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Everything I needed to learn, I learned from “Fancy Nancyâ€

May 9, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Everything I needed to learn, I learned from “Fancy Nancy”By Josh SchatzleCarbondale residentI found some sanity this week in an unlikely place: “Fancy Nancy.”  Now before you rush to judgment, it bears mentioning tha...

Calendar for 5/10 through 5/16

By Devontae Weaver

May 8, 2012

Filed under Columns, Pulse

 MUSICTonightFirebird - Kittie 6 p.m.Rustle Hill Winery - David Allen Coe w/ The Natives 5 p.m.Hangar 9 - Whistle Pigs w/ Hobo Knife 9 p.m.PK's - Owl and Crows 10 p.m.Tres Hombres - Big Idea 10 p.m.Friday, May 11Blueberry Hil...

“America’s future: Is it at risk?”

May 7, 2012

Filed under Columns, News, Opinion

  Do the right things; avoid the fadsBy Karin ChenowethThe Free Lance-StarWASHINGTON —  It doesn't take much effort to become disheartened about American education. Dismal statistics point to the fact that our children simply don't know enough. Our to...

Hunger: Alive and well in the U.S.

May 2, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Elsie SpeckCarbondale residentOne in five U.S. kids go to bed hungry.  For most of us that's hard to comprehend — but it is real. One wonders why, in a country which lauds itself on being the richest and most powerful country...

It’s curtains for Republican nomination, best show in town

By Eli Mileur

April 29, 2012

Filed under Columns, Pulse

With the Republican presidential nomination a wrap, we the public have lost.And not because Mitt Romney is the nominee, but because we’ll now be without one of the most dependable sources of entertainment we’ve had for the l...

Compromise among political parties is no longer an option

April 25, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Compromise.  A word that will get a politician ostracized by his or her own party and reduce the incumbent to a memory. Democrats and Republicans have been reduced to taking this hardline approach, no matter what the consequence.  Onl...

How do we mark the passing of time?

By Josh Schatzle

April 24, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Carbondale residentMy mother-in-law recently asked my father-in-law what his favorite season of the year was. “Basketball,” he replied. He was serious; it didn’t occur to him she could have meant anything else. At first I...

For many, there’s no alternative to Pulliam Pool

April 24, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

An Open Letter to Chancellor Rita Cheng:I was outraged when I heard you plan to demolish Pulliam Pool, and doubly outraged when I learned that renovating it would only cost $500,000. Half a million is a fraction of the cost of the ne...

Sheryl Crow likely biggest performer Carbondale area will get for awhile

By Anthony Pickens

April 22, 2012

Filed under Columns, Pulse

Sheryl Crow and Charlie Daniels might be the only big name musicians to appear in the area for awhile because area booking agents say they aren’t finding much use for mainstream performers.James Karayiannis, booking agent for ...

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