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A Furious Rant Fueled by a Furious Cool Book: “Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him” David Henry & Joe Henry

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furious coolA Note From the Author:
What was intended to be a review of “Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him”, a book written by David Henry & Joe Henry, became a rant against the city of Peoria for its lack of recognition of its most famous son. But it’s more than just a rant. It also presents at...

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Rated PG: An EP!C inspiration

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ha5When a pretty young lady named Dominique typed on her computer Thursday night at the Bon Appetit event in East Peoria, her message was intended to inspire the audience of several hundred. It did that.

Dominique,...

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Doc Watson: Pro Bowl streaker - a double standard?

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girlsI didn't watch the NFL's meaningless Pro Bowl game in Hawaii Sunday, aside from a few plays I saw at Crusens that night after our men's league hockey game. But I think all of my hockey mates would've watched had we seen a fitness gal streaking during the game.

I read the story about Katrina Torres, a fitness model, gym worker and former college soccer player who now...

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Watson: Why I Dive for Cover

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“Ahhhhh!” “Ooh, ooh, ooh!” “Get out of my way!”

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Bob Miller: Looking ahead at the stock markets

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Choose wisely

Looking ahead at
the stock markets

By Bob Miller

Choosing
where you will find investment returns for the upcoming year is fun for readers
and crystal ball-gazers alike. Allow us to
share some thoughts of our own, representing
our conclusions from a conglomeration of
opinions I've collected.

1) U.S. interest rates
have seen their low point and will likely rise a bit...

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Rep. Bustos: Cooperation must sideline partisanship

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Bustos-IL17-picFor too long, Democrats and Republicans in Washington have put scoring political points above working together to find solutions that benefit the people they've sworn to represent. We were elected not to point fingers but to lead, to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.

The people of our region have made it clear that their...

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Doc Watson: St. Jude tour humbling; need for help is growing

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I toured the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis last month to learn more in person and get a feel for this unique place. Like the Peoria Midwest Afflilate, a visit leaves you upbeat and humbled. The young patients generally are smiling, not moping, despite their hardship. It's the only hospital that can be described as "cheery."

St. Jude kids are made to feel at home, right from the get-go. The check-in office has desks and...

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