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Today's Opinions

  • A physician's thoughts on the health-care reform bill

    Anyone reading this has surely heard by now that health-care reform has become reality. Some of you have likely heard plenty of arguments for and against this bill. I, like many of you, had questions about what exactly was in it. I also wanted to know how it would impact me as a family physician and health-insurance consumer.

  • Don't miss your chance to assess candidates Thursday

    Yard signs don't tell us much about political candidates' goals and aspirations for running for office. Newspaper advertisements do a better job and we at The News appreciate the trust candidates place in us when purchasing ads that share their views, outline goals and ask for voters' support.

  • A poignant Good Friday reminder

    I didn't make it to Good Friday church services last week. But watching a few good men remove a dead man from a truck served as good a reminder as any of not only Jesus' death but those who freed him from the cross.

    I was watching TV over a bowl of cereal when my scanner reported a two-vehicle accident on Indiana 37 north of Interstate 64. Two trucks had collided.

  • It's good to be back home again

    Editor's Note: A Quality of Life Committee sponsored by the Perry County Development Corp. is partnering with The News to present the stories of people who have moved to Perry County or who have returned here after several years away. This column was written by Lewis Anderson.

    Like most 18-year-olds in this town, I could not wait to leave Tell City.  There were so many things I wanted to accomplish in life and this small town was a dead end. So after I graduated from Purdue University, I took a commission in the U.S. Navy as an ensign. 

  • 'Clash of the Titans' has decent action, but it's no epic

    I don't have a nostalgic feeling toward the original "Clash of the Titans" (1981). I rewatched it recently and just couldn't get past the cheesy stop-motion animation. Some people may a have a special place in their heart for the campy film about Perseus and the Greek gods, but not me. I was very excited to see a big-budget remake of this film and I suppose I'm glad they did it.

  • Violence only begets violence

    Violence is not the answer.

    Seems pretty simple, doesn't it? It's a phrase most of us have heard all our lives and is something we hope all of us strive to follow. Unfortunately, it doesn't always happen.

    We understand the recent passing of the new health-care-reform bill has many Americans upset and voicing their political views. This is great - voicing opinions is a right we all have and we are happy to see so many exercising that right. What is not so awe-inspiring is the violence that has occurred along with it.

  • Spring so fleeting, but welcome

    Spring (the season) has sprung and the warmer weather last week, aided by a week of vacation the previous several days, put a bit more spring in my step. The extra energy is most welcome.

    The arrival of Easter, the springtime holiday on my calendar, adds even more certainty to the declaration that winter is kaput. I'm sure there are a few frosts to come and perhaps even a scattered flurry or two will fly sometime in the next couple of weeks, but spring is here, the grass is greening and summer is nipping at our heels. Alleluia.

  • Wanted: One 'God particle'

    An Associated Press story I read Wednesday seemed pretty upbeat, offering worlds of promise beginning with the headline.

    Atom smasher moves toward Big Bang goal