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
READERS' FORUM: Oct. 21, 2013
Don’t back down to the extremists
Renovations are part of pool costs
EDITORIAL: Praise for centrist coalition
It is sad that the work performed this month by Indiana’s Joe Donnelly and 13 other U.S. senators stands out.
MARK BENNETT: One-ring blues?
Minutes before kickoff tonight, the Lucas Oil Stadium tech crew should play Sam Cooke’s classic, “(What a) Wonderful World” over the sound system.
READERS' FORUM: Oct. 20, 2013
• Kudos to Sen. Joe Donnelly
• Telling the story of climate change
• Don’t overlook 13th and Hulman for aquatic center
• Is discrimination a demeaning act?
• Appreciation for contribution
• Extravaganza fun, inexpensive
• Cemetery vandals show no respect
• Two-party system is failing America
FLASHPOINT: Hard-hitting ads are effective in preventing tobacco use, saving lives By
Reducing tobacco use is one of the most important things we can do to improve the health of Hoosiers. Education campaigns to alert of the dangers of tobacco use are critical, as are pointing them to resources to help them quit.
RONN MOTT: Watching people — and the world — stroll by in downtown Rockville
I used to think of myself as a people person, but this recent Congress, made up of people, has totally changed my mind.
EDITORIAL: Noteworthy in the news: Welcome to Pre-Nats visitors
Ever since Vigo County earned the distinction as the national Mecca for intercollegiate cross-country athletes, the annual NCAA Pre-Nationals has been a premier event at the LaVern Gibson Cross Country Course on the county’s east side.
- READERS' FORUM: Oct. 18, 2013
RONN MOTT: SAY WHAT?
A freshman senator with less than a year’s service in the Senate becomes the ideological leader of the Tea Party Republicans in the House of Representatives. SAY WHAT?
EDITORIAL: The ‘fix’ won’t last for long
An agreement was finally reached to put a stop — temporarily, at least — to the dysfunction gripping our nation’s capital. Yet all that really changes is the urgency of the problem. There are certainly no heroes in this latest development, which re-opens the federal government after a 16-day partial shutdown and raises the debt limit for a few more months.
FLASHPOINT: A difficult decision to allow oil testing, drilling
Our current culture seems to tell us life’s struggle is all about good vs. evil and black-and-white decisions. The reality is that the hardest choices are those that aren’t clear cut. They’re the ones you can argue from either side but eventually must make based on only a slight edge. That is the kind of choice the Sisters of Providence had to make about whether to test for and drill for oil on our Mother House land.
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