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  • All new 2021 GMC Yukon debuts with upscale Denali, AT4 variants
    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:50 PM
    By Casey Williams
    Combined, the Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon are the best-selling full-size SUVs on the road. However, Ford came to play with its recently redesigned, refined, and enlarged Expedition. In response, GM ups the ante with new SUVs in 2021. They’re the most luxurious and capable ever to come from GMC.
    “GMC Yukon is the full-size premium SUV that’s made to be used,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick and GMC. “The new Yukon delivers what customers value most – premium features, purposeful technology and all-terrain capability.”
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  • Amazement that comes with finding something dear that once was lost
    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:49 PM
    I lost a feather the other day and I understand this does not qualify as news.
    But I want to say—for the record—that this was a really nice feather. I paid good money for it and pinned it to my favorite blue hat. I wore that hat out for a walk, one evening, when it was chilly.
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  • Column explains who LWV is
    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:42 PM
    Founded in 1920, the League of Women Voters has a unique grassroots network of volunteers and activists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Indiana is home to 24 local Leagues. The Montgomery County League, formed in 1947 has more than 160 members and is the second largest local League in Indiana. As a political organization, the LWV is non-partisan and encourages informed and active participation in government. All local league members are automatically a member of the LWV of Indiana and LWV of United States.
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  • Slim says Dud and the boys are just talking
    Monday, January 27, 2020 8:57 PM
    Home Country
    Slim Randles

    Dud sat quietly this morning at the daily meeting of the World Dilemma Think Tank . . . that’s Dud and the guys, of course.
    Herb had brought some new jokes with him as a way of pumping new adrenaline into our winter conversational doldrums. They weren’t all THAT good, but we all laughed, and Dud smiled a little.
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  • Howey Politics unveils annual Power 50 List
    Monday, January 27, 2020 8:55 PM
    By BRIAN A. HOWEY in Indianapolis
    and MARK SCHOEFF JR., in Washington

    As we unveil the 2020 version of the Howey Politics Indiana Power 50 List, Hoosiers appear to be relatively satisfied with their state government, unsure about the federals and specifically President Trump, and are most concerned about health care and the economy.
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  • If your shoulder hurts these may be some reasons why - part two
    Monday, January 27, 2020 3:37 AM
    Welcome back to my two-part series on shoulder pain. First, I want to do a quick review of shoulder anatomy (see diagram of a view of the right shoulder from the front). The upper arm bone (humerus) joins to the scapula at the glenoid and is held in place by two structures: (1) a rim of cartilage (glenoid labrum) that forms a shallow cup for the head of the humerus to sit in, and (2) the rotator cuff which is made up of four tendons that wrap around the head of the humerus.
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  • Stacey understands dancing in rain
    Monday, January 27, 2020 3:27 AM
    I sometimes begin columns with a quote that carries a special meaning with me. This week's quote is by far one of my favorites. I try and remind myself that life is short and to appreciate every moment.
    “Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass . . . it's about learning to dance in the rain.” It’s from Vivian Greene.
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  • Sen. Boots votes to reduce debt
    Monday, January 27, 2020 3:23 AM
    This week I voted in favor of House Bill 1007, which would eliminate almost $300 million in state debt and save Hoosier taxpayers $135 million in the long run by avoiding future interest payments.
    HB 1007 uses money from Indiana’s reserve funds to pay cash for six construction projects at Indiana colleges. All six of these projects were approved in the 2019 state budget, but now Indiana can pay the costs up front instead of issuing debt to pay for them.
    The dollars we are using to eliminate debt in HB 1007 came from a one-time windfall due to federal tax changes, so it’s important to use the money for one-time expenses. If we were to use one-time money for recurring commitments, such as education or public safety funding, we would run the risk of making a promise we couldn’t keep in the future.
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  • Five Defining Lessons from the Military for Successful Organizations
    Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:33 PM
    By Chad Storlie
    Success for organizations is the ability to meet goals in the face of adversity. Adversity ranges from competitors, transforming consumer preferences, human talent shortages, disrupted material supply chains, political upheaval, and unprecedented weather events. The US Military is a defining role model for organizations, from for-profit to non-profit, because of its ability to train people, leaders, and sub-organizations to learn, train, rehearse, execute and improve its operations.
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  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:32 PM
    Smithsonian Magazine, which by the way, is one of my favorite reads, had an article a few years back that looked at the year 1908.
    It was an exciting time. America was the land of infinite possibilities. It would seem the only thing that held anyone back was the reach of their imagination.
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  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:20 PM
    By Dr. Glenn Mollette
    Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil is coming out soon to see or not see his shadow on his big day, in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. If old' furry Phil wants to fly first class or even coach anywhere, he had better do it this year. The chances are he will be walking or riding with a friend in a car next Groundhog's day.
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  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:19 PM
    By Harold Pease, Ph. D
    We just signed phase one of a trade deal with China but perhaps we should not have. China is the enemy of freedom and religion.
    In China religion is a competing ideology which the government does not tolerate because they see it as a threat to their socialism. We shared in a recent column what their solution has been for the Falun Gong and house Christians (those worshiping in their own homes without required government permission and supervision). Strong documentation show these as being held in detention and killed on demand for body parts primarily for Chinas elite and the Western world. The world has noticed that in Australia it may take up to seven years to get a kidney, in China two weeks. This has to be the most vile human rights practice on earth.
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  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:17 PM
    “As a people, we are not very good students of history; we keep repeating the same mistakes at dreadful costs,” declared Don Wilson. Americans, have we forgotten what happened in the last decade?
    Smoking tobacco is by far the leading cause of lung cancer. About 80 percent of lung cancer deaths are caused by smoking, and many others are caused by exposure to secondhand smoke, according to the American Cancer Society. Have we forgotten about the deaths from lung cancer?
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  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:16 PM
    by Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson
    “No one ever makes a billion dollars. You take a billion dollars.”
    That was the punchline of democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day public interview with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates. The audience erupted into enthusiastic applause. This is a sad but vivid example of the woeful economic ignorance rampant in our society today.
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  • Fear not
    Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:13 PM
    Fear is something that hides deep within each of us as we walk through life.
    I remember as a child, as many of my fellow youth gleefully looked to getting their first bicycle, within me was a sense of dread. I was comfortable with the tricycle and the insecurity of falling and losing my balance as I moved to the bike was such a hurdle to overcome. My father graciously added training wheels to the bicycle which I use for a brief time until the fear and dread faded and then one day, I asked him to take them off. I through my leg across and soared down the driveway looking back over my shoulder at my smiling father.
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