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    Mayhem on the Mississippi

    The St. Louis County grand jurors who witnessed more than 70 hours of testimony from witnesses, crime experts and CSI experts from all over the nation found no cause to indict police officer Darren Wilson of a crime in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The reaction of some blacks in...

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    Questions to ask

    I served on a grand jury for six months some time back. The thing about the grand jury is you can ask questions. Mine were always simple.

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    A once great nation has died

    Fellow citizens, we are gathered here to lay to rest the formerly great nation of America. Although the exact date of her death is unknown, the cause of her death is well- documented. These factors include financial bubbles that hurt its citizens. The destruction of cities through greed and kickbacks...

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    Jobs, not welfare

    Black people desperately need leaders with the courage to confront oppressive civil rights issues, one of which is the right to be free of the murderous violence terrorizing many black neighborhoods. Another is the freedom of black communities from the devastation of illegal drug trafficking. Too...

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    Power shifts don’t help the people

    The 2014 elections have shown a clear light on the primary weakness of the two-party system. In 2007, the Democrats prevailed; in 2010, the Republicans; in 2012, the Democrats; this year the Republicans.

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    How to get military decorations

    To all those who have served in the U.S. military and have decorations that have never been issued: You can contact the nearest Veterans Administration Service Center and get Standard Form 180 – reproducible, which means you can Xerox copies – complete the required information and ...

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    Who’d have thought?

    Wow! What a month. Two events occurred which I did not expect to see during my lifetime. My U.S. Representatives have been Melvin Price for 44 years, Jerry Costello for 25 years and Bill Enyart for two years — all Democrats. Now I will have Republican Mike Bost as my representative. That&#...

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    Investigate elections

    We, the people of St. Clair Clair County, should be ashamed. We have been made to look stupid for years while the corruption in our county has flourished unchecked. We accept blindly that time after time victory is snatched overnight from Republican candidates by the tardy tallying of the East St...

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    Who are these people?

    A very simple request. When reading the birthdays, several names may be familiar, or not. It was a much more enjoyable and informational read when the actor, actress, band member had his/her affiliate in parentheses behind them, as the old format did. I’m sure it would not take up that much...

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    Wrong time, place for Collinsville meeting

    The new Collinsville city clerk sent a notice that the annual TIF Joint Review Board meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 8 in the City Hall Training Room. I do not believe the time or the place is convenient to the public.

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