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Saturday Column: Concern about park’s finances continues to simmer
December 12, 2014
It’s unfortunate that public concern or mistrust relative to Rock Chalk Park continues to simmer. The idea of a large, multipurpose recreation center and park was good. It would be an asset for the community if the millions of dollars could be found to build the facility and if such a project did not delay other badly needed city facilities.

Tom Keegan

Column: Alexander candidate for huge progress at break
December 17, 2014
That stretch between semesters is improvement time for college basketball squads across America because restrictions on practice time are when student-athletes take a hiatus from the first half of their titles and focus on making their games better.

Your Turn

Your Turn: Students defend information request
December 17, 2014
“The creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” – Ayn Rand The number of universities on the other end of the Kochs’ $50 million investment in academia has skyrocketed from just seven in 2005 to about 250 in 2012. Thanks to individuals utilizing open records legislation, several of these secret contracts and related correspondence have been made public. Former national American Association of University Professors President, Cary Nelson, explicitly condemned the Koch contracts for containing “language (which) violates academic freedom and poses problems because of its unspoken agenda.”

George Gurley

Opinion: Verbal offense hard to avoid
December 7, 2014
Trigger Warning: This column may contain material offensive to persons of precious sensitivities. Correction: It will probably offend even the most churlish, boorish, ill-bred lout. How could it be otherwise? You can’t open your mouth today without uttering some word that will cause pain and discomfort to someone else.

Garden Calendar

Garden Variety: A lesson in apple picking
October 8, 2014
With apple-harvesting season in full swing, now is a great time to get out and pick some of the fresh fruit from local orchards or your own trees if you have them.