Stu Ellis: Great week comes with down side


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Kelley Paul turns out to be the wife of the party

The life of the wife of a presidential candidate can sometimes be like the government. Taxing.

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False fears raised in debate over free trade

Political debates often pit fear against hope, and when it comes to international trade agreements, many Democrats prefer to scare. It's a dur…

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Dear Abby: Melodramatic serial should be canceled, not renewed

Dear Abby: My boyfriend of 10 years, "Scott," and I separated last year. I was pregnant and hormonal at the time, and told him we would never …

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Everyday Cheapskate: How to slash the high cost of gas

I can sum up my response to the price of gasoline soaring once again in just one word: Aargh. 

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Fallstrom: Professor's book recalls loneliness of life without a dad

Fallstrom: Professor's book recalls loneliness of life without a dad

Joseph Ferry was born Aug. 8, 1908, on a farm one mile east and three miles north of Warrensburg.

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Clinton's Democratic foes need to smoke her out

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton has had some bad luck lately with revelations about her secret email server and foreign contributors to the Clin…

May 05, 2015 3:30 am(0)

Dr. Roach: Vaccines can boost defenses

Dear Dr. Roach: I was wondering what adult vaccines should be given to enhance the immune system, in addition to improving sleep and diet.

May 05, 2015 2:00 am(0)

Memories remind me how much I miss being a kid

I miss being a kid.

May 05, 2015 2:00 am(0)

Parents with strong beliefs won't visit co-habitating couple

Dear Abby: Our amazing daughters are in their late 20s. Both of them are independent, intelligent and loving. The four of us have a special bo…

May 05, 2015 2:00 am(0)

Tear down and then rebuild

BALTIMORE -- This city needs to be built up again, but first a lot of it ought to be torn down.

May 04, 2015 3:30 am(0)

Liberals can't pretend they aren't

For the last 20 years, give or take another 50, one of the most cherished baubles of Beltway conventional wisdom has been that the Republican …

May 04, 2015 3:30 am(1)

Everyday Cheapskate: A compulsive shopper's guilt-free playground

Today I have a bunch of tips for you. These are short, quick, wonderful ways to save time and money every day. I'm crazy about tips. Actually,…

May 04, 2015 2:00 am(0)

Dear Abby: Woman's Prince Charming has abandoned the magic words

Dear Abby: My boyfriend and I both have professional careers and are independent. We have been in a committed relationship for eight years now.

May 04, 2015 2:00 am(0)

Dr. Keith Roach: Jerking legs that shake bed might be PLMS

Dear Dr. Roach: My husband will be 82 in July. About three years ago, I became aware of his sudden movements during the night. We were renting…

May 04, 2015 2:00 am(0)

Social studies scores remain embarrassingly low

CHICAGO -- As I approached the results of the latest Nation's Report Card on social studies education, I prepared myself for an inevitable dro…

May 03, 2015 3:30 am(0)

Prayer can turn to panic during restaurant outings

Dear Abby: I'm comfortable with my faith and pray before a meal at home and at friends' houses. We have become friendly with individuals from …

May 03, 2015 2:00 am(0)

Stu Hawbaker: Frost caught us off guard

Some of us jumped the gun with early planting of some tender vegetables and flowers in our gardens, as parts of Central Illinois had frost or …

May 03, 2015 2:00 am(0)
Marni Jameson: It's time for humble to come back home

Marni Jameson: It's time for humble to come back home

Living simply isn’t simple. In fact, it’s complicated.

May 03, 2015 2:00 am(0)
Plant Palette: Chinese Ground Orchid shows promise

Plant Palette: Chinese Ground Orchid shows promise

Every gardener I know, including myself, seems to want what they don’t have. In my garden, shade is in short supply. I have two gardens where …

May 03, 2015 2:00 am(0)

Dr. Keith Roach: Ulcers generally unaffected by acidity of food

Dear Dr. Roach: I have recurring stomach ulcers, so I have been researching acid-alkaline diets to resolve the ulcer problem. I am frustrated,…

May 03, 2015 2:00 am(0)

Quigg: Engagement is the key to 'quality'

A new skirmish in the “Mommy Wars” follows on the heels of some published research. The findings gathered from a number of studies and reporte…

May 02, 2015 2:00 am(0)

Dear Abby: Boss's unwelcome advances make job uncomfortable

Dear Abby: I'm 16 and just got my first job working in food services. I have been working here for about two months, and have grown close with…

May 02, 2015 2:00 am(0)

Dr. Roach: Can stem cells treat COPD?

Dear Dr. Roach: My wife has COPD. She is not coping very well. Her doctors are treating her with the standard medications. She has heard about…

May 02, 2015 2:00 am(0)

Everyday Cheapskate: Remove mold and mildew

Dear Mary: Here's the short version of a long story: Due to an undetected slowly leaking pipe in our home, the basement got very wet over a pe…

May 02, 2015 2:00 am(0)


Timely advice for graduates-to-be

As much as any month of the year, May is host to many celebrations of life. The showers of April are a harbinger of May flowers and Mother's D…

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Independent public notices are vital

Keeping the public informed about governmental activities, large and small, is one of the hallmarks of our system of government.

May 05, 2015 3:30 am(0)

Loosen up `home alone' law

Most parents know best when children are responsible enough to spend some time unattended at home.

May 03, 2015 3:30 am(0)

Thumbs UP!/Thumbs DOWN!

THUMBS UP! To Decatur's French Academy, which will be celebrating its 100th birthday with a balloon launch and other activities at 1:30 p.m. t…

May 01, 2015 3:00 am(0)

Lessons from the Aquifer debate

The underground lake we know as the Mahomet Aquifer was created thousands of years ago. It may take almost that long to forget the dispute ove…

April 30, 2015 3:30 am(0)

School funding fix can't wait

The state's new superintendent of schools believes that fixing the flawed state funding formula could take years.

April 29, 2015 3:30 am(0)

The worst state to be a taxpayer

``Welcome to the worst state in the nation to be a taxpayer.''

April 26, 2015 3:30 am(0)

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