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Walk for the Mind scheduled

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The 11th annual Mark Linder Walk for the Mind to support research into brain tumors is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28, stepping off from the RiverPlex.

Entry fee is $20 for adults and $10 for children age 10 and under. Survivors walk free. Registration and a raffle begins at 7:30 a.m. The one-mile walk begins at 9:30 a.m.

The purpose of the walk, which was founded in 2003 by Mark Linder, is to raise funds for brain tumor research....

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Frizzi: A boy named Alice

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Alice? Alice? Who the (Bleep) is Alice?

(I used "Bleep" because this is a family publication and I care about our youth!)

VAImage1You'll probably hear this several times at an Oktoberfest near you. It gets screamed by crowds whipped up by a combination of a German ooom-pah band and beer. The song played is called "Tür an Tür mit Alice", a German version...

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Sen. LaHood hosting event for seniors

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darinState Sen. Darin LaHood (R-Dunlap) will host a free Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and senior fraud prevention clinic at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria on Sept. 4, from 10 a.m. to noon.

All interested senior citizens in the Peoria area are invited to attend to receive information about fraud prevention strategies and ways to save money on telephone,...

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Knight: Did you smell that kaleidoscope?

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synethesiaI can imagine the response if I write that, as a kid, I sleepwalked and had an imaginary friend.

"No surprise," a Tea Partier may sniff. "Progressives are sleepwalking through the 21st century, and union guys are surrounded by imaginary friends."

But if I mention that I used to explain to my Kindergarten teacher that days of the week were certain...

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Knight column: Regarding concealed carry...

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In the last week or so, Florida vigilante George Zimmerman was excused for his shooting and killing an unarmed youth, Illinois lawmakers overrode Gov. Quinn's pocket veto and enacted a concealed-carry law, and the Illinois Rifle Association filed suit because concealed-carry isn't happening fast enough for it.

Feel safer?

Me neither.

gun-mollSome...

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Frizzi: As the World Stopped Turning

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FRIZZITOONS-911-1This November, the world, especially those of us who lived through it, will remember the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

To many, it's just history book fodder. Just like it was for kids of our generation when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. It happened before us so it didn't affect us, except...

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Why I Celebrate Women's History Month

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It's Women's History Month, a time when I think of the trailblazers who paved the way to give women like myself the opportunity to serve.

I think of several Illinois women, like Jane Addams, who was the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize and was the founder of the Hull House in Chicago, which helped lift women and families out of poverty.

I'm also reminded of Lydia Moss Bradley, the founder of Bradley University...

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Knight: Mars is for men...

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Mars-candy-barI'm no "foodie," but I'm fond of certain treats and, even when I don't buy something regularly, they remain a favorite.

Memory, it turns out, lasts longer than marketing or manufacturing.

Sometime between baseball season winding down and Christmastime gearing up, I tend to indulge my sweet tooth. Maybe it's Imminent Halloween. Maybe my...

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Block by block: Building a church on the Yucatan Peninsula

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mayan-church1The author, Terry Towery, with two youngsters from a tiny Mayan village where a group of Peorians work each year during a mission trip.

By this time next Thursday, I'll be hot and sweaty and wondering, yet again, just what in God's name I've gotten myself into. If all goes as planned, I will be working with a group of...

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Frizzi: Ain't It a Small, Small World?

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vincennes2Like the Disney song says, "It's a small world after all." The mere mention of that song will have it play over and over in your head just as if you've spent a whole day at Disneyland.

But, it's true, especially in a time where people move from town to town and state to state. So, it's somewhat of an unexpected shock to see a person from your distant...

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