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Lessons in Government Transparency by Douglas Adams

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“But the plans were on display . . .”
“On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them.”
“That’s the display department.”
“With a torch.”
“Ah, well the lights had probably gone.”
“So had the stairs.”
“But look, you found the notice, didn’t you?”
“Yes,” said Arthur, “yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying Beware of the Leopard.”

If you haven’t read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, do yourself a favor and go get it NOW.  I’m going to recommend it to the Monmouth-Roseville District 238 School Board when I speak to them on April 17.



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The Peoria Journal Star is renewing their education blog after 2 years.  The new blog will be called “School Daze” and will be written by Dave Haney.  I thought this was a good bit of news, since I enjoyed Claire Jellick’s  “School Crossing” blog.

The online article reporting on the new blog did have a funny little blooper, though.  Instead of saying that Dave Haney was entering the BLOGosphere, the article stated that he was entering the “blagosphere.”  Heh.  I saw fit to define that term.

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September 5, 2010 at 8:26 am

Ram the Bees!!!

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I really don’t think this was deliberate, but …

On Jan. 17 at 1 a.m., Drew Mills Pearman, Monmouth, was eastbound on 200th Ave. at the intersection of 140th St. and failed to negotiate a turn and exited the roadway, striking several bee hives.

“For the Record”, January 19, 2010, Review-Atlas

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January 20, 2010 at 12:08 am

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Cookie Litter

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While browsing the website of the Aledo Times Record, I came upon an article recounting a horrific crime.  On March 20, 2009, Nicholas Bernhardt flung a plate of cookies to the floor at the Country Bank in Aledo.  Miscreant!  When arrested on an outstanding warrant (failure to appear, Mercer County), he was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana & drug paraphernalia.  We can all breath easier since this dastardly fiend was apprehended and brought to justice!

Nota Bene

Obviously Mr. Bernhardt had not yet partaken of his cannabis, or he would have consumed all the cookies instead of hurling them to the floor!  Hehehe.

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September 19, 2009 at 4:30 pm

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Eric Timmons, a native of Ireland now employed at Galesburg’s Register-Mail, provides us with a lovely bit of satire regarding his experience with the “horrors” of socialized medicine in Ireland, the U.K. and France.


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September 6, 2009 at 11:43 pm