The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update


June 22, 2014

You Said It: About city nicknames, educating the workforce and storm sirens

About city nicknames, educating the workforce and storm sirens

Each Monday, The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of reader comments from coupled with responses by the newspaper’s editorial board.

The Herald Bulletin posted a question on its Facebook page and asked "What should Anderson's nickname be?'' Most suggestions were derogatory. (June 12)

• "Gas Boom, Automotive Central, & Colt's Camp to Reborn Again!"

• "Home town Anderson, make a difference people, if you live here than help make a beautiful city."

• "It's been known as A -Town for ages. What's wrong with it?"

• "You really want to open this can of worms up?"

THB: Most of the nicknames suggested, don't bear repeating. Ever hear the phrase "If you repeat something often enough it becomes the truth?"

Anderson is setting an ambitious target of creating 8,000 jobs over the next 10 years. (June 20)

• "He is right on point though with the idea of educating the workforce. Businesses won't come to Anderson or hire from here if the citizens aren't qualified."

THB: This plan comes a day after the city announced plans to create a high-tech manufacturing center in cooperation with Purdue University and the Flagship Enterprise Center. There are many different criteria that businesses consider when looking at a community and education is one of them. Education is key and everyone benefits.

City and county residents question why warning sirens were not activated during the June 19 storms.

• "The sirens should have sounded. They never know if a tornado will change paths. I think it is someone slacking on their job."

• "I wonder why the sirens didn't go off in Anderson?"

• "I live in Adams township in southern Madison and we had no sirens either... I'm thoroughly disgusted at this! Had it not been for my phone we would have never known!"

THB: According to confirmation from the city, no siren sounded because Anderson's weather spotters didn't think Anderson was under any serious threat.

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  • Letter: President's trade being swept under rug My question to all, why do we keep hearing after a number of months about the shootings in Colorado, Sandy Hook, etc., but yet the president illegally deals with terrorists, trades five for a believed deserter and now it is being swept under the rug?

    August 1, 2014

  • Letter: New glass ceiling is $12 an hour All those libertarians, tea party, conservatives (dupes of the rich) are leading America's middle class and poor into poverty and depression.

    August 1, 2014

  • Letter: Constitution, laws being trampled Nancy Pelosi said, "When it comes to protecting the children I'm a lioness!" Too bad that doesn't include the babies who are ripped from the womb. How ironic to hear the progressive liberals talk of compassion for illegals while killing our own.

    August 1, 2014

  • Letter: Liberal says 'illegal' should be taboo Did you see where a well-known liberal wants to do away with the "I" word? 'I' as in "illegal."

    August 1, 2014

  • NWS - HB0728 - World War 1 Local Bob Quinn 2 Editorial: WWI commemorated at 100th anniversary On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war against Germany. There was overwhelming support. Neutrality was no longer an option. The sinking by Germany of the British ocean liner, the Lusitania, further committed Americans to the cause. Madison County answered the call, too.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Viewpoint: Panhandlers give wrong impression of our city First of all, let me start off by saying that I have as much empathy and compassion for those less fortunate as the next person.

    July 31, 2014

  • Editorial: Ring the bell! School is back in session Whether it’s the first first day of school or the last first day of high school, a multitude of unknown obstacles, achievements and milestones await. Enjoy every single one.

    July 30, 2014

  • Editorial: City overzealous in calling for Chamberlain probe In the aftermath of The Herald Bulletin's recent news report that City Councilman Rodney Chamberlain had been cleared of criminal wrongdoing in relation to basketball league funds, one question stands out.

    July 30, 2014

  • OPN - Mootry column mug [Duplicate] [Duplicate] Primus Mootry: The African-American community toward a new narrative African Americans are entirely unique in the annals of American history and, perhaps, the whole history of mankind. This uniqueness demands an African American agenda and, with it, a new narrative, or way of articulating that agenda.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Viewpoint: Voters, especially seniors, should ask questions It’s that time of year again. Kids are getting ready for school, corporations are reviewing their semi annual reports and — yes — many seniors are filling out their absentee ballots. Some are voting because they are fed up with the status quo, some out of habit and some because they feel it is their civic duty.

    July 29, 2014

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