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
RONN MOTT: Hard Luck
If you want to know how smart the Tea Party has been, just read the headlines.
LIZ CIANCONE: Baseball’s cool days equal cold hard cash
I was driving to the grocery the other day and was startled when a few ice crystals rattled against the windshield.
READERS' FORUM: Oct.. 29, 2013
Bucshon fighting to save country
Pleased to receive Foundation grant
READERS’ FORUM: Oct. 28, 2013
The ultimate judge of evil
Health facility was top notch
MARK BENNETT: Next chapter set to begin
Use the classic Tommy Tutone song to memorize the following number …
EDITORIAL: Tribute to prowess and pride
Sporting a Gerstmeyer-orange sweater, Tommy John seemed very much at home as he stood before a banquet crowd gathered in his honor.
READERS’ FORUM: Oct. 27, 2013
Money comes first, truth comes later
Zoeller, Pence should reverse course on ACA
Blaming the poor a false perception
A great start at Meadows School
Republicans have lost it
Big words for doltish message
Help Ritz stand up to bullies
Divisions make progress difficult
FLASHPOINT: Celebrating role of newspapers in protecting free speech
Where would we be as a nation without the freedom of speech?
Ronn Mott: Navigating that kooky, spooky time of year
It’s that time of year when ghosts and goblins come out and children are coming to your front door in force during “trick or treat” nights.
EDITORIAL: A ‘scandal’ hits close to home
The latest scandal involving state government carries a distinct flavor of west-central Indiana. In case you missed it, Bruce Walkup has resigned from his position as a member of Ivy Tech’s board of trustees after a story in Sunday’s Indianapolis Star exposed off-color, crass and vulgar emails he sent repeatedly to Ivy Tech administrators and state officials.
- READERS' FORUM: Oct. 25, 2013
RONN MOTT: Last day of the festival
I had just sat down in the WAXI booth when a lady came up to me and said that I had spelled "cruller" incorrectly in the article I wrote for the Tribune-Star. So, being of a very agile mind, I quipped that spelling it with a “K” was the German spelling of this treat. Of course, I had no idea if this cruller came from Germany, but it seemed the right thing to say at the time.
EDITORIAL: Preserving Pyle’s legacy
Change, whether good or bad, is inevitable. But it’s important that when change occurs, preserving positive legacies that might otherwise be left behind is of great value.
READERS’ FORUM: Oct. 24, 2013
• Successful season for Patriot Brigade
EDITORIAL: Major step for SMWC
This time next year, if all goes well, athletes, students and fans of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College’s sports teams will have an opportunity to enjoy something brand new — their own recreation center and gymnasium.
- READERS' FORUM: Oct. 23, 2013
RONN MOTT: Terrible Teddy
Wella, wella, wella … the big-mouth fella. Full of hot air and gas, much like where he’s from, not where he wants to be in that house of white and so great he’s going to be “out of sight.”
LIZ CIANCONE: What songs are on your personal hit parade?
Is it possible that you could rattle off your 10 or 12 favorite recordings of all time on the spur of the moment?
READERS' FORUM: Oct. 22, 2013
People don’t want to read the truth
Work for all, not just your party
Reid to blame for shutdown
Blood transfusions not discouraged
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