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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: ‘Source Code’ is an entertaining sci-fi mystery film

    By ERIC HARRIS, Film Review

    Writer-director Duncan Jones made a splash with his 2009 debut feature, “Moon.” It made my Top 10 that year. It was an interesting and entertaining sci-fi film and made many people eager to see what project Jones would make next. Thankfully, Jones stuck with the sci-fi genre with “Source Code” and while he didn’t share a writing credit on this one – it was written by Ben Ripley – it is still an engrossing film with a bit of visual flair.

  • COLUMN: Protecting crime victims’ rights

    BY KELLI WILGUS, Guest Columnist

    Every 60 seconds, 10 Americans will be harmed by violent crime. That’s one victim every six seconds. And violent crime can strike anyone. Some victims recover quickly, but others suffer for years – or even a lifetime – from the physical, psychological and financial impact of crime. All victims should receive the help they need.

  • COLUMN: The rural charm of Perry County

    IRV RUEGER, Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: This is one of an occasional series of guest columns by people who have chosen to move to Perry County or who have chosen to remain here. Columns are provided by the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, a subgroup of the Perry County Development Corp.

    My wife, Susan, and I always wanted to raise our children in the country, so in about 1975 we started looking for land within a federal forest.

  • COLUMN: A lenten message of peace

    By JIM ADKINS, Guest Columnist

    The autumn and winter of 1944 was a time of some of the bloodiest battles in human history as the allies fought Nazi Germany in France and Belgium. Oftentimes during the battles, German and American lines would be so close that they would actually cross each other.

    American units would be behind German lines and the Germans would be intertwined next to U.S. Army outfits.

  • EDITORIAL: Bills will benefit few at expense of many

    The state officials most responsible for ensuring Indiana’s children are educated seem to be doing all they can to stifle the process most likely to ensure the state’s prosperity.

    High-schoolers who are able will get the chance to move ahead to college a year early if Senate Bill 497 makes it into law. That’s wonderful, but it will affect the schools those students will leave behind.

  • COLUMN: Springtime adventures

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Spring may not be fully here, but spring break has come and gone and a few of my friends have already complained of spring fever. I’ve had friends head to the Smoky Mountains and South Carolina over the past week. A lot of us don’t have the time for that big of a spring fling, but here are a few ideas for an upcoming sunny afternoon, or if you’re really lucky, a day off.

    Hit the Road

  • EDITORIAL: Animal welfare must be a priority for leaders

    Recent headlines about the seizure of dogs from a Perry County man’s home generated plenty of buzz and an outpouring of concern and assistance for those rescued animals.

    We hope the positive response helps generate long-term support for efforts to prevent similar cases of animal abuse or neglect in the future. But for that to happen, more of us need to get involved in helping control our local pet population and supporting advocates who want to put in place common-sense measures to protect animals.

  • COLUMN: Perry County’s warm embrace is priceless

    DAVID LYNCH, Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: This is one of an occasional series of articles from Perry County residents who have either moved here, chosen to remain here or who have returned after living elsewhere. Columns are sponsored by the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, a branch of the Perry County Development Corp.