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Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:01 am
 “Ushers hurriedly passed tiny baskets of yellow grapes. A loud solemn gong began booming. Each head bent, gobbling their grapes. All around me I heard sputtering and choking. [Edmundo] was fra...
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:01 am
 oomphalos poem #1when my dad was sixty-seven he was in the hospital a couple months he was a terrible patient he wouldn’t eat the food wouldn’t drink the water “it tastes better in my hors...
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:01 am
 Timmy Geithner has landed.The Secretary of the Treasury in President Obama’s first term resigned early this year, and we lost track of him for months. But in November, Geithner reappeared, hav...
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 12:01 am
I’m 22 and deeply in love with the wrong person – my uncle-in-law (my mom’s sister’s husband). We started confiding in each other, one thing led to another, and we’ve been sleeping together...
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 08:10 am
 A woman wrote you about flirting relentlessly with a male classmate who seemed interested in her but may have been too timid to ask her out. You asked her, “If a man can’t endure a possible...
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:01 am
House Speaker Michael Madigan’s spokesman said last week that his boss’ statement opposing further corporate “handouts” basically “speaks for itself.” But does it? Madigan...
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:01 am
Coca-Cola is running a stealth advertising campaign. Stealth? Yes, it’s a nationwide product promotion that’s being run below the public radar! Why would a corporation as ad-depen...
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:01 am
This poem was written by my mother,Vera Wardner Dougan, to my father,for their first Christmas together, 1924. I’m repeating it here, for it is so simple, appropriate and t...
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:01 am
 The Springfield Park District offers Skate with Santa at the Nelson Center during designated public skate times on Dec. 21 and Dec. 22.  On Saturday, Dec. 2, public skate time lasts from 11...
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:01 am
 The Legacy Theatre will show one of the most popular Christmas films of all time It’s a Wonderful Life on Dec. 20. See Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed in this heartwarming tale of a man down on h...

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