- 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
- EDITORIAL: Noteworthy in the news
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 10, 2014
Define marriage and get it right
EDITORIAL: More time needed to study impact of additional tax cuts
Hoosiers deserve a definition of “unduly harm” from Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
MARK BENNETT: Yeah, yeah, yeah... For some grownups, first impression not so fab
We’re pretty smart here in middle America.
Our DNA carries the common-sense chromosome. From birth, Midwestern culture begins honing us into the most rational and perceptive of human beings. Sure, our prisons are full, but generally, we mean well. And we’re wise.
FLASHPOINT: Study dissects tough tax issues on business equipment, machinery
Indiana’s Legislature first got serious about eliminating personal property taxes in 1966, when Hoosiers approved a constitutional amendment separating taxes on property and personal property.
READERS FORUM: Feb. 9, 2014
• In praise of the CVS decision
• All pharmacies should follow CVS
• Stop canned deer hunts from becoming legal
• When judgment is vindicated
• American kids are behind in learning
• Donate healthy foods to the ‘Y’
• Be skeptical with facts concerning sex assaults
EDITORIAL: Delivering a message
About a month ago, as Wabash Valley communities were collectively cleaning up from what we learned was something called a Polar Vortex, we handed out nearly 20 editorial bouquets to a number of groups who, we felt, had gone above and beyond the call of duty in helping all of us cope.
RONN MOTT: Is Mother Nature color-blind?
It would appear Mother Nature does not like the grays and browns of the winter season. The snow and ice barely gets off the ground by melting and, whop, we have another snow.
Editorial: Nothing good about HJR-3
Monday marks the day when the Indiana Senate takes up the issue of placing a same-sex marriage ban in the state’s constitution. The Senate’s Rules Committee will begin hearing testimony on HJR-3 from those for and against sometime during the afternoon.
- Readers' Forum: Feb. 7, 2014
RONN MOTT: Illness
I suppose because it is in the mountains, the kids of Denver have missed some school because of snow days. But I think a great many are going to be really ill because of the way the Denver Broncos played in the Super Bowl.
EDITORIAL: Taking on tobacco
Among the most common resolutions people make to begin a new year is to quit smoking. Because tobacco is an addiction, it’s among the most difficult resolutions to keep. Stopping is not easy. In fact, the best way to attack tobacco addiction is not to start in the first place.
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 6, 2014
• Wrong solution to meth problem
• The parallels of meat and tobacco
Editorial: An impressive collaboration
Everyone in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley is aware of economic challenges plaguing the region. But they sure don’t let them stifle their generosity. United Way of the Wabash Valley is a prime example of that.
- Readers’ Forum: Feb. 5, 2014
RONN MOTT: Super Bowl sick
No sporting event in the history of mankind, not even the great, classic machine of death, the Roman Colosseum games, had so much pre-publicity as has Super Bowl 48.
LIZ CIANCONE: Few can top the tale of 18 cats
I joined the other ladies at the round table at the Sports Center the other morning, and someone asked Frieda about her cats.
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 4, 2014
As time goes on, our society’s traditions change
Education alone won’t end poverty
- EDITORIAL: Safeguarding the Wabash
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 3, 2014
Too many folks just don’t care
Appreciation for band festival
EDITORIAL: Nice reprieve for small towns
As billions of dollars in financial pressures have tightened a near-death grip on what we used to simply call the post office, many in our smaller towns have begun to see a loss of mail services.
MARK BENNETT: Remembering the less glitzy days on Manning’s road to the Super Bowl
A blur of memories.
They’ll flicker fast and furious tonight, like a spinning Rolodex, when Peyton Manning runs onto the MetLife Stadium turf in Jersey City, as a Denver Bronco, playing for a Super Bowl ring against the Seattle Seahawks. Most Hauteans will experience flashbacks, too.
READERS FORUM: Feb. 2, 2014
• Strong response to car accident
• Park sidewalks being ignored
• Look closely at 2nd Amendment
• Let kindness be contagious
• Marriage ban not about civil rights
• More to story of Roe v. Wade
• Much to learn about religions
• Grateful for the super people
FLASHPOINT: Hold all the congrats for this U.S. Congress
Now that Congress has its immense, $1.1 trillion bipartisan funding bill in hand, Capitol Hill is breathing easier. They ended the specter of a government shutdown for the moment and funded the federal budget for most of the year. The media has been commending Congress for finally doing its job.
EDITORIAL: Noteworthy in the news
When 11 athletes were inducted last night into the Indiana Track & Cross Country Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Indianapolis, four names with ties to Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley were among them.
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