Central time is not the answer
I disagree with columnist Mark Bennett’s idea, as expressed in the Jan. 23 Tribune-Star, that all of Indiana should be on central time.
I know it was when I was young and I know that Alabama, directly south of us, is on central — but I do not want it to get dark before 5 p.m. or at 4:30 on cloudy days in December and early winter. I don’t like the dark winter mornings either, but I believe it’s always light by 8 a.m.
Why can’t schools just start an hour later in the winter? In the East, when I was in school, schools didn’t start so early as they do here. On so many winter days schools open two hours late here. It’s depressing to have such early sunsets as going on central time would give us.
— Robert L. Carter, Terre Haute
Great care during scary episode
It is nice to know that when you have an emergency, there are good professional people at Union Hospital to respond.
The day before Thanksgiving, I was at home and my heart started racing. After giving it a little time to slow down and it didn’t, I went to the ER at Union Hospital.
I was in such good hands from that time on. Everyone I came in contact with treated me with such good care and respect. They knew exactly what to do and did it very quickly while telling me what they were doing and what to expect. They all made a very fearful time as non-threatening as possible. They were able to get my heart slowed down to a normal rate.
Also I want to thank the doctors and nurses on the third floor for being so professional and nice. I appreciate that they gave up their Thanksgiving and being with their families to take care of patients like me.
Just this past week I had a heart cathetrization with Dr. Rajedra S. Desai and it was very successful with no blockage. He was very informative but was able to explain everything in such a way that I could understand.
I also want to thank the nurses in the cath lab for being so competent and friendly.
I thank God for my good health and for the doctors and nurses at Union Hospital.
— Debra Pierce, Terre Haute
$1,300 raised for Ryves center
The Ryves Community Optimists Club would like to thank Bob Baesler for allowing us space in Baesler’s Market for our annual fundraiser during the Thanksgiving holiday. He has been kind enough to let us do this for several years now; he is always very supportive of our work and his staff is always friendly. We raised over $1,300 this year.
We raise money every year for the many projects our club funds in the Ryves Neighborhood, from assisting Ryves Youth Center in purchasing additional security cameras to buying socks and underwear for students at Franklin Elementary School. This year, one of the projects we’re undertaking is a cultural project with the Chinese School of the Wabash Valley, titled “Connecting Cultures”, which will assist them in matching grant funds to host several art and culture lessons at Ryves Youth Center, culminating in a poster contest for the Chinese New Year and sending participants and their parents to see a Chinese cultural event at ISU.
We’re very excited to foster a cultural project with the Chinese School and Ryves Youth Center to promote understanding and cultural diversity.
The Ryves Community Optimist Club was formed specifically with the mission to assist in projects and to help raise funds in the Ryves Neighborhood, one of our city’s most impoverished sections. We invite you to join us on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Ryves Youth Center for our meeting.
You can find us online at ryvesoptimists.org, and we would love to have your help in assisting this neighborhood.
— Theresa Ortega, PR/Publicity Chair Ryves Community Optimists
Blues festival not a problem
Concerning the controversy over the blues festival in downtown Terre Haute:
Boo. Hiss. Sounds like sour grapes to me from the local attorney.
I went downtown last year during the festival to support our new Yogurt in Love establishment with my granddaughter. I was let in [to the festival area] without hassle and no payment. I know several people “abused” the free entry by lying, but that’s another issue.
Perhaps a ticket could be given for a refund when you exit, after being stamped by the business you are supporting. Or is this complaint simply because the attorney is not making any money off the festival? Hmmm. Makes one think.
— Patty Cottom, Terre Haute
Central time is not the answer
READERS' FORUM: March 11, 2014
• Meat-free path to the fountain of youth
• Faulty point?
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• Our government’s heart and soul
• A plea for more give and take
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Mardi Gras great event for Swope
EPA regs will cause energy bills to soar
Please pray for Ukraine innocents
Sinful thinking on road to hell
Liberty — or licentiousness
People will not always agree
Botched chance at leadership
- Readers’ Forum: March 7, 2014
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Utilities do need tighter regulation
Great work by TV sports staff
- Readers’ Forum: March 5, 2014
Readers’ Forum: March 4, 2014
Lunatic ravings of the far right
Let IRS take the bullying pledge
Readers’ Forum: March 3, 2014
Social workers honor profession
Readers’ Forum: March 2, 2014
Candle still burns at St. Ann’s Clinic
Thanks to all at Sarah Scott
How should we define marriage?
An argument of science and law
Chance to expand your knowledge
Excellent service from paper carrier
Central time zone makes more sense
Summer adult baseball league for all ages
Recognizing that all people matter
More selfish opposition to Common Core
- Readers’ Forum: Feb. 28, 2014
READERS' FORUM: Feb. 27, 2014
• Unfair criticism of electric utility
- Readers' Forum: Feb. 26, 2014
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 25, 2014
Group to rival The Beatles?
HJR-3 opponents afraid of the truth
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 24, 2014
Declaration of specific gender should never occur
Say no to alcohol at the State Fair
Protect yourself against bad food
Warm appreciation for support staff
Merit in approach
READERS' FORUM: Feb. 23, 2014
• A specimen of bad policy
• And up it goes
• It is past time to talk about rape, sex assault
• Religion is best spread peacefully
• Fugitive thoughts on a winter day
• America taking steps backward
• Being respectful, not anonymous
• Kind help on a cold morning
• Let us throw another stone on the pile
FLASHPOINT: Local control over the business personal property tax good option
I have a tremendous respect for Indiana’s local leaders.
FLASHPOINT: Did legislators place bad bet on Common Core?
A comedian once observed that the reason they call it “horse sense” is because horses don’t bet on people.
- Readers' Forum: Feb. 21, 2014
READERS' FORUM: Feb. 20, 2014
• Take another look at Terre Haute
• The state that adapts, adopts
- READERS' FORUM: Feb. 19, 2014
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Founders were indeed ‘devout’
Firm definition is what we need
All handouts equal
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 17, 2014
Utility billing process unfair
Voters must demand court information
FLASHPOINT: Manufactured statistics, exaggerated claims make meth battle more difficult
Indiana has many societal problems. One of the most serious is the use of methamphetamine. Meth destroys families, ruins lives and costs taxpayers millions of dollars in law enforcement and meth cleanup efforts.
READERS FORUM: Feb. 16, 2014
• Wrong direction on income issues
• Vet, staff at Brown gave caring service
• Worried about governor’s words
• Drying up stream of public support
• We have passed the tipping point
• Making sure the poor get poorer
• It’s all relative
• Support needed for Catholic school
• Great response from center
- READERS' FORUM: Feb. 14, 2014
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• Expressing thanks for helping students
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• Sandbagging the time zone issue in Indiana
• Learning, excelling at McLean school
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 11, 2014
Dangerous path was set long ago
Right approach on meth abuse
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 10, 2014
Define marriage and get it right
FLASHPOINT: Study dissects tough tax issues on business equipment, machinery
Indiana’s Legislature first got serious about eliminating personal property taxes in 1966, when Hoosiers approved a constitutional amendment separating taxes on property and personal property.
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