Since I’ve been covering the Kellar Branch saga for several months, I can’t go on sabbatical without first reporting its predictable conclusion.
On November 21, 2005, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) made their final ruling on the Kellar Branch. Pioneer Industrial Railway (PIRY) will not be able to force a sale of the branch. [...]
The first weekend each December, our church does a big Christmas program called “A Grace Family Christmas.” Portions of the program are broadcast on WEEK-TV 25 on Christmas Eve (10:30 p.m.) and Christmas Day (noon). Since I’m the video editor, that means I have just 19 days (including weekends) to edit the broadcast. And [...]
Mike Baily, the Journal Star opinion editor, tells his readers what he really thinks of them today. More than a few readers complained that the Journal Star chose to run a large picture of a half-dressed, half-drunk woman getting sprayed with squirt guns at a Mulligan’s wet t-shirt contest on the front page of [...]
Everything I said in my last post is true — except who is to blame. The publishing of faulty statistics is likely not the Journal Star’s fault, but the State of Illinois’ Department of Public Health (IDPH) itself. If so, my apologies to the newspaper of record.
I just ran across the State of [...]
The Peoria Journal Star recently concluded a three-part series titled, “Lead Poisoning: Our Silent Epidemic.” You can read reporter Clare Howard’s entire series online here. The report has already received accolades from the Peoria Pundit, who has gone so far as to suggest the City Council should act immediately on the recommendations from Dr. [...]
Ever wondered what it would take to get Osama bin Laden to stop attacking the U.S.? A new book published today called Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama bin Laden has the answers. It’s a compendium of all of his messages — in his own words (translated, of course) — from 1994-2004.
Under the “Police, Fire, and Courts” section of the Journal Star today is this little blurb:
PEORIA – A 64-year-old East Peoria man was hospitalized Tuesday night after he jumped from the Cedar Street Bridge. Peoria firefighters on their rescue boat plucked the man from the water near the East Peoria shoreline. He was [...]
Most of the meeting last night focused on the budget. Each department head has been giving a budget presentation to the council, then taking questions from council members. Tonight, the head of the Economic Development Council presented, and all other department heads were in attendance in case the council had questions for any of [...]
Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals National League Most Valuable Player 2005
According to a new report by Expansion Management Magazine, “nothing is quite so important to a regionÂ’s economy than the transportation infrastructure upon which it moves. Without a doubt, transportation is the foundation upon which all logistics is built.” Thus, they compared 362 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in the U.S. on the basis of [...]