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Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 12:00 am

Why good newspapers need good publishers

I was a newspaper publisher at the age of 24. My aptitude for the job can be judged by the fact that the column you are reading appears in a newspaper that is not published by me. I published two news
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 12:00 am

What Lance Armstrong teaches us about ourselves

There is no shame in quitting a race you know you can’t win. Lance Armstrong’s shame is the many races he perhaps should have quit rather than win. It was apparently to prevent unsavory fa
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 12:00 am

Dogs love to talk. Pity they have nothing to say.

Ever notice that there is only two letters’ difference between dog and blog? The dog and blogger are kin to the extent that too many of each are noisily eager to share their ignorance with every
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 12:00 am

Does geographic isolation explain why Statehouse politics are corrupt?

A few weeks ago the nation was briefly distracted from the work of buying, stealing and subverting this year’s elections by the release of a report from researchers at the Kennedy School of Gove
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 12:00 am

Is the bus the future of short-haul intercity travel?

While I was coming of age in central Illinois in the 1960s, the motor vehicle that figured daily in my life was not a car – I didn’t have one – but the bus. I rode buses to school, I
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 12:00 am

What are the leaping fish trying to tell us?

The two Old Friends (I am told) were sitting at breakfast. Old Friend No. 1 recalled the summer nights of her youth when she would join her beau on the banks of Lake Springfield, there to mix Wheaties
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 12:00 am

The soft case for hard time for Bill Cellini

The feds want Bill Cellini to get at least six and a half years in a steel box when he is sentenced in October in Chicago. His lawyers have argued that the feds seem to forget that Cellini was not con
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, July 26, 2012 12:00 am

Good for the City of Springfield, yes, but for the city?

“People,” goes an old political adage, “vote their pocketbooks.” That goes for people in elected office too.A diligent reader attended a Springfield Park Board meeting at which
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, July 19, 2012 12:00 am

What do the Oneota teach us about ourselves?

The other day a passing canoeist (who else?) found an unusual pottery fragment on a sandbar in the Sangamon between Springfield and Petersburg. The find prompted the usual questions? How old is it? Wh

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