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  • What happened to all of the people of character?
    Sunday, June 20, 2021 4:00 AM
    When I was a child, my parents instilled in me a lengthy list of expected behaviors for a man in training.
    Behaviors such as stand when shaking a man’s hand and look him in the eyes, a woman’s hand is taken not shaken, a promise made is a promise kept, speak truth and dispel lies of others, secrets are meant to be kept; and stand against a bully and protect those they seek to harm. 
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  • Sunday, June 20, 2021 4:00 AM
    If your outgo is more than your income then your upkeep will be your downfall. 
    A sure way to disable yourself financially is to spend more than your income. 
    If your income is $2500 a month then you can’t spend $3500 a month and come out ahead. 
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  • Sunday, June 20, 2021 4:00 AM
    When he became prime minister in May 1940, Winston Churchill was convinced that Britain could not defeat the Axis Powers without the active participation of the United States. He worked long and hard to persuade President Franklin Roosevelt to join the conflict to defeat Germany, Japan, and Italy. In March 1941, the United States passed the Lend Lease Act to provide material support for the beleaguered British. 
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  • Sunday, June 20, 2021 4:00 AM
    Indiana has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the nation, and while things are improving, recent data per the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) shows that the state still has room to grow to improve the life of Hoosier babies. Lowering Indiana’s rate of infant mortality and working towards Governor Holcomb’s goal of becoming the best state in the Midwest for infant mortality rates by 2024 requires work not only from the medical field and from mothers, but from fathers too.
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  • Sunday, June 20, 2021 4:00 AM
    When considering many successful individuals – regardless of industry – the success they’ve achieved is almost always built on risk, confidence, and resilience.
    This is certainly what I’ve experienced throughout my career. It began at the age of 24 when I was offered a position that I wasn’t completely qualified for. The thing is, if I would have waited to be qualified to try something, I would have never left my small hometown of Laurel, Miss., for the larger and multiple options available to me in a big city like Dallas.
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  • Which of my benefit options is best for me?
    Saturday, June 19, 2021 4:00 AM
    Dear Rusty: When my father passed away and we went to update my mother’s Social Security benefits, a question arose that I was confused by. We were asked “Do you want to claim just your father’s benefit (which was larger) or claim my mother’s benefit and the difference between the two?” Either way it would come to the same amount. Is there a reason to claim one way over the other? Perhaps a caveat that we are unaware of?
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  • What basketball would look like if played by the “Original 13 Rules”
    Friday, June 18, 2021 4:00 AM
    While basketball may have been invented by Dr. James Naismith in Springfield, Mass., the game was perfected in Indiana.
    Watching a few minutes of an NBA Playoff game the other night, and all the non-travel calls, etc., I wondered what basketball in 2021 would look like if played by Naismith’s “Original 13 Rules” published on Jan. 15, 1892 in the Springfield College school newspaper, The Triangle.
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  • A new family pet who lives out in a pond
    Friday, June 18, 2021 4:00 AM
    Several evenings a week, the neighbors in our cul-de-sac gather with their dogs in the driveway across the street from us. There is Max, Pace, Gus, Louie, Ella and Lucy. These are the dogs’ names. I’m terrible with human names, but I know which dog belongs to whom. Occasionally the group includes children and visiting grandchildren. 
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  • A new decade comes for men’s health
    Friday, June 18, 2021 4:00 AM
    Did you know that June is National Men’s Health Month? National Men’s Health Month was established in 1994 and has been recognized within the month of June ever since then. The theme for this year is a new decade. As we enter a new decade, it is the perfect time to make changes and start out this decade on the right foot. This is especially true for men. 
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  • Butch's list of foods he absolutely will not eat
    Friday, June 18, 2021 4:00 AM
    Well, I just read that cicadas, which basically are the same as locusts, can be eaten. Great. On my next visit to a swanky restaurant, "Yeah, I'd like an order of cicadas supreme, medium rare, a baked potato covered with ants, a Caesar salad garnished with crickets and some fresh bumblebees for dessert." So, if cicadas are edible, my next question is . . . who are the nutcases who are going to eat them?
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  • This local judge has a unique final reminder to his life
    Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:00 AM
    Thomas Fleming Davidson was born in neighboring Fountain County, began his career there but lived several years, departed life and is buried in Crawfordsville.
    Growing up near Hillsboro and Waynetown, his father, Samuel Hughes Davidson was a saddler, tanner, farmer and miller. Thomas’ middle name comes from Samuel’s father, Fleming. Samuel married Mary Ann Bever, Samuel passing after their son, Mary Ann many years previously. 
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  • Hammer says time for fixing is ticking away
    Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:00 AM
    “What the hell is going on Timmons?” the big booming voice of John Hammer exploded, shattering what had been a quiet and peaceful Saturday morning in the office.
    “Apparently my heart medicine,” I shot back, hoping that whatever pills the cardiologist has me taking were doing their job.
    “I’ll give you three examples,” Hammer said, ignoring the obvious signs of cardiac distress.
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  • Juneteenth’s watch over freedom
    Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:00 AM
    This Saturday’s Juneteenth will be observed all over our nation though it is not yet an official U.S. holiday. Like most holidays, it’s joyful. It is an annual re-proclamation of black freedom, starting with slavery, but also from those who attempt to bind up human souls and deny their dignity, value and equality in any number of ways, from Jim Crow laws, to redlining, to targeting people and treating them as suspect. 
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  • FBI warns of unemployment text scam
    Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:00 AM
    There is no limit to the lengths scammers will go to gain access to your personal information.
    According to the Indianapolis Federal Bureau of Investigation, fraudsters are posing as the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and sending a text with a link to click on. Upon using the link, it's highly likely they have accessed at least some of your personal information.
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  • What’s the weather for today, Slim?
    Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:00 AM
    We knew it was coming when Bert came into the Mule Barn truck stop the other day. He took his usual stool at the philosophy counter and world dilemma think tank, where he reigns as Cutting Edge Technology Advisor to the board of directors.
    It was that glint in his eye that gave it away.
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