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Today's Opinions

  • Energy-saving stimulus money better late than never

    "We're eager to get going," Gov. Mitch Daniels said in a news release Thursday, referring to the imminent arrival of federal stimulus money that will help people improve their homes' energy efficiency.

    "Our goal is to lower utility costs for as many people as possible as quickly as possible, putting a dent in Indiana's overall energy consumption along the way."

  • Offenders support recovery house

    My name is Danny R. Bolin. I am an inmate at Branchville Correctional Facility and I am writing this letter on behalf of myself, Paul James and Shawn Kahler, who are housed in a therapeutic community program dorm for treatment of alcoholics, drug addictions and criminal behaviors.

    It has been a great blessing to all three of us and others to have had the opportunity to participate in a treatment program such as this one.

  • Tarantino's latest film upholds 'glourious' form

    "Inglourious Basterds," the latest from Quentin Tarantino, is exactly what you would expect from the director of "Kill Bill" and "Pulp Fiction." The stylish World War II Nazi-hunting movie is tense, violent, slow-burning, hilarious, and jaw-dropping.

    While this might be what a Tarantino fan would always expect, it's not necessarily the film that the previews promised. I've noticed more and more lately that ads for movies either give everything away, or are cut in such a way that they seem to be showcasing completely different films.

  • Schools should allow students to participate in more extracurricular activities

    Tell City, like most small-town communities, takes pride in its high-school sports teams and marching band.

  • No cash for my clunker

    I didn't give much serious thought this summer to trading in my old car for a new one, but I did nose around the government's Cash for Clunkers Program that made so much news this summer.

  • Thank God for George W. Bush

    After Sept.11, 2001, the United States found itself involved in a new kind of warfare. We had an enemy with no discernable borders, no real army or uniforms. He was elusive and was hiding in at least 40 different countries all around the world.

    There was no way we could fight his kind of shadowy war. The only way to get at him was to coerce him to fight ours.

  • Recovery home will help community's battle against substance abuse

    Editor's Note: Due to its size, this column by Randy Paris about a planned recovery home on Girl Scout Road is being published in two parts. The first ran Monday. Here, Paris talks about efforts rezone land for the home and rules residents will have to abide by.

    The Recovery Connection board met with a zoning committee, which referred it to the commissioners for a decision. During the hearing with the zoning board, there were many questions and doubts raised.

  • Schweizer Fest keeps getting better with age

    Another Schweizer Fest has come and gone. A week after its conclusion  we're left with not only warm memories of a successful community event but hope and optimism about the festival's future - and its growth.

    Schweizer Fest is already the longest-running community festival in southern Indiana. That success has been achieved by providing experiences all of us look forward to, whether they be rides and games around City Hall Park, a lively beer garden, great live entertainment and crowd-pleasing attractions such as road runs, pet show and diaper derby.