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.
Readers' Forum: May 29, 2014
• Perspective a valuable asset
• Celebrate other food options
• Grass has grown to a level above
- Readers' Forum: May 28, 2014
RONN MOTT: Decoration Day 2014
As I understand the history of Memorial Day, it began in upper New York State and the ladies of various churches putting flowers on the graves of fallen Civil War soldiers.
Liz Ciancone: Jail? He’ll cross that bridge when he gets to it
Sometimes when I’m feeling as if I’m running on empty, someone will toss me an offbeat idea I would never have been able to dream up on my own. And so it was when a friend brought me a clipping from her hometown newspaper over in Illinois.
- Readers Forum: May 27, 2014
FLASHPOINT: Alliance champions area collaboration
Too often it is not the lack of funding that causes initiatives to stall and fail but the lack of a process to mobilize action.
Readers’ forum: May 26, 2014
• Opposition not fueled by racism
• Show our police respect, support
Transformative changes: Five ways to strengthen Terre Haute’s ‘festival park’
Without realizing it, the crowds walking through Fairbanks Park during this week’s Banks of the Wabash Festival are paying tribute to two eras of visionaries.
Editorial: Never too late for another tradition at the Indy 500
The Indianapolis 500 endures on a unique mix of tradition and change.
- Readers' Forum: May 25, 2014
Flashpoint: Consumer-driven health care key to solving Indiana challenges
As physicians, we have a core principle belief that every citizen should have the opportunity to access quality, affordable healthcare. Unfortunately, too many of our citizens go without basic, necessary care for a variety of reasons, a problem that is particularly acute for low-income Hoosiers.
Get ready for more of same
I felt a brief surge of hope about Congress a few weeks ago. It was returning from Easter recess, and Capitol Hill was filled with talk about immigration reform, a minimum-wage bill, a spending bill to keep the government operating, and maybe even funding for transportation infrastructure. But, as I said, it was brief.
Ronn Mott: Always sad when good die young
I think I’ve written or talked about funerals since I came back to Indiana in 1986. I had gone to about six or seven funerals or visitations at that point in time. Since then, I have attended approximately 50 or so of them.
This past week I went to a visitation for Bradley Deetz.
EDITORIAL: Noteworthy in the news
Another great year on the track
Heavy hearts for nun’s passing
- Readers’ Forum: May 23, 2014
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