Our community lost a gentle giant recently with the passing of the Rev. Annette Barnes. A leader at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church who ministered to those who have lost loved ones and those fighting for their own lives, Barnes’ selfless gifts touched so many people. She died last week at 85.
Sometimes, doing nothing is the best thing our legislature does.
The (Norfolk, Va.) Virginian-Pilot and Daily Press
Overdose deaths in Bartholomew County and Indiana continue at a heartbreaking pace in an epidemic that shows no sign of easing.
The (Anderson) Herald Bulletin
Smoking is one of the most difficult addictions to break. Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop 33 years ago declared the nicotine in cigarettes to be as addictive as cocaine or heroin. Even so, plenty of people have overcome that addiction and beaten the habit over the years, often with a lot of help and encouragement.
Cautious optimism might be the only kind we can muster while dealing with a ceaseless pandemic and its attendant economic challenges. And cautious optimism was the overriding forecast from the IUPUC Business Outlook Panel on Monday – an outlook that predicted conditions between partly sunny and partly cloudy.