2014 News

MEDIA COVERAGE in 2014January 1, 2014TIMES column by Rich James, titled, “New year’s resolutions for political world.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/columnists/rich-james/rich-james-new-year-s-resolutions-for-political-world/article_6a967fdc-cdba-50ff-bca6-b90b77b6c476.html January 5, 2014TIMES column by Rich James, titled, “Lame excuse to avoid ethics is unethical.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/columnists/rich-james/rich-james-lame-excuse-to-avoid-ethics-issue-is-unethical/article_d9b2d3d2-b14f-5e4c-9397-3f5b7242e1cd.html January 8, 2014TIMES editorial by Doug Ross, titled, “New surveyor should try to push for reform.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-new-surveyor-should-push-for-reform/article_757f4435-79be-5ab7-b8e3-1f69de068be3.html January 8, 2014WJOB participation by Cal Bellamy in a drive-time call-in program.February 4, 2014Hammond Rotary Club presentation by Cal Bellamy.February 9, 2014TIMES editorial opinion by the Times Editorial Board, titled, “The Times Editorial Board Agenda for 2014.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/forum/the-times-editorial-board-agenda-for/article_ee32ccb6-3d86-5131-9c62-702ba8f3a360.html February 18, 2014TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “Former congressman to be ethics keynote speaker.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/hobart/former-congressman-to-be-ethics-keynote-speaker/article_4cc23e4a-4ab7-5252-b841-d09a66e74b00.html March 9, 2014TIMES guest perspective by Cal Bellamy, titled, “Region uniting around winning attitudes.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/special-section/now/cal-bellamy-region-uniting-around-winning-attitudes/article_d1e70f5b-b72e-5d6e-831e-65fc0ec0a305.html March 12, 2014TIMES article by Ed Bierschenk, titled, “Candidates being asked to sign ethics pledge.” http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/candidates-being-asked-to-sign-ethics-pledge/article_7a807782-9700-53f5-83a1-7c06f386d1fb.htmlMarch 13, 2014TIMES editorial by Doug Ross, titled, “This campaign promise needs to be kept.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-this-campaign-promise-needs-to-be-kept/article_0d43f3f5-7cce-50eb-939b-3d51790b1af8.html March 13, 2014TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “Ethics breakfast draws a crowd.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/ethics-breakfast-draws-a-crowd/article_f8037b0e-3b75-53bd-a1ff-526ae74cfaff.html March 14, 2014TIMES column by Doug Ross, titled, “Rail, ethics will move region forward.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/columnists/doug-ross/doug-ross-rail-ethics-will-move-region-forward/article_18881924-a068-5dc7-ab9f-467b7c968ff4.htmlMarch 16, 2014TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “Ethics training hopes to breach region’s wall of shame.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/special-section/now/ethics-training-hopes-to-breach-region-s-walll-of-shame/article_8c0e9277-9a5f-54e1-aae0-2b054c18d0df.html March 17, 2014TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “Lake County candidates board the ethics train.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/lake-county-candidates-board-the-ethics-train/article_1234e90d-93f6-5594-87b7-fdf3a440e148.html March 19, 2014TIMES guest editorial by Laura Blaney, titled, “Porter County should join Shared Ethics Advisory panel.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/columnists/guest-commentary/guest-commentary-porter-county-should-join-regional-ethics-group/article_63f28501-2ced-5737-9d51-e5ea58919b50.html March 19, 2014TIMES article by Bob Kasarda, titled, “County joins shared ethics advisory commission.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/porter/county-joins-shared-ethics-advisory-commission/article_950e2e43-367f-5c2e-96c7-67b4a6adfc11.html March 19, 2014heraldargus.com (LaPorte) article by Gabrielle Gonzalez, titled, “Organization asks candidates to sign ethics pledge.”  http://www.heraldargus.com/news/local/organization-asks-candidates-to-sign-ethics-pledge/article_89c3899c-8534-5f70-b753-7aaa70f8f197.html March 20, 2014Post-Tribune article by Amy Lavalley, titled, “Porter County joins ethics commission.”March 23, 2014TIMES column by Morton Marcus, titled, “Our perception of ethics based on cultural norms.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/business/columnists/morton-marcus/eye-on-the-pie-lack-of-ethics-is-a-two/article_1006aa6b-84a1-5e9d-af59-6696f8bd4204.html March 26, 2014TIMES editorial by Doug Ross, titled, “Saying yes is first step on ethics path.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-saying-yes-is-first-step-on-ethics-path/article_c32fb5a1-7757-5d58-8a98-240d8c25a20b.html March 29, 2014TIMES article by Stan Maddux, titled, “Campaign buttons spark dispute.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/laporte/campaign-buttons-trigger-controversy/article_8ef9e9a5-35d5-5d97-9ef4-130826cb7d99.html April 3, 2014LakeShore Public Radio participation by Calvin Bellamy.April 11, 2014TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “Officials back ethics training, not cost.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/officials-pledge-ethics-training-but-debate-the-cost/article_674117c5-130c-5078-a944-d608e2772282.html April 16. 2014TIMES editorial by Doug Ross, titled, “Lake County needs to join era of ethics.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-lake-county-needs-to-join-era-of-ethics/article_262fb9d9-9c88-50a1-b347-aed8c622ca75.htmlApril 18, 2014TIMES editorial by Doug Ross, titled, “Three lessons from corruption charges.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-three-lessons-from-corruption-charges/article_c55bd283-1064-5d8d-bdb4-fb954bd79f1d.html April 22, 2014TIMES column by Marc Chase, titled, “Well-intended ethics pledge no cure for corruption.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/columnists/marc-chase/marc-chase-well-intended-ethics-pledge-no-cure-for-corruption/article_42dfd88c-72c8-5691-92d5-0278379e484c.html April 30, 2014Post-Tribune article from the Associated Press, titled, “State Coalition to fight public corruption.”May 1, 2014heraldargus.com (LaPorte) article by Gabrielle Gonzalez, titled, “Candidates sign ethics pledge.”  http://www.heraldargus.com/news/candidates-sign-ethics-pledge/article_f8debbca-d181-11e3-af2f-001a4bcf887a.html?mode=print May 2, 2014Post-Tribune article by Carole Carlson, titled, “Ethics panel ruling defended, panned.”May 2, 2014TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “Local candidates take ethics pledge.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/local-candidates-take-ethics-pledge/article_6cefd58f-deca-5d85-b1fe-3fb328578f28.html May 3, 2014TIMES article by Ed Bierschenk, titled, “Ethics question gets newsletter pulled.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/highland/highland-newsletter-pulled-over-ethics-concern/article_cb106668-a1e4-5ff9-9682-bc13c386e896.html May 4, 2014Post-Tribune article by Amy Lavalley, titled, “Porter County councilman casts doubt about joining ethics panel.”May 5, 2014Post-Tribune article, titled, “Candidates sign ethics pledge.”May 6, 2014TIMES article by Bill Dolan, “Early primary voting surges.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/late-surge-suggests-voter-interest-may-awaken/article_1b02e37c-8ff6-55c7-9543-0391b4ba8cc0.htmlMay 23, 2014LakeShore Public Television participation by Calvin Bellamy.May 24, 2014LakeShore Public Radio participation by Calvin Bellamy.June 11, 2014TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “African documentary zooms in on NWI,U.S.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/nwi-is-in-the-lens-of-african-tv-documentary/article_cc2c87ff-3b17-5b73-ad00-44be795ef1bc.html June 12, 2014TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “Chesterton joins county ethics commission lineup.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/porter/duneland/chesterton-joins-the-ethics-commission-lineup/article_726b6272-f916-5744-8e25-3dc737562a33.html June 23, 2014TIMES editorial by Times Editorial Board, titled, “Chesterton joins ethics movement.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-chesterton-joins-ethics-movement/article_03d0243c-ad83-5b3d-a8f7-d33c39282604.html June 24, 2014TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “Ogden Dunes joins the Shared Ethics commission.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/porter/duneland/ogden-dunes-joins-the-shared-ethics-commission/article_f7459461-8d75-59c2-aa21-7e58a9ed7ce8.html July 4, 20142014 Naturalization Ceremony, Wolf Lake Pavilion, Hammond, IN participation, as guest speaker, by Calvin Bellamy.July 5, 2014TIMES article by Ed Bierschenk, titled, “New citizens now feeling at home.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/hammond/new-citizens-look-forward-to-becoming-fabric-of-america/article_89c6b642-6ded-5038-9e0b-772703587184.htmlJuly 13, 2014Post-Tribune article by Sue Ellen Ross, titled “Taking a natural step toward citizenship.”July 13, 2014TIMES column by Marc Chase, titled “Disgrace should ‘scare straight’ NWI officials.”September 18, 2014Post-Tribune article by Amy Lavalley, titled “Prosecutor says he’s exempt from rules restricting hiring of relatives.”September 25, 2014TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled “Hebron OKs ethics panel participation.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/porter/hebron-adopts-shared-ethic-agenda/article_1c1367b2-4a82-5f8c-b348-db5146afe286.html October 12, 2014Post-Tribune commentary by David Rutter, titled “Porter County government moves on to good schmethics.”October 19, 2014Post-Tribune guest column by Calvin Bellamy, titled “Ethics panel achieving positive results.”October 29, 2014TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled “NWI politicians vow to promote ethical behavior.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/nwi-politicians-vow-to-promote-ethical-behavior/article_fabd6dcb-53ce-5e31-82d8-72d7dfd21e9d.html November 2, 2014TIMES staff lisitings, titled “2014 ethics pledge responses” and “Candidates who signed the ethics pledge.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/forum/ethics-pledge-responses-from-lake-county-candidates/article_027071d0-4a22-57f3-a3ae-3bcab917c4d7.html  and  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/porter-laporte-candidates-who-signed-the-ethics-pledge/article_a2b2da2b-d266-59a3-99d0-cac8e62b14be.html November 4, 2014TIMES editorial, titled “Finish research, vote in today’s election.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-finish-research-vote-in-today-s-election/article_8b97a9a4-f669-5698-a259-60317a0b3f37.html November 7, 2014Appearance by Calvin Bellamy on Lakeshore Public Television, Weekly News Summary.December 23, 2014TIMES article by Mary Wilds, titled, “Cedar Lake hears ethics panel pitch.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/cedar-lake-hears-ethics-panel-pitch/article_4e29b869-c9e2-5394-91cc-1b5ee6db7c73.html December 28, 2014TIMES article by Doug Ross, titled, “These public corruption charges look familiar.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/columnists/doug-ross/doug-ross-these-public-corruption-charges-look-familiar/article_69bb479e-4d52-57b9-8f08-fd131d1b0063.html  

 

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