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- Kid power recognized
Editor’s Note: Today we received the following notice from the Children’s Museum:
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis announces the 8th Annual Power of Children Awards: Making a Difference.…
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- Curbing historic tax credits
A bill that would render the state’s historic preservation tax credit useless for at least a decade passed the Senate on Wednesday. by The Statehouse File By Lesley Weidenbener A bill that would render the state’s historicpreservation tax credit useless for at least a decade passed the Senate onWednesday. But HouseBill 1111 — approved 48-2 — also creates a new localpreservation tax credit that could help cities and counties boost historicpreservation in their communities.…
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- Women’s History Month by the numbers
In honor of Women’s History Month, the U.S. Census Bureau released the following demographic snapshot:
Women’s History Month: March 2012…
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- The Chamber’s accountability albatross
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce wants accountability, it seems, for everyone but ? the chamber itself. by John Krull If there is one word that has defined the businesscommunity’s political agenda for the past generation, it is”accountability.” Hoosier business leaders – and their lobbying arm, theIndiana Chamber of Commerce – seem to want accountability for everyoneand everything.…
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- Girl, in Transit: Back on the bus
This is the sixth in a series of stories by Kimmel, who’s given up her car and is relying primarily on public transit.
Yesterday I rode the bus for the first time in a while. The weather has been great for walking, but after a 40 minute walk in heels to a meeting, I couldn’t bear to take another step.…
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- Gadfly: GOP Issues
Every week, NUVO cartoonist Wayne Bertsch turns an eye towards the news headlines for the subject of his ‘Gadfly’ comic. by Wayne Bertsch
- Whipped topping not so smooth
Not sure about you, but I’m crazy about Polysorbate 60, a precursor to antifreeze and the substance that gives Cool Whip its creamy, greasy-mouth feel. Another charming ingredient is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). UCLA researchers reveal cancer cells adore feasting upon it. In lab tests, pancreatic cancer cells eagerly fed on the Corn Refiners [...]
- Get cooking with kids: Part 1
The title of this week’s column is no mistake. Today’s installment marks a five-week series of the same name. Why? Well, to be honest, it was my wife’s idea. (And like so many of her novel notions, I had no problem with appropriating the premise for myself.) Plus, it just sounded fun. My 18-month-old daughter’s [...]
- Learn how to avoid (not evade) taxes
For those suffering the 1040 blues, I bring you some hope for smaller IRS payments. My inspiration is Newt Gingrich’s tax ploy. Newt set up a corporation to receive his income from books and speeches, and, by so doing, avoided about $70,000 in Medicare taxes. The mantra of tax adviser to the rich: “To whom [...]
- What’s It Worth? – March 1, 2012
Type of property: This ranch-style home has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The exterior covering has a brick and wood façade. Age: Built in 1980. Location: The home is located in the La Reforma Subdivision of Greenwood. Parts of that community, including this home, border the Valle Vista Golf Course. Square footage: The size [...]
- Torry’s Top Ten: Things they should ban like they did with smoking
10. Texting at the checkout lane. 9. Doggy sweaters that match the owner’s. 8. The phrase, “Well … there ya go.” 7. Any piercing that makes one talk like a Disney character. 6. Kids at the bus stop wearing shorts, a hoodie and a pair of Crocs complaining about the cold weather. 5. Neck tattoos [...]
- ‘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.