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Monday, April 8, 2013 01:46 pm
I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised that a company that runs stores called Country Markets built a new one in the middle of Springfield that sits on the street like a roadside vegetable stand. In March, Steve Patterson, a St. Louis architect who blogged about the project at UrbanDesignSTL, criticized the indifference the new store shows to pedestrian shoppers. I heartily endorse Patterson’s g...
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 01:15 pm
It’s tax time, and the hunt for deductions is on. Back in 2009, I griped about the folly of the federal tax subsidy to home owners in my column, “Just extra money.” The deduction for home mortgage interest favors families spending more money on more house, because the more they pay in interest, the more they reduce their taxable income. According to a report from the Center for Budget Polici...
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 02:54 am

What lies beneath Abe World’s Lincoln hat?

Nothing – save perhaps a shredded writ of habeas corpus – says “Lincoln” like a stovepipe hat. Abe World relies on his hats as a graphical motif – I count four of them on...
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 10:07 am

Everyone loses in the Walter Milton affair

The most accident-prone intersection in Springfield is at 1900 West Monroe Street where the corridor to the boardroom crosses the corridor to the superintendent’s office. There was yet...
Thursday, March 7, 2013 06:14 am

What might a museum of Springfield sounds include?

I am told that radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi believed that sounds never die, and that if one could somehow catch up with old sound waves one could hear sounds made years, even centuries, ago. As The...
Thursday, March 14, 2013 01:26 pm

Will a monumental Lincoln penny bring in tourist dollars?

I read with dismay – I always read with dismay, like some people always sleep with their cat – that the president would like the federal government to stop minting pennies. They can buy vi...

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