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News Quirks
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 12:00 am
Curses, foiled againSheriff’s deputies hunting robbery suspect Matthew Oliver in Pasco County, Fla., posted his wanted picture on their Facebook page, naming him their “Fugitive of the Day
News Quirks
Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:00 am
Curses, foiled againBoston police accused Zachary Tentoni, 26, of snatching a woman’s purse because when he grabbed the purse, he dropped two bags he was holding and fled without them. One bag c
Guest Opinion
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 12:00 am

Journalism will survive the passing of some newspapers

Soon after they emigrated to the U.S., in 1954, my parents bought a fancy hi-fi radio-record player. A couple of decades later, when I was in high school, they got a new stereo and gave me t
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 12:00 am

Story of two Illinois desperadoes captures the romance, grit of Old West

Everybody knows of the exploits of outlaws Frank and Jesse James, but who remembers Ed and Lon Maxwell, two Illinoisans who captured the nation's attention in the early 1880s? The broth
Guest Opinion
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 12:00 am

Or, why the stakes are so high this November

Untitled Document After 9/11, the U.S. rounded up hundreds of foreigners suspected of having ties to Al Qaeda or the Taliban, designated them enemy combatants, and imprisoned the
Guest Opinion
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 12:00 am

Despite a long hard winter, optimism blooms along MacArthur Boulevard

Untitled Document In the 1980s, when she served as this paper’s general manager and ad director, Sharon Whalen and her family lived on Dial Court, just west of MacArthur Bo
Guest Opinion
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 12:00 am

Calming these troubled economic waters won’t be easy

Untitled Document There was a time, not so long ago, when adjustable-rate mortgages were just as unusual and as mysterious as cell phones and state-sponsored lotteries. T
Guest Opinion
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007 12:00 am

Who needs a cartoon Springfield when we’ve got Mayor Quimby and Chief Wiggum?

Untitled Document Something funny happened at City Council last week. OK, that’s hardly news. Something funny always happens at City Council. This time, how
Guest Opinion
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007 12:00 am

The jury’s still out on area church’s claims, professor says

Untitled Document In April 1857, the Logan County Courthouse burned to the ground and court officials temporarily arranged to hold court in nearby Lincoln Christian Church. That
Guest Opinion
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007 12:00 am

Some of my favorite places here, there, and everywhere

Untitled Document I’ve had a lot on my mind lately but not a lot of time to sort things out. That’s just the way things are. Compared with many, I don’t have mu


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