TERRE HAUTE —
will not work
The president’s scare tactics on the sequestration will not work. I believe the American people are smart enough to figure out that releasing illegal immigrants from jail and not sending military ships to the Middle East when needed are just scare tactics to get the public on his side.
President Obama pushed for the sequestration and now he has it. He is cutting back in areas that are needed instead of cutting unneeded programs and waste. Examples of waste are the $115 billion in improper payments to those not qualified for benefits, 47 job training programs that could be consolidated, 183 conferences which has included in 2010 the General Services Administration debacle and EPA grants to foreign countries that have amounted to $100 million in the last 10 years. These are a few examples of many where money can be saved.
We avoided the so-called fiscal cliff when the House and Senate voted to increase taxes, now it is time for President Obama to live up to his agreement and meet with the House and Senate leaders to wisely make cuts to cover the $85 billion needed for the sequestration.
If $85 billion cannot be cut wisely from a $3.8 trillion budget, the American people are doomed to a never-ending deficit, which is now over $16 trillion.
Fifty-one percent of the American people got the president they voted for, some several times. Now it is time for him to lead.
— Dennis Wilkey
A look behind
the thin blue line
We want to express a heartfelt thank you to Chief Plasse, Lt. Hugh Crawford and the members of the Terre Haute Police Department who opened our eyes to the world of law enforcement.
As members of the second Terre Haute Civilian Police Academy, we can honestly say that the opportunity afforded us allowed us to view the Terre Haute Police Department in a different light. Each week of the Academy, we were exposed to the different departments, their roles and responsibilities. It was an opportunity that we looked forward to each week.
What we were most impressed with was seeing the dedication and professionalism that was displayed by all the law enforcement officers. The Terre Haute police fulfill the obligation to protect and serve the citizens of Terre Haute. Their training, equipment and dedication is equal to any in the state of Indiana, and we are indeed fortunate to have these officers. Every day they help to keep Terre Haute a safer city in which to live and raise a family. I know that when the call goes out, one of Terre Haute’s finest will be there to help in any situation at any cost. We highly recommend this experience to anyone who has an interest.
Again the Terre Haute Police Department is accepting applications for the third Terre Haute Civilian Police Academy. This Academy will last for 11 weeks. If a person ever wanted a chance to look inside the police department, this is a unique opportunity.
— Mr. and Mrs. David Roads
TERRE HAUTE —
EDITORIAL: A timely call-out of NSA critics
As if it couldn’t get worse, politicians in Washington have again tied themselves in knots.
Yes, we know. What else is new?
READERS' FORUM: June 19, 2013
• Nutrition info falling short
RONN MOTT: Why Syria?
Russia is making a lot of noise in favor of Syria. They are supplying Assad’s army with more armaments and basic things such as ammunition and such.
LIZ CIANCONE: Another beloved dog goes to heaven
We are short one granddog. This past week, “Indy” could no longer use her back legs and she went to that great dog kennel in the hereafter.
READERS’ FORUM: June 18, 2013
• Beware those who follow Ayn Rand
• Poor excuse for gas price hikes
MAX JONES: For loyal readers, a bit of news from the T-S newsroom
As journalists toiling to create a content-rich, relevant and compelling community newspaper each day, we feel a special bond with our legions of readers across the Wabash Valley and beyond.
GUEST COLUMN: One Million Bones exhibit meant to raise awareness, inspire action to end genocide
The National Mall: A grassy corridor in Washington, D.C., lined with America’s greatest museums and monuments.
Ending at the U.S. Capitol building, it is a symbol of our belief in the power and greatness of America. Last weekend, we turned it into a mass grave.
EDITORIAL: Insisting on ISTEP quality lawmakers’ primary duty
Now that everyone, on both sides of the aisle, seems backslappingly happy to agree that this spring’s ISTEP school testing debacle was unacceptable, that at least some of the results lack credibility and that the issue carries high-stakes significance, what next?
The Obama Debate: Is he a liar or incompetent?
I read the letters on the opinion page daily and I find an unusual silence from your liberal progressive contributors lately. Could it be because they don’t have anything to expound upon? Well, maybe I can give them some material.
A Fathers Day Tribute: Transition — from child to father
Transition seems like a big word to use as his story unfolds. Transition was probably never used in conjunction with speech, his speech, but it demonstrates his life, as it does in many lives lived in his generation.
READERS' FORUM: June 16, 2013
Horrible crime cries out for stern justice
Confused about groups’ merger
Global warming fraud exposed
The Obama Debate: President has served us well
I have not heard a positive thing by those in this area about this president since his 2008 election and 2009 inauguration. Why this manifestation, I just can’t understand.
RONN MOTT: Not hurried a bit by 21st century tech
Unlike so many of you, I do not get up in the morning and run to turn on my computer. In fact, if you need to reach me in a hurry, I would say that 19th century invention of Alexander Bell’s would be the best way. If you do email me or use some other electronic convenience, better give it a couple of days because I am not in that big of a hurry.
READERS' FORUM: June 15, 2013
America needs another hero
EDITORIAL: And now we wait for justice
It is a word we would rather never have on our front page — homicide. That we had to use it twice on Wednesday’s front page is sad, but unavoidable.
READERS' FORUM: June 14, 2013
Mott statements contradict history
Display the flag
RONN MOTT: Kill the Umpire!
I don’t know who appointed Major League Baseball’s umpires “Gods,” but if they have been appointed “Gods,” they have appointed people who cannot see or think very well.
READERS' FORUM: June 13, 2013
Bad odor from gas prices
Build personal library
Morning after? No worries
EDITORIAL: Remembering Sister Jeanne
Terre Haute is mourning the loss this week of an accomplished and beloved community activist and leader whose life’s work is an inspiration to all who strive to serve.
EDITORIAL: Embrace the value of traffic planning
Never underestimate the value of a good plan to deal with a crisis, large or small, even if the final analysis of the management of a specific crisis is, “It could have been worse.”
READERS' FORUM: June 12, 2013
Like it or not, change coming
RONN MOTT: What’s happening?
I know I may have looked at these situations differently when I was in my twenties. The world, my life, my career, and the growth of my family all lay ahead of me. So perhaps now, many years later, I see it differently.
READERS’ FORUM: June 11, 2013
• Great support for local cause
• Another idea on housing issue
LIZ CIANCONE: Withdrawn society not very social any more
My Best Friend and I went out for lunch the other day. It was a sit-down place with our own “server” (in my day I was called “a waitress”) and everything offering personal attention. The manager even came over to ask if everything was all right.
READERS’ FORUM: June 10, 2013
• What is the cost of our austerity?
• Vintage campers to gather at rally
• Seek a healthy food alternative
EDITORIAL: It’s time to assess ISTEP
Later this month, the company behind this spring’s abysmal online administration of ISTEP testing for 27,000 Hoosier schoolchildren is being called to the principal’s office.
Readers’ Forum: June 9, 2013
• Taking time to help the world
• Reform by politics will not improve education
• Questions from a wondering mind
FLASHPOINT: Storm chasers must heed warnings, remember why we chase storms
The tragic death of noted weather researcher and former Discovery Channel storm chaser Tim Samaras has shaken all of us in the meteorological community.
Will you be happy if you win the lottery?
A Psychology Today article titled “What Will You Do if You Win the $550 Million Powerball Lottery?” caught my attention. Helping lottery winners with their money is my long-time gig.
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