Sunday, September 21, 2014

 A strong wind blows flames from two bins containing American flags as heat rises from the fire at the end of a flag retirement ceremony at the Bristol American Legion Post 143 Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The post performs a structured protocol to properly retire old flags.

Check out images from a recent flag burning ceremony, high school soccer and golf matches and Elkhart’s RV Open House.

Posted at 9:47 a.m.

Mike Luckovich’s latest editorial cartoon touches on the NFL after several football players have been accused of domestic and child abuse.

Posted 1 hour ago
 Johnny Riblet reacts as a chair lift dips him into the waters of the Pierre Moran Pool in Elkhart Thursday. Also pictured are Donna Belusar, president of ADEC, (left) and Kim Williams, an employee of ADEC (right). The Elkhart parks department unveiled several pieces of equipment designed to assist people with disabilities.

We define ourselves as a community by the care we show for those most in need of our help - so why would the Elkhart County Council consider cutting funding to an organization that serves Elkhart County’s disabled people?

Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
 This August 2014 photo provided by the Discovery Channel,  U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-AZ, left and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. work together and attempt to start a fire while surviving on a remote Eru island, part of the Marshall Islands for Discovery Channel’s Rival Survival. Two U.S. senators from opposite sides of the political aisle spent a week marooned together on a remote island for a new reality show,
Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

Washington is broken because personal bonds have unraveled.

Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry opens a meeting on Iraq at the U.N. Security Council, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Kerry and the Obama administration use the term ISIL instead of ISIS or Islamic State, labels that Richard Leib discusses in this week's column.
Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 4:40 p.m.

Words get thrown around. Definitions are often sloppy and subjective. Discussions fly far from logic and clear thinking.

Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 1:42 p.m.

If I put envelopes with the plastic windows in them in to be recycled, are they just going to take them out as trash or do I have to cut the windows out?

Posted on Sept. 19, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
 This Aug. 13, 2014, photo of more than 200 Howard University students with their hands and arms in the air, accompanied by the Twitter hashtag “#dontshoot,” became an iconic expression online.
Posted on Sept. 19, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.

Social media is driving public discussion and debate that is the essence of First Amendment freedoms.

 YES campaign supporters gather in Edinburgh after the result of the Scottish independence referendum, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay. It dashed many Scots' hopes of breaking free and building their own nation.
Posted on Sept. 19, 2014 at 1:07 p.m.

Passion, imagination and hope are always more inspiring than reason, calculation and doubt. This kept the polls close leading into Thursday's vote, but it's also why the people of Scotland decided to remain part of the United Kingdom.

 This remote camera screen grab photo provided Friday, Sept.19, 2014 by the French Army's video and photo department ECPAD shows two Rafale jet fighters fly over Iraq Friday. Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, France conducted its first airstrikes Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot that it controlled, Iraqi and French officials said. Rafale fighter jets accompanied by support planes struck the depot in northern Iraq on Friday morning, and the depot, which helped the extremist group launch operations, was “entirely destroyed,” President Francois Hollande said.
Posted on Sept. 19, 2014 at 12:52 p.m.

The strategy is simple: Draw in the world's great superpower, create the ultimate foil and thus instantly achieve supreme stature in radical Islam as America's nemesis.

Posted on Sept. 19, 2014 at 11:37 a.m.
 Police tape blocks off Seqouia Drive at Mallard Court as the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department investigates a fatal shooting on Falcon Court.
Posted on Sept. 18, 2014 at 3:42 p.m.

We can’t control our kids’ actions all of the time but every now and then we have to step in, be forceful and say “You can’t hang out with him or her.”

 Convict Frank Van Den Bleeken appears in court in Brussels, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2013. Van Den Bleeken convicted of murder and rape who has been imprisoned for almost three decades has been granted the right to die after doctors agreed his psychiatric condition was incurable, an official and a lawyer said Tuesday.

Posted on Sept. 18, 2014 at 3:26 p.m.
 President Barack Obama, right, waves as he and U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh exit Air Force One at the South Bend Regional Airport Wednesday, August 5, 2009.

Posted on Sept. 18, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Posted on Sept. 18, 2014 at 2:15 p.m.
 In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 photo, shoppers browse the Levi's men's jeans department at a J.C. Penney store, in New York. Columnist Steve Chapman says he's baffled by men's clothing sizes.

Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 5:42 p.m.

Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 4:06 p.m.
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