Readers’ Forum: March 27, 2014
• Better option for upcoming movies
• Change needed in assessor office
Editorial: Noteworthy in the news (When spelling is a family affair)
It hasn’t happened often, but it’s always a great day when it does.
- Readers’ Forum: March 26, 2014
RONN MOTT: Flight 370
Not too many days ago, I heard a reporter refer to Flight 370 as an accident. It wasn’t an accident … it was, most likely, murder. If this aircraft went down in the Indian Ocean, we will be extremely fortunate to find the remains of the plane and any of the people on it.
LIZ CIANCONE: Memories stir desire to collect new ones
I was talking with a friend the other day, a much younger friend. Somehow the conversation turned to early memories. One of her earliest memories had to do with 9/11 and the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center towers.
Readers’ Forum: March 25, 2014
- McCain should mute criticism
- GOP tactics lead to biz tax cuts
- THN dance team competes well
- Cable company needs competition
EDITORIAL: Perfect place for pilot pre-K
National political experts closely watch Vigo County each presidential election.
Readers’ Forum: March 24, 2014
Forward progress for our businesses
Good opportunity for Woods day care
MARK BENNETT: Dues Paid, change under way
In the 1940s, Dorothy Jerse sat in a University of Illinois accounting class, listening to a guest speaker.
EDITORIAL: Banking on the future
The largest and most influential bank in the two-state region centered in Terre Haute seems to have a historical affinity for years ending in the numeral 4.
FLASHPOINT: Indiana deserves better than what recent session provided
The ageless wit Oscar Wilde once observed, “The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it.”
FLASHPOINT: House Republicans achieve legislative priorities
When the General Assembly began its work last November, as Speaker I pledged a session driven by five main issues: increased road funding, enhanced job training, early childhood education, fair business taxation and cutting government red tape.
Readers’ Forum: March 23, 2014
The economy favors Dems
Looking for an answer on gas prices
Dissatisfied with assessment appeal
Amusement from liberals
A fine police unit at ISU
Amazing work on remodeled kitchen
Heartless about health care
Don’t be confused about fat
EDITORIAL: Are you prepared?
Indiana is winding down its observance of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, a time set aside to remind us that volatile weather frequently accompanies the arrival of spring.
RONN MOTT: Catching up on the here and now
Oh my, write down the date, underline it, and say, “The guesswork in Ronn’s column the other day was wrong!”
EDITORIAL: Calm before the storms
Spring, as the saying goes, has sprung. It happened Thursday, as the March breeze pushed temps into the 50s and set up what promises to be a spectacular day in the mid-60s today.
- Readers' Forum: March 21, 2014
RONN MOTT: The Russian Bear
As I’m writing this, the official word from the Crimean election is not yet in. It doesn’t have to be … Putin would not have an election for the Crimea to ask itself out of the Ukraine back into Russia because he does not want to be embarrassed.
EDITORIAL: A place in the sun
This is Sunshine Week, named not for the approaching mild (and hopefully sunny) season of spring, but to promote openness and transparency in government at all levels.
Readers’ Forum: March 20, 2014
• Crime coverage was disrespectful
EDITORIAL: Legal questions, legal answers
When the Republican-dominated Indiana General Assembly earlier this year passed a bill trying to amend the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage, many saw it as a small-minded, homophobic, even hateful attack on gay couples and a deprivation of civil rights under the constitution.
Readers’ Forum: March 19, 2014
• Let’s stop giving them our votes
• Freedom can be abused by religion
• Maybe U.S. being a bully not so bad
• Gay marriages should be illegal
RONN MOTT: Thank you, NCAA
The MEAC, the MAAC and the MAC. Do you know? And how much do you know mixed with how much do you care? Now we know the MAC, they’re practically home boys. That’s Northern Illinois, Ball State and a handful of teams in Ohio. But you get reacquainted with some of these schools because of the NCAA Tournament.
LIZ CIANCONE: Spreading news from one ‘Liz’ to another
I received a letter the other day from a Yorkville High School classmate. It wasn’t snail mail, it was written in cursive writing and although it required more than the 3-cent stamp of my youth, it found our mailbox within a couple of days of posting.
READERS' FORUM: March 18, 2014
Don’t miss March 31 ACA enroll deadline
Athletics costs out of balance
EDITORIAL: An event worth watching
Just across that invisible boundary between campus and city, knowledge, perspectives and — yes — opinions abound on topics of vital import to our lives in the 21st century.
READERS' FORUM: March 17, 2014
Indiana livestock industry threatens our water supply
Which direction is state moving?
EDITORIAL: Legislative session produced results both good and bad
The 2014 session of the Indiana General Assembly was gaveled to a close late Thursday after a flurry of activity produced a dizzying variety of legislative action. Within hours, the session results were being both praised and cursed, largely depending on political and ideological views of government’s place in the world.
FLASHPOINT: Energy bill a no-brainer target for Pence’s veto pen
Indiana has, for many years, wrestled with the question of what policy, if any, to pursue to advance new, alternative visions of how we deal with waste, move around and grow our food. Fortunately, we’ve seen some tangible signs of progress in the Indiana General Assembly with respect to recycling, mass transit and local food systems.
READERS' FORUM: March 16, 2014
• Time for change in assessor office
• Are Indiana’s chemical storage tanks safe?
• Voters of Indiana Thinking carefully about health care
• Put an end to costly primaries
• Founders understood representation rights
• What about bridge?
• Young people don’t know rules
• So many words, so little space
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- Readers’ Forum: March 27, 2014