| Aug 28, 2011
On the edge of the Nebraska sand hills is Lake McConaughy, a 22-mile-long reservoir that in summer becomes a magnet for Winnebagos, fishermen and kite sailors. But officials here in Keith County, population 8,370, imagined this scene: an Al Qaeda...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 5:39 PM
Whoever heard of June Gloom in August? Most of the television weather people were chattering last week about the cloudy mornings, calling the weather some kind of phenomenon.
Of course by the time you read this column, the clouds will be gone and it will...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 10:10 AM
This is in reply to SGM Porter's opinions in the Aug. 12 Open Forum.
To begin with, I agree on your stance on eliminating foreign aid, but you omitted withholding funds for the United Nation and evicting them fromNew York.
As for white...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 8:37 AM
Day two is done and it was a long one.
We started out at Carlos' well. We were lucky enough to get there just as they hit water! We were able to drop all the tubs down and attach the final pump to to the top of the well. It was very hard work. Everyone...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 1:09 PM
About a dozen state lawmakers are headed for Cuba next week for a trip they hope will boost Illinois exports.
The six-day tour is being led by Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, and Rep. Dan Burke, D-Chicago. They said no taxpayer dollars will be spent on...
| Sep 4, 2011
| 11:50 AM
U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday urged Republicans not to play politics with federal disaster aid as he toured flood-stricken New Jersey and pledged to do everything possible to help states recover after Hurricane Irene.
With rain-swollen rivers...
| Sep 20, 2011
Coach led organization
of Big East Conference
Dave Gavitt, 73, one of basketball's most influential leaders in the last three decades, died Friday in a hospital near his hometown of Rumford, R.I., after a long illness, his family said....
| Sep 21, 2011
| 11:40 AM
This week, the Palestinians will petition the U.N. Security Council for admission as a full member state. Admitting Palestine would be a nightmare for Israel and a serious problem for the United States. Nonetheless, President Barack Obama made the wrong...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 9:33 AM
The Sun reports ("Bid for statehood may end; Possible deal delays U.N. debate, retains aid to Palestinians," September 21) that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas "decided to approach the U.N. this year [for statehood recognition] because of...
| Oct 8, 2011
| 12:21 PM
As described by those who know him, Matthew VanDyke comes off as footloose and maybe a little feckless. He has worked sporadically, sometimes getting freelance writing or teaching gigs but more often traveling to the Middle East for months at a time...
| Oct 9, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Having just observed Yom Kippur, Zoey Solomon knew what it felt like to be hungry.
But, as the 9-year-old walked through an exhibit Sunday depicting the lives of malnourished children from around the world, she still wrinkled her nose at a container of...