They ...
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007 03:37 pm

The case for shedding baggage

Untitled Document When Hillary Clinton scolded Barack Obama the other day in Iowa, talking about his inexperience and listing his mistakes, I saw a picture of a mother lecturing ...
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007 12:51 pm

“In the realm of politics, there have been too few like him.”

Untitled Document In 1961, after a long day of working on a promotional film at New Salem, 83-year-old Carl Sandburg granted Tom Littlewood an interview about Sandburg’s ol...
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007 09:19 am

Pols forget people, and parties don’t stand for much

Untitled Document Dan Hynes, the state comptroller, had it right when he said recently, “There is a growing sentiment out there among everyday people who normally don&#8217...
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007 09:02 pm

How Friends of the Sangamon Valley bring forests back to life

Untitled Document The great 19th-century naturalist John Muir was onstage at New Salem State Park last Sunday, in the person of the actor John Wallace. “The forests of Amer...
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007 01:48 am

Anti-war conservatives organize for liberty

Untitled Document “The founding fathers warned you!” proclaims the 16-by-8-foot sign that Garret Jordan has erected in his yard on Sixth Street, just south of Springf...


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