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Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 09:11 pm

After he was shot, Joshua Foster decided that it was time to make a difference

Untitled Document The first thing Joshua Foster did after his encounter with an armed robber was to call his sons’ daycare provider. “I’m gonna be a little late...
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 05:06 am

If the city administration is sincere about addressing racism, an apology is in order

Untitled Document I recently attended a celebration in honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It ended, as many such celebrations do, with the audience members linking a...
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008 03:27 am

Don’t let the facts get in the way of a stupid Internet rumor

Untitled Document This is the stupidest column I’ve ever written. I just wanted to tell you that up front. And yeah, I know, my last column was about my dog — pretty ...
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007 02:31 am

Gaining perspective with the help of a new friend

Untitled Document Like turkey and mistletoe and eggnog and fruitcake, there’s a tradition in the journalism business of wrapping up each year with a look back at the storie...
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 03:43 pm

Keith Harris looks back at his years of incarceration without bitterness

Untitled Document In his family, Keith Harris is known as the favorite uncle who will take a few of the nieces and nephews for the day, go to the nursing home and hang out with t...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007 04:13 am

When Evan’s birth mom came for the holidays

Untitled Document Last Christmas, we had some relatives come visit. Stop the presses, right? It seemed pretty mundane to me, too, at the moment I so casually tossed out the invit...
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007 03:29 pm

Virden hazing incident speaks to need for statewide rule

Untitled Document My older son is legendary among local figure-skating fans. Not for his double-loop jump or his flying camel or his back sit spin, because, in truth, those skill...
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007 02:31 pm

Sometimes, the reasons some kids skip school can be overwhelming

Untitled Document Sherry Williams no longer answers her cell phone, at least not when I ring her. If I want to arrange a play date between her adorable daughter and my adoring so...
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007 01:07 pm

More proof that you can’t believe everything you read, even when it’s a DNA test

Untitled Document Everybody knows what “DNA” stands for — not just deoxyribo nucleic acid but also “do not argue.” It’s a conversation-ender, ...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007 02:37 pm

Veteran Ursuline teacher finds a new home at Springfield High

Untitled Document Ask Sheila Walk what she misses about her previous teaching job, and she ticks off a list ranging from the profound to the mundane: She misses the quaint archit...


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