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- No smoking, no bumming
Hammer pokes at the smoking ban and the absurd nature of meaningless Indianapolis laws. by Steve Hammer Fans of unnecessary and pointless laws, of which there are quite a few in the city’s print and broadcast media, were exuberant this weekend as the smoking ban in public places went into effect. Never mind that the ban is largely symbolic; these self-appointed pundits couldn’t stop patting themselves on the back.…
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- Energizing Indiana
Statewide initiative supports energy conservation. by Anthony Orozco A free program called EnergizingIndiana has emerged out of the Statehouse to potentially reach more thantwo million Indiana residents, businesses, schools and nonprofit organizations. The program provides rebates, information, and installationsdesigned to save money and combat energy waste.…
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- Gadfly: Heat Wave
Every week, NUVO cartoonist Wayne Bertsch turns an eye towards the news headlines for the subject of his ‘Gadfly’ comic. by Wayne Bertsch
- Haiku News
This week’s important stories told to you in 17 syllables. On the docket this week: a disgruntled murderer, salmonella and the Apocalypse. by Jim Poyser Hosni Mubarakonly given life sentence – were Egyptians gypped? John Edwards trialshould be a realitytelevision show…
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- District disputes turnaround schools’ funding
A decision by the Indiana Board of Education to give $13.9 million to two teams overseeing four underperforming Indianapolis Public Schools will be appealed by the IPS Board of Commissioners. by Jack Meyer A decision by the Indiana Board of Education to give $13.9million to two special management teams overseeing four underperforming IndianapolisPublic Schools will be appealed by the IPS Board of Commissioners. The board voted unanimously this week to appeal.…
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- Steve Libman has a point on nonprofits
Many nonprofits suffer from a kind of cultural dissonance that starts at the top. by David Hoppe I’ve got to hand it to Steve Libman. Libman, youmay recall, is the former head of Carmel’s Center For the Performing Arts, thecenterpiece of which, the Palladium, looks like it was teleported here from theset of “My Fair Lady.”…
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- Hot weather makes for withering plants
I saw it as soon as I turned the corner to my street. My Japanese tree lilac looked like it was actually wilting. Was it that hot and dry at the end of May? Is this going to be one of those seasons when we watch the garden dry up with little hope of keeping [...]
- Just chill—it’s gazpacho
A few summers ago, I went through a phase where I couldn’t get enough gazpacho. And while it may not have been an unhealthy habit, it certainly was an obsession. For me there were so many attractive aspects to this cool concoction, not the least of which is the cool component. Gazpacho is a chilled [...]
- Strawberry fields forever
With red incrimination circling his mouth, little Grant stood head bowed at mommy’s feet. Then, lip quivering, he proclaimed innocence; denying involvement in the half-eaten strawberry pie cooling on the windowsill above the kitchen sink. Actually, Grant was onto something. The Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry says the anthocyanins, which create their lovely flush-red color, are [...]
- A safe environment for coping with Alzheimer’s
Individuals who are dealing with memory loss may feel like they are alone in a world that’s become confusing and overwhelming. Reaching out for help is vital for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. For Rita Hatke, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter’s Early-Stage programs provide her with comfort and [...]
- Store reward programs
Many of our local retail stores have special rewards programs. When these reward programs are utilized, they can bring about many remarkable rewards and savings for the consumer. Marsh Supermarket has been offering up to one dollar off per gallon of gas, up to 15 gallons with a $200 purchase in one transaction using Marsh’s [...]
- ‘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.
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