Letters to the Editor
New trends in funerals are on the horizon across the country and as has been said before "necessity is the mother of invention".
There are three driving forces for these changes: 1) environmental concerns about current methods of embalming and burying, 2) cost of services, and finally, 3) a return to traditional self-care rituals.
In an editorial dated Oct. 19, the editor wrote about the "idiotic political standoff," regarding the lack of a state budget.
I believe that every average wage earner and all citizens who depend on government funding to perform their tasks have real concern about this issue. They see their lives being dramatically affected by the standoff that has dragged on with no end in sight.
I hope the 70 million people affected by the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment that we will not be getting are as excited as I am.
If any one of you believes that the price of gas is to blame, I have some oceanfront property in Villa Grove I would like to sell.
Blaming the low cost of gas is the most lame excuse they could have used.
Given Jim Dey's analysis of over-representation of African-American men in the Champaign County Jail (Oct. 22), I look forward to his vigorous endorsement of a variety of social programs that are likely to be proposed as alternatives to incarceration.
By Vince Koers
Professor Sundiata Cha-Jua's Oct. 4 introduction of Nat Turner as the "most significant slave insurrectionist" who led the "most successful slave revolt (1831) in U.S. history" should have been accurate information. Not so.
Really, University of Illinois administrators? Chinese language broadcasts will bring the student body back to Memorial Stadium to watch the Fighting Illini. Really?
This "feel good" story has been published in newspapers all around the world as well as recently making that ultimate "feel good" venue NPR.
"Excited delirium," as discussed in a recent "The Health Reporter Is in," is explained in the Bible in Luke chapter 8, verses 26-39.
The man in this passage was naked, had supernatural strength and was extremely violent. This man was not mentally ill, but he was possessed by many demons.
I find this email issue by Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state, to be very interesting. The folks on her side of the political world say it was OK and really no problem. Even the president indicated there was no concern with any possible attack to her server to gather classified information.