News From Terre Haute, Indiana

October 29, 2013

EDITORIAL: Noteworthy in the News

Get spooky, but be cautious

The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Gremlins and goblins will be out in force tonight and Thursday as communities across the Wabash Valley celebrate Halloween. It will be a fun and colorful holiday period that people like to enjoy in a variety of ways.

In Terre Haute, the official trick-or-treat hours are until 9 p.m. tonight and tomorrow night. If that little exercise is not to your liking, there are other events going on. Even the Crosley Radio Players are getting into the act this year with a presentation of “The War of the Worlds” at 8 p.m. Thursday at Harmony Hall.

For a list of Halloween events still to come, refer to last week’s ’Bash entertainment section in your Tribune-Star.

We hope everyone who chooses to celebrate Halloween in creative ways has a spook-tacular time. More importantly, we urge everyone to be safe and cautious.

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We have some bouquets to give out this week:

• To the Power of Purse event, which last week raised about $75,000 for United Way of the Wabash Valley’s young child literacy program. In the 10 years the event has existed, more than $300,000 has been raised by this wonderful program.

• To Mickey Kor, a retired local pharmacist, Holocaust survivor and co-founder of the CANDLES Holocaust Museum in Terre Haute, who turned 85 years old last week. For all that he and his wife, Eva, have done for our community, we wish him a happy birthday and many more.

You can say that again

“In my opinion, the aquatics center will add a lot of vibrancy to that area. The way we are looking at designing it, with maybe a boulevard entrance into the area, will really beautify the park. It could spark some revitalization in that area of town.”

— Vigo County School Corp. Superintendent Dan Tanoos, commenting on the School Board’s  recent decision to locate an aquatics center in Voorhees Park

Reader poll results

Recently, the Reader Poll at asked:

Did Rep. Larry Bucshon do the right thing on behalf of 8th District citizens by voting against the deal that re-opened the government and prevented financial default?

Results: 363 votes were cast.

• Yes — 179 votes, 49.32 percent

• No — 180 votes, 49.59 percent

• Not sure — 4 votes, 1.1 percent

New Reader Poll

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