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July 7, 2013

Dennis Lanane: What's happening with climate change?

What is happening to our climate? Why all the sudden changes in our weather? Last year we had a severe drought while other areas in the U.S. were experiencing floods. Remember Sandy, the largest ever Atlantic Tropical with winds stretching 1,100 miles and all the flooding on the east coast? In the beginning of 2012 much of the United Kingdom experienced droughts and a heat wave in March. Flooding in Great Britain and Ireland brought the wettest April they had seen in over a hundred years.

It is scary. There are many tragedies and losses across the nation. Forest fires caused by droughts is an example. Nineteen firefighters died in what has been called the worst forest fire in Arizona history. What can we do? What should we do?

The July 18 Triad meeting will be about “Climate Change.” We will meet in the Anderson Mounds Mall at 10:30 a.m. In the theater area. Our speaker will be Paul Severance, founder of United Senior Action and served as Executive Director until 2006. Paul is also currently involved with Center for the New Elder which he is founder. Paul will put on a presentation about “Climate Reality.”

Triad wants to thank Dustin Ziegler from the Alzheimer’s Association for his presentation about how their agency has been working with first responders that might be victims of abuse or other crimes. We also want to thank Major Scott Mellinger of the Marion County Sheriff’s Department for explaining about the Crisis Intervention Team training(CIT) that has been going on in Marion County and in other areas of the state. Major Brian Bell of the Madison County Sheriff’s Department gave a crime report on some local issues.

Also Anderson Police Chief Larry Crenshaw gave a talk at the beginning of the meeting about the administration of the police department. Indiana State Police Detective A.J. Klettheimer participated. Also in attendance was Carol Davis, the Executive Director of United Senior Action(USA) and June Holt, our USA Traumatic Brain Injury expert.

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  • underwood mug [Duplicate] [Duplicate] Scott Underwood: Headlines can capture imagination I'd just left the newspaper office one morning and was driving north on Jackson Street, when I stopped at a red light and glanced at the rearview mirror.

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  • Charo Boyd: 'My Social Security' simplifies your life So many people buzz through extremely busy and complicated schedules these days. A smartphone in one hand, a computer in front of you, and a digital task list that never seems to end. In addition, to complicate things just a little more, there’s another event you need to add to your list — National Simplify Your Life week.

    July 28, 2014

  • Maureen Hayden: 9/11 Commission chair scolds Congress for national security failures Retired Congressman Lee Hamilton has warned of the perils of political ideology, calling the body where he spent 34 years “noxiously partisan.” Now, he worries the divide is downright dangerous.

    July 27, 2014

  • Vaughan, Nancy mug [Duplicate] Nancy Vaughan: Fireworks and fireflies mean summer in full swing Hasn't July been a fabulous month? It began with multiple fireworks venues and parades and ends with fairs and football in full swing. We have been blessed with mild weather and if you haven't had to travel much outside of the county, roadwork has been minimal.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ken de la Bastide: City unions go without contracts for many years How Anderson deals with unions has changed dramatically over the years. In the past it would have been unheard of for union members to continue to work without a contract or an agreed upon deadline. But members of three unions that represent Anderson city employees have been working without a new contract agreement for up to seven years.

    July 26, 2014

  • Jim Bailey: Traveling by passenger train was a page from the past My wife doesn’t remember riding on a full-fledged passenger train as a baby. Our children have never ridden. It’s an experience rapidly going the way of the horse and buggy and the stagecoach throughout a nation now obsessed with jumbo jets and sport-utility vehicles.

    July 26, 2014

  • Howard Hewitt: When it comes to wines, small can be very good Repeating the familiar is an easy way to go through life as is taking the safe road. We all do that but find unexpected rewards when taking the path less traveled. That little bit of philosophy applies to visiting wine country.

    July 26, 2014

  • Maleah Stringer: Hats off to the staff at Animal Protection League I often talk about the wonderful volunteers and community support we have at the Animal Protection League. And that volunteers are every non-profits "life blood" this is true for the Animal Protection League as well.

    July 26, 2014

  • Clark, Big Joe mug 'Big Joe' Clark: Beat the market or meet your goals? True or not, my experience tells me that goals – especially when written down – undoubtedly serve as catalysts for success. However, danger arises when a goal does not properly focus on the long term result you expect.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

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