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- NUVO Election Guide 2011
Everything you need to make good voting decisions at the polls in Indianapolis. by NUVO Editors Themost important race in Indianapolis is not at the Brickyard. It’s run everyfour years for the people of Indianapolis to take an active role in theircity’s political direction.…
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- Select a mayor now, Indianapolis
Greg Ballard, Melina Kennedy and Chris Bowen are campaigning to become Indy’s next mayor. How will you decide whom to vote for? Let us help. by Rebecca Townsend Editor’s note: The print edition ofthis story included an incorrect number of active duty police officers,which has been corrected below. As Indygov’s chief executive, the mayor sits at the helm of thenation’s 12th largest city, accountable to Indy’s estimated 830,000residents for oversight of about $1 billion per year in taxpayer moneyspread across about 40 departments—from Animal Care and Control to Voter Registration.…
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- Hammer: Information Overload
After following the news from the Occupy protests and then reading the comments on various news sites, I’m ready to go back to only reading about celebrities and sports. by Steve Hammer Man. I’m suffering from information overload. After spendinga week following the exciting news from the Occupy protests around the worldand then reading the reader comments on various news sites, I’m ready to goback to only reading about celebrities and sports.…
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- Gadfly: Romney Cult
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
The top news of the week, encapsulated in 17 syllables. by Jim Poyser murdering Saudi ambassador could have sparked…
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- Thumbs Up: Thumbs down
NUVO editors rate local news headlines for the week using a time-tested scale of unbiased judgment. by NUVO Editors Thumbs down: Potty politics The residents of Midtown’s historic neighborhood associationexpressed outrage when the mayor’s urban improvement initiatives targeted anEdward Pierre picnic shelter and public restroom facility, along with a treeestimated at 100 years old.…
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- Generation of puppet productions
Marionettes like Wacky Witch Gertrude are born frequently in Peggy Melchior’s Greenwood home. It is a passion handed down to Melchior by her mother, Erica Melchior, who has worked with marionettes for nearly 50 years and opened The Melchior Marionettes in Nashville in 1983. A third generation of marionette-loving Melchiors came to pass when Peggy [...]
- Mayoral candidates speak at joint appearance
One candidate for mayor of Beech Grove says change is needed in the way the city is run. The other candidate says change already has happened and the city is moving in the correct direction. The only major point where Republican Mayor Terry Dilk and Democratic challenger Dennis Buckley agree is in job creation, where [...]
- Obits 10/20/11
Judi A. (Jester) King, 69, Shelbyville, died Oct. 10, 2011. She was born on Sept. 21, 1942 in Muncie to the late J. Howard and O. Jenny (Fletcher) Jester. Survivors include her children, Thomas (Shawn) Gasper, Timothy (Anna Marie) Gasper, Richard Gasper, Teresa Gasper, and Tamara Smith; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded [...]
- Find a Furry Friend
Scooter is an 8-year-old rescue, found by Johnson County Animal Control. He was rescued by the Humane Society of Johnson County. He is sweet but shy and loves to be carried. He is housebroken, current on all shots and is neutered. Scooter loves to be around people. His goal is to find a perfect companion.
- Johnson County Humane Society director seeks to boost community involvement
Darla Jo Parker was looking for a change. But she wanted the kind of change that would make a difference. She found it in her new position as executive director of the Johnson County Humane Society in Franklin. Because Parker and her assistant are the only full-time staff, her time is stretched fairly thin to [...]
- ‘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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