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.
- READERS' FORUM: Nov. 15, 2013
RONN MOTT: 95th
Nov. 7, 1918, was a few days before the war to end all wars actually ended. It was 95 years ago. The last veteran who fought in that war has passed away. The growth America took after that war also has passed away and so did Prohibition, ending the sale of alcoholic drinks and giving birth to what became known as “organized crime.”
EDITORIAL: Noteworthy in the news
• A victory for Vigo voters
• One boy’s inspired generosity
• You can say that again
FLASHPOINT: Putting children before politics
I very rarely write a response to an opinion article. However, when the title of the Indianapolis Star column says, “While Ritz, Board spar, children get hurt,” I feel compelled to clear the air.
EDITORIAL: A dilemma for Dugger
So many Wabash Valley communities — a majority, to be sure — can empathize with the emotional turmoil gripping the town of Dugger in Sullivan County as it grapples with the possibility of losing its beloved high school.
- READERS' FORUM: Nov. 13, 2013
RONN MOTT: The Bully
The mess the Miami Dolphins find themselves in is a simple case of bullying. The man who would like to be rather “incognito,” Richie Incognito, is not. The entire world knows about him now and his bullying may have been sanctioned by his Miami Dolphins’ football team.
LIZ CIANCONE: Even mild forecast can give you the shivers
The local weather report the other evening included a bit of folklore. Our weather guru said that the story is that if snakes have not crawled off to winter quarters by late October, we were in for a mild winter.
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 12, 2013
• Wonderful walk on memory lane
• ‘Mini-Hitlers’ still plague world
• 'Amazing’ theater at Rose-Hulman
FLASHPOINT: Prescription for Obamacare: delay employer mandates
An email I received from Daniel in Elkhart, Ind., summarizes the experience many Hoosiers are having with the recently launched Obamacare online health insurance marketplace:
EDITORIAL: All vets deserve thanks; post 9/11 vets deserve jobs
Veterans Day began as Armistice Day, remembering those who served in the U.S. military during World War I, which ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, “a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace,” according to a congressional declaration.
MARK BENNETT: A degree of success
Determination to get that diploma Larry Bird’s deepest bond with fellow ISU alums, students
- READERS' FORUM: Nov. 10, 2013
FLASHPOINT: A common-sense Congress could strengthen our economy
My top priorities have always been to strengthen Indiana’s economy and to help create Hoosier jobs. We can all agree — Democrats and Republicans — that the recent government shutdown and the threat of failing to pay our nation’s bills were significant setbacks to this seemingly simple goal.
RONN MOTT: Obama ‘stubs toe’ — and worse — so far on Affordable Care Act
Abraham Lincoln, after losing the race for the available Senate seat (National Senate), was asked by a reporter how it felt. Mr. Lincoln said, “I feel like a sixteen-year-old boy who has just run across a field and stubbed his toe on a rock. It hurts too much to laugh and I’m too old to cry.” President Obama has run into a similar situation. He certainly has stubbed his toe on the rock of his administration, The Affordable Care Act.
- READERS' FORUM: Nov. 9, 2013
EDITORIAL: Bird’s adopted hometown's ready for big weekend
We hope visitors see a Terre Haute striving to honor its past and reach for its future. An exciting weekend is about to unfold in Terre Haute.
- READERS' FORUM: Nov. 8, 2013
RONN MOTT: ‘My team lost’
My team lost. The team I have been a fan of since 1946 lost the World Series.
I’m surprised they did as well as they did. The St. Louis Cardinals limped into the final seven games of baseball this year with perhaps the best young pitching staff, but everything else fell rather flat. Two power hitters and one was hurt early in the Series, which left only one power hitter … not enough to beat the booming Bosox.
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 7, 2013
• Pilot uplifted by all who helped
• Great heart care at Union Hospital
EDITORIAL: Danger on two wheels
Call them whatever you like — scooters, mopeds, motorized bikes, etc. — but it’s time for Indiana to come to grips with these vehicles’ expanding presence and to adopt uniform laws to regulate them, just as it does for other motor vehicles.
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- READERS' FORUM: Nov. 18, 2013