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Fletcher Farrar: Reporter at Large
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006 12:00 am

Another bountiful harvest, and everybody gets rich but the farmer

Illinois farmers have a big problem on their hands: They’re about to harvest a huge crop. The U.S. Department of Agriculture started the bad news when it predicted a few weeks ago that total U.S
Fletcher Farrar: Reporter at Large
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 12:00 am

Here's what the homeless say should be done about homelessness

When I noticed that the City Council was preparing to address the problems of homelessness, I stopped by outside St. John’s Breadline after lunch to ask the poor and the homeless, and those who
Fletcher Farrar: Reporter at Large
Wednesday, July 19, 2006 12:00 am

If CWLP can be forced to do the right thing, other energy companies can, too

Nobody likes deals done in secret, or under the threat of a lawsuit, but the substance of the Sierra Club deal with City Water, Light & Power is excellent. It gets Springfield involved in wind ene
Fletcher Farrar: Reporter at Large
Thursday, March 16, 2006 12:00 am

Taking the guesswork out of picking the right daddy for your babies

I know parents who wish they had half as much information about the boys their daughters bring home as cattle breeders have about today’s purebred bulls. The 38th Annua


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