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  • Aug. 10, 2010: Our readers write

    Republicans fail to define moment

    In the film Tin Cup (1996), golfer Roy McAvoy famously says, “When a defining moment comes along, you define the moment or the moment defines you.”

    It seems congressional Republicans in the 111th U.S. Congress have been sadly defined by the moment.

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  • Aug. 10, 2010 editorial: Defensive driving skills, full attention required


    The issue: Recent surge of traffic accidents along 31W

  • Aug. 17: Our readers write

    Freedom of religion vs. freedom of worship In a recent speech, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton referred to America’s “freedom of worship.” This shift from our constitutional “freedom of religion” is disturbing. Freedom of religion includes the right to preach, engage in public discussion and evangelize according to one’s moral convictions. That i

  • Open Up! auditions tonight

    The News-Enterprise It’s almost time to Open Up! again. If you have a guitar, a band or can sing a little ditty, you may want to consider auditioning for Open Up!, a free concert featuring local acts that benefits a local charity. Auditions are 7 p.m. tonight at the Historic State Theater, 209 W. Dixie Ave. The next Open Up! performance is Sept. 16.

  • Aug. 12, 2010, editorial: Crackdown on DUIs continues at full steam

    With an emphasis on deterrence, the number of court cases related to impaired driving dropped by 18 percent from 2008 to 2009 here in Hardin County.

    The reduction comes while  law enforcement continually demonstrates a high level of vigilance regarding keeping the highways safe from drunken drivers and those under the influence of drugs or excessive medication. The police push has become known by its matter-of-fact motto: “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit, Under Arrest.”

  • So many questions

    By BECCA OWSLEY bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com When sitting down to write this column, for some reason I have a thousand whys circling in my head. It’s almost like a “Seinfeld” episode rattling around in my brain. Some of my whys are funny and some deep questions.

  • Aug. 24, 2010: Our readers write

    Drop the anchors

    Our country is quickly becoming the United States of Handouts under the leadership of Barack Obama. Just this week it was reported that he plans to spend $10.3 trillion on six dozen welfare programs over the next decade.  In 2011 welfare spending on food, housing and medical care is expected to exceed $950 billion.

  • Calling all Woodstockers

    The News-Enterprise

    The Museum at Bethel Woods, part of Bethel Woods Center of the Arts, at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, has launched its Woodstock Alumni Registry.

    Anyone who attended — or attempted to attend — the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair and local residents who volunteered or participated in the event in some way can become a part of history by joining this Woodstock attendee database.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, Editorial: Taylor's life was spent helping many

    Thirty-six years later a simple gesture by B.L. Taylor still stands out. He was coaching a local All-Star baseball team that advanced to a national tournament. The season ended with a defeat in 1974 and a third-place finish in the World Series. So he went to each of his players and while their hearts were broken from the loss and the end of a magical postseason run, he shook their ha