- SLIDESHOW: Columbus Day at Terre Haute Children's Museum Vigo County schools were out on Monday, Oct. 10, but learning continued in the Terre Haute Children's Museum with its Columbus Day program. Free coffee and hot chocolate were part of the hands-on activities as children learned about Christopher Columbus and his adventures. The museum is at the corner of Eighth Street and Wabash Avenue in downtown Terre Haute. Regular admission is $7 for adults and children 2 and older; free for children up to 24 months. (Tribune-Star photos/Bob Poynter)
- SLIDESHOW: Homeownership down in 2010: Which states have highest, lowest rates? The rate of homeownership in the United States has dropped by the highest percentage since the Great Depression, according to the latest housing statistics from the U.S. Census. Which states have the highest and lowest rates?
VIDEO: Fraud nets 4-year term for former pharmacist
A former Terre Haute pharmacist has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for his role in an Indiana Medicaid fraud scheme.
VIDEO: Nearly 3,000 join fight with Komen Race for the Cure
The color pink covered the downtown streets on a chilly morning Saturday, as thousands gathered to Race for the Cure.
VIDEO: Pioneer Living
The Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department celebrated its 39th annual Fowler Park Pioneer Days Oct. 1 and 2. Every fall season the public is invited to step back in time and enjoy a simpler way of life.
- SLIDESHOW: Best hospitals in the U.S. for 2011-12 When someone is sick or injured, they want to know they're getting quality care. According to U.S. News & World Report, the following rank as the nation's top 13 hospitals, with high scores in six or more of their specialties.
VIDEO: Learning on the Move: Family Learning Day activities take participants all over Vigo County
The streets seemed brighter Saturday morning as children moseyed from stop to stop amid a day for family learning.
SLIDESHOW: Tips to help parents judge books for children
While the book-protesting actions of motivated parents and school boards make headlines, what gets lost in the shuffle is what goes on in each of our homes. As Banned Books Week begins, one librarian offers tips for parents weighing what kind of reading material to share with their children.
SLIDESHOW: Organic: Is it worth it?
“Organic” has long been one of those buzzwords floating around health- and food-conscious communities. The fact is, though, not a lot of studies actually confirm that people who eat organic food are more healthy than those who don’t.
- SLIDESHOW: Who will win Emmys? See most-nominated TV shows Some epic HBO dramas along with a few popular comedy staples lead the way in nominations for the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which air Sunday night.
- SLIDESHOW: 10 states with highest poverty rates The country’s overall poverty rate increased in 2010 to its highest level since 1993, according to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week. So which states are among the nation's poorest?
True heroism: Flight 93 rewrote conclusion to plot by 9/11 terrorists (see VIDEO)
Walking in the Shadows of 9/11
Last of a three-part series
The place — chosen by fate — holds a powerful silence.
MARK BENNETT: Value of every minute deeply realized on 9/11 (related VIDEO)
This summer, the Tribune-Star’s Mark Bennett visited New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., sites where the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, are now memorialized. He observed the cityscapes and landscapes forever changed by the events of that day and talked with people he encountered there, many of whom witnessed the attacks and their aftermath from close range and had personal ties to its victims.
Indiana State offense sharp in win over Butler (related VIDEO)
After struggling to get any offensive traction in a loss at Penn State on Sept. 3, Indiana State’s offense wanted to establish some rhythm when Butler visited Memorial Stadium for ISU’s season opener.
VIDEO: Tasty samples abound at annual Altrusa Chili Cook-Off
Blues music played in the background as crowds sampled chili for charity in the Clabber Girl Festival Marketplace.
Pentagon Memorial pays tribute to 184 lives lost in 9/11 attack on Washington (related VIDEO)
Walking in the Shadows of 9/11
Second of a three-part series
The latch clicked loudly, and Lt. Col. Robert L. Ditchey pushed open a door inside Corridor 4 of the Pentagon.
He entered an area that resembles an urban alley, but with a roof.
“This is where the final pieces of the aircraft had crashed through,” explained Ditchey, Pentagon press officer for the Department of Defense.
GIGAPAN: View ongoing construction at ground zero
This high-resolution zoomable image captures the sweeping scene at ground zero allowing viewers to see up close the ongoing construction of the site heading to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Ten years removed, 9/11 attack on NYC remains on minds of many (see VIDEO)
Walking in the Shadows of 9/11
First of a three-part series
A decade later, images from Sept. 11, 2001, remain vivid in the minds of most Americans. Plane crashes. Collapsing skyscrapers. Staggering people covered in dust. Horror. Shock. Confusion. Fear. Heroism.
- SLIDESHOW: Super fans of the NFL Kick off the football season with the craziest NFL super fans around. Check out this slideshow of wacky costumes worn by some of the most die-hard fanatics in sports.
MARK BENNETT: Everyone has a role in this American story (see VIDEO)
We stood atop a hill in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, and I do mean rural. Cars, trucks, SUVs and RVs kept pulling into the parking area. Groups of people climbed out of their vehicles and into the suffocating July heat. Then, they too stood on the hilltop, staring down at a grassy clearing in front of a woods.
VIDEO: Fundraiser puts fire prevention efforts in the spotlight
Making sure working smoke detectors are installed in every Terre Haute residence remains a top priority with local firefighters in a year that has seen four deaths in home fires.
- SLIDESHOW: 10 things you should buy in bulk Wholesale stores can benefit large families, but can an average family really save money there? Here are 10 things you should buy in bulk to maximize your savings.
- SLIDESHOW: Irene batters Northeast with winds, flooding Tropical Storm Irene battered New England over the weekend with high winds and torrential rains, knocking down trees and power lines and causing flooding of homes and businesses. Here is a collection of photos from upstate New York and Massachusetts.
VIDEO: Fallen police officer Brent Long honored before annual North-South football game
Braves and Patriots alike cheered in unison as a former Vigo County student-athlete was honored for his service.
VIDEO: Public packs downtown for Block Party
Thousands packed Terre Haute streets hot with sunshine Saturday for a downtown party sprawling block after block.
VIDEO: Six to face federal charges in Officer Long shooting
Six individuals accused of complicity in the death of a police officer face federal charges as law enforcement hopes to foster a sense of justice.
VIDEO: William Minnick resentenced for brutal 1981 crime
The family of a slain 1976 Terre Haute South Vigo graduate breathed a collective sigh of relief Tuesday evening when the Greencastle man convicted of her brutal murder received a maximum 160-year prison sentence.
- SLIDESHOW: 10 biggest earthquakes in eastern U.S. Earthquakes are rare on the eastern side of the country, but a handful of stronger quakes have made their mark on history. Here’s a breakdown of 10 of the largest to hit the eastern half of America, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
- SLIDESHOW: Looking for work? 30 fastest-growing jobs In a tough economy, many industries are laying off workers. So what careers are actually growing? The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists 30 jobs it projects to grow the fastest over the next several years.
- SLIDESHOW: 25 memorable high school movies Brighten up the end of your summer with a few great high school flicks. Grab your popcorn and check out this slideshow of the 25 best movies about the glory days.
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