This past week we celebrated the 236th anniversary of the adoption (NOT the signing) of the Declaration of Independence. Its creation, the work of a five-man committee, its review by the Second Continental Congress and its passage is the stuff of American legend. Among other things, is was the beginning of representative politics in what became – with that document – the United States.
(New Harmony) It had to happen, and now that it has, officials can do little more than stare at the bridge and shake their heads. Commissioners had known for years that the bridge was crumbling, but the decay has now reached a point where standing and staring is no longer an option
For the first time in 35 years, one of Indiana’s senate seats is producing a real dogfight. With incumbent Dick Lugar defeated and headed home, the seat is wide open to the campaign slugger who’s on his feet at the finish.
Dick Lugar led a storied political life, one that traveled light years from the first political cartoon about him. That cartoon wondered if an Eagle Scout could survive in the dog-eat-dog world of politics.
As most of you already know, on December 13, 2010, President Obama signed into Public Law (111-296), the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. This legislation marked the most comprehensive changes to the school nutrition in over 15 years. The changes to the current meal pattern becomes effective July 1, 2012, the beginning of the school year 2012-2013.
If you have been paying any attention at all, I am sure you are somewhat aware of the term “Lean Beef Trimmings”, aka Ammonia Treated Meat, aka Pink Slime. It has been a hot topic of discussion in the national news over the course of the last few weeks, ever since fast food restaurants like McDonald's and Taco Bell announced that they would NO longer be using ammonia treated meat in their food products. This announcemen
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