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- Girl, in Transit: In despair
This is the fifth in a series of stories by Kimmel, who’s given up her car and is relying primarily on public transit.
It was like a movie. I swear I never believed that this would happen to me in real life.…
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- JJ Gufreda’s LGBT field guide
Indy’s own JJGufreda is president of GEI, Inc., thefirst transgender-owned company certified as a LGBT business enterprise by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. She specializes in business process improvement, Lean, Six Sigma, continuousimprovement, operations improvement, and total quality management services.…
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- The twisted web of church and state
The state and the Indiana Family Institute won’t talk about their $1.5M collaboration to promote “healthy marriage,” while IFI officials lobby for a hetero-marriage amendent. by Andy Kopsa The culture oflegislating morality runs deep in Indiana. Theinfluence of evangelical Christian ideology on Indiana politics can be gaugedby the scores of lawmakers who lined up to support efforts such as limiting thestate’s definition of marriage to heterosexual terms and defunding PlannedParenthood.…
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- SpreadingRomney.com: Poop joke goes viral
A “santorum”-inspired redefinition of “romney” as “to defecate in terror” coined by local web designer and DJ Jack Shepler has gained meme steam. by NUVO Editors According to the website spreadingromney.com, “Romney” means “to defecate in terror.” Give Jack Shepler credit for that definition. The Indianapolis-based web developer, DJ and occasional NUVO contributor was inspired to start the website after viewing a similar setup at spreadingsantorum.com.…
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- Haiku News
The important news of the week, told to you in 17 syllables. by Jim Poyser whoever raisesthe most money, wins; ninetynine percent losesbabel about thebible and Obama makes Rick seems like a dickgovernors who areobese should not be allowedto eye bills ’bout gays failing to confrontCO2 issues, UStries to reduce sootPersonhood Act givesembryo person status and is not okayinterracial pairson the rise; love is colorblind, deaf and clever isn’t setting yourown underwear on fire justpunishment enough? Heartland Instituteis a smart think thank designedto keep us stupidman has heart attack at Heart Attack Grill; could havebeen at Death’s Door InnGermany’s pres goesfrom being moral compassto a compasshole…
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- Hammer: Thanks for conceding, GOP
Even in our wildest dreams we could not have imagined a more reactionary and out-of-touch list of candidates. by Steve Hammer Onbehalf of all the progressive and liberal voters in the country, I would liketo personally thank the Republican Party for self-destructing and assuring there-election of PresidentObama in November. We’lladmit it; six months ago we were afraid that a combination of a tougheconomy, high unemployment and global turmoil would jeopardize thepresident’s re-election campaign.…
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- What’s It Worth? – February 23, 2012
Type of property: This home is a beautiful two-bedroom, two-bathroom, brick ranch condominium. Age: Built in 1999. Location: Located in Greenwood just off Ind. 135 near Dye’s Walk Golf Course in the Ashwood Community. Square footage: Spread across the single-level home is 2,084 square feet of comfortable living. Rooms: In addition to the two bedrooms, [...]
- Business Briefs – February 23, 2012
Former Beech Grove police chief heads St. Francis Health security Richard Witmer has been appointed director of security and safety for Franciscan St. Francis Health. Witmer oversees all aspects of the security operations at Franciscan St. Francis hospitals in Indianapolis, Mooresville and Beech Grove. A Southport High School graduate, Witmer earned an associate’s degree at [...]
- Car obsession drives repair career
In the contributor’s notes for 2010’s Best American Short Stories, Wayne Harrison, a writing instructor at Oregon State University, briefly discussed his life before teaching. “For five years after high school, I turned wrenches as a general repair mechanic,” wrote Harrison. “We were genuine grease monkeys with aching backs and manifold burns and hamburgered knuckles. [...]
- Chef challenge returns to Taste of the Southside: Food extravaganza Sunday at Valle Vista
Greenwood’s culinary competition will be back at this year’s Taste of the Southside, which will be presented Sunday by Community Health Network. Top chefs in the county will square off in two sessions during the evening’s Chefs Challenge, sponsored by South Magazine. Chef Keith Angell from Hal’s Fabulous Las Vegas Bar and Grille, 2011 defending [...]
- Wine offers total symphony of tastes
By Charles R. Thomas, M.D. One of the essential tools used to teach students to learn how to taste wine is a component tasting. There are four basic tastes: Salt (Saltiness), Sugar (Sweetness), Acid (Sourness) and Tannin (Bitterness.) Although all these tastes can be appreciated anywhere in the mouth, there are areas which are especially [...]
- ‘Hilly Hundred’ riders fill up on fried chicken, cider
How much fried chicken does it take to feed 5,000 hungry cyclists? It may sound like a joke, but Greenwood resident Daina Chamness has to know the answer, right down to the last chicken leg.
- Public safety director has become a lightning rod
Public Safety Director Frank Straub has four academic degrees on the wall of his second-floor office in the City-County Building, a picture of himself with former President Bill Clinton behind his desk and an Indianapolis Colts hat on a shelf.
- 3 hurt when vehicle strikes Eastside house
Three people were injured early today after the vehicle in which they were traveling crashed into an Eastside house.
- Kennedy outlines neighborhoods proposal
Democratic mayoral candidate Melina Kennedy on Sunday unveiled a neighborhood plan that she says would take the city back to grass-roots policies.
- Divers search Georgia lake for Plainfield man in wheelchair
ACWORTH, Ga. — Authorities say divers planned to resume a search Monday for a 68-year-old man in a wheelchair who fell into a Georgia lake while getting off a large boat.
- New app will help you find a place to park
Worried about finding a place to park Downtown? You guessed it: There’s an app for that. ParkIndy, the group that operates the city’s privatized parking meters, continues to tap into the growing market for smartphones. Officials today will announce plans for an app that maps available parking spaces Downtown.