Steven Higgs

Kruzan denounces new-terrain I-69
January 5, 2003

Mark Kruzan emphatically re-iterated his opposition to a new-terrain I-69 highway in a statement issued Saturday.

"I oppose a new terrain highway from Indianapolis to Evansville," the mayoral candidate and former Indiana House Majority Leader said in an e-mail to The Bloomington Alternative. "More pavement is not synonymous with progress, especially when it's through farmland and forest."

O'Bannon delays I-69 decision
December 30, 2002

Gov. Frank O'Bannon has personally decided to delay a decision on Interstate 69 this year, according to the Indiana Legislative Insight, one of the state's leading political newsletters.

Open letter: Tammy Webber, Indy Star, re I-69, HNF
December 22, 2002

Dear Ms. Webber:

First, I want to thank you both for last Tuesday's story on Interstate 69 and the Hoosier Environmental Council, and for the outstanding job you have done covering the environment since your much-anticipated arrival at the Star. You've done much during your short tenure in Indianapolis to help raise citizen awareness about the sad state of Indiana's environment and its impacts on human health. Keep up the good work.

As one who has spent more than two decades writing about the two issues you referenced in your article - I-69 and the Hoosier National Forest - I would like to offer you some historical perspective on these two watershed environmental struggles for your future reference. The parallels are relevant to the ongoing struggle to stop new-terrain I-69 and critical to the future of Indiana Democrats, whose party is poised for an historic implosion due in part to their unrelenting pursuit of this anti-democratic, pork-barrel highway.

The Tea Party: Thinking a revolutionary vision
December 22, 2002

Before Linda Oblack, Chris Kupersmith, and Jeanne Leimkuhler could proceed with plans for a "journal of revolutionary thought," they had to decide just what the phrase means. Their conclusion was necessarily simple and powerful.

"Our mission is revolutionary," Oblack writes in the introduction to the premier issue of Tea Party: A Journal of Revolutionary Thought. "Our mission is to make people think."

Federal highway flouts law with I-69 hybrid
December 15, 2002

Federal highway officials gave new meaning to the phrase "distorting reality" when claiming last week that a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement is not required for the so-called "hybrid route" for the proposed Interstate 69 highway through Southwestern Indiana.

Stant delivers I-69 call to political arms
December 15, 2002

A potent political movement organized around the new-terrain I-69 highway is the only force on earth that can kill outright this massive political and economic fraud being perpetrated upon the citizens of Indiana by Bayh-O'Bannon Democrats, former Hoosier Environmental Council Director Jeff Stant said in Bloomington last week.

Former HEC Director Jeff Stant to speak in Bloomington Wednesday
December 10, 2002

News Release: Organizing a Political Movement Around I-69

Former Hoosier Environmental Council Executive Director Jeff Stant will deliver a speech on the subject "Organizing a Political Movement Around I-69" at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Monroe County Public Library Auditorium. This nonpartisan discussion on political strategies to stop new-terrain I-69 will be free and open to the public.

Jontz: 'We need to build our power'
December 8, 2002

Former U.S. Congressman Jim Jontz didn't intend his impromptu remarks at Saturday's Citizens Action Coalition (CAC) Annual Convention as a prelude to this week's discussion by Jeff Stant on "Organizing a Political Movement Around I-69."

"Organizing is what all of us do when we take the pieces and put them together to be a whole," Jontz told CAC delegates gathered on the Butler University campus in Indianapolis. "… It's about taking the pieces from wherever we come from in this state, from whatever walk of life we come from, whatever organization we come from, and putting these pieces together to create the whole, which is the articulation in our political system of what it is that active people care about."

Dead cat a 'statement' about county government
December 5, 2002

The dead cat left in the Monroe County Courthouse last week was intended to send a message about the county's failure to respond to concerns about dead animals in the county, according to an e-mail from a person claiming to have left the animal.

County officials report intimidation
December 1, 2002

Ugly got a whole lot uglier this past week in Monroe County politics. Someone walked into the Courthouse and left a paper bag with a dead cat inside it on the floor outside the Commissioners office.

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