EDITORIAL: More untimely inattention to Indiana’s roads and highways
Good roads are a luxury item in Indiana.
THOMAS L. STEIGER: Fostering creativity prime mission in teaching
As part of ISU’s College of Arts and Science’s Community Semester program, I organized a panel discussion on creativity by a panel of what some would call members of the Wabash Valley’s “creative class.”
MARK BENNETT: Blessings of a long, cold, snowy winter
As spring, summer arrive, Hoosiers will appreciate icy months (well, maybe a little)
READERS' FORUM: Feb. 23, 2014
• A specimen of bad policy
• And up it goes
• It is past time to talk about rape, sex assault
• Religion is best spread peacefully
• Fugitive thoughts on a winter day
• America taking steps backward
• Being respectful, not anonymous
• Kind help on a cold morning
• Let us throw another stone on the pile
FLASHPOINT: Local control over the business personal property tax good option
I have a tremendous respect for Indiana’s local leaders.
FLASHPOINT: Did legislators place bad bet on Common Core?
A comedian once observed that the reason they call it “horse sense” is because horses don’t bet on people.
EDITORIAL: Noteworthy in the news
These folks couldn’t be nicer
RONN MOTT: Shirley Temple was sweet as you can be
The year I was born, Shirley Temple was the richest actress in America and, certainly, the most beloved of actresses as well.
Editorial: A strong move forward for elections
In a little more than two months, voters will go to the polls for what is known as the midterm primary election. Although this is not a presidential election year (everyone can breathe a sigh of relief for that), there are major races on the ballot, including congressional, statehouse and courthouse. It is important to note that major progress is occurring this year in the process of conducting local elections. Thanks to a progressive move by the state and quick response from Vigo County, 18 new vote centers will be available for the first time for the May 6 primary.
- Readers' Forum: Feb. 21, 2014
RONN MOTT: The Olympics
I have to say these Olympics are doing well. Especially since it’s the Winter Olympics and they seem to be doing it without snow! It isn’t the first Olympics to manufacture snow for ski slopes and such, and the way the weather is going, it may not be the last.
EDITORIAL: And now for a break, kind of
The numbers on the page, the monitor or on the TV screen tell a story that should make us all breathe a sigh of relief.
READERS' FORUM: Feb. 20, 2014
• Take another look at Terre Haute
• The state that adapts, adopts
EDITORIAL: A first step for Indiana
The battle over same-sex marriage is far from over in Indiana, but the state can now take a deep breath and ponder how it may want to proceed.
- READERS' FORUM: Feb. 19, 2014
RONN MOTT: Another death
Michael Dunn was attending his son’s wedding. With him, his fiance, or girlfriend, and he had driven her to a nearby convenience store, pulled up beside an SUV that was blaring its music loud enough to hear on the moon, and it made Dunn angry. An argument about the music ensued and it did not get quieter. Dunn said something to his lady friend about really hating this thug music. There was movement inside the SUV and Dunn said he saw the barrel of a shotgun and decided to defend himself. He shot up the SUV and killed a teenage boy.
LIZ CIANCONE: Valentine’s more fun when we were young
I, for one, am glad that it’s over and I have a year before I’m asked to buy a goodie for my valentine.
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 18, 2014
Founders were indeed ‘devout’
Firm definition is what we need
All handouts equal
EDITORIAL: Distinction of honor
People often describe Bobby “Slick” Leonard as the face of Indiana basketball.
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 17, 2014
Utility billing process unfair
Voters must demand court information
EDITORIAL: Wholesomely Hoosier
All sorts of twists on Indiana’s new brand
FLASHPOINT: Manufactured statistics, exaggerated claims make meth battle more difficult
Indiana has many societal problems. One of the most serious is the use of methamphetamine. Meth destroys families, ruins lives and costs taxpayers millions of dollars in law enforcement and meth cleanup efforts.
READERS FORUM: Feb. 16, 2014
• Wrong direction on income issues
• Vet, staff at Brown gave caring service
• Worried about governor’s words
• Drying up stream of public support
• We have passed the tipping point
• Making sure the poor get poorer
• It’s all relative
• Support needed for Catholic school
• Great response from center
KIEL MAJEWSKI: Can’t we all just embrace the common good?
Note: After HJR-3 failed to pass the Indiana Senate, state Sen. Mike Delph of Carmel took to Twitter to air his views in a prolonged, frank series of tweets that drew much attention on Thursday and Friday. Delph supported HJR-3. This is my open letter to Senator Delph.
MARK BENNETT: Healing Indiana’s Achilles’ heel
Illinois served as the easy target.
At that moment.
EDITORIAL: Noteworthy in the news: IU will honor Ernie Pyle
Cheers today to Indiana University, which says it will, at long last, honor Indiana favorite son Ernie Pyle, the famed World War II correspondent, with a bronze statue on the Bloomington campus.
RONN MOTT: The Beatles were ‘once in lifetime’
The nation at large is remembering The Beatles coming to America and their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. I remember them almost costing me a bunch of money. As it turned out, they did not.
EDITORIAL: Renovating Hulman Center
Hulman Center changed the face of Terre Haute and Indiana State University’s campus when it opened in 1973. It was a modern venue for sports and entertainment that the community had never before experienced. Time, as it does on so-called brick-and-mortar structures, has taken its toll. While Hulman Center has been well-maintained through the years and still enjoys a good reputation as a destination venue for a variety of events, the time has come for more serious discussions about major renovations.
- READERS' FORUM: Feb. 14, 2014
RONN MOTT: Woody Allen
Woody Allen — writer, comedian, film maker, actor, director — has recently been accused of sexually molesting one of the adopted children of Mia Farrow. I don’t believe it.
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