The Daily DOB — May 27

May 27, 2015 0 Comments

Finally back from my Memorial Day break. Had a chance this morning to participate in Veterans History Project, a Library of Congress-sponsored event that collects wartime stories from those who served. You can read about my experience with a Vietnam veteran in Friday’s paper. The vets’ project got me to thinking. Why couldn’t something like […]

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The Daily DOB — May 22

May 22, 2015 0 Comments
The Daily DOB — May 22

Welcome to all of the would-be ballers and shot callers to the Gem City this weekend. The 25th annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held in downtown Quincy. Hopefully, everyone keeps their cool and the players can have a little fun hooping it up on the streets. I wrote a column in today’s […]

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The Daily DOB — May 19

May 19, 2015 0 Comments

Seeing two Adams County Sheriff’s standing outside the Adams County Courthouse on Tuesday morning wasn’t a surprise. As I walked near the courthouse lawn, two members of the Quincy Police Department arrived. Inside were members of the Illinois State Police alongside Adams County Sheriff’s deputies and bailiffs. Seeing the rest of those folks was out […]

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The Daily DOB — May 14

May 14, 2015 1 Comment
The Daily DOB — May 14

See the smiling kid on the right of the screen? His name is Ray Humphrey Jr. He was a music-loving, sports-loving 12-year-old who was a seventh-grader at Quincy Junior High School. He’s like a lot of other kids in Quincy. He’s like a lot of other kids across America and in the world. Around 1 […]

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The Daily DOB — May 13

May 13, 2015 0 Comments
The Daily DOB — May 13

I am a Chicago Bulls fan. I am also a LeBron James fan. Weird, huh? As sports fans, we are taught to hate the enemy. If he’s not wearing your team’s uniform, you can’t possibly like the guy. That’s just foolish. Why deny yourself the greatness that is James’ ability to play the game of […]

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The Daily DOB — May 12

May 12, 2015 0 Comments
The Daily DOB — May 12

When history looks back at it, the so-called “deflategate” might be the dumbest controversy in league history. On Monday, the NFL suspended New England quarterback Tom Brady four games and hit the team with fines and the loss of draft picks. Brady allegedly knew that the team was under inflating footballs during the playoffs. Pretty […]

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The Daily DOB — May 11

May 11, 2015 5 Comments
The Daily DOB — May 11

So those of you who are big fans of my work remember how I wrote last Tuesday about how Facebook was becoming a good place for the police to catch bad guys. It appears that Steson Crider could have benefitted from reading that column. Unless someone in his family gets access to his Facebook page, this […]

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The Daily DOB — May 8

May 8, 2015 0 Comments

So much for my golf game today. Was hoping to play in the Hannibal Chamber of Commerce’s annual event, but Mother Nature had better ideas. My kid’s baseball games for Saturday have already been washed out, too. May as well get the honey-do list knocked out. Take some time this weekend to thank your mother […]

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The Daily DOB — May 7

May 7, 2015 0 Comments
The Daily DOB — May 7

Had a great conversation on Wednesday with Rayshone Humphrey Sr., Tiara Humphrey and Bobette Cawthon. Those three people — among others — are helping drive the new Ray’s World Foundation, which is being established in memory of 12-year-old Rayshone Humphrey Jr. Ray Jr. was shot and killed on March 28 in the 1100 block of […]

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The Daily DOB — May 6

May 6, 2015 2 Comments
The Daily DOB — May 6

Before we begin, a birthday shout out to my wife, Stacey. She finally turned 29 today. Spent my Tuesday night at Quincy Notre Dame’s baseball field to watch the rubber match in the season series between Quincy High School and Quincy Notre Dame. Probably the best $10 I’ll spend all week. (Yes, they were charging […]

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