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Alone With J

February 28, 2012

By J SWYGART
    Mike Snyder may have been a last-minute filer as a candidate for Indiana’s 79th House district seat, but the decision to make his first foray into the world of elected politics was not a rush to judgement. In fact, it was a decision that was some 25 years in the making.
    Snyder, a Democrat, filed the necessary paperwork with the Indiana Secretary of State’s office on Feb. 9 to launch his candidacy for the House seat currently held by Berne Republican Matt Lehman.

From Left Field

February 28, 2012

By BOB SHRALUKA
    Hey, let's chalk one up for the city guys!
    Jeremy Gilbert and Verlin Butcher start discussing the IDEM sewer mandate and how much it's likely to cost the city, including the usual steep engineering fees, and — BINGO! — they come up with a plan which is destined to save the City of
Decatur some big-time bucks.

Digital Views

February 28, 2012

By MARK TURNER
    It's hard to believe that it's actually been 25 years since PHANTOM OF THE OPERA the musical was first performed. It remains fresh for the thousands who see it performed to this day. I was fortunate enough to see it performed live in both Chicago and Cleveland and it still gives me chills to think of the opening.

Hop's Heresy

February 28, 2012

By JIM HOPKINS
    Ten minutes after Bellmont was eliminated from the 17th and last (for now) IHSAA Team State Wrestling Finals Saturday, there they were, standing toe to toe, the IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox and Bellmont wrestlng coach Brent Faurote. They weren't exchanging pleasantries.

Chillin' with Dylan

February 23, 2012

By DYLAN MALONE

    On this President’s Day week, I wondered about how the former leaders of our nation have impacted the sports world and whether there were any interesting sports notables tied in with them. What I found was simply patriotic.
    

Snyder: More than a single-issue candidate

February 23, 2012

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February 21, 2012

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From Left Field

February 21, 2012

By BOB SHRALUKA
    In his days on the basketball court, Norb Witte was mostly unstoppable. Far removed from those days, cancer finally stopped him, but not before he stood toe to toe with it and gave it his best shots.
    Norb was a big guy and his refusal to bow to cancer made distinctly clear that he had a big heart as well. It was in 2001 when, due to the disease, Norb had his voice box removed.

From Left Field

February 21, 2012

By BOB SHRALUKA
    Okay. We're about to rant. If you prefer not to read a rant, then please turn the page, put down your paper, or simply lean back and snooze. 'Cause here goes the rant:

Digital Views

February 21, 2012

By MARK TURNER
    It's amazing the stories that come up and even more so to think that they are all completely original. Some say there are truly only several different stories available to tell but that these three to fourare embellished enough to make them different.
    Then there are the classics, the tales told for what seems like forever. Take for instance, Shakespeare. His plays and sonnets are considered the best ever written in the English language. But what if he wasn't the actual author?

 

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