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.
- READERS' FORUM: Nov. 6, 2013
RONN MOTT: ‘It's a job’
I was recently talking to Jim Meece, Republican Parke County commissioner and history teacher at Turkey Run High School. (WAXI 104.9) We talked about many things … one of them being Congress and what they’re supposed to do.
LIZ CIANCONE: Extra hour gives more time to reset all the clocks
At the risk of becoming a bore, I really hate daylight saving time.
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 5, 2013
• Meijer better in northside location
• Voters’ voice in government
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 4, 2013
Still, the shame of Benghazi
Park field trip took many great efforts
Time’s now to join literary group
EDITORIAL: Donnelly seeks wide effort in closing skills gap
Decreasing the unemployment rate is a serious concern across America, particularly in Indiana and especially in Terre Haute.
MARK BENNETT: Brad Fenton and friends set dominos in motion to make Larry Bird statue a reality
The idea has been out there for awhile, floating.
Locals in the 1980s, ’90s and 2000s would say, “They need to put up a statue of Larry Bird. I mean, one of the all-time greatest basketball players played right here in Terre Haute at Indiana State University.”
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 3, 2013
• Another look at school security
• Great support for League march
• Terre Haute School activities creating a buzz
• Both parties must share blame
• Two rockers stolen from front porch
FLASHPOINT: How to improve the road ahead for our government
One of the more amazing spectacles in the days after the government shutdown ended was the obsession in Washington with who won and who lost in the showdown. Yes, the capital is focused on next year’s elections, but honestly! There was only one real loser, and that was the American people.
RONN MOTT: Thoughts about the ‘Redskins’ controversy
I am not amused by the uproar for the Washington NFL team to stop calling themselves the “Redskins.” I think it is, frankly, much to do about nothing.
- READERS' FORUM: Nov. 1, 2013
RONN MOTT: Confederate States of America
During the government shutdown a handful of veterans and a whole bunch of Tea Party activists picked up the fencing that blocked the WWII Memorial and dropped it in front of the White House. And then they began to wave the Confederate flag.
EDITORIAL: Turning away from gay-marriage ban
A few weeks ago, Indiana legislators were asked by a conservative group that supports placing a same-sex marriage ban in the state’s constitution to declare their positions on the matter.
READERS' FORUM: Oct. 31, 2013
• Rational answer to free-lunch gripe
EDITORIAL: Noteworthy in the News
Gremlins and goblins will be out in force tonight and Thursday as communities across the Wabash Valley celebrate Halloween. It will be a fun and colorful holiday period that people like to enjoy in a variety of ways.
- READERS' FORUM: Oct. 30, 2013
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