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Stories from Wednesday, March 23, 2011

DePauw cheerleaders to host cheer clinic for local children (03/23/11)
A cheerleading clinic for all Putnam County girls and boys in kindergarten through fifth grade will be conducted Friday, April 29. Sponsored by the DePauw University cheerleaders, the cheer clinic is scheduled 4 to 8 p.m. in the DePauw Lilly Center gym...
Addison Hughes rides 'ocelot' into national spelling bee spot (03/23/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- Most fourth-graders, on the verge of spring-break freedom, might have spent the weekend dreaming about video games, skateboarding or just sleeping in. Not Addison Hughes. Instead, the nine-year-old son of Adam and Beverly Hughes, Greencastle, was pondering ocelots. Yes, ocelots, those frisky, leopard-like creatures from Central and South America...
Bennett addresses education, collective bargaining at senior center (03/23/11)
BRAZIL -- Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett attempted to dispel rumors circulating about education reform and the impending collective bargaining legislation Monday night. Bennett spoke to the Clay County Republican Club at the Brazil Senior Center, receiving both praise and criticism from the audience...
Mark McCoy appointed dean of DePauw School of Music (03/23/11)
Educator, composer and conductor Mark McCoy has been appointed dean of the DePauw University School of Music. McCoy is currently chairman of music at Shepherd University in West Virginia. Tuesday's announcement culminates a nearly year-long international search for the next leader of DePauw's School of Music. Founded in 1884, it's one of the nation's oldest private institutions for post-secondary music instruction and the longest-running in Indiana...
Land reassessment to cost county $15,000 (03/23/11)
When Putnam County Assessor Nancy Dennis told the County Council and Commissioners last month of the need to do land reassessments in the county, the cost was estimated to be as high as $32,000. So on Monday when Dennis told the commissioners the cost would not exceed $15,000, the news was a bit easier to swallow...
Joyce Ann Coffman (03/23/11)
An itch for a niche (03/23/11)
One lazy weekend morning recently I happened across the old black-and-white film "Call Northside 777" on Turner Movie Classics. Having thought I had digested just about each and every newspaper-related movie ever made, I was surprised to find the lead character was a Chicago newspaperman played by Jimmy Stewart. Believe me, any movie with those three elements -- Chicago, newspapers and Jimmy Stewart -- truly has me (wait for it ...) at hello...
Letters from Dick Wolfsie! (03/23/11)
My good friend Patty Spitler is the host of Pet Pals on WNDY-TV every Saturday morning. She asked me to join the show's fan website where I could view photos of dogs and cats and post digital shots of my own furry friends. I logged into the Pet Pals sign-up page and after entering some preliminary data came face to face with a CAPTCHA. This is not a breed of dog like a Shar Pei, but both are equally shmushed together...
Japan earthquake shows nuclear power fails (03/23/11)
To the Editor: The nuclear crisis in Japan is a tragedy but as usual the broadcast media is exaggerating the danger in order to play on people's fears so as to enhance their ratings. Crises such as this are then always followed by a debate about whether the risk is worth the benefit of the supposedly cheap electricity that nuclear plants generate. But that debate frames the problem incorrectly. It assumes that there aren't better ways to generate electricity. There are...
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