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MARK BENNETT: A sense of Americana constant passenger as iconic Corvette motors through milestone birthday
On my last ride at the wheel of a ’Vette, I was a wide-eyed teenager, guiding my brother’s almost-new, orange 1976 model.
MARK BENNETT: Sculptor from North Carolina to capture image of Indiana’s first black state legislator
Well-meaning parents try to instill strong character in their kids.
“Don’t be afraid to stand up for your beliefs,” moms and dads will insist, “even if you stand alone.”
MARK BENNETT: Heart ailments, avoidable health issues affect high numbers of Vigo residents
Many folks in Vigo County will analyze digits on their bathroom scales this month. After all, January and fitness resolutions are traditional partners.
MARK BENNETT: For some people in the Wabash Valley, happy holidays require a little help
Picture yourself as a kid, not yet 5 years old, growing up in a small house in Terre Haute.
MARK BENNETT: Beware Ignorance and Want and reap the benefits of early education
Pretend that Charles Dickens is about to become Indiana’s next governor.
MARK BENNETT: In spirit of season, calculate your fiscal cliff impact, then argue
Envision “chestnuts roasting on an open fire.”
MARK BENNETT: Members of Congress should be free to consider all sides of an issue
Attempting to trump the U.S. Constitution requires some nerve.
MARK BENNETT: An unbudging Congress standing on opposing sides accomplishes little
Sausage patties, hugging a scoop of scrambled eggs and a couple slices of toast on a plate, and chased with nearby steaming black coffee.
MARK BENNETT: Hoosier voters issue mandate on Bennett’s school reforms
Mike Pence, Mitch Daniels and Indiana legislators should respect the votes of 1,315,026 Hoosiers.
MARK BENNETT: Elections, governing would look a lot different if everybody voted
A raffle ticket purchase usually comes with a disclaimer — “you must be present to win.”
MARK BENNETT: On Election Day, as Vigo County goes, so goes the United States
Hempstead sounds like a fine place.
MARK BENNETT: Upcoming PBS documentary focuses on nation’s voting irregularities, through Hoosier eyes
As America prepares to choose its governmental leaders, voters are being relentlessly asked how much they trust elected officials.
MARK BENNETT: Quest for knowledge keeps going as Elliott Gould prepares to speak in Terre Haute
As our conversation began, Elliott Gould was in the midst of learning. He was reading a book.
MARK BENNETT: Walk a Mile in Their Shoes
Joe South turned a call for empathy and understanding into a 1960s pop music classic.
MARK BENNETT: Awareness of a growing hunger problem requires empathy
Forty-one thousand people.
A story behind each one.
MARK BENNETT: What we are first
We love labels.
For the past two weeks, as America’s two major political parties conducted national conventions, the U.S. population formally split into three groups — Democrats, Republicans, and none of the above.
MARK BENNETT: A growing Indiana State University creates a valuable asset for Terre Haute
A wise NFL team plays to its strength.
MARK BENNETT: Life at a lap down
We live in the Ricky Bobby Decade.
If you’re not first, you’re last — in terms of income, that is.
Mark Bennett: Food hub puts focus on overlooked sector of state
The ideal setting for a campaign ad is rural Indiana.
Candidates crave to be filmed strolling through rows of bean fields, wearing rolled-up sleeves, jeans and boots, and pointing into the distance, while a farmer in bib-overalls and a grain cap looks on in admiration.
MARK BENNETT: Seasons of Change
Calendars, seasons and traditions aren’t so tightly bound these days.
MARK BENNETT: Different place, different time
The past lends context to the present and can — can — guide the future.
MARK BENNETT: In wake of the scandal, Penn State has a chance to show what it stands for
Anyone who’s been around competitive sports awhile has seen the “us-against-the-world” motivational strategy.
MARK BENNETT: Tuscaloosa is rebuilding lives
Two images immediately catch the attention of newcomers to the Tuscaloosa neighborhood of Alberta.
Mark Bennett: Funny Pages
The sound of my teenage daughter laughing at the newspaper comics inspires me.
MARK BENNETT: Bittersweet 16
His connection to 1996 lingers.
MARK BENNETT: Single-class basketball not likely part of Indiana’s sporting future
Single-class basketball not likely part of Indiana’s sporting future
Television hasn’t been the same since “Seinfeld” ended.
Music never recovered from the breakup of The Beatles.
MARK BENNETT: City would be a unique place if everyone greeted others as Fred Poore did
Humans think they can figure out anything.
MARK BENNETT: Stuck in the middle with you
Thank goodness, members of Congress do not drive in the Indianapolis 500.
MARK BENNETT: Roadway Role Models: Adults need to remember habits often rub off on teens
Plenty of dads connected with a car ad that first aired on TV two years ago.
MARK BENNETT: Farmers using no-till and cover crops doing their part to keep soil healthy
Earth Day typically features community cleanups, and discussions of air and water pollution. All deserve the attention.
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