... to the official start of the college basketball season.
Indiana University — and other less important area teams — kicked-off practice Friday. With Indiana ranked No. 1 in many preseason polls, Cody Zeller getting preseason love for player of the year, a stellar returning cast and a top-ranked group of athletic freshman.
It should be a fine year for Hoosier fans, although this will be the first in many to bring actual expectations with it.
— Editor Shea Van Hoy
... to the volunteers who gave time and money to help start rebuilding homes in Henryville this week via Habitat for Humanity.
I’m sure the workers put a smile on the face of many prospective homeowners.
— Editor Shea Van Hoy
... to Mr. Greg Mengelt for wanting to cancel the Bosse/Providence football game — as he mentioned in a column — so he can meet his deadline.
He needs to put the blame where it belongs. A Friday night deadline for Saturday, Sunday, and sometimes, Monday edition of a newspaper, is ridiculous.
— Jerry Bischof, New Albany
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NEWS AND TRIBUNE LETTERS — For March 11
Cutting clutter; Red Cross heroes
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- HAYDEN: Prosecutors’ advocate remembered as compassionate expert
- HOWEY: Sen. Delph’s re-election isn’t a foregone conclusion
OUR OPINION: Spacing out high school plays would help
For all the strengths of the theater programs, why isn’t inter-program communication one of those? Opening so many shows in one week seems counter-productive for every program getting ready to debut a play.
- CHEERS & JEERS: March 8-9
DODD: The heroin epidemic
On a daily basis, I meet people who use drugs. It’s almost amusing when it’s a young person who is only driving drunk from too much alcohol or simply smoking a bit of pot. It almost seems like you breathe a sigh of relief.
Heroin is the biggest problem today.
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