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  • Smart phone stuck in a perpetual comma
    Friday, May 14, 2021 4:00 AM
    It first happened about 10 years ago. Due to some programming glitch the comma on my smart phone stopped working.. Now almost a decade later the comma key is stuck but this time it’s on my desktop computer. Maybe it’s just a cracker crumb lodged in the key. I usually snack when I write my column but I am proud to say that all the food groups are represented.
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  • Butch remembers the Lady at the Library
    Friday, May 14, 2021 4:00 AM
    There are many people in our lives who we associate with on a regular basis. We engage in small talk as we go about our daily routines. Do we really know these people . . . the person behind the counter, the mail carrier, the repairman, the delivery man . . . and others? Here is an example . . . 
    When I accompanied my Dad to town as a youngster, I made the rounds of several places, including Friend's drug store, Warren Hardware and Alex Cox's service station . . . just to name a few.
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  • Helping Hoosier businesses bounce back
    Friday, May 14, 2021 4:00 AM
    Indiana's economy has rebounded from the COVID-19 pandemic faster than almost every other state, and as your state senator I am committed to furthering efforts to help our small businesses and local economies continue to recover.
    Our state's new two-year budget will help drive economic growth across our state through the following initiatives.
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  • Blackberry Winter in the Midwest
    Friday, May 14, 2021 4:00 AM
    We have been experiencing a bit of a cold snap here in Montgomery County heading into mid-May. Many folks call this a “Blackberry Winter,” or maybe even “sprinter” (spring + winter). Our average overnight lows in the month of May start to tick up into the low 50s, but lately our overnight lows have prompted frost advisories and tucking in our tender annuals at night.
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  • Story of Canine family goes back to Revolutionary days
    Thursday, May 13, 2021 4:00 AM
    Although this name has been spelled (in America) several ways, mainly it began as Conyn then to Carnine and in our area, Canine, and there were many Canines here. The father, Peter, was a Revolutionary Soldier (born November 16th, 1752 in Somerset County, New Jersey and died in Shelby County, Kentucky at the ripe old age of 88 (Feb 2, 1841). He served as an orderly and quartermaster sergeant. 
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  • Problems are obvious; are answers?
    Wednesday, May 12, 2021 4:00 AM
    Recently I wrote a piece in which I challenged anyone who thinks I’m a racist to step up and prove it. All my writings are out there in the public domain and so if I wrote it, it’s there.
    The response was overwhelming . . . that I didn’t write a single thing that crossed a line.
    And the response from the anonymous posters who now had to come out from behind the shadows . . . crickets.
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  • Remembering Hoosier Heroines
    Wednesday, May 12, 2021 4:00 AM
    As this is penned, many are planning Mother’s Day celebrations, though when you read this, another year’s feting of mothers, grandmothers, and other kinds of mothers will be nearly forgotten. Time tilts us ever toward what’s next, until we pause to collect our memories, to tell ourselves the stories that affirm what we value.
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  • On the love for books, reading, and libraries
    Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:00 AM
    From a very young age I’ve felt a passion for reading and a great reverence for the books that hold the mysteries and wonders of our world – real and imagined. Books have been my loyal companions in times of joy and in times of sorrow. This close relationship evolved through time – as a child, my mother delighted in reading magical fairy tales to me. And instead of candy or toys, she would give me books and children’s magazines as a “surprise” gift.
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  • Next stop . . . the dreaded Hon Zone
    Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:00 AM
    Growing up, I loved watching Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone –– a staple of Friday night television, when the parents were out, and we kids were stuck at home with great-aunt Brunhilda (not her real name, but more of a description) as our babysitter. When Brunie would nod off, we’d run to the grainy black-and-white, and tune in to see who could be creeped out the most.
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  • Bill Greve . . . Montgomery County and Purdue All-Star
    Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:00 AM
    Who would you guess had the highest single season scoring average in Montgomery County basketball history . . . Linden's Daryl Warren, Waveland's Mike Mitchell, Waynetown's Steve Pierce, Darlington's Terry Cain, Alamo's Charlie Bowerman or Whitey Reath? Well, all of these were high scorers, but the all-time SINGLE SEASON record goes to Waveland's Bill Greve, who is the only player to average over 30 points per game.
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  • Antibiotics are really good for you . . . right?
    Monday, May 10, 2021 4:00 AM
    There is no doubt that antibiotics have saved millions of lives. But, is it all good news? I you have been noting the increasing number of news stories related to problems with overprescribing antibiotics that can result in resistant bacteria. We have known this was coming since Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin, warned of it in his Nobel Prize speech in 1945.
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  • 2021 Mazda3 Hatchback looks like sculpture, drives like a scalpel
    Monday, May 10, 2021 4:00 AM
    Mazda makes some of the most beautiful and enchanting cars available today. It’s as if a team of Japanese engineers had improper relations with Italian artisans. The Miata may be the case example, but other vehicles like the Mazda6 sedan, CX-30 compact crossover, and CX-9 three-row crossover are also pretty suave. My favorite, though, is the 2021 Mazda3 Hatchback…with a turbo and all-wheel-drive. It looks like sculpture and drives like a scalpel.
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  • New systems can lead to new compromises
    Monday, May 10, 2021 4:00 AM
    I finished my bath and saw that the rust-orange towel had molted all over my body. 
    I was covered with tufts of orange fur. It was not a good look, and it felt worse than it looked. Worse yet, it gave me a taste of what the next two months would be like. 
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  • A heart of hope and help for people who lift each other up
    Sunday, May 9, 2021 4:00 AM
    I can remember going door to door as a youth collecting canned foods to place in paper bags with the blue letters marked upon the sides - Goodwill. This organization was one of the many that our family moved the young people in my circles to do work to benefit.
    When parents work to instill in children the importance of giving their time and energies to help others, it provides solid stones upon which they may walk throughout their lives.
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  • Legislature challenges governor’s pandemic response
    Saturday, May 8, 2021 4:00 AM
    During the Spanish Flu pandemic a century ago, Indiana Gov. James P. Goodrich and President Woodrow Wilson barely played a role in the public response, despite the fact that it killed an estimated 10,000 Hoosiers.
    "Wilson never made a public statement about the pandemic. Never," said John M. Barry, author of "The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History." Profiles of Gov. Goodrich don't even mention the pandemic that claimed the lives of millions of young adults nationally and nearly 13,000 Hoosiers. It was local public health officials who ordered mandates the required facemasks, closed businesses and public events.
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