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Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 12:16 am

Homeless need a plan

With frost around the corner, it’s time to stop acting like children and start making plans for winter.No one wants a repeat of 15 years ago, when Michael Moffett, recently released from prison afte...
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 12:14 am

How do pythons see the world?

I write, too much perhaps, about pets.First, there was my dog Peanut. Then came Champ The Wonder Pug. Lately, I have devoted thought to Monty, who is getting on in years, if not decades.Most anyone wh...
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 12:17 am

State denies Hope raises

 Most every job has certain rewards – ditch diggers, for example, develop tans and physiques for which the well-heeled pay plenty in the form of gym memberships and liposuction.Still, there are...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 12:16 am

It's no big deal in the Evergreen State

 I am happy, but not surprised, to report that the sky remains above my hometown, which I visited recently and where marijuana has been legal since voters overwhelmingly ended pot prohibition in...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 12:20 am

Esports arrive at District 186

 When I learned that esports have come to public schools for which I pay good money, I thought of Billy Mitchell.Not the father of the Air Force who got court-martialed shortly before World War I...
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 12:19 am

Strange days at ISP

 The ickiness started in 2013, when Christina Hibbert, an Illinois State Police employee assigned to the Firearms Service Bureau that issues firearm owners identification cards and concealed-carr...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 12:19 am

Former cop is now a felon

 The most dramatic part of the trial came when the judge asked Samuel Rosario if he would testify. The former Springfield police officer stared into space for the better part of 30 seconds before...
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 12:22 am

Remembering is fun

 Not long after learning to walk, I learned to wander.Once, I made it to one of the busiest streets in town, right off the freeway. Another time, while exploring a demolished laundromat, I stuck...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:16 am

What are they good for?

 Missouri can be a weird place.When I lived there, I attended, more than once, the annual International He-Man Conclave in Butts, a tiny burg 100 miles southwest of St. Louis. It was great fun an...
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 12:19 am

Gardner Township and 11th Street go different directions

 The Last Chance Saloon in Salisbury, like the unincorporated village surrounding it, is a small place, lacking both paved parking and pretension.On a recent Monday, there is lament at the lack o...


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