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Ignorance and Profit: Margarine and the Heart “Avoid butter, use margarine” was standard medical advice in the 1970s to reduce the risk of heart attack. This advice was based on ignorance of the dangers from margarine made from hydrogenated vegetable…

Elder Care Concerns

BY DAVE WEIMAN   An Assisted Living Home might be the ideal solution for an elder who can’t manage well at home, but doesn’t have severe medical problems. The very fact that the elder isn’t very ill, sometimes makes choosing…

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ON THE AIR AGAIN! It’s exciting, and the timing is perfect since I love the sounds of Christmas. “Breakfast with Royce and Roger” is returning on Internet Radio as “Breakfast with Roger and Friends,” starting 6 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1.…

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If it’s a tag-team match between Hitler, Stalin and the Boogeyman on one side, and Santa, Jesus and Bernie Sanders on the other, I stand with the latter trio. “Ho! Ho! Huh?” you say? The connection is socialism. I don’t…

Letters

Pray for justice for Father Cassidy As a St. Ann parishioner, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Bill Knight and the staff of your newspaper for the article that you posted in your November issue about Father…

Op-Ed

A BRIEF HISTORY OF FOLLY: From the Trojan Horse to Donald Trump and Climate Change By George Hopkins “Mankind has never abstained from any folly of which it was capable,” said Mark Twain, sourly summing up his view of history.…

Is There Room in Our Inn?

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  This past summer I was fortunate enough to spend four days in one of the world’s most fascinating cities, Paris. There is elegance in Paris, but also earthiness, sensuality and vibrant aliveness. Just sitting in a Paris café watching…

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Oh Christmas Tree . . . December is upon us, and it’s time to start gearing up for the holidays. One of the hallmarks of the holiday season for our household is the decorating of the Christmas tree. Usually around…

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Various employment assignments and volunteer opportunities take me to many locations in Peoria and surrounding areas. Such experiences are often poignant reminders of the challenging circumstances many people confront daily. On a blustery cold morning I drive by Sophia’s Kitchen on Richard…

West Peoria News

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Get into the holiday spirit during Breakfast with Santa 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 5 at the Franciscan Recreation Complex. Enjoy a breakfast of donuts, pastries, waffles, hot chocolate and coffee. Kids, have your picture taken with Santa, enjoy the…

Leitch to conclude 27-year career in Legislature

When State Rep. David Leitch, former Journal Star reporter, Commercial National Bank vice president and strongly pro-business Republican, announced recently he would not run again, expressions of admiration came from Democrats. Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria, and Sen. Dave Koehler, D-Peoria,…

Heights News

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I recently read an article I found quite interesting. “In 2008, Airbus made the new A380 quieter than any previously manufactured plane in an effort to improve passenger experience. Unfortunately, Airbus didn’t realize until after they shipped the aircraft that…

Arts Beat

MUSIC Dec. 2: The Bradley Guitar Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. BU’s Dingeldine Music Center. 677-2650. Dec. 3: Senior Concerto Competition & Recital from the Central Illinois Youth Symphony’s. 6:30 p.m. Life Together Center. 685-5258. Dec. 4: The Swon Bzrothers. 8 p.m.…

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WTVP broadcast James Lapine’s play, “Act One” on Nov. 23 as part of the “Live From Lincoln Center” series. The play, which was also directed by Mr. Lapine, is an adaptation of the autobiography of Moss Hart of the same…

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Make Art, Not War – Love Mongering We started our column a year ago with a modification of words from the 1970s song, “War, what is it good for?” and now a year later, we find our connection to art…

Labor Roundup

Workers occupy lobby of SuperAmerica Minn. HQ. Workers seeking better wages and working conditions demonstrated on Nov. 17 at a St. Paul, Minn., SuperAmerica store, then briefly occupied the lobby of the company’s headquarters in nearby Woodbury. The actions called…