At my parents’ church recently, they had a typo in the bulletin. It’s a real typo that really did somehow make it through unnoticed until after the printing was done. One of the hymns listed was the gospel classic, “When We All Get to Heave.”
What a difference an “n” makes.
I can’t believe this story is on the front page of the paper. A group called Community Builders Foundation used the council chambers to hold a prayer meeting, and now a national organization called the Freedom From Religion Foundation has written a letter of complaint to Mayor Jim Ardis about it. They claim it’s [...]
I just watched the Chicago White Sox win the 2005 World Series, sweeping the wild-card Houston Astros. As much as it pains me to say it, I don’t think even my beloved Cardinals could have beaten the White Sox this year. They were awesome. Congratulations to an impressive team that has been long overdue for [...]
Fox is negotiating its contract to broadcast Major League Baseball games (their contract is due to expire after the 2006 season, but they get until the end of December this year to negotiate an extension). As part of their negotiations, http://www.mediaweek.com reports that Fox is seriously considering dumping the Divisional Series completely: Sources said Fox may want to give up [...]
The Journal Star has come out as a strong advocate of mandatory helmet use by motorcyclists, just as it has been strongly in favor of mandatory seat belt use in cars and trucks. You can read their argument on the editorial page today or by clicking here.
I, too, am an advocate of helmet [...]
We went to the mall tonight, and I noticed they’ve rearranged some of the stores. (By the way, the mall is looking really good overall — I especially like that they have an honest-to-goodness food court now!) One of the more curious juxtapositions, however, has got to be placing Victoria’s Secret right next [...]
I was reading the agenda for this Tuesday’s city council meeting, and it actually looks pretty interesting. There will be a presentation from Ferrell Madden Associates on Form-Based Codes. Sounds a bit arcane, but basically, our current zoning “primarily seeks to control land use and density,” whereas form-based coding “seeks to regulate the form [...]
I couldn’t help but notice on the Peoria Police Department’s website that a several guys the past few months were picked up for solicitation in the 500 block of NE Madison, within one block of St. Mary’s Cathedral. That has to be the epitome of shamelessness — picking up a prostitute in front of a [...]
During the NLCS (Houston Astros vs. St. Louis Cardinals), Fox broadcaster Thom Brennaman commented that Houston has never been to the World Series in the history of their franchise. Then, wanting to make the point that the Texas Rangers haven’t made it either, he said, “There has never been a World Series game played [...]
Congratulations to the Houston Astros. In the National League Championship Series, they played better baseball than the Cardinals. They got the clutch hits and had superior pitching overall. The World Series will be a good competition with the White Sox.
That said, though, I still maintain that the whole wild card thing is patently [...]