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HETRICK: All I know of equality I learned from RudolphRestricted Content

December 11, 2010
Bruce Hetrick
Like Donner, we find ourselves advocating lies and abetting coverups of our good soldiers'; true identities, rather than celebrating the unique talents of every American willing to serve
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HETRICK: Let's make Thanksgiving more than a prayerRestricted Content

November 20, 2010
Bruce Hetrick
What are you thankful for this holiday season?
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HETRICK: A Longfellow serenade on the midterm electionRestricted Content

November 6, 2010
Bruce Hetrick
Our ship of state sails not on a straight and steady course. Rather, it tacks and stalls.
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HETRICK: You gotta be civil on the long road out of EdenRestricted Content

October 23, 2010
Bruce Hetrick
Etiquette at Eagles concert in short supply.
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HETRICK: If only we could enroll the pols in leadership campRestricted Content

September 25, 2010
Bruce Hetrick

We learned that if anyone in the group moved too slowly or too quickly—or stopped altogether—the ball would fall.

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HETRICK: How to make our recession last foreverRestricted Content

August 21, 2010
Bruce Hetrick
Today’s and tomorrow’s jobs are increasingly dependent upon more and better education
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HETRICK: When it comes to developing leaders, you gotta askRestricted Content

August 7, 2010
Bruce Hetrick
Asking for donations—like any sales pitch—is often met with dead stares, lack of interest, rejection, procrastination or even anger.
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HETRICK: Hoosier thrillers should stay on the pageRestricted Content

July 24, 2010
Bruce Hetrick
Reading Indiana crime fiction is great for vacation. Learning of true Indiana crime isn't.
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HETRICK: We'll have our reunion, but you can't have yoursRestricted Content

July 10, 2010
Bruce Hetrick
Throughout our 234 years, each wave of immigrants feared the one arriving before it.
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HETRICK: If you've botched the job, don't botch the PR, tooRestricted Content

June 26, 2010
Bruce Hetrick
If a crisis leaves you on the receiving end of Wisconsin football fans’ favorite chant, every detail of your response matters.
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HETRICK: The irony of government foes wanting more governmentRestricted Content

June 12, 2010
Bruce Hetrick
We're all quick to say we want lower taxes, but we're slow to sacrifice services that affect us.
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HETRICK: Men and boys behaving badly from Carmel to D.C.Restricted Content

May 22, 2010
Bruce Hetrick
One hurdle is that too few people understand what constitutes hazing.
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HETRICK: In the Gulf, we have met the enemy, and he is usRestricted Content

May 8, 2010
Bruce Hetrick
Some on the left now want a total and forever ban on offshore oil drilling. Others on the right want to kill an energy and climate bill they didn't want to support, anyway.
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HETRICK: Job-seeking advice for graduates and grownups, tooRestricted Content

April 24, 2010
Bruce Hetrick
My advice has undergone a course correction to adapt to these challenging times.
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HETRICK: Much more than economic impact from a Final FourRestricted Content

April 10, 2010
Bruce Hetrick
This year's events delivered a return on investment far more powerful than the estimated economic impact.
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HETRICK: A Greenwood High School senior stands up for individual rights.Restricted Content

March 20, 2010
Bruce Hetrick
Contrary to popular-but-uninformed belief, religion is a matter of civil liberties, not majority rule.
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HETRICK: Like natural disasters, aftershocks of grief lingerRestricted Content

March 6, 2010
Bruce Hetrick
Five years ago this week, I took figurative bullets to the head and heart. My personal Richter scale was shaken more violently than by any tremor ever measured on any anthill, or Port-au-Prince or Concepción.
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HETRICK: Why it's so hard to be a legislative voice of reasonRestricted Content

February 20, 2010
Bruce Hetrick
After Sen. Evan Bayh's bombshell announcement, I'm even less likely to ever run for office.
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HETRICK: Learning to lead with Sister Souljah momentsRestricted Content

February 6, 2010
Bruce Hetrick
Every once in a while, someone in power shows some chutzpah and surprises us.
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HETRICK: Awed by America's generous help for HaitiRestricted Content

January 23, 2010
Bruce Hetrick
I much prefer a nation that can be more the world's benefactor and less the world's cop.
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HETRICK: Hey kids! Come and get your pound of fleshRestricted Content

January 9, 2010
Bruce Hetrick
In light of the selfishness and stupidity exacted upon children by adults, you're hereby invited to exact revenge.
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HETRICK: As a new decade dawns, could we start again?Restricted Content

December 26, 2009
Bruce Hetrick
Ten years ago this week, a new century dawned. A lot has changed since.
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HETRICK: Let's have a little holiday faith ... in one anotherRestricted Content

December 12, 2009
Bruce Hetrick
One might hope that we could accept a simple seasonal greeting for its thoughtful intent.
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HETRICK: Let's make Thanksgiving a year-round conceptRestricted Content

November 21, 2009
Bruce Hetrick
Few of us fare well on our own accord. So when as the last time you surprised someone with gratitude?
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HETRICK: Does your private club need a license to kill?Restricted Content

November 7, 2009
Bruce Hetrick
Is it freedom-enhancing to defend a veteran's "right" to commit slow-motion suicide and homicide?
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  1. I am not by any means judging whether this is a good or bad project. It's pretty simple, the developers are not showing a hardship or need for this economic incentive. It is a vacant field, the easiest for development, and the developer already has the money to invest $26 million for construction. If they can afford that, they can afford to pay property taxes just like the rest of the residents do. As well, an average of $15/hour is an absolute joke in terms of economic development. Get in high paying jobs and maybe there's a different story. But that's the problem with this ask, it is speculative and users are just not known.

  2. Shouldn't this be a museum

  3. I don't have a problem with higher taxes, since it is obvious that our city is not adequately funded. And Ballard doesn't want to admit it, but he has increased taxes indirectly by 1) selling assets and spending the money, 2) letting now private entities increase user fees which were previously capped, 3) by spending reserves, and 4) by heavy dependence on TIFs. At the end, these are all indirect tax increases since someone will eventually have to pay for them. It's mathematics. You put property tax caps ("tax cut"), but you don't cut expenditures (justifiably so), so you increase taxes indirectly.

  4. Marijuana is the safest natural drug grown. Addiction is never physical. Marijuana health benefits are far more reaching then synthesized drugs. Abbott, Lilly, and the thousands of others create poisons and label them as medication. There is no current manufactured drug on the market that does not pose immediate and long term threat to the human anatomy. Certainly the potency of marijuana has increased by hybrids and growing techniques. However, Alcohol has been proven to destroy more families, relationships, cause more deaths and injuries in addition to the damage done to the body. Many confrontations such as domestic violence and other crimes can be attributed to alcohol. The criminal activities and injustices that surround marijuana exists because it is illegal in much of the world. If legalized throughout the world you would see a dramatic decrease in such activities and a savings to many countries for legal prosecutions, incarceration etc in regards to marijuana. It indeed can create wealth for the government by collecting taxes, creating jobs, etc.... I personally do not partake. I do hope it is legalized throughout the world.

  5. Build the resevoir. If built this will provide jobs and a reason to visit Anderson. The city needs to do something to differentiate itself from other cities in the area. Kudos to people with vision that are backing this project.

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