I wish that our new national health care program provided for an inoculation or similar medication that could, once and for all, eradicate the "just-blame-Bush-for-everything syndrome" from which letter writer Michael Lotts and others suffer.
Here is an example of the conversation that I had with my 8-year-old son after Illinois head coach John Groce received a technical foul against Indiana.
"Dad, Groce just got T'd up, and then said a couple of bad words. I'm not going to repeat them or say them."
University faculty members Nick Burbules and Joyce Tolliver argued that in recent years the shared governance system run through the University of Illinois Faculty Senate has worked well and that a faculty union with collective-bargaining rights would disrupt it.
I write in response to the recent letter from Thomas E. Phipps of Urbana concerning the disparity between Pretty Boy Floyd's 5-year sentence for robbing an armored truck versus the 16-year sentence for the Mattoon man convicted of "distribution, receipt and possession of child pornography."
Is he kidding?
I could hardly believe my eyes after reading the letter from Thomas Phipps in a recent News-Gazette.
Phipps was upset that a man was sentenced to 16 years in prison for the distribution, receipt and possession of child pornography.
Bringing out the best in kids is the motto of the Champaign-Urbana Optimist Club. It is through the special efforts of our club that we are able to provide special support to some of the needy families in our community.
It is the generous hearts of individuals who make it possible for us to continue to provide vibrant and challenging life experiences.
I was very interested in the recent column by Carol Mizrahi in the Dec. 28 Commentary section.
She wrote about the Ebertfest and the problems we all have standing in line. This is so difficult for any of us over 75 and may mean that I, too, have to quit coming.