.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Columns

  • COLUMN: Enjoyment factor most important in my list of top-10 movies of 2012

    By ERIC HARRIS
    Film Reviewer

  • COLUMN: Musings of a septuagenarian

    DICK HEDRICK
    By the Side of the Road

    Having newly joined the ranks of the septuagenarian crowd, I’m reminded of an oft-repeated phrase of a remarkable teacher from my long-ago days at Brescia College.

  • COLUMN: Forest offers winter adventures

    By CHRIS ZIMMER
    Guest Columnist

    Happy New Year from your Hoosier National Forest, Indiana’s National Treasure. As we welcome the New Year, consider the many fun things to do in the Hoosier National Forest in winter.

  • COLUMN: Entertaining ‘Django’ one of year’s best

    By ERIC HARRIS
    Film Review

    Quentin Tarantino has become a somewhat controversial figure in cinema. There are the Tarantino devotees, who have been on board since they first saw “Reservoir Dogs” and enjoy every single thing he does. I can nearly be classified as part of this group.

    Then there are the people that have been less than impressed with everything he has done since “Pulp Fiction.”

  • COLUMN: Remember that bleak Jan. 22

    By ROBERT MORRISON
    Guest Columnist

    I vividly remember January 22, 1973. Richard Nixon had just been inaugurated for a second term. That thought depressed me. Lyndon Johnson, a virtual exile in Texas, died of a heart attack. And the news of a breakthrough in negotiations to end the Vietnam War commanded attention. It seemed we might get our POWs back.

  • COLUMN: Guns, school safety and strong emotions

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    We’re always happy when editorials on this page generate letters to the editor, even when it’s a mistake of ours that gets people putting pen to paper.

    Last week’s editorial advocating tighter restrictions on assault-style firearms generated quite the buzz. That’s good. Our editorial contained an error in saying school shootings were carried out with automatic weapons. Instead, they were done with semiautomatic weapons. There is a difference.

  • Law-abiding citizens have a right to own guns

     

    First, I wanted to thank you for your editorial (Jan. 14) concerning the proposal to ban assault weapons. I know this is an important topic and deserves attention, but please let me voice my opinion.

    I first ask what is an assault rifle? What makes a rifle an assault rifle? I own several guns, one of those is a .22 caliber rifle. It is semi automatic, has a detachable 10-round magazine and a scope. Sounds a lot like an assault rifle right?

  • COLUMN: Beating the winter blahs

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Like a lot of people, winter often finds me in a bit of a funk. I don’t get depressed in the clinical sense but find I’m grumpy(ier), more anxious and less apt to be active. I’m working to shed pounds and the occasional walks – bike rides on nice days – have and will help.

  • COLUMN: Gun debate has middle view

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    We are hearing, as we always do when slaughters of innocents occur, from people with views at both extremes in the gun-ownership debate.

    One side is convinced that firearms are evil and must be strictly controlled. The other side will relinquish their weapons only “when they’re pried from my cold, dead fingers.”

    My own opinion about guns is somewhere in the middle.

  • COLUMN: A few new year thank-yous

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    A new year has brought new faces to county government. Officeholders were sworn in last Monday during a ceremony at the county courthouse.

    The arrival of new people to public jobs means former officials have left office. They deserve our thanks for several years of hard work.