The Hendricks County Flyer
Fri Mar 29, 2013, 03:30 PM EDT
To the Editor:
Senate President Pro Tempore David Long and House Speaker Brian Bosma are opposing proposals for a legislative study to review Indiana's time zone.
Eastern Time was imposed on Hoosiers over 50 years ago and has never been properly vetted. We don't know if Eastern Time has benefited Hoosiers or not. As of now, all we have are unproved assertions and conflicting opinions.
There are some facts beyond dispute. Hoosiers who set their clocks to Eastern Time have on average the latest sunrises and darkest mornings in the 48 adjacent states. Numerous studies have revealed since 1961 Indiana's relative standing among the states has declined in education, personal health, and financial well-being. We don't know if the declines and dark mornings are related but it behooves us to find out.
Governor Pence's stated goal is to make Indiana a better place to live. But if the General Assembly leadership refuses to study reasonable possibilities, there is little hope the Governor's aspirations will be realized.
A time zone study needs to be conducted, no matter how inconvenient the truth discovered is to some. Our posterity deserves nothing less.
For more information, visit the website at www.hoosiersforcentratime.com.
When I woke up Saturday morning, I gave a customary online scan of Friday’s sports, mainly for a recap of the Pacers’ home game against Milwaukee.
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November 5, 2013
I hate to say it, but I'm afraid we've seen this before.
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There is no denying that Twitter has provided a once-impossible glimpse into the minds of sports figures. It has also infinitely increased the ability of those figures to make absolute fools of themselves.
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July 20, 2013
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An NPR broadcast examines the question of how communities can better prepare for tornadoes like the one that struck Moore, Okla. on Monday. The broadcast features commentary from Michael Fitzgerald, who reported a five-part disaster series for the CNHI News Service.
May 22, 2013
Part I: Are We Prepared? | Part II: Disaster Dollars Part III: Lessons Learned | Part IV: Warning Signs Part V: The Big One
Nelson Mandela spent nearly a third of his life as a prisoner of apartheid before leading South Africa in a relatively peaceful transition of power that inspired the world. The iconic figure died Thursday at the age of 95.
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