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- Girl, in Transit: Look out for walkers!
If we are going to be a city that’s inclusive of all forms of transportation, we have to think about the people who use sidewalks regularly. by Ashley Kimmel This is part of a series of stories by Kimmel, who’s given up her car and is relying primarily on public transit. Indianapolis is a very walkable city, and we’ve received national attention for it since Super Bowl XLVI.…
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- Haiku News
This week’s important stories told to you in 17 syllables. On the docket this week: hypocrites, joblessness and potholes. by Jim Poyser jobless rate falls andhiring slows which surely meansdespair’s on the rise Mitt weighing in onforeign policy akin to Howard Dean’s howl…
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- Hail to the Chief (of staff)
This past week, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard announced that city-county councilor Ryan Vaughn will be taking over as his new chief of staff. by Abdul-Hakim Shabazz This past week, IndianapolisMayor Greg Ballard announced that city-county councilor RyanVaughn will be taking over as his new chief of staff. Full disclosure: Ryan and I haveknown each other for years and he was in my wedding a few years ago.…
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- Duke’s cost overrun saga
Citizen groups call the Edwardsport settlement a sham and a bailout. by Steven Higgs Indiana watchdog groups are outraged by an agreement that allowsDukeEnergy to recoup from ratepayers $94 million more in cost overruns at itsscandal-plagued Edwardsport coal-to-gas power plant in Knox County. Consumer advocates expect that local power users will ultimatelypay more than $3 billion for the project’svarious construction and financing charges.…
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- Gadfly: Extremist Indiana
Every week, NUVO cartoonist Wayne Bertsch turns an eye towards the news headlines for the subject of his ‘Gadfly’ comic. by Wayne Bertsch
- LISC helps Indy help itself
LISC, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, is a behind-the-scenes facilitator that’s often the first to invest money in fledgling neighborhood redevelopment projects. by David Hoppe Fromhis perch on the upper floor of a vintage office building on Pennsylvania St.,Bill Taft can see past downtown’s Mile Square, to where some of the city’sother neighborhoods begin. Taftis Executive Director of the Indianapolis branch of LISC, Local InitiativeSupport Corporation, a national organization dedicated to helping distressedneighborhoods gain the traction necessary to find a new lease on life.…
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- On Campus – May 10, 2012
University of Indianapolis University of Indianapolis announces addition to volleyball team • University of Indianapolis volleyball head coach Jody Rogers has announced the addition of six players for the Greyhounds’ 2012 recruiting class. The balanced class includes two middle hitters, two outside hitters, a libero and setter. The Greyhounds will welcome middle hitter Hannah Bauer [...]
- Garfield Park summer programs
Little Green Thumbs Bring little gardeners to enjoy the Children’s Garden! Participants will have the opportunity to plant, care for and harvest crops in the Garden at this monthly program. Space is limited, registration required. Who: Children ages 3-6 When: Thursdays, May 31, June 28, July 26, August 30, 10-10:45 a.m. Cost: $4 per class [...]
- Spring into action with this “sandwich”
Yeah, yeah, I know—a sandwich should contain some sort of “body”; one or more condiments; perhaps a garnish or two; and (save the open-faced variation) all these components compressed between two slices of bread (toasted or not is a topic that will have to wait for another installment of this humble column). But who says [...]
- Increasing interest in Veganism
An awakening America is recognizing, “What we eat is infinitely more relevant than anyone ever thought.” Two-thirds of Americans are now obese, clearly credited to nutritional illiteracy, greedy corporations, and the failed Standard American Diet. (SAD) After losing 100 pounds and overcoming terminal heart disease, I first began a step-by-step learning journey into vegetarianism. It’s [...]
- In Our Schools – May 10, 2012
Roncalli announces senior Henke as American All-Star student • Roncalli High School Senior Jimmy Henke became Roncalli’s 14th Indiana Academic All Star and was honored at a luncheon sponsored by the Indiana Department of Education and The Indianapolis Star. Each of the 400+ high schools in the state of Indiana are allowed to nominate one [...]
- ‘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.