Readers’ Forum: June 10, 2014
• More frustration with gas prices
• Give vets health care they deserve
• Divine law still right to follow
• The real threat Americans face
LIZ CIANCONE: Dental gains came with far less pain
Sometimes I wonder if the “good old days” were all they are cracked up to be. I’ll give you the “old” but the jury is still out on “good.”
Readers’ Forum: June 9, 2014
• Riley students ready to advance
• Feeling deprived north of Wabash
MARK BENNETT: The road ahead
An invisible force shield — just like those found in comic books — formed a barrier between us and the edge of that road.
EDITORIAL: Cleaner environment will help boost city’s image
In Terre Haute, the difference is becoming apparent between responsible stewardship of the environment and a look-the-other-way attitude about dumping harmful materials.
FLASHPOINT: Low college attainment puts our state at a serious disadvantage
For many of us, the phrase “Big 10” brings to mind the spirited competition that comes with college sports.
LEE HAMILTON: Why I still have faith in Congress
It’s depressing to read poll after poll highlighting Americans’ utter disdain for Congress.
Readers’ Forum: June 8, 2014
• Can link to death really be denied?
• Great support
• Thanks for stirring great memories
• Group appreciates volunteers, donors
• Emission rules will cost us jobs
• We all can have impact on climate
• Good opportunity for understanding
• Good steps, but doubt remains
Readers’ forum: June 7, 2014
• Tommy John’s story hits home
RONN MOTT: Remembering America’s heroes
I hope many of you read Parade Magazine (the one in the Sunday Tribune-Star) about the two young men buried side by side at Arlington National Cemetery.
EDITORIAL: Ernie Pyle’s words told a personal story
Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the day when Allied Forces led by the United States military invaded France on the beaches at Normandy. It was the crucial turning point of World War II against Nazi Germany. To observe this somber anniversary, we have given this page’s editorial space the past three days to the columns written by Ernie Pyle in the invasion’s aftermath. Pyle filed three columns about D-Day that were circulated widely in American newspapers beginning June 12, 1944. The first appeared Wednesday. The second appeared Thursday. This is the final column.
- Readers' Forum: June 6, 2014
RONN MOTT: Radio Movement
It seems as if the radio market is living up to the show business reputation of the only thing constant is change.
EDITORIAL: Ernie Pyle walked the beaches of Normandy
NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 16, 1944 — I took a walk along the historic coast of Normandy in the country of France.
It was a lovely day for strolling along the seashore. Men were sleeping on the sand, some of them sleeping forever. Men were floating in the water, but they didn’t know they were in the water, for they were dead.
Readers’ Forum: June 5, 2014
• Word of thanks for kind support
EDITORIAL: Remembering D-Day — in the words of Ernie Pyle
NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 12, 1944 — Due to a last-minute alteration in the arrangements, I didn’t arrive on the beachhead until the morning after D-day, after our first wave of assault troops had hit the shore. By the time we got here the beaches had been taken and the fighting had moved a couple of miles inland. All that remained on the beach was some sniping and artillery fire, and the occasional startling blast of a mine geysering brown sand into the air. That plus a gigantic and pitiful litter of wreckage along miles of shoreline.
RONN MOTT: The Stench of the VA
The Veterans Administration medical service has been an ill-run situation for American veterans for years. It goes back to Richard Nixon’s inability to get anything done, to John Kennedy permitting the use of Agent Orange to get rid of the foliage in Vietnam.
LIZ CIANCONE: Programs from past can still be the best
I was playing with the channel selector the other evening and lucked upon my Best Friend’s favorite movie. We sat up until all hours until the credits for “Twelve O’clock High” signaled that it was all over.
Readers’ Forum: June 3, 2014
Appreciation for city forester
Readers’ Forum: June 2, 2014
• Strong support to keep seniors safe
• Getting under the liberals’ skin
MARK BENNETT: Generational ‘Catch 22’
Baby Boomers’ long run of cultural dominance gradually gives way to America’s 22-year-olds
EDITORIAL: Rape, sexual assault demand greater attention
When the facts, figures, commentary and analysis about the devastating impact of rape in our society have been consumed, the daunting, even haunting, question is: What can we do to stop it?
FLASHPOINT: Strong copyright law supports journalism and informed communities
Every day, city hall reporters at local newspapers distill hours of city council meetings into cogent stories that inform readers about how their elected officials are spending their tax dollars.
Readers’ forum: June 1, 2014
• Great support for voter stickers
• In search of some answers
• Turner affair does not pass smell test
• We’ve fallen so far so fast
• Teacher standards should not change
FLASHPOINT: Teens need comprehensive, accurate education about sex
May and June are exciting months for our teens. Proms, graduations and the usual end-of-school-year milestones are rites of passages we all anticipate and enjoy.
RONN MOTT: The dangers of a melting shelf
According to the scientists who study and know about these things, the west Antarctic ice sheet is melting faster than expected, and the resulting rise in sea levels will change the globe in all parts of the world.
Editorial: GOP takes up marriage battle — again
All eyes will focus on Indiana’s dominant political party next week as it meets to nominate candidates to statewide office for the fall election. But nominating candidates won’t be the item on the Indiana GOP convention’s agenda that garners the most attention. Rather, the public will be watching how delegates handle a proposal to reintroduce the concept of supporting the state’s same-sex marriage ban, which was deleted from the party’s platform during a previous convention.
- Readers’ Forum: May 30, 2014
RONN MOTT: Not too short to kill
The young man who went on a 10-minute rampage killing six people and wounding others was pathologically upset with his situation in life. He was deeply depressed by the fact he had been rejected by some of the women at a local college, UC Santa Barbara, in California.
Editorial: Sycamores march on into NCAA baseball tourney
The traditional academic year at Indiana State University ended earlier this month, so a quieter time has fallen over the Terre Haute campus. But Sycamore pride is swelling this week nonetheless. ISU’s baseball team was selected on Monday to the field of 64 for the 2014 NCAA Baseball Tournament.
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