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- Girl, in Transit: The sad state of our sidewalks
This week: A pictorial tour through an array of objects that thwart human travel in Indianapolis. 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. To piggyback off of last week’s post, I wanted to share some pictures of the obstacle course that is my daily walk.…
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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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- Credit cards, debt settlement and bankruptcy–OH MY
By Lynn Smith, paralegal at Roach Law Office Did you know that if you miss payments on your credit card, the credit card company will raise your interest rate to 28%? Of course, they have notified you by virtue of an insert in your statement or in the fine print. But who knew it would [...]
- Cocker Spaniels: Don’t judge a book by its cover
By Dr. Anndrea Hatcher Cocker spaniels are adorable, long-haired, floppy-eared, medium-sized dogs. There are two types: the American cocker spaniel and the English cocker spaniel. Not surprisingly, the American version is more popular on this side of the pond and the English cocker spaniel is more common in England. Both dogs look pretty similar, but [...]
- Stacking different types of coupons
What does stacking coupons mean? Stacking coupons is when a consumer may use more than one coupon on an item being purchased. There are two different types of coupons; a store coupon and a manufacturer coupon. A store coupon is issued by a particular store such as Marsh, CVS or Walgreens, to name a few. [...]
- Simple lesson on high alcohol wines
Twenty years ago, the grapes harvested in California were just the same sugar levels that they always were – about 23%. Sugar in grapes when fermented will result in about one half the alcohol percentage as the beginning sugar level. Therefore, the usual alcohol percentage has been in the range of 12%, give or take [...]
- Bánh mi sandwiches combine comfort
The popularity of Americanized “street food” continues to grow. There have even been television shows solely dedicated to fare on-the-fly. And throughout Indy, trendy food trucks act as a veritable “Where’s Waldo?” of catch-it-while-you-can service. The Vietnamese sandwich bánh mi has a long tradition of providing humble comfort with economic ingredients. But it’s literally the [...]
- ‘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.