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  • It’s time for a centrist third party
    Saturday, September 25, 2021 4:00 AM
    An Economist/YouGov poll puts congressional approval at 19%, while 59% disapprove.
    Now why would that be? Perhaps it's because there hasn't been any meaningful immigration reform in almost four decades, which is why we have a humanitarian crisis at the southern border, American farmers can't find enough people to pick crops and there are tens of thousands of unfilled jobs across Indiana.
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  • Is my COLA increase based on my current SS benefit?
    Saturday, September 25, 2021 4:00 AM
    Dear Rusty: I started collecting SS when I turned 70 to maximize my income. One factor that is never mentioned is that the annual cost of living increase appears to be based on the previous year’s payment. I’ve talked to others who are about my age (77) and we talked about how much of an adder we will receive. Those who collected earlier always get much less than I do.
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  • Purdue football enters critical stretch of season
    Friday, September 24, 2021 4:00 AM

    Now that Purdue football has emerged from its non-conference schedule with the record most rational people expected (2-1), now it’s time for perhaps the most critical home stretch of the 2021 season.

    Saturday’s opponent, Illinois (1-3), has been inconsistent under first-year coach Bret Bielema, who is finding out that talent makes the Wisconsin system work outside of Madison. The Fighting Illini and Maryland proved last week that they, along with Northwestern, might be the bottom of the Big Ten barrel.

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  • If your kitchen burns they’ll refund your toaster
    Friday, September 24, 2021 4:00 AM
    I’d like to provide an update on some technology I’ve been wrestling with. I haven’t made any headway with my computer, my iPhone or my iPad, but I have done really well with the state-of-the-art toaster I bought several years ago. Occasionally new things pop up, but overall, I have become quite adept at toasting.
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  • Harold "Rabbit" Abbott . . . the Shannondale Flash
    Friday, September 24, 2021 4:00 AM
    One of Montgomery County's top track stars from the 1960s was Harold Wayne Abbott, who graduated from Darlington High School in 1967. Harold's family, which included two brothers and two sisters, moved to Indiana from Kentucky in 1950, first living in New Market, and then in Crawfordsville, before moving to an old farm house north of Shannondale in 1954.
    Harold and two classmates who lived nearby, Charlie Hoskins and Wayne Palmer, rode their bikes, played baseball and fished in the creek that ran nearby the Bethel Presbyterian church.
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  • “Falling” in love with 4-H
    Friday, September 24, 2021 4:00 AM
    October is almost here which brings cooler weather, fun fall activities, and pumpkin everything. The change in calendar to the month of October also signals a new 4-H program year. Beginning October 1st, 4-H enrollment for the 2021-2022 year starts. This is an exciting time to gain new members, to watch our Mini 4-H members from last year move to “regular” 4-H this year, and see new program ideas come to life! 
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  • Indiana’s Father of Churches was loved by his church flocks
    Thursday, September 23, 2021 4:00 AM
    Well, this was different – I began researching a fellow I thought was interesting (George W. Cook) but while checking him out, I happened upon today’s subject, William T. (family trees on Ancestry say Thomas but I never found any proof to that) Warbinton. Mainly he went by Rev. William T. Warbinton or Will to his old local friends.
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  • New book highlights Naptown’s history
    Wednesday, September 22, 2021 4:00 AM
    Like a lot of us who grew up in the ‘60s and ‘70s, we got to watch Indianapolis go from Naptown (with heavy emphasis on nap) to the vibrant city it’s become today (leaving aside the insane crime rate for a minute).
    And like a lot of you from the same era, I take pride in the Circle City and enjoy frequent visits there for a variety of events, from sports to entertainment to dining. 
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  • LWV asks: Who you gonna call?
    Wednesday, September 22, 2021 4:00 AM
    Who are you going to call if your road needs a sign or a bridge seems to need an inspection? Where can you find court forms asking for a settlement with your landlord? Where are child support numbers? Which government- city or county- in charge of these services? We may not know because county government is complex and more collaborative than most of us realize. 
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  • Charity begins at McDonald’s
    Tuesday, September 21, 2021 4:00 AM
    One good turn deserves another . . . unless it’s yours.
    I was sitting in the drive-thru lane at McDonald’s the other day. I happened to be in the outside drive, to be specific. I mention this because McDonald’s specializes in those dual divided drive-thru lanes. You know, the ones where customers choose a lane when they first pull in –– inside or outside –– place their orders at the squawk box and then race each other to the convergence point to fall back into single file?
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  • Sports Flashback: "Coach, I can't play tonight!"
    Tuesday, September 21, 2021 4:00 AM
    I always enjoyed competing in sports from the time I was old enough to play. Even if my team was considered an underdog and was likely to lose, I still looked forward to each contest, always believing that my team could win . . . and sometimes we did pull off amazing upsets. And yes, there were times we knew we would win . . . and then promptly lost!
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  • Land Rover Defender 90 is ready for today’s adventures
    Monday, September 20, 2021 4:00 AM
    The Land Rover Defender has always been ready for adventure, whether serving the British Army, trekking safaris across African Savanna, or just taking Cub Scouts camping at a state park. It’s the go-anywhere, do-anything legend. Of course, it was not the most refined beast of trail and travel, lending more of an upscale Jeep attitude than Range Rover. 
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  • Readers are itching to talk about shingles again
    Monday, September 20, 2021 4:00 AM
    I’ve had a number of requests to re-run my column on shingles. This is likely due to the successful marketing campaign for Shingrix® vaccine, developed to reduce the incidence of this often painful malady. The ads are quite accurate and compelling.
    Shingles is a condition caused by the Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV). The virus is also known as chickenpox virus, varicella virus, and zoster virus. It is one of eight types of herpes viruses that infect humans. 
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  • Part of the family, but feeling like an unnecessary one
    Monday, September 20, 2021 4:00 AM
    I met my former mother-in-law, “Mama Lou,” and my former father-in-law, “Poppo,” when I was not yet twenty years old. I hitched a ride to meet them, terrified because I’d spoken to my future mother-in-law on the phone and she sounded exactly like Lauren Bacall. 
    I arrived at their home in Wisconsin and my future father-in-law threw open the door and said, “You must be Carrie! Can I get you a drink?”
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  • Free math and science tutoring for grades 6-12
    Monday, September 20, 2021 4:00 AM
    While students often experience learning loss over summer breaks, this past year was particularly disruptive, and some children fell further behind in their studies. With school back in session, Hoosier students in grades 6-12 needing extra help can turn to AskRose's free homework helpline.
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