TERRE HAUTE —
plants new seed
On April 26, CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center hosted an event called “Sowing Seeds of Peace: A Celebration of Spring” at the Apple House. Our purpose was to introduce people to our concept of forgiveness as a seed for peace. This was the first time we have ever done such an event, which featured a wine and beer tasting amid the beautiful foliage of a greenhouse.
We could not have been more pleased with the support from the community. We had a great turnout and received lots of positive feedback. CANDLES owes every bit of the positive response to our wonderful volunteer co-hosts and sponsors.
I would like to thank our co-chairs: Whitney Gurman-Roberts and Mike Roberts, and Patrick and Lindsay Fazio. They were outstanding leaders of this event. We could not have done it without them and our talented co-hosts, including Katie Shane, Susan Snider Turner, Megan Marvin, Teresa Shaffer, Paige Preusse and Rachel Leslie. These volunteers, aka “Team Awesome,” planned and pulled off an incredible amount of detailed work, and they did it with grace, humor, generosity and positivity. Terre Haute is fortunate to have such a great group of people who give of themselves for the good of the community.
I would also like to thank our generous sponsors for the event. The Apple House was a fantastic venue, and Ryan and Tom Cummins and staff were great to work with. Another big thank you goes to Lori Knight and Bourbon and Canal, as well as all the excellent wine and beer vendors who shared their products and expertise with our attendees.
Thanks also to Simple to Elegant, Midwest Printing, Large Ink, WTWO, Clabber Girl, The Copper Bar, Complete Outdoor, Transformations Salon and Spa, Barcelona Tapas Restaurant, and Forget-Me-Not Custom Gifts and Parties. You helped us create a great event at minimal cost so that funds raised can support our work.
Above all, I would like to thank our community for supporting the mission of CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center, which is to shine a light on the Holocaust and the story of Eva Kor, to create an empowered community of critical thinkers who will illuminate the world with hope, healing, respect, and responsibility. Check out our website, www.candles
more upcoming events.
— Kiel Majewski,
CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center
We must speak of
Arthur Feinsod’s letter of April 29, 2013, shows that he does not understand Islam and the threat it poses to the West. In his book “Religion of Peace? Islam’s War Against the World,” Gregory M. Davis explains the threat Islam poses to the West and writes:
“For those of us aware of the problem, we must resolve to speak candidly what we know to be true about Islam, what it is and what it has done. We mustn’t be cowed by charges of ‘racism’ or ‘xenophobia;’ we mustn’t be afraid of ridicule or ostracism by elements whose careers have been made peddling soft, comfortable fictions; and we mustn’t be afraid even of paying the ultimate price. Clearly, Islam’s true believers are willing to kill and die for their cause. If some of us are not at least willing to die for ours, we are surely lost. From the bloody deeds of Muhammad, to the Armenian Genocide to the terrorist jihadists of today, we must speak the truth candidly and the consequences be damned.”
— Hal Strahm
Bowen huge friend
of Taft Institute
The front-page article in Tuesday’s (May 7) Tribune-Star reporting the death of former Gov. Otis Bowen brought back many memories of Bowen’s support and encouragement to C.W. (Will) Engelland’s well-known Robert Taft Institute on practical politics conducted in the summers at ISU for many years.
When the teachers who enrolled in the institute gathered for their end-of-session banquet, Dr. Bowen was often the principal speaker of the evening. He enthusiastically supported Engelland and ISU in these institutes, and if at all possible made arrangements to attend and take part.
The institutes, of course, studied the two-party system, and Republican Bowen and Democrat Engelland worked together in political education projects for Hoosiers with the greatest respect for one another.
— Pat (Mrs. C.W.) Engelland
TERRE HAUTE —
GUEST EDITORIAL: Congress now free from the threat of too much work
The headline on the Congress-watching newspaper Politico said it all: “Done.”
RONN MOTT: A friend celebrates his 90th
I went to Charlie Fox’s 90th birthday party Sunday last. He was standing greeting people as they came in the door. I never saw him sit down even one time. He looked more like a man celebrating his 60th rather than his 90th.
Editorial: Bring on the ‘Miracle’
For five miraculous years, Terre Haute’s Christmas festival on a Friday night in early December has grown and prospered.
- Readers’ Forum: Dec. 6, 2013
RONN MOTT: Cigars
Leaving Baesler’s Market the other day, making my round of errands, I started to re-light my cigar. It was left over from the day before and I did not place it in the humidor. It had gotten too dry, so I threw it into my garbage sack asking myself the question, “Why do I do this?” Well, I do it because I enjoy it.
TRIBUNE-STAR EDITORIAL: Changing attitudes demand GOP action
From all indications, the Republican Party’s legislative leadership will punt away in its next session the opportunity to make a good decision on behalf of all Hoosiers about placing a same-sex marriage ban in the state’s constitution.
READERS’ FORUM: Dec. 5, 2013
• Anarchy is in the ‘tea’ leaves
Editorial: Help us spread holiday cheer
The kind and generous people of the Wabash Valley are called upon often to help those less fortunate. We are proud to live an area where that call never goes unanswered.
- Readers’ Forum: Dec. 4, 2013
RONN MOTT: Cats, Inc.
I suppose we should give her a cake and a candle, but she would be happier with a handful of “treats” you can find wherever you shop for groceries. I’m talking about the two-year anniversary of the first cat we adopted. If we had known there were going to be more, her name probably would have been different. She was Orange Crush, a small, bedraggled, starving, Golden Tabby female that wandered into our yard a little after Thanksgiving. She had been badly maltreated.
MS. TAKES: Plenty of downsides to tree with candlelight
I had been spinning my wheels over Thanksgiving preparations the other day, so my Best Friend took me out for breakfast — a little luxury I never tire of. Our friend, Bill, stopped by our table to offer holiday felicitations and the conversation turned, as it often does this time of year, to Christmas.
READERS’ FORUM: Dec. 3, 2013
• Prestige chosen over practicality
• Tea partiers love country, freedom
• Same old clowns
LIZ CIANCONE: Plenty of downsides to tree with candlelight
I had been spinning my wheels over Thanksgiving preparations the other day, so my Best Friend took me out for breakfast — a little luxury I never tire of.
Readers’ Forum: Dec. 3, 2013
Prestige chosen over practicality
Tea partiers love country, freedom
Same old clowns
EDITORIAL: For NESC, transparency best option
The five-member board of the Northeast School Corp. of Sullivan County is in the midst of tough times as it faces a difficult decision on the future of its schools, including Union High School in Dugger.
Readers’ Forum: Dec. 2, 2013
‘Ask not …’: Living by the words we speak
MARK BENNETT: ABA’s record proves Bobby Leonard’s a legit Hall of Famer
Bobby Leonard symbolized the feisty competitive flair of the old ABA.
EDITORIAL: Preserving, improving our parks
Few amenities more greatly affect the quality of life in Terre Haute than its public parks.
FLASHPOINT: Getting right with history
I am ornery enough to never much worry about whether I am on the “right” side of history.
READERS’ FORUM: Dec. 1, 2013
The dangers of aggressive driving
Thanks to Lowe’s for great work
Another ‘Miracle’ set for Friday
Obama lies with malicious intent
Down the path to nowhere
Remembering to help needy
Jihadis, be careful what you wish for
Hanging on to people’s rights
No more trespassers thanks to mayor
RONN MOTT: Collett Park Christmas Walk always a special event
Since I live right across the street from Collett Park, I enjoy very much this particular neighborhood. And since I have walked around it a few times, I’m familiar with the 0.8 of a mile it takes to walk around the park. The Christmas Walk is a walk around the neighborhood. There were approximately 15 homes involved and open to the public this year
EDITORIAL: Noteworthy in the news
An expansion of county parks
A teacher, visionary and leader
Reader poll results
READERS’ FORUM: Nov. 29, 2013
Cooperation helps enhance security
RONN MOTT: Rule Changes
Watching the beginning of a new basketball season reminds me of my attempt to play basketball in high school. On the B-team, at a township high school my freshman and sophomore years, I fouled out of a great many basketball games.
EDITORIAL: To be solemn, reverent and grateful
Its label is “Thanksgiving.” As Abraham Lincoln first proclaimed this national holiday in 1863, this 24-hour period celebrates our blessings, to be “solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American people.”
READERS’ FORUM: Nov. 28, 2013
Governor can put words into action
Editorial: Newspapers’ greatest day
Those who are limited in their news intake or gain most of their information from broadcast or Internet sources may be under the false impression that newspapers are a dying institution. They may believe that readers and advertisers have abandoned the traditional newspaper, be it print or digital, in favor of some other sort of news flow that relies on shallow streams of broadcast fluff or, even worse, social media.More astute observers of media trends and those who are discerning about the information they consume are quite aware that this newspaper doomsday scenario just ain’t so.
- Readers’ Forum: Nov. 27, 2013
RONN MOTT: A Hornet’s Nest
I seem to have kicked over a hornet’s nest in my criticism of the American health care system.
The basic fact of the matter is this: We do not have, in America, the highest-rated health care system. We are not in the top 10, nor top 20, but somewhere in the middle 30s. Yet we pay more for our health care than any other nation in the world.
LIZ CIANCONE: Mourning a death is a personal exercise
One does not properly “celebrate” an assassination, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to be reminded that there are a lot of nuts out there. Coverage this past week of the anniversary of the Kennedy assassination still has the power to disturb, but all the theories won’t undo the facts.
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- GUEST EDITORIAL: Congress now free from the threat of too much work