READERS’ FORUM: Nov. 26, 2013
• Include Wea in Terre Haute’s ‘Walk of Fame’
• You can pardon a holiday turkey
• Rebuffed by Bennett
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 25, 2013
• Bosma wrong on marriage debate
• Savings Bank was key event sponsor
EDITORIAL: ISU’s plan will help fuel positive developments
When it comes to long-term visions for improvements in Terre Haute, the involvement of Indiana State University typically means a project will happen. As its recent track record shows, ISU generally turns its plans into realities.
EDITORIAL: Tough, tedious, important work ahead for jail group
“What is a committee?” Mark Twain once asked. “A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit, to do the unnecessary.”
MARK BENNETT: Letter from coach’s young daughter put pro sports, Christmas in perspective
Most of us sympathize with people forced to work on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
That list is growing, now that Black Friday has morphed into Black Thursday, causing retail employees to join doctors, nurses, hospital staffers, police, firefighters, emergency responders, military members, convenience store clerks, road crews and media to spend holidays at work. Ideally, we’ll feel gratitude when we require their services on those special days. Too often, their sacrificed time gets taken for granted.
Terry Leonard wanted the executives to remember her dad, and their family, at Christmastime.
And, amazingly, they listened.
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 24, 2013
• Tech fails, but change positive
• Terre Haute Take care of your own trash, please
• What about the women?
• Another view of a physician’s life
• Could you follow these instructions?
• Just more lies from politicians
FLASHPOINT: Dogged journalism is a blessing, not a curse
Let’s start with the obvious: A democracy needs intelligence agencies. It needs to know what’s happening in the world — and understand the plans of allies and enemies — to keep the nation prepared and secure.
THOMAS L. STEIGER: Cultural tendencies are what unite and divide us
For the last 10 days a story has been circulating on the Internet adapted from the original source in Tufts Magazine.
Ronn Mott: Memories of long ago Thanksgivings
Like many youngsters growing up in this part of Indiana, the holidays were always something full of good times and, of course, going to Grandma’s house.
Readers’ Forum: November 23, 2013
Common sense or just nonsense?
Why all the air evacuations?
EDITORIAL: A moment in time
Dec. 7, 1941.
Sept. 11, 2001.
Nov. 22, 1963.
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 22, 2013
Nominations open for Polaris award
Frustrated by city’s response
RONN MOTT: I remember
Someone said the other day everyone remembers where they were the day John Kennedy was shot. I certainly do.
EDITORIAL: Noteworthy in the news
• North Patriots on the march
• Chasing championship in Linton
• You can say that again
• Reader poll results
• New web poll
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 21, 2013
• Bleeding green at West Vigo HS
• Fundraiser a great success
EDITORIAL: Thomas right to withdraw from Carter-Walkup probe
The issue of ethics in the public sphere is ever-present, even though it sometimes flies under the proverbial radar. Its importance, however, should never be underestimated.
We call your attention to one of the recent scandals in state government (yes, there have been several) involving people with local connections.
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 20, 2013
• More liberal shortsightedness
• Food no longer tried and true
RONN MOTT: Too Much
I’ve been very fortunate, so far, in my lifetime. I’ve not been hit with any major disease that could, ultimately, kill me. I’ve only been under the knife twice and neither operation was life threatening … tonsils and a kidney stone too large to extract in a normal way.
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 19, 2013
• Candle lighting honors children
• Join the fun of Girl Scouts
LIZ CIANCONE: The greatest invention ever? Frozen orange juice
We were talking the other day and someone posed the question: “What do you think has been the greatest invention of all time?”
EDITORIAL: An ethics test for Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett, who as Indiana’s state superintendent of public instruction just loved to give grades to students, teachers and schools, soon will get a grade of his own — on an ethics test.
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 18, 2013
Very pleased with child care center
Wrong directionon health care
Larry’s Lessons: On a beautiful fall day at Hulman Center
I attended the unveiling of the Larry Bird statue on Saturday, Nov. 9, and found the proceedings to be wonderful.
EDITORIAL: A dysfunction produced by one-party dominance
The emergence of two-party government in the last decade has been healthy for Vigo County.
FLASHPOINT: Same-sex marriage battle not good for state’s future
For those who can still bear to look, Indiana’s unemployment rate remains stuck above 8 percent.
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 17, 2013
What do you know about distracted driving?
Patriotism on display at vets museum
Here’s what’s governing nation
Bird’s legend the greatest gift of all
Mott misses boat on health care
Celebrating JA of Wabash Valley
RONN MOTT: Facing the stark realities of cold autumn weather
I would guess that the poet and the song writer are not around, or don’t care, when the leaves of brown come tumbling down in the rain. We seem to have autumn forever fixed in our minds with blue skies, soft breezes and yellows and reds and golden leaves slipping past us on a beautiful autumn day.
- READERS' FORUM: Nov. 16, 2013
EDITORIAL: Doing right on access issues
Being transparent in government is a noble principle and worthy cause. But it can sometimes become a daunting exercise for public officials when it doesn’t need to be.
FLASHPOINT: A pledge to work together with respect, civility
Indiana’s students and schools have made great progress in recent years. According to the latest scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), Indiana is improving at the second-fastest rate of any state in the country. We owe this progress to the hard work of our students, teachers and the parents and school reformers everywhere who have insisted that we hold ourselves to high standards.
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