8:07 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Saying Boo to a Goose

In my view, my son is a perfectly competent human being. In my son’s view, I am a fight-picker.

Now, I think that the way he became a perfectly competent human being is due to stellar direction from not just the village, but in large part from me. That being the case, it stands to reason that others too easily can benefit from my direction. That’s not fight-picking; that’s the sharing of information and life-experience. I ask, how could anyone possibly interpret the giving of a gift such as that as spoilin’ for a fight?

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10:05 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Governor Pence To Sign So Called ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Today

RFRA supporters say it is meant to protect against the government infringing on religious beliefs, but critics contend it will legalize discrimination.
Photo: Gretchen Frazee Gov. Mike Pence is scheduled to sign the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, also known as RFRA, today. It is expected to be signed in a private ceremony closed off from the press and public. The most common criticism of the bill is that it will sanction discrimination, particularly against the LGBT community.
5:18 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Safe Haven ‘Baby Boxes’ Measure Faces Changes In Committee

The legislature would now have to pass another bill next year to authorize the boxes.
Photo: Gretchen Frazee Senate lawmakers Wednesday added a hurdle to a bill that would have allowed newborn incubators, or "baby boxes" to be placed at locations such as churches and fire stations. The legislature would now have to pass another bill next year to authorize the boxes.
10:27 am
Fri March 13, 2015

A lifetime of good reading

Book, books, books.

You know, sometimes I think my troubles started when I learned how to read. A good book stops me in my tracks—political ones, such as The Way of the Knife—about the CIA’s secret army; histories, like Vietnam and America; novels, mysteries—I just finished a chronicle of the Gastonia, North Carolina, 1929 textile strike—and a novel that surrounded that experience with the beauty and anguish of the mountains: Call Home the Heart, by Olive Tilford Dargon.

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10:02 am
Wed March 11, 2015

Sen. Coats Breaks From Party By Not Signing Iran Letter

Sen. Dan Coats was one of the few GOP Senators who did not sign an open letter to Iranian leaders Monday warning them of ongoing nuclear negotiations.
Sen. Dan Coats, R-Indiana, was one of seven Republican senators who did not sign an open letter to Iranian government leaders regarding ongoing nuclear talks. The letter warns that a deal made with the Obama administration might not be valid.
6:51 am
Tue March 10, 2015

Elkhart Company Ramps Up Production On Non-Lethal Weapon

The ML-12 shoots bean bags filled with tiny lead pellets to knock down — but not kill — its target.
Photo: Courtesy of Bruzer Less Lethal A company in northern Indiana is ramping up production because of increased interest in non-lethal weapons. Police departments are exploring the devices in response to recent incidents where police fatally shot unarmed civilians, such as the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
9:40 am
Sat March 7, 2015

Conservatory of Dance presents Ballet Chicago

  Conservatory of Dance is pleased to present Ballet Chicago and Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre in Spring Repertory with music from George Gershwin. The performance will be at the Lerner Theatre on March 28, 2015 at 7:30pm. The program, a mix of classical ballet and contemporary dance, will include George Balanchine's Who Cares, and River's Edge by Indianapolis choreographer Gregory Hancock. The program will also feature a work by Ted Seymour, Chicago-based choreographer and dancer with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet.

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9:37 am
Sat March 7, 2015

DTSB hosts "Egg Stravaganza" March 28th

  EggStravaganza, presented by TCU, is a celebration of the arrival of spring.  Join us throughout downtown as businesses host activities, demonstrations, crafts, and snacks. Don't forget to plan a visit with the bunny and keep an eye out for the eggs hidden throughout downtown containing cash prizes.  EGG STRAVAGANZA EVENTSVisit the Easter Bunny! | The South Bend Chocolate Cafe122 S. Michigan St. | 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.The South Bend Chocolate Cafe welcomes the Easter Bunny.  Pictures are not provided.

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9:18 am
Sat March 7, 2015

Vesper Chorale presents Lenten Concert

HAYDN'S STABAT MATER, A Basically Baroque Concert  

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