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by | Jun 3, 2022

Midway Airport. Some think its name comes from being “midway” between New York and the West Coast. Others mistakenly think it is named for the “Monsters of the Midway,” Alonzo Stagg’s legendary University of Chicago Maroon football teams, the name…

by | Jan 29, 2022

Navy officials recently announced that the F-35C Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter that crashed “during routine flight operations” on the deck of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and injured seven sailors was lost over the edge of the flight deck….

by | Oct 10, 2020

Astrophysicists have recently confirmed the presence of a massive black hole at the center of our own galaxy, The Milky Way. For this discovery, two scientists have been awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. Astronomers agree that the universe is…

by | May 7, 2019

NBC’s Nightly News with Lester Holt includes a regular feature at the end of its nightly broadcast titled “Inspiring America.” The segment is intended to highlight remarkable people who are making a positive impact on our communities and making the…

by | Oct 12, 2018

I was saddened to read that that Sears Holdings (owner of Sears and Kmart) is on life support and may not survive. That’s what the company itself admitted in its annual report earlier this year in which it bluntly declared…

by | Jul 3, 2018

You can hear workers beginning to grumble about the 4th of July. Oh, to be sure, most are flag-waving patriots who love celebrating our nation’s birthday with red, white, and blue fireworks and cookouts with brats and hot dogs, washed down…

by | Jun 13, 2018

Springfield lawmakers are crowing in self-congratulations over the passage of the state’s first budget in two years. The budget leaves unpaid a $6 billion stack of bills and does absolutely nothing to address the $130 billion in unfunded pension obligations….

by | May 23, 2018

I think I’m on the verge of developing what might be called “Amish syndrome.” Now, don’t jump to conclusions. I’m not about to trade in my beloved Lexus for a horse-and-buggy rig. After all, horses would be much higher maintenance…

by | May 14, 2018

I love hockey. I have played the game for much of my life at a variety of different levels, prep school, Division I college hockey, and even semi-pro for several years. I have played throughout the United States and played…

by | Apr 23, 2018

Eye drop users everywhere have had it happen. Tilt your head back, drip a drop in your eye, and part of that drop always seems to dribble down your cheek. But, what most people see as an annoyance, some prescription…

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