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- State takes steps to help foster children
The state is working to boost the educational success of students in foster care with a new program that focuses case managers, family members and others on the issue. by Lesley Weidenbener Thestate is working to boost the educational success of students in foster carewith a new program that focuses case managers, family members and others on theissue. TheIndianaDepartment of Child Servicesannounced Monday that it will base thenew program – called FosterEd: Indiana –on a private, pilot program in use now in Marion County.…
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- Dynasty Young’s expulsion inspires rally
Protesters gathered in Veterans Memorial Plaza Tuesday to show support for expelled Arsenal Technical High school student. by Jack Meyer Protesters cheered and chanted their way from VeteransMemorial Plaza to John Morton-Finney Educational Center Tuesday to showsupport for expelled ArsenalTechnical High School student, Darnell “Dynasty” Young. Young, an openly gay teen, was expelled after bringing astun gun, given to him by his mother, to school to protect himself againstbeing bullied because of his sexual orientation.…
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- Jeremy Rifkin: Hopeful but not naïve
‘Greening the Heartland’ speaker on a nascent revolution at the intersection of peak oil and the Internet. by Angela Herrmann The Greeningthe Heartland conference is expected to draw more than 1,000 green buildingand sustainability practitioners. Attendees will get to learn about Indy’s latest foraysinto green construction, such as the new Wishard Hospital/EskenaziHealth project, the energy-efficiency retrofits to the 50-year-old IndianapolisCity-County Building and the NatureConservancy of Indiana’s new headquarters.…
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- Haiku News
This week’s important stories told to you in 17 syllables. On the docket this week: Occupy, Obama and drunk daddies. by Jim Poyser with Mitt Romney socentrist, Obama forced toback same-sex marriage once again it seems…
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- Thumbs up: Women at (political) work
Congresswoman Pelosi spent the night in Indy after a Democratic dinner to support the 51 Percent Club, an effort started by Democratic women meant to empower all women voters. by NUVO Editors Thumbs up: Women at (political) work Nancy Pelosi, thehighest-ranking elected female politician in the history of the U.S., energizedthe Indiana Democratic Party’s Jackson-Jefferson Dinner earlier this month.…
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- Thumbs down: Pitiful but fierce Dynasty
The latest chapter in Indiana’s bigotry legacy, titled Dynasty Young, is so sad in that this flamboyant, homosexual teen felt compelled to bear a stun gun to repel bullying. by NUVO Editors Thumbs down: Pitiful but fierce Dynasty Indiana is famous for its bigotryagainst homosexuals (among others).…
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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.