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From Left Field

April 29, 2013

By BOB SHRALUKA
    Okay, let's get it out of the way right now. Let's move right to the tough part, to the hard facts. Those cold, hard facts.
    Here goes: Some day in the near future — and that may be sooner rather than later — Adams County is going to have to take a serious look at building a ... new jail!
    Whew! That wasn't easy, right?

Digital Views

April 29, 2013

By MARK TURNER
    Quentin Tarantino has never been one to shy away from controversy. From his first film, RESERVOIR DOGS, he jumped into filmmaking head-first, creating films he wanted to see and that apparently the rest of the world has too.

Underage drinking

April 29, 2013

By KELLY SICKAFOOSE
Executive Director
Substance Abuse Awareness Council
(260) 724-5368
    Youth hear a lot about alcohol from TV, movies, music, and their friends.  This is the time of year when they are talking about it more because of prom and graduation.  Research has shown time and time again that parents are the greatest influence on their kids. So what should you know about underage drinking? 

Cutting Corners

April 29, 2013

By REBEKAH R. BLOMENBERG
    How long has it been since your last family vacation?
    Times are tough. Jobs are scarce, and money even more so. On the other hand, vacations are a great way to bond with the family and build memories. So how do you get away without spending an outrageous amount of money?

Chillin' with Dylan

April 25, 2013

By DYLAN MALONE
    It’s amazing that despite the atrocious weather, there is still so much to talk about in the sports world at a local level.
    Without going into too much detail about a sensitive issue, the news about coach Eric Myers’ resignation as the South Adams’ wrestling coach was shocking to me.

Chillin' with Dylan

April 18, 2013

By DYLAN MALONE
    I’ve been meaning to write about the NCAA tournament but with sports in full swing it was mostly just an afterthought to pictures, stories, and more pictures.
    Now that I have a moment to think about it, the basketball season’s end at the collegiate level was very anti-climactic for me. Not the men’s tournament, mind you. The women’s.
    How many people even watched one game of the women’s NCAA tournament?

From Left Field

April 15, 2013

By BOB SHRALUKA
    If arming the teachers and principals in Indiana schools is the answer, as some in the legislature believe, then why not arms the kids, too?
    If the nut with the gun shoots his way in on the south side of the building and the teacher/administrator/officer who's been trained and armed is on the north side of the building, well ... But if all the kids have guns, it won't matter where the nut enters.

Cutting Corners

April 15, 2013

By REBEKAH R. BLOMENBERG
    Everyone should take up a new hobby. One that is inexpensive, can be done in any kind of housing, and is thoroughly profitable.
    Gardening.
    I'm not going to lie; this article was Mom's idea. I grew up on a farm with three brothers. She had to keep us busy somehow. Picking, stemming, podding, husking...it was all part of her sneaky plan to keep us out of her hair. For several years of my life, I was so scarred that I hated strawberries. I still hate blueberries.

Digital Views

April 15, 2013

By MARK TURNER
    With the success of the EVIL DEAD remake I wonder if young movie-goers will understand the shock and outrage that came about with the initial release of Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO. In 1960 this film stunned audiences around the world with what was then extreme footage. Compared to today's films it was nothing but that's the thing about classic films. To watch them and to get out of them what the film maker intended you have to place yourself back at that time rather than view it from today's standards.

Chillin' with Dylan

April 11, 2013

By DYLAN MALONE
    I had planned on waiting until next week for another column completing a two-week sabbatical but all of this rain has given me room (and time) to collect my thoughts.
    What a week!

ETHEL MAY HONOREE—Cross Creek women’s golfer Tara Rickord was given an award at the...
MONROE YOUTH SOFTBALL RUNNERS-UP— Brentwood lost in the championship game of the tourney to...
FOR THE FANS—Brickyard 400 winner Jeff Gordon takes the time to appease this young fan...

 

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