| Apr 30, 2010
Richard Lapointe gently shook my hand, asked for my press I.D. and made a joke.
"Strong like bull," he said with a wink when I asked how he's feeling. "Smell like bull, too."
This was the benign jokester his friends told me about. But I had come to...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 9:27 AM
2.5 stars (out of 4)
Besides his not-insignificant role in Rage Against the Machine as one of the most innovative guitarists of the last 20 years, Tom Morello has had a long history as an activist. It’s part of his family’s DNA; his...
| Mar 8, 2011
If we get anything out of this latest death penalty debate, maybe it will be some honesty.
I'll start. I don't like state government killing people, because government will inevitably mess it up.
I won't tell you that I think the death penalty is...
| May 14, 2011
| 12:22 PM
Stefan Duma is unlikely to join Bruce Smith, Frank Beamer and Michael Vick on Virginia Tech football's Mount Rushmore. But his contributions to the game may prove as enduring as any sack, game plan or touchdown pass.
A professor at the Virginia Tech-Wake...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 11:36 AM
People often ask me what I write about in my first-Sunday-of-the-month-Lifestyle column.
"Anything I darn well please," I answer.
I appreciate the freedom editors give me.
I've got a list of "evergreens" — topics that work any...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 5:23 PM
Adoption is a subject very near and dear to my heart. For one, I went through the process myself when I became a Bade legally. My biological dad was out of the picture and the Bades made me a part of their family album when Mom remarried. ...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 3:45 PM
Belvin Perry may be best known as the even-keeled jurist presiding over the Casey Anthony case, which epitomizes this country's ability to turn most any tragedy into time-killing entertainment.
But the veteran judge's true legacy is part of a report he...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 8:25 AM
I wasn't going to write about the Casey Anthony case today, if ever.
Frankly, the whole thing disgusted me, and, having spent a lot of time in courtrooms, I can do without dealing with the tedium of long trials.
Then, late Tuesday, the column I had...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 8:56 PM
If Casey Anthony had been tried 30 years ago in that same Orange County courtroom, she probably would be facing a death sentence today instead of the few measly years she spent awaiting trial.
The 25-year-old mother who last week slipped out of a...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 5:23 AM
A second person has been charged in connection with the attempted robbery of a Ripley County pharmacy, which involved person of interest David Ison.
Amanda Napier, 33, is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, a Class C felony.
Police said Ison...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 3:24 PM
Indiana State Police arrested a person of interest in the murders of five people in rural Franklin County.
A SWAT call-out at a home in Franklin County in southeast Indiana Tuesday night led to the arrest of David Ison on an unrelated robbery charge....
| Sep 23, 2011
| 1:18 PM
On Thursday, Robert Wilcoxson and Kenneth Kagonyera walked out of a North Carolina jail as free men.
A panel of judges declared them not guilty and set them free. Freed after serving a decade behind bars for a murder they didn't commit.