- Editor's Note
- After summer’s lull, let the campaign begin Labor Day marks the traditional kickoff to the political season. Campaigns for various offices and seats on the ballot in this year’s municipal election have been on a low boil since the May primaries.
- Editor's note: Never fear, print media will be here Last week, I wrote in this space about the Tribune-Star’s evolution into the realm of video and audio on our Web site, Tribstar.com. The rise of the Internet and easy use of digital media have allowed newspapers to employ these information delivery methods rather than rely solely on print media.
- Editor's Note: Video journalism cracks news sites Newspapers and moving pictures? How can that be? Simple. The Internet has indeed changed everything when it comes to delivering news and information to readers.
- That's a Wrap: United Way sets sights on another good year United Way of the Wabash Valley has solidified itself as the premier community service agency in west-central Indiana. Its annual fund-raising campaign continues to excel and reach for new heights, and its funding distribution system has earned the faith and trust of its many corporate and individual donors.
That's a Wrap: City sets out on a wild, colorful romp
The positive buzz around downtown Terre Haute has gotten a little bit louder.
A week ago, the long-anticipated public art exhibit conducted by Swope Art Museum was launched and 30 colorful fiberglass colts were placed in designated locations around the city.
Editor’s Note: Tech columnist caught in Chicago Tribune cuts
It seems to be a weekly occurrence these days that we read news of newsroom cutbacks, layoffs or buyouts at major metropolitan newspapers. The U.S. newspaper industry is in a state of flux, and the loss of some of its reputable, veteran personalities is one of the casualties.
The news from Chicago this week is that longtime Chicago Tribune technology/computer columnist Jim Coates has taken a buyout and retired.
That's a Wrap: Another chance for candidates
Voters in Terre Haute will get their final chance to see mayoral candidates in a scheduled public discussion on Tuesday when WTWO NewsChannel 2 and the League of Women Voters of Vigo County conduct a live forum at 7 p.m. The forum will last for one hour.
The forum will be broadcast from the Oakley Auditorium at Ivy Tech State College of Indiana, a beautiful and highly functional facility that has become an excellent location for important community events.
Forums give voters a chance to assess
The municipal primary election is seven weeks away, so prime time is approaching for a full-fledged campaign.
Ballot slots are filled, and most races are contested in the Democratic primary. Even the Republican primary has some contests this year.
- That's a Wrap: ‘Sunshine Week’ promotes access In a system of self-government such as ours, you would think the records created and actions taken by public officials would be transparent. With only a few exceptions, they are. Or at least they are supposed to be. There is a plethora of state and federal laws that require openness and public access to government.
- For Terre Haute fans, Colts are the home team Even the most casual of sports fans in the Wabash Valley are enjoying all the hoopla associated with the upcoming Super Bowl between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears. You could not script a more entertaining matchup for folks in the Midwest.
- That's a Wrap: An invitation to share insights The past year was not the best for racial harmony and understanding in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley. While the vast majority of people who live here are committed to a harmonious existence for all, it only takes a few knuckleheads to foul the air.
- That's a Wrap: Readers kept on writing in 2006
- That's a Wrap: Worthy cause helps worthy basket recipients
- That's a wrap An editorial page week in review
A local story, even in Rome, demands local coverage
The magnitude of the event about to unfold in the Vatican is becoming more and more apparent to people of the Wabash Valley the closer it gets.
Next Sunday, Blessed Mother Theodore Guerin, foundress of the Sisters of Providence and St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, will be canonized a saint by the Catholic Church. She will be the first from Indiana to achieve such a distinction, and only the eighth in the history of the United States.
- A colorful period lies straight ahead Autumn’s spectacle of foliage has come early to the Midwest, at least compared to recent previous years. Color began to burst from the trees last weekend and the palette promises to be a memorable one.
- Views swing left, right, but balance is in center
Editorial Week in Review
Small victories in the ongoing battle against the erosion of public access to government-generated documents and records are worth noting, especially since they are so rare these days.
It is fitting that 17-year-old Ryan Nees of Kokomo will be one of three people who will receive Sunshine Awards at the 2006 national convention of the Society of Professional Journalists later this month.
- Editor's note: Sudoku puzzles come to the T-S
- That’s a wrap: An editorial page week in review