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 —
EDITORIAL: Noteworthy in the news
In the competitive and highly entertaining world of collegiate athletics, Sunday is akin to a national holiday. At 6 p.m., the NCAA will announce the field and seedings of its 2014 Division I men’s basketball tournament.
RONN MOTT: One and done, 2014 style
Hoosiers, this time of the year, turn their minds and emotions to the grand old game of “hoops.”
EDITORIAL: Our children in poverty
An important gauge for measuring the long-term prospects of a community is the well-being of its children. For all the effort and progress Vigo County has made in rebuilding the economy and improving its quality of life, chronic problems with the welfare of its children still exist.
READERS' FORUM: March 14, 2014
• ISU officers should stay on campus
• Good reasons why guns are needed
• Salute to Jake
RONN MOTT: Ukraine 2
The situation in the Ukraine should let us know plainly, and openly, the old saying about a leopard never changing its spots is true. Vladimir Putin is a KGB officer, grew up a communist and, from all appearances, still believes like a communist.
EDITORIAL: Meth battle never ends
It’s been more than a decade since local police officials declared methamphetamine as “public enemy No. 1.”
READERS' FORUM: March 13, 2014
• Celebrating the Girl Scouts
• Challenging the politicians
EDITORIAL: Warm thoughts on a cool day (Part III)
• Resolving to praise ISU
• Right down our alley
- READERS' FORUM: March 12, 2014
RONN MOTT: SAWS
A few days ago we talked to John Anderson of the Greencastle Presbyterian Church. He’s the coordinator for a mission of the church that builds ramps and stairs for those who are physically handicapped in Putnam County.
EDITORIAL: Thinking warm thoughts (Part II of III)
• Renewing a local library commitment
LIZ CIANCONE: We’re not only ones ready for springtime
During the most recent of our numerous descents into polar temperatures, I was astounded to see a dozen or more robins up to their ankles in snow. They were fluffed out to about twice their normal size. I suppose that was an effort to provide a bit of feathered insulation against the cold.
READERS' FORUM: March 11, 2014
• Meat-free path to the fountain of youth
• Faulty point?
EDITORIAL: Warm thoughts on cool days (Part I of III)
• Something good’s brewing
• Y we can’t take it for granted
FLASHPOINT: Where Congress falls short, and where it doesn’t
At a public gathering the other day, someone asked me how I’d sum up my views on Congress. It was a good question because it forced me to step back from worrying about the current politics of Capitol Hill and take a longer view.
READERS' FORUM: March 10, 2014
• Our government’s heart and soul
• A plea for more give and take
MARK BENNETT: New public-access point begins quest to create more spots to experience river
Fairness holds no power over the Wabash River.
EDITORIAL: Ads on the sides of school buses? What have we come to?
Ads on the sides of school buses do not constitute a sign of the apocalypse. Western civilization will survive.
Flashpoint: President should stop Medicare Advantage cuts
Virtually all elected officials — Republicans and Democrats — share the goal of increasing access to affordable health insurance and helping families receive the best coverage to meet their specific needs.
Readers’ Forum: March 9, 2014
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
RONN MOTT: Radio now a long lost love
I fell in love with radio when I was 16, just a few short weeks before my 17th birthday. The man who did the deed and hired me was Adlai Ferguson.
EDITORIAL: Noteworthy in the news
Welcome to girls teams, fans
You can say that again
Reader Poll results
EDITORIAL: What do Sony cutbacks mean?
It is easy to understand why shivers run down local people’s spines whenever rumors hit the streets about Sony DADC’s plant on Terre Haute’s east side. With more than 1,400 people currently employed in Sony’s production and distribution facilities, the community has grown somewhat dependent on the economic stability Sony provides.
- Readers’ Forum: March 7, 2014
RONN MOTT: Knicks
The big noise in the NBA is whether Carmelo Anthony will stay with the New York Knicks or go elsewhere.
If my memory serves, and it doesn’t always, Carmelo left the Denver Nuggets, the team that drafted him, to play in the bright lights of the Big Apple. It was loudly proclaimed at the time that Carmelo wanted to play for a championship team. The Knicks’ ownership bought a bunch of players and spent a whole bunch of money to aid Carmelo in helping the Knicks to get to a championship.
EDITORIAL: More ill will against gays
If you’re a feral cat wandering freely through a trailer park in Indiana, the General Assembly has taken action to make your life better.
Readers’ Forum: March 6, 2014
Utilities do need tighter regulation
Great work by TV sports staff
Editorial: A good place for persistence
The topic of Gov. Mike Pence’s effectiveness as the state’s top governmental leader during this year’s General Assembly will be hashed and rehashed after the session closes down in the next couple of weeks. At best, the first-term governor will get mixed marks.
- Readers’ Forum: March 5, 2014
RONN MOTT: Abraham Lincoln and George Washington
I remember when by edict the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington were lumped into a single celebration called “Presidents Day.” I thought it was stupid then, and I still do.
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