EDITORIAL: A solution to distracted driving … stop it … now
You’ve got to stop. You know you do it. It’s a miracle you haven’t caused a tragedy already.
MARK BENNETT: Performing under the radar: Toiling for years behind the scenes, Terre Haute native J.T. Corenflos finally earned a splash of musical recognition
People who diligently work to make others shine are a rare breed.
FLASHPOINT: Expanding Medicaid coverage makes sense for Indiana
Since last summer’s U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act effectively gave states the option to expand Medicaid, policymakers across the country have debated if and how to extend health programs to millions of uninsured Americans.
Readers’ Forum: April 14, 2013
Yes, libraries still relevant: I heard someone ask the other day, “Are libraries still relevant with the advent of the Internet and e-books?” For those who haven’t stopped by their libraries in a while, take some time during National Library Week (April 14-20) to visit the library and experience the vast array of services, programs and resources there.
RONN MOTT: One and done — revisited
If I’ve heard it once I’ve heard it a hundred times or more, John Calipari is a great basketball coach. Well, greatness hit a bit of a bump this year when most likely the player who would have been chosen by the NBA was hurt and missed much of the season at Kentucky.
EDITORIAL: ‘Women of Influence’: 2013 selectees have given much to their communities
For the second year, United Way of the Wabash Valley has teamed up with local sponsors to select and honor a group of women who have made outstanding contributions to their communities, professions and families.
READERS' FORUM: April 12, 2013
Donating helps save the earth
Think about the cancer industry
RONN MOTT: “This Bloody Land”
This bloody land! This bloody land! From mountains high to valleys low to deserts to swamps to the rivers and the fertile plains of this bloody land.
EDITORIAL: Noteworthy in the news: A new honor for our veterans
A commendation goes out today to state Rep. Clyde Kersey, a Terre Haute Democrat who led the charge this week in the Indiana House of Representatives to pay tribute to the nation’s Purple Heart recipients.
READERS' FORUM: April 11, 2013
Standing against canned hunting in Indiana
Thanks to all who helped
EDITORIAL: Shifting view on marriage
One could argue, as many have, that Sen. Joe Donnelly did the right thing last week when he dropped his support of government-sanctioned opposition to same-sex marriage. It wasn’t a radical move, considering most Democrats have now made the switch.
READERS' FORUM; April 10, 2013
Disagree, but don’t censor
We need adults, not radicals
RONN MOTT: Basketball 2012-13
Wait a minute … you mean R.J. Mahurin is leaving the Sycamore basketball program?
LIZ CIANCONE: A robin stops to welcome the spring
I saw a robin the other morning. It was not the first robin of spring, of course. A few of the more daring robins had opted to spend the winter and, although they looked pretty sorry about it on a few occasions, it was a fairly mild winter.
READERS’ FORUM: April 8, 2013
Vigo County’s CASA, children need volunteers
Intolerance does not help our state
MAX JONES: The American Newspaper: Changing? Yes. Dying? No way!
It happened again this past January when all those “looking at the year ahead” stories started popping up on Internet “news” websites and broadcast “news” programs. Under a provocative headline reading something like “Five industries/businesses doomed to tank in the coming year,” there it was, a prediction based on an unsubstantiated “expert” analysis that the newspaper industry will continue in 2013 to suffer its slide into oblivion.
EDITORIAL: A chance to change our bad cultural habits
The sight of diligent, eager young people dragging trash out of the Wabash River wetlands is both inspiring and sad.
FLASHPOINT: Improve public education, stop experimenting with it
In January, the four of us who serve as the Democrats on the House Education Committee outlined our hopes for the 2013 session of the Indiana General Assembly, particularly in joining with Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz to offer common sense solutions to improve the quality of education for our children. With the halfway point of this session past us, we remain optimistic that positive steps can be taken … but that optimism is tempered by the reality that education policies are being directed by a legislative majority that has a radically different agenda.
Readers' Forum: April 7, 2013
Hateful letter attacked Islam: I am a big fan of the Trib-Star, having been a subscriber ever since I arrived in Terre Haute 12 years ago, but I am deeply troubled by the decision to allow the publication of the hate letter written by Ramachandra B. Abbyankar.
RONN MOTT: Finding the news
Except for the local news on your favorite TV station, I’m having a more difficult time finding stories I would call news. I had high hopes for Charlie Rose on the CBS Morning Show, who has been a man of instinctive, good interview skills and who has a vast amount of knowledge of many things. However, his show seems to be more concerned about things we call feature material in a newspaper.
READERS' FORUM: April 6, 2013
Many sources of terrorism: It is indeed the greatest irony of all that Saul Rosenthal’s March 31 letter, “Tragic ironies pervade history,” does not mention that historic records prove that a large number of terrorist acts in the 20th and 21st century were committed by non-Muslims.
EDITORIAL: Maintaining high standards
It’s the raging buzzword in education circles these days. Everyone insists that higher standards must be met. Anything less is, doggone it, unacceptable.
READERS’ FORUM: April 5, 2013
• Tourney’s return to Terre Haute speaks volumes
• Better way sto stop waste
RONN MOTT: The Pope and Me
I suppose a semi-quasi Protestant like me has no business commenting on the new Pope. However, I find him a delight.
Noteworthy in the news
Readers’ Forum: April 4, 2013
Former Muslims speaking out: In the ongoing “Islam Debate” in the Tribune Star, the perspective of former Muslims has not been presented.
EDITORIAL: Crack down on dumpers
There is a reason it’s called “illegal” dumping. It’s against the law. And there is a very good reason illegal dumping is against the law.
Readers’ forum: April 3, 2013
• Special march of remembrance set for Sunday
RONN MOTT: Mascots
There are many loyalists to the idea of mascots. There have been many I don’t even know about.
READERS’ FORUM: April 2, 2013
• Pondering the principles of voucher debate
• Bill of Rights protects us all
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