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.
EDITORIAL: Warm hearts melt the frost
This frigid, snowy winter has dealt harsh circumstances for Wabash Valley residents, but warm hearts have responded in the tough times. The list of noble gestures grew this week and deserves notice.
READERS FORUM: Feb. 13, 2014
• Expressing thanks for helping students
MARK BENNETT: Quest for the perfect Valentine’s Day gesture may not involve gifts
You’ll need a broom, a pickup truck, trash bins, shop hooks and aspirin.
Filming a “Sanford and Son” remake? Preparing for the apocalypse?
- EDITORIAL: Enhanced law will do more to protect kids
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 12, 2014
• Sandbagging the time zone issue in Indiana
• Learning, excelling at McLean school
RONN MOTT: Pete Seeger
I was saddened to learn that Pete Seeger had passed away. He died in his home along the Hudson River in upstate New York. You think of folk songs and you think of the hill country of the Appalachians, and perhaps the dusty plains of the American southwest. But Pete Seeger was born in New York City. He was born to musical parents and his father was studying folk music and going where it was played. Young Pete went with his dad.
LIZ CIANCONE: Why do we bother that rodent on a cold day?
I have a bone to pick with Punxsutawney Phil. I may have to get in line or take a number, but I am willing to wait it out.
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 11, 2014
Dangerous path was set long ago
Right approach on meth abuse
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