Diversity key to community healthcare

Kim Johnston, president Methodist College

A diverse student body in medical programs is essential to the future of medical care in this country, and diversity is a key goal Kim Johnston, president of Methodist College, has pursued through a variety of wide-ranging programs since she…

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Exclusive PARK DISTRICT ENDS MARKETING The marketing department and all of its employees at the Peoria Park District are gone. It was done with one swipe of the management dismissal brush. That includes the head of the department, we’re told,…

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Nutty nattering about a “War on Christmas” should emerge anytime, the argument that everyday greetings such as “Happy holidays!” somehow diminish Christmas (implying it’s acceptable to ignore December’s holidays of Hanukkah (Judaism), Mawlid (Islam), Omisoka (Japanese New Year’s Eve), Kwanzaa…

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Journalism’s Failure According to The New York Times, Donald Trump received $1.9 billion of free media attention, more than twice the amount received by Hillary Clinton. Trump clearly knows how to play the media and the public. He has no…

Letters to the Editor

Protesters at N.D. pipeline It is horrendous what’s going on at the North Dakota pipeline! It’s hard for me to believe that we are losing our freedom to protest peacefully or to speak out in this our United States of…

OP-ED

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: Far More Costly to U.S. Than $340 Billion BY DR. PAUL WINCHESTER, M.D. The author is director of neonatology, St. Francis Hospital, Indianapolis, and clinical professor of pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine. A recent study by…

A Vision for the Future

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  You will be my people and I will be your God.  Jeremiah 30:22 Jeremiah speaks regarding the faith and future of a nation. The same God who existed in the past exists in our future. He sends messages and…

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Meetings of local governments tend to be less than exciting affairs. I have frequented a few in my years, and I remember when I used to be one of the youngest ones in the audience. Now, I’m one of the…

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Every late October we bring two very large hibiscus plants inside for the winter.  This year we delayed the process a few weeks thanks to extended warm weather.  Eventually frost is predicted and moving inside necessary to keep plants alive. …

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Enjoy West Peoria Breakfast with Santa 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Franciscan Recreation Complex. Breakfast includes donuts, pastries, waffles, hot chocolate and coffee. Children can have their picture taken with Santa and help decorate the Christmas…

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Understanding the Complexities of Race and Politics: Did the Tenure of an African-American President Hurt Race Relations In America? We have arrived! In 2008, my grandmother was ecstatic to be a part of history. An African-American man not only ran…

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Corn Stock revived the 1953 play “Tea and Sympathy” by Robert Anderson (I Never Sang For My Father) in November as part of its Winter Playhouse season. It was well directed by Rebekah Bourland. The 63- year-old play has not…

Arts Beat

MUSIC Dec. 1: GONN, with Super 88 and Sin Thetic. 7 p.m. Limelight Eventplex. 693-1234. Dec. 1: Collegium Musicum. 7:30 p.m. BU’s Dingeldine Music Center. 677-2595. Dec. 2: The Brazilionaires. Live at the Five Spot, 5:30 p.m. Contemporary Art Center.…

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Art: What Is It Good For? Empathy After the national election, people continue to divide themselves into camps of red and blue and make broad judgments based on skin color and religion. We define others by what is pushed at…

Labor Roundup

News Guild planning moves vs. Wall Street Journal cuts. The News Guild local that represents Wall Street Journal workers is brainstorming over its response to management plans to cut jobs at the business daily. Citing declining ad revenue, WSJ/Dow Jones…