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It is our position that we must all remember to be courteous while driving. Don't we all notice the little things? Are we aware that our actions are attended by scores of other drivers? When we arrive at a red light and intend to continue going straight, do remember to try not to stay in the right lane if we have other possibilities? If not, we keep drivers who wish to turn right from being able to move forward. Tailgating, not using turn signals, driving too slow and talking on cell phones while driving are all things that must be attended. When we attempt to merge into traffic, are we thoughtful to ensure that we are providing loads of room to allow for the spacing of other drivers? Are these things outlined in the driver's manual? Perhaps. But, do they have an impact on the quality of the driving experience? Indeed. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule; and, each driver must operate attentively. But, are we driving smart and keeping the well-being of other drivers in mind when making decisions? Isn't it time that we take manners on the road as seriously as we take them anywhere else?

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It is our position that our elected officials should be frugal with taxpayer funds all of the time, not just when economic conditions leave them no alternative. Our chosen leaders are lining up to take credit for the reduced spending of last year (because of the sluggish economy) and promising good things for 2011 and beyond. Fine. There is even an indication that the leadership of our new Congress has heard us and is promising to require strict adherence to the Constitution for future legislation. We support such a mindset and remind all that there are well-defined procedures for amending the Constitution should We the People desire it. Activist judges and politically motivated bureaucrats are not allowed to force their will on us citizens; and, we must make it clear that we're paying attention. To get the ball rolling, we suggest that the Constitution be amended to prohibit deficit spending except during well-defined national emergencies. At the end of this past year, most politicians were eager to get in front of a microphone and pontificate on the virtues of lower taxes. We applaud that position and suggest that we continually remind our Representatives of that principle through the new decade.

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Every week, we will print a portion of the U.S. Constitution, followed by a portion of the Indiana Constitution. We encourage you to benchmark government policies against these bedrock documents. Today: the Indiana Constitution. ARTICLE 5. Executive. Section 4. Each candidate for Lieutenant Governor shall run jointly in the general election with a candidate for Governor, and his name shall appear jointly on the ballot with the candidate for Governor. Each vote cast for a candidate for Governor shall be considered cast for the candidate for Lieutenant Governor as well. The candidate for Lieutenant Governor whose name appears on the ballot jointly with that of the successful

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candidate for Governor shall be elected Lieutenant Governor. (History: As Amended November 5, 1974). Section 5. In the event of a tie vote, the Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall be elected from the candidates having received the tie vote by the affirmative vote in joint session of a majority of the combined membership of both Houses as the first order of business after their organization. (History: As Amended November 5, 1974). Section 6. Contested elections for Governor or Lieutenant Governor, shall be determined by the General Assembly, in such manner as may be prescribed by law.

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Oversight is needed to protect tax dough State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) last week announced he is in the midst of drafting legislation that would make it mandatory for all Indiana redevelopment commissions to be granted approval from city and town councils before piling up debt, potentially leaving taxpayers on the hook. Fiscal responsibility – we’re all for it. Kenley’s work was spurred by mounting concerns about the cost of The Center for the Performing Arts, whose crown jewel is The Palladium. The Carmel Redevelopment Commission received city council approval for an $80 million bond, but much of the project was financed by other means, which did not require council approval at the time. The total approximate price tag today for the facility that opens with a blowout gala Jan. 29 is $175 million. All we want is for the circle to be closed, for loopholes to be sealed and to know that our tax dollars are protected. We’re not suggesting they’re unprotected; we want to know they’re safeguarded. Anyone who has read our opinions on the subject the last four-plus years, knows we stand solidly in favor of responsible growth and development, we believe Carmel still is headed in the right direction, and we believe The Palladium and other projects

Editor, The Monon Center exhibits why governments should never get involved in business enterprises. The most efficient, effective, and responsible way to run government is to allow market forces to decide if things like workout centers exist. Private business can do these things much more efficiently and with less waste due to the profit motive. Mayor Brainard has spent the taxpayers money like a drunken sailor

Brian Kelly & Steve Greenberg are well worth the investment. What we’ve always wondered about is oversight in general. Kenley’s bill, if passed, would provide for that. Our hope is that it not become a political hot potato. Politics shouldn’t enter into it. Of course, that’s Utopian, but it’s our hope nonetheless. ••• We’re eagerly anticipating The Palladium’s gala at the end of the month. We’ve sampled the acoustics of the hall – a true gem for the region – but the opportunity to hear the pro-liners perform will be worth the wait. To those who’ve toiled to make it reality: Your work here (almost) is done, and we thank you.

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COMMENTARY By Terry Anker In the wake of the astonishing tragedy in Arizona, politicians and pundits across our great land have raised their collective voices demanding a quieting. Said another way, the media has been awash of late with angry rhetoric calling for less, well, angry rhetoric. All too often misfortune elicits unfortunate consequences; and, the events of this week appear to be no exception. Perhaps it’s inevitable that Jared Loughner’s shooting spree which took six lives and wounded a dozen of our fellow citizens at the town hall meeting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords would bring about calls for new and more stringent laws. How could this happen? Someone has to do something about this! The first thing we sacrifice is our liberties. Those who defend a right to bear arms or to speak out against a particular point of view without fear of government retribution must be radicals and threats! It wasn’t that long ago that Nidal Malik Husan shot many and killed a dozen at a Texas

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Army base. At that time, many cried out for new and more stringent laws. How could this happen? Someone has to do something about this! The first thing we sacrifice is our liberties. Those who defend the right to worship and participate in a faith perhaps critical of the American standard or to speak out against a point of view without fear of government retribution must be radicals and threats! Are Sarah Palin’s crosshairs more dangerous, or less, than an Islamic fundamentalist’s jihadist interest? Who knows? Who cares? Isn’t the thing that matters most that we protect our own personal freedoms? Religion. Speech. Arms. Aren’t these absolutes? Aren’t these the fundamental building blocks of our Republic? How can we hope to survive in a changing and tumultuous world without principles on which to cling?

Bring on the video evidence Editor, I just watched the live press conference and it practically brought me to my feet in front of the TV. You need to know two things about me: I’m a news junkie and I live in Carmel. I’m not rich and I’m not poor. I just live in Carmel. And I like it here. Good people live here, and tonight I know that the Hoge Family are among them. I mention the news junkie in part because I watch a lot of it and want to know how to pray for the country I love. Because I do watch a lot of news, however, I have seen more press conferences than I want to, however, I can say now I’ve never seen a better one than this one. Mr. Hoge spoke intelligently and without ob-

vious fear of the card game Al Sharpton might challenge him to in the future. Finally, the community might hear the real truth about what happened on that bus! Probably most of Carmel knew those boys didn’t do all Mr. Turner hoped we would believe they did. Mr. Hoge gave us all a real reality check. If others can play the “race card” why can’t we? Feel sorry for them because they’re Caucasian and live in Carmel? Certainly not! Feel for them because they are being lied about! Bring on the video, even if it is grainy. Let us see who the victims really are. Joyce Stoddard 46032

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Estridge HOMExperience refocusing mission By Lauren Burdick Current in Carmel Before the housing crisis, the Estridge HOMExperience store in Clay Terrace, which opened in 2005, has offered shoppers a retail space with over 40,000 options for both interior finishes and exterior features in Estridge homes. The complete experience of designing a home is one the company said it hasn’t lost, but is refocusing the space to emphasize the home buying process, from start to finish, not just the interior and exterior design after a home has been built. “Instead of selling retail furniture and accessories, the Estridge HOMExperience will be home to a brand new Sales Studio showcasing all of its neighborhoods and designs,” Andy Dalton vice president of the Estridge Companies said. Dalton said that he hopes this change will encourage customers to begin looking for new homes at the Sales Studio as opposed to a construction site or model home, bringing a new kind of personalized experience, one that emphasizes the same personalization of the previous retail space, with a different twist. Additionally, Dalton said that the new Sales

Studio will bring in not only prospective home buyers, but real estate professionals as well. By putting their samples “all in one location,” prospective customers can readily compare styles and get a quick view of their likes and dislikes in certain homes. This should make for a more efficient and easier process for choosing the right home for based on a buyer’s needs. Dalton said that these changes came upon the company’s “desire to continue to improve upon the home buying experience for our customers,” and he predicts nothing but positive outcomes for the HOMExperience Sales Studio. It is the ease of home shopping with the new Sales Studio, from Dalton’s perspective, that will lead to the continued success of the Estridge HOMExperience store in Clay Terrace. “We think great things. We think that people will love the opportunity to come to one location to view everything we have to offer instead of having to tour the entire city,” Dalton said. “We think that people will start their home buying experience here.” Estridge HOMExperience is located at 14300 Clay Terrace Boulevard.

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DISPATCHES » Taste of the Chamber - The Carmel Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual Taste of the Chamber next week. The event is a great opportunity for local businesses to exhibit their products and services, and also for residents to see what is available in their own community. Taste of the Chamber has local restaurants and catering companies that will offer special samples of their food. The event is Jan. 20 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for Chamber members and $10 for guests. For more information visit www.carmelchamber.com. » City Council meeting – The Carmel City Council meeting on Jan. 17 was cancelled for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The next meeting is tonight, Jan. 18, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. » Community Day at the Palladium – Visit the brand new Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel on Saturday Jan. 22. The Palladium opens to the public on Saturday at 10 a.m. with an official ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. followed by a concert by Carmel Brass. Community Day lasts from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. with an afternoon of free concerts, tours, and plenty of music. The celebration continues for a full week too. For more information visit www.thecenterfortheperformingarts.org.

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COMMENTARY By Danielle Wilson I’m just a few days in to the New Year and already have to amend my resolutions. First off, I’m throwing out the “Learn to like a new food.” It’s never gonna happen (because I don’t want it to), and nobody really cares (because mushrooms are disgusting.) Second, I need to add, “Be less critical of Doo.” See, my husband is the fun parent. Postponing homework and piano practice so he and the kids can finish a movie is no biggie. Playing “Need for Speed” takes precedence over clutter, dishes and laundry. When Doo get homes from work to find the house a disaster and the “to do” list growing at an alarming rate, his response is generally, “Let’s order Chinese!” And bedtimes? Don’t even get me started on bedtimes. I am the exact opposite. I like schedules and routine and tidiness. I admit to having control issues and to being obsessed with punctuality. And if my daughter has an 8:30 bedtime, then she needs to be in bed at 8:30. Would I like to be a fun parent too? Of course, but as they say in “Modern Family,” having two fun parents means your children go to school in pajama pants and pay for things with a $100 bill.

Bottom line, our parenting styles and personalities complement each other. I love this about us, but it doesn’t always stop me from climbing up on my “high and mighty” box to make Doo feel like a delinquent child. Case in point: This past weekend, I spent an entire day in bed with a stomach bug. Doo was on house and kid duty for a solid 24 hours. The next day, I came downstairs to find that Doo had done absolutely nothing, except hang an antler trophy in a son’s bedroom (too high and off center, I might add). That’s it. No dishes, no laundry, nada. I was not subtle in expressing my frustration. Always quick on the uptake, Doo immediately sprang in to action, taking down holiday decorations and putting the kids to work. Sweet, right? But what did I do? I criticized every single decision he made. “Babe, why didn’t you wait for me to get you the ornament box? They are going to get broken sitting on the table!” “Honey, did you put the front hall garland with the kitchen chandelier garland? I have separate boxes for those!” “Doo, those couches are too far apart. You need to move them again!” And believe me, every one of those remarks was made with enough eye-

rolling and passive-aggressive condescension to dishearten even Pollyanna. Is it any wonder that he never wants to help? I know subconsciously that I shouldn’t criticize, and yet there are times when I cannot stop. I resent that he gets to be the fun one and that I am stuck in the Wicked Witch of the Wilsons role. But seriously, how hard would it be for me to step back and thank him for his efforts? When will I learn to accept that his way of doing things isn’t wrong, just different? And if our kids go to bed 20 minutes late, what’s the big deal? So I’ve decided that 2011 will be the year when I ask myself, “Do I want to be loved or do I want to be right?” And yes, there will be times when I just want to be right, damn it, and tell Doo exactly where he and his mushroom pizza can go, but I’m going to work really hard at the being loved part. Peace out.

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Remembering Kate COMMENTARY By Jeff Worrell She was direct. She could be demanding. She was definitely driven. She was anything her son needed her von Eiff to be. And because she dared to challenge society, her son Brian, is living a fuller and richer life. Kate von Eiff leaves behind a legacy for not just her son, but all people with Down Syndrome. We lost Kate to Cancer this week. But not before she was presented The Star Award by the Indiana Down Syndrome Association. The award recognized Kate for dreaming big and pushing hard for a program that would allow her son to experience college just like his peers. When Brian von Eiff graduated from Carmel High School, he wanted to attend college like all of his many friends. Problem was, there were no post-secondary programs that could meet the needs of college age students with developmental or intellectual disabilities. Kate decided this was unacceptable and went to work talking to colleges and universities plying her unique skills of persuasion. She did not give up. She recruited others of like mind to imagine the significance of a college experience for everyone. She held meetings to get other parents to dream the dream with her. She recruited various organizations to support her

cause. She pushed for grant money and worked tirelessly with a laser defined goal. Her tenacity paid off. Indiana now has a workgroup called the Indiana Post-secondary Education Coalition. Their mission is built around a world in which young adults with disabilities can choose to take college courses if they want to because it will help them to have a better career and to be more independent. Kate had a way of pushing people to rise to an occasion and be better. Case after case, she challenged those around her to do more than they believed they were capable of. And time after time, they rose to her challenge and achieved the results she knew they could. The Indiana Down Syndrome Association recognized Kate with a Star Award because she has made a long term positive difference in so many lives. She believed that individuals with Down Syndrome should be viewed by the world as valuable, contributing citizens to our society. Because of Kate von Eiff, a college experience is now closer to reality, not just a dream. May she rest in peace. Jeff Worrell is a local businessman. He recognizes volunteers on “Connecting with Carmel” on cable channel 16. Contact him at jworrell@advantagemedical.com

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Long road of development for Civic COMMENTARY By Cheri Dick Some of you may remember Carmel back in the 1950s, when the only arts-related entity the city offered was an old movie theater at the corner of Range Line Road and Main Street. It was open exclusively on weekends and served the best buttered popcorn in central Indiana. Times certainly have changed. In 50 short years, Carmel has become a cultural Mecca with art galleries located up and down Main Street, a meticulously restored Old Town Arts & Design District, and the development of the Center for the Performing Arts, the place that Civic Theatre will soon be calling “home.” Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, not unlike Carmel, has come a long way since its inception. Civic Theatre was founded in 1915 and has been a vital part of the area’s cultural landscape for nearly a century. Since its founding, Civic Theatre has acquired the distinction of being the largest of more than 70 community theatres in Indiana and one of the 10 largest in the United States. Civic is particularly pleased to bring its productions and programs to a wider community and is guided by its mission, “To foster a love of theatre through imagination, education, and participation.” Combining the efforts of 15 fulltime key professionals with community partici-

pants on both sides of the footlights, Civic’s new home will beautifully preserve the high artistic quality of our productions for audiences while giving amateur actors and backstage volunteers the finest creative outlet. Last year, Civic Theatre served more than 44,000 patrons, including 13,000 children and seniors who participated in our education and outreach programming. Of particular note is Jr. Civic, the only year-round, education-based theater program in Indiana. This program is designed to strengthen and build confidence, develop skills, create opportunities to make new friends and foster a life-long love of live theatre. And it is fun! On behalf of Civic’s board of trustees and staff, thank you for the warm welcome you have extended to us. Thanks, also, to the editors of the Current for offering this opportunity to connect with you. I look forward to bringing you an insider’s view of our theater world every month. We feel privileged to be part of such a thriving, stimulating, welcoming arts community … and proud to be your new neighbor. Cheri L. Dick is the executive director of the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre at the Center for the Performing Arts. To learn more about Civic Theatre or to contact Cheri visit www.civictheatre.org.

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Improving With Age Carmel Education Foundation gets a facelift, name change while striving to become more recognized and a stronger force in scholarships and grants

By Brandie Bohney Current in Carmel As one of the oldest education foundations not just in Indiana, but in the U.S., the newly renamed Carmel Education Foundation (formerly the Carmel Clay Education Foundation) broke new ground when it was started in 1966 and continues to raise the bar for scholarship and grant funding organizations. Armed with a streamlined name and a fresh new logo for the foundation, Executive Director Dorothy Elgin, Board President Jill Pilcher Reese, and Community Relations Chair Michelle Krcmery hope not only to broaden the scope of what the foundation does, but also improve its visibility and recognition in the community. So what is the Carmel Education Foundation exactly? Put simply, Reese explains that the CEF is “the only organization dedicated to enhancing students’ experiences at a non-profit level for the entire Carmel Clay school system.” The organization funds and distributes 60 scholarships and numerous educator grant opportunities each year. While their focus on student scholarships has always been strong, the CEF board would like to increase and expand the number and types of education grants it is able to award. The CEF funds numerous grants to teachers, classes, and extra-curricular programs each year, ranging from starting literacy programs in elementary art and music classes to supporting the CHS TechHOUNDS FIRST Robotics Team. “We’ve been giving grants for more than two decades,” explains Reese. She explains that while much of the foundation’s time has been dedicated to scholarships – and that will continue to be true moving forward – the education grants allow the foundation to reach greater numbers of students of a wider age range than scholarships. “We really want to affect even more students in a meaningful way.” George Giltner, the faculty sponsor of the CHS TechHOUNDS robotics team explains that the grant the CEF awarded the team allowed them to participate in the Purdue Regional competition last year. Without the grant, he says, the students would have had to raise an additional $5,000 for the entrance fee. “[The grant] really got us to Purdue,” Giltner says. “It is a lot of money just to register … the grant really helped take the weight off the shoulders of the kids to raise these funds. Writing a grant was a really neat experience for the kids, too.” The CHS team placed first in the Purdue competition. While the scholarships are funded in a variety of ways, from endowments to annual business sponsorships, there are primarily two major fund raisers that support the education grants from the CEF. The larger event, the Annual Telethon, is held in February. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the telethon, an impressive feat considering that many education foundations themselves

Scholarship applications online! Applications for the 60 scholarships funded and distributed through the CEF will be available online (ww1.ccs.k12.in.us/ foundation/scholarships) beginning February 1. The deadline for completing the applications is March 15. For scholarships that are needs based, students will have to complete and submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the Indiana deadline of March 10.

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mark your calendar! The CEF will host its 25th Annual Telethon February 15-17, ending with the live broadcast on the 17th from 6 – 9 p.m. on CHTV, channel 99. The telethon raises funds for grants awarded to teachers and schools throughout the Carmel Clay school district. Such grants help teachers develop new curriculum, access new technology, and provide other valueadded educational opportunities for Carmel Clay students. The live broadcast will include portions of a showcase of elementary and middle school choir and music ensemble performances toggled between guest interviews, live callers, and the telethon itself. Nearly 1,000 students will be involved in the telethon effort.

Students at Woodbrook Elementary were awarded a grant by CEF that allowed them to plant a community garden Telethon pariticpants helped raise funds for the CEF last year are not even 25 years old. Raising visibility in the community is another reason behind the streamlined new name and updated logo. “I grew up in Carmel, and when I was in high school, [Carmel Clay Education Foundation] was a household name,” Reese notes. When she joined the board of directors of the three years ago, she realized how few people now know what the CEF does or even of its existence. “People would ask, ‘Now what is that?’ and they’ll often get it confused with the school board or the teachers’ union … It’s kind of amazing, but I think even a lot of educators don’t know exactly what we do.” Reese also explains that it’s not merely students, educators, and parents within the district who should be aware of the foundation and its goals, as the quality and reputation of the schools is a major factor in the consistently stellar property values and salability of homes in the district. Krcmery adds, “As our population grows, there are actually more families without [school-age] children than with children [of that age].” For that reason, the CEF hopes to broaden its visibility in order to encourage even those who may not have children in the district to support the schools through the foundation and in turn continue to buoy their property values. Increased recognition will also lead to additional fund-raising opportunities and partnerships, as well. “We’re trying to get [the business community] involved in giving back to our schools,” Krcmery explains. “We have a really excellent corporate base here, and I think it’s only logical to make the connection between a vibrant community, good workforce, and the quality of schools and property values with their ability to attract top talent for their companies, and we hope they recognize the value of that and get involved by sponsoring the foundation at large at different levels.” Krcmery also notes that grants funded through the CEF provide programs that those are beyond the reach of the schools in terms of funding: “We are able to fund programs that the schools are not able to fund [from traditional sources] due to statutory limitations, regardless of the referendum … We fill a very important role that is needed now as much as ever.”

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What Can I Do? The CEF needs volunteers as well as donations. If you’d like more information about volunteering, would like to be a volunteer, or would like to donate, you may find and contact the foundation in a variety of ways: Website: www1.ccs.k12.inus/foundation/ Facebook page: search “Carmel Education Foundation” Email: dilgen@ccs.k12.in.us (Dorothy Ilgen, Executive Director) Phone: (317) 844-9961, ext. 1009 (Dorothy Ilgen, Executive Director) Donations may be check, charge, or via PayPal.

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Education and the economy hand in hand for county, Daniels By Margaret Sutherlin Current in Carmel At a crossroads for future economic growth and continuing to pass other Midwest states in development, Governor Daniels wasted no time last week in his State of the State address, charging the General Assembly with several major tasks to ensure Indiana’s success in the future. As expected, Daniels set an agenda filled with educational reforms, setting the tone that Indiana must become a leader in education not just in the U.S. but internationally. The other major issue of the evening was not necessarily pointing out economic issues or development directly: Daniels focused on the how-to’s of government and crafting a better future for the state. But in a county that has one of the best educational systems and a growing economy, the agenda might have felt a little more relevant elsewhere. According to leaders on each side of the aisle, Hamilton County is a part of this reform as much as anywhere else in Indiana. “Educational improvement is something this state needs to move forward. Being 47 out of 50 isn’t going to work,” said Westfield Mayor Andy Cook. “And while he didn’t come out and say we needed new jobs, he actually articulated how we’ll get there with education and other reforms. It’s not often a politician can do that effectively.”

Daniels focused greatly on teacher performance and evaluation during his speech, arguing that teachers need to be held accountable not by seniority but by how their students perform. “Today, 99 percent of Indiana teachers are rated ‘effective’. If that were true, 99 percent, not one-third, of our students would be passing those national tests. Today’s teachers make more money not because their students learned more but just by living longer and putting another certificate on the wall,” he said. With better teachers, Daniels said the next step was allowing students and their families to seek out the best opportunities and go where the best education they can get is, whether it is public or private education. School choice has long been on Daniels’ agenda, but supporting private education was something some did not like. “Education reforms may be important, but a quality education requires adequate funding. Pulling additional money away from our financially strapped public school districts to fund private charter schools that are run for profit will hurt our public schools,” said Keith Clock, leader of the Hamilton County Democratic Party. But as Hamilton County leaders recognized, an education isn’t just right for children, but necessary for a growing economy. Bringing jobs to the area means people will want schools to send their children, and also to compete in

an increasingly global community of thought. In addition to educational reforms, Daniels spent the other half of his speech talking about being responsible and accountable in government, and streamlining local government significantly, including editing county government roles and also abolishing township government. For Hamilton County, this means spending less and more focused use of taxpayer dollars on area projects according to Senator Mike Delph. “Our government was created in 1816, and was not created for the 21st century,” said Senator Mike Delph. “It’s good to look at how we’re run and how we can be more effective and responsible with taxpayer money.” And the story of money didn’t stop there. Daniels demanded a responsible, balanced budget from the General Assembly, one that would really highlight what Senator Delph said all Americans had to do: “We all have to learn to live within our means, it’s like every Hoosier family is doing.” Not everyone felt the story for Hamilton County and Governor Daniels was as rosy a picture as Daniels painted in his speech however. The State of the State speech by Governor Daniels should be characterized as unrealistic and short of plans to address the overwhelming priority of helping create jobs,” said Clock. “Hoosiers need to hear the way things really are, not the way the Governor wants them to be.”

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Current in Carmel Pete Emigh was selected Monday to take over as head of the Hamilton County Republican Party. Emigh was selected by a Emigh caucus of Republican precinct committeemen and vice committeemen in Noblesville last night to be the Hamilton County GOP’s new chairman. He has served as the vice chairman for the past year and was endorsed by former chairman and new Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White, who resigned Dec. 31. “I’m truly honored that the precinct committeemen and vice committeemen have entrusted me with this great responsibility,” Emigh said in a release. “I look forward to leading this great organization and working closely with our friends, supporters, elected officials, and volunteers over the next several years to build an even larger, stronger Republican Party in Hamilton County.” Emigh, who lives in Westfield with his wife and three children, has been involved in the Republican Party in a variety of capacities throughout his life.

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Superintendent proposes changes to redistricting plan, final decision pending By Margaret Sutherlin Current in Carmel Upset Carmel parents had their say on redistricting last Monday night at a special working session of the School Board. The redistricting process started last August has been trying to mitigate lopsided development on the Westside of Carmel, rearranging the number of students in each school to achieve balance, and also room for continued growth. But some parents are upset with the changes, arguing that their students shouldn’t have to move or that the plans presented did not meet the requirements set by the district. The Monday night working session was an open forum for parents to express their concerns, and there was little room left in the meeting room once parents had packed in. “I was a Parent Action Committee member,” said Catherine Pallotta, a parent at Smokey Row Elementary. “I am really concerned that the current plan accelerates overcrowding at Carmel Elementary and that not all the right steps were taken to create the plan.” This particular redistricting process, parents were removed from the actual planning process and instead led Parent Action Committees, which acted as the middle man between parents and the administrative team drawing the maps. While the goal was for a transparent process,

many didn’t find the PAC’s to be taken seriously be the administrative team. Many of the concerns expressed on Monday night, had to do with longer bus times, arguments over where projected growth numbers came from and also the district’s failure to observe natural boundaries in neighborhoods. Parents in Spring Mill Ponds and Spring Mill Crossing subdivisions turned out in large numbers and wearing red to show their support for becoming one neighborhood moved together. After public comments, Superintendent Jeffrey Swensson addressed concerns and made his final recommendation to the school board to consider at their next meeting. He proposed passing the current plan with a few potential changes: taking Spring Mill Ponds and Spring Mill Crossing and sending them back to Smokey Row, returning the Saddle Creek neighborhood south of 146th Street to College Wood Elementary, and returning Aberdeen Bend, Hayden Run, and Wexley Chase to West Clay Elementary. “I know that this has been an emotional process for many,” said Swensson. “But it must be made clear if both these recommendations are adopted, we will have to use portable classrooms and will probably have another redistricting again sooner than we would like.” The final vote for approval by the school board is Feb. 14.

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DISPATCHES » New education outreach program – Indiana Department of Education launched a new outreach program to connect Hoosiers with IDOE policies and programs. As a part of The Educator Learning Link (TELL), Indiana schools will have ambassadors who will help share policy changes and important information, and in addition will collect thoughts, questions and concerns to share with IDOE. Educators interested in participating or recommending a colleague as an ambassador in TELL may do so by sending an email to Tosha Salyers, IDOE’s Director of Educator Outreach, at tsalyers@doe.in.gov. » Carmel Middle Students win contest - Matthew Hodges and Paige Bousamra were recently named Hamilton County winners in the Richard Lugar/Farm Bureau essay contest. The topic was “Agriculture: Then and Now.” » Winter Kids Koncerts at Monon - Come to the Monon Community Center for a series of interactive children concerts. Musicians will perform for kids ages 2-5 years on Wednesday Jan. 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The next concert features Island Breeze with sunny music to beat the January cold. For more information on the Winter Kids Koncerts call Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation at 317.848.7275. » Prince Charming’s Ball – Mothers can bring their little Prince to share a Valentine’s evening of enchantment and wonder at this ballroom-style event. Each family will have their picture taken and share a night of dancing and fun! Formal dress is optional. Punch and snacks will be provided to all guests. Pre-registration is required and it costs $15 per person. Feb. 4 from 6-9pm in the Monon Community Center Banquet Rooms. For more information on Prince Charming’s Ball, please call Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation at 317.848.7275. » Envision Your Best Life - You can live your best life. But how do you begin? Start with a workshop where you’ll create a vision for your best life. Complete exercises, worksheets, and leave with assignments that will help you create your best life vision. Margie Beiswanger, Certified Life Coach with Fullfilled Life Design, Inc. will present this workshop. Seating is limited. Registration is free. Call the Reference Desk at 844-3362 to register. Program is Tuesday, January 25; 7:00 p.m.

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MacGyver and Grammar GRAMMAR LESSON By Brandie Bohney Anyone else remember MacGyver? The lead character Angus MacGyver was a brilliant mind who consistently found himself in situations which required him to do things such as destroy a laser beam emitter by using the prism from a smashed set of binoculars to deflect the beam back at the emitter. He also made a magnifying glass out of a hairpin and wine bottle and a hang glider from spare crashed-satellite parts. What’s that type of ingenious repair often referred to? It depends on whom you ask. Some would say, “jerry-rigging,” and others would respond, “jury-rigging.” And some would mudwrestle you to prove their version is correct. I came across this debate while reading www. thereifixedit.com, a blog dedicated to some of the worst, most hilarious examples of jerry-rigging or jury-rigging around. The blog administrator had posted the question some time ago as a survey: “Jerry-Rigging or Jury-Rigging?” I can’t recall the result (and I can no longer find it on the blog), but it was interesting to say the least. The truth is, both terms are acceptable in American English to refer to the MacGyver-style adjustments to make things work – either as intended or in an entirely new role. They also refer to a fix of a temporary nature rather than one that is meant to be permanent or long lasting.

The origin of jury-rig are widely agreed upon, and it has nothing to do with the judicial system. It hails from nautical use: “jury” refers to things used in a temporary or makeshift manner, and “rig” or “rigging” meaning of or relating to the sails or mast. Thus, jury-rigging is using a temporary or makeshift sail or mast in place of a broken or otherwise unusable one. Jerry-rig, on the other hand, is a more debatable origin. Some say it hails from World War II, when soldiers would discover abandoned German equipment that had been repaired in the manner the term describes or would repair their own equipment using the spare parts of abandoned German equipment. “Jerry” was a term often used by soldiers to refer to the Germans. Some say the origin is just a mispronunciation of jury-rig. Either way, jury-rigging has been in use much longer than jerry-rigging by at least 200 years. And there’s no question of its origin. Use whichever term you like, though; they’re both widely acceptable. Brandie Bohney is a grammar enthusiast and former English teacher. If you have a grammarrelated question, please email her at bbthegrammarguru@gmail.com.

Taste of the Chamber unique opportunity to CHS students By Lauren Burdick Current in Carmel On Jan. 20, 2011 at the Ritz Charles at 12156 N. Meridian Street, Taste of the Chamber will host restaurants from Hamilton County. In addition to having restaurants showcase their best dishes, three students from Carmel High School will represent the school. These students, according to Brittany Wiseman, Family and Consumer Science department chair at Carmel High School, represent the large amount of talent of culinary students at the high school. “We have some really advanced students and we have tons of advanced classes,” Wiseman said. “So they gave us the opportunity to do this. We get to be with the best of the best of Carmel, so it’s really exciting for our students that they get to network.” Wiseman said that the three students selected, Michelle Sanches, Conner Erickson and Kayla Phillips, were chosen because of their participation in culinary classes at the school. In addition to multiple cooking and nutrition classes, the Family and Consumer Science department at the high school boasts two culinary classes, Meal Management and Culinary. Erickson, a junior in Meal Management who

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DISPATCHES » Woodworking shows – D.I.Y enthusiasts, homeowners and craftspeople will polish their skills and learn new tricks during non-stop hands-on seminars from experts at The Woodworking & D.I.Y Show in Indianapolis, Jan. 21 through 23 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children under 15 years old. Admission discounts are available online. For more information or to register for the ShowOFF Showcase, visit www. TheWoodworkingShows.com or call (800) 826-8257.     » CCFA Casino Night – On Jan. 29, 7 p.m. at the Conrad Hotel in downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation will host its fifth annual Casino Night and silentAuction. The event raises critical funds for research and support programs and spreads awareness about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), which affects more than 30,000 Hoosiers. Visit www.ccfa.org/chapters/indiana or call 800-332-6029 for tickets or details. » January gardening tips – 1. Force a winter bouquet from cut branches of forsythia, pussy willow, deutzia, wisteria, lilac, apple, peach, or pear. Bruise the cut ends and set them in water. Spray the branches frequently. Keep them in a cool place until they bloom, then move to a warmer area for display. 2. Check any bulbs and tubers you may have stored to determine if moisture is okay. Repack bulbs that seem too damp, discarding any moldy ones. If bulbs seem too dry, try moving them to another location. -www.almanac.com » Don’t send it back - The ritual taste is poured, and you sip and taste while the rest of the table watches. What if you don’t like it? If the wine you ordered is just not to your taste, then chalk it up to experience, because it's not appropriate to send it back for this reason. The exception to this rule is if the sommelier, whose job it is to assess your wine-style preferences and budget (without making you feel cheap), chose for you. In either case, the first sip of any wine is a shock to your taste buds, so give it a moment before you make a final call. If the wine is in fact flawed, the server should replace it immediately. -www.esquire.com

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Young singer has special interest in American Idol By Zach Dunkin Current in Carmel Like millions of viewers across America, 16-year-old Brooke Roe will be watching the premiere of 10th season of “American Idol” tomorrow night, but it won’t be easy. The junior from Noblesville High School was just a thumbs-up away from facing “America Idol’s” critical row of judges on national television before being eliminated in the third round of auditions last summer in Nashville, one of six cities hosting tryouts. The aspiring country music singer had bettered 16,000 singers in the first round, then sailed through the second round to reach the Executive Producer Round, where it all ended. “It will be emotional for me to watch it,” confessed Roe, who, by written agreement, was forbidden to speak publicly about her experience until the season started. “People have no idea what it’s like until you live through it. I went through all of that.” “All of that” included trying to decide what song to sing. What to wear. The anxiety of wondering what the judges want. The intimidation of professionally trained singers all around you. The long waits, and, of course, being told to go home. Would she do it again? “Probably. But I haven’t decided yet,” said Roe. “I’m not one of these people who would bash ‘American Idol’ just because I didn’t make it.”

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The Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre: The Last Night of Ballyhoo The Civic Theatre’s newest production, “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” was written by Alfred Uhry, author of Driving Miss Daisy. A 1997 Tony Award-winning comedy, the show is set in December of 1939 in Atlanta Georgia. The Freitag family, a prominent family in the community, is preparing for the social event of the season, Ballyhoo. Featuring Kirk Fields in the role of Adolph Freitag, Jolene Mentink-Moffatt playing Boo Levy and Lucy Fields in the role of Reba Freitag, this show is full of romance and humor. Other upcoming shows playing at the Civic Theatre are “Miss Saigon,” “Cabaret” and “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.” “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” will run from January 21 through February 5. Shows will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets cost $28 for the Friday-Sunday shows and $21 for the Thursday shows. The Civic Theatre is located at 3200 Cold Spring Road. To purchase tickets or for other information, visit www.civictheatre.org, or call the box office at 923-4597.

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Whether or not you like “Idol,” a talent contest which has been criticized for its sometimeshumiliating judges’ comments and its “popularity contest” voting process, its success can’t. But one can’t argue with its viewership numbers. It is the most-watched TV series according to Nielsen ratings and is the only program to have been No. 1 for an unprecedented six consecutive seasons, surpassing “All in the Family” and “The Cosby Show,” which were both No. 1 for five consecutive seasons.

Just to get to the televised episodes of the elimination rounds, a contestant like Roe has to endure three rigorous sets of cuts. The number of auditioners can exceed 15,000 people per city. Somewhere between 10 to 40 people in each city may make it to Hollywood for further competition. While initially disappointed, Roe later realized just how fortunate she was to advance as far as she did. Out of 16,000, she finished somewhere in the Top 100. Her downfall, she sees now, was sounding too much like the most successful “American Idol” graduate. She recalls an executive producer telling her when she was cut, “Brooke, the problem I have with you, is that you sound too much like Carrie Underwood and every other country artist. We don’t know who Brooke really is.” She knew he was right. “Looking back, I really don’t know why I chose to sing her song (“So Small”) because I’ve always known ever since ‘American Idol’ started that the last thing you want to do is sing a song by an artist who you can’t compare to,” she said. “But I’m a big believer in things happening for a reason. I thought for sure that if I didn’t make it this time, I wouldn’t try again. But maybe by not making it this time, I’m supposed to try again.” And then maybe America will discover “who Brooke really is.”

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Don't get stuck in auto PHOTOGRAPHY By Leslie Webber My inbox is full of questions from friends who were lucky enough to receive new cameras during the holidays. They are anxious to learn what their new cameras can do. I recommend doing what kids do with new toys. Get them out of the box and go to it. Don’t be afraid of your camera. Really, there are two types of digital cameras most people use. Point and shoot, the convenient compact cameras you can toss in your purse, and DSLR. DSLR, which stands for digital single lens reflex, are the types of cameras on which you can change the lens. Point-and-shoot cameras are great at catching little moments unobtrusively. These cameras have come a long way and many models now offer users the option to control settings. It is possible to take a photo of people without making them look pallor, even in Indiana in the middle of winter! A dramatic drop in price and more userfriendly controls have made entry into the DSLR significantly easier. The kicker is, you need to learn how to use your camera to make the most out of your investment. I have several friends who have purchased a DSLR only to leave it in automatic mode. They are frustrated when their images turn out flat and washed

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COMMMENTARY By Chef Michael Vlasich As the weekend of love is just a month away, I was encouraged to write of something that can be soft and silky or deep and luscious. It can be sweet and smooth or slightly acidic. No matter the taste, it is always a favorite of all countries and generations. As I conduct menu tastings, write menus for large events, holidays or the once-in-a-lifetime celebration, no matter the demographics, it generally boils down to either an event planner’s sweet finale preference or the social queen’s dream dessert. Repeatedly I listen to the discussions and arguments over what will be the best way to close out the meal. The only sure bet is a bride always wins. That said, chocolate is the food that does it all. Merely 2,000 years old, not even the Christian Bible, Jewish Old Testament or Muslim Koran have mentions of chocolate. Chocolate originated in South America with the Mayans and Aztecs, born in the tropical forests cultivated by the Indians, long before the arrival of the Europeans. They were the first to create a food

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from the cocoa beans, a drink mixed with water, chile peppers, vanilla and other spices. It was for royalty only, served to rulers, priests, and at ceremonial celebrations. It was not until the 1500s, as the Spaniards invaded Central America, that it was experienced by Europeans. Developing an immediate passion for the flavor, Cortez introduced it to Spain in 1529. By the late 1500s, chocolate is being consumed in all parts of Spain and other neighboring countries. In the next 40 years, the Scandinavian counties along with Italy had adopted the drink and began to experiment with other ways to utilize the basic ingredient. Before the American Revolution the first factory to produce chocolate was opened in the United States. In 1828 cocoa powder was invented later

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The Indiana Repertory Theatre will present “The Diary of Anne Frank” Jan. 18 through Feb. 24. Tickets range from $20 to $52 each depending on show times. For tickets or details, visit www.irtlive.com.

Ten years have passed since Brent and Andy shared their deepest secrets. Beethoven scholar Brent drifts from city to city performing and lecturing until he discovers Andy is following him. The production runs at the Phoenix Theatre through Jan. 30. Tickets range from $15 to $25 depending on performance dates. For more information, visit www.phoenixtheatre.org.

The Last Night of Ballyhoo

The Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre will present “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” Jan. 21 through Feb. 5. This 1997 Tony Award-winning comedy by Alfred Uhry, author of “Driving Miss Daisy,” has an illuminating message filled with humor, romance and revelations. Tickets are $28 Friday through Sundays and $21 on Thursdays. For tickets, show times or other details, call 923-4597 or visit www. civictheatre.org.

Fiesta

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre will present “Fiesta” each weekend from Feb. 11 to 27 - Feb. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 13, 20 and 27 at 3 p.m. at 329 Gradle Drive in Carmel. Due to limited seating, reservations are required and are non-transferable to different dates for this event. Tickets are $35 (includes the concert, light snacks and beverages). For reservations, call 844-2660. 

'Spelling Bee' at Beef & Boards

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre's 2011 season has kicked off with "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," which runs through Jan. 30. In this show, a Beef & Boards debut, a group of middle school misfits find that while they can’t often control the awkwardness of growing up, they can be standouts in spelling. Tickets for main stage shows range from $36 to $59, and include Chef Odell Ward’s dinner buffet. For show times, tickets or more information, visit www.beefandboards.com.

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The following musical acts will be performing live at Mo’s Irish Pub, 13193 Levinson Lane in the Hamilton Town Center, Noblesville. For more information, call 770-9020. Friday – Tom Martin Band Saturday – Something Rather Naughty

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The following musical acts will be performing live at Moon Dog Tavern, 825 E 96th St., Indianapolis, 46240. Call 575-6364 for more information. Friday – Cousin Roger Saturday – Late Show

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The following musical acts will be performing live at the Slippery Noodle Inn, 372 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis. For more information, visit www.slipperynoodle.com. Thursday – Eric “Guitar” Davis and The Troublemakers Friday and Saturday – Greg Foresman Band and Gordon Bonham Blues Ban

U2 Meets Shostakovich

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra welcomes its own ensemble-in-residence, the energetic string trio Time for Three, to perform in a Stella Artois Happy Hour at the Symphony series concert titled "U2 Meets Shostakovich" on Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hilbert Circle Theatre. Tickets are $20 each with general admission seating. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information, visit www. indianapolissymphony.org.

COMEDY Morty’s Comedy Joint

The following acts will be performing at Morty’s Comedy Joint, 3625 East 96th St., Indianapolis. For show times or other details, visit www.mortyscomedy.com or call 848-5500. Thursday through Sunday – Headliner: Adam Hunter

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DISPATCHES » How you sleep affects wrinkles – We can’t always control where our head hits the pillow, but repeatedly snoozing in the same spot can cause fine lines to become permanently etched, says New York dermatologist Dr. Jeannette Graf. This is because skin is scrunched up against the pillow over and over again. -www.glo.msn.com » Tiny braids are so 2010 – Teeny-tiny hippie braids were everywhere in ‘09. But big, bold and beautiful braids have popped up all over the runways, which means they’ll be turning up on celebs and other hair pros soon. To make your braids seem super fresh, squeeze and scrunch them to make them look sexy and carefree. -www.glamour.com » Use dryer sheets for static, smelly shoes – Roll up one sheet per slipper, sneaker, or loafer, insert, and forget about stinky shoes. (Bonus uses: Toss them in hampers, on closet shelves, in diaper bags.) They also can be used to stop static cling on clothes—or tame flyaway hair— by rubbing a sheet over the problem area. -www.shine.yahoo.com

Color theory is understanding color relationships COMMENTARY By Vicky Early There is no question that color can make or break a room. Color is light…pure and simple. It plays, it relates and it sets a mood. Selecting the right color to bring a room to life involves far more than picking a pretty paint chip from a display. To use color as a tool, it is important to understand the basic concepts behind color theory. The following terms and definitions help to explain color relationships which are the foundation to great color! Analogous: Three to six adjacent colors on the color wheel. Balance: Color or design harmony. Black: Absence of all color Chroma: Another word for color or hue; the amount of saturation of a color. Chromatic: Having color or pertaining to color. Color: An attribute of an object or substance with respect to light reflected by the object, usually determined visually by measurement of hue. Color Palette: A planned arrangement of colors meant to be sensed as a whole set. Color Wheel: A circle of twelve pure hues in a diagram form, based on the subtractive color system. Complement: The color positioned directly across the wheel from any given color on the color wheel.  Cool Colors: Six colors starting with yellowgreen and including violet that give a cool feeling.

Ground: The background color in a composition, also called the field color. Harmony, Objective: A color plan that works according to color principles. Harmony, Subjective: A color plan that simply pleases the viewer. Hue: The purest or brightest form of a color. These are colors that have not been mixed with white or black. Intensity: The brightness or degree of a color’s purity or saturation. Metamerism: A phenomenon that occurs when two objects appear to match in color under one light source, but not under another light source. Monochromatic: Relies on only one color family to create a design Monotone: Describes two or more colors of close or identical value and saturation. Mood: The feeling a combination of colors and design elements convey to the viewer. Neutral: Without a predominant hue; black, white and gray are true neutrals; achromatic colors; having no hue Primary Hues or Colors: Yellow, red and blue: the three colors from which, in theory, all other colors are derived. Pure Color: Maximum saturation or intensity of color; not mixed with any other color. Saturation: The intensity or purity of a hue; the color of the greatest purity are those in the spectrum

Secondary Hues: Orange, green, purple; the second set of colors made by combining two primary colors but the color’s complement. Shade: Darker value of a pure hue, made by adding black. Spectrum: The full range of visible hues. Subjective Color: The psychological, cultural, symbolic meanings of color. Tertiary: The third set of colors on the color wheel, formed by combining adjacent primary and secondary hues.  Tint: Lighter value of a pure hue, made by adding white. Tone: A gray version of a hue, made by adding gray; gray quiets the color. Triad: Combination of three hues that are equally spaced from one another around the color wheel forming a triangle. Value: The degree of lightness or darkness of a color. Visible Spectrum: The range of colors that can be perceived by the human eye. Warm Colors: Colors starting with yellow and continuing to red-violet on the color wheel, which convey warmth to a viewer. White: Essence of all color Vicky Earley is the principal designer for Artichoke Designs in downtown Carmel. If you have an interior design question, please contact artichokedesigns@aol.com.

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DISPATCHES » Skipping meals makes you fat – Not eating can mess with your body's ability to control your appetite. But it also destroys willpower, which is just as damaging. Regulating yourself is a brain activity, and your brain runs on glucose. If you skip breakfast or a healthy snack, your brain doesn't have the energy to say no to the inevitable chowfest. Spread your daily calorie intake over three meals and two snacks. -www.menshealth.com » Study: Self-control related to health Late for appointments? Can't keep your desk organized? These seemingly benign qualities could take a toll on your health. A review of more than 20 studies and nearly 9,000 participants revealed people who are conscientious -- organized and self-disciplined, as opposed to impulsive -- live two to four years longer than others. Study researchers suspect the boost in lifetime can be attributed partly to the fact that highly conscientious individuals are less likely to smoke or drink to excess, and live more stable and less stressful lives. -www.livescience.com

Smart supplementation for weight loss COMMENTARY By Laura Marenco When it comes to weight loss, think of supplements as tools to help reach your goals, not as a fix for an unhealthy diet or lack of exercise. Working within a healthy weight-loss program, herbal cleanses, essential fatty acids, thermogenics and a multivitamin, can help one lose weight and stay healthy. Knowing the roles they can play is important. An herbal cleanse assists the body’s natural cleansing process by providing fiber and herbs that trap and move toxins through the digestive tract. It can be a great way to jumpstart weight loss and boost metabolism, as it gets your digestive organs functioning at peak performance again. As a result, your energy levels may increase, and mental clarity as well. A cleanse can be beneficial at the start of any weight-loss program, helping your body become more receptive to change. Seemingly paradoxical, ensuring adequate essential fatty acids in your diet is important to metabolism and burning fat stores. Fatty acids EPA and DHA from fish oil have benefits from heart health to healthier skin, but also help with the body’s ability to burn fat. And the fatty acid CLA in particular reduces

the conversion of glucose to fat and promotes fat conversion to energy, helping tap into fat around the abdomen and thighs. Thermogenics give a boost to metabolism and work by raising the body’s basal metabolic rate so it burns more calories. They contain ingredients such as caffeine in addition to herbal or mineral blends related to natural spices that have thermogenic effects in the body. They may help you control cravings as well as fluid retention. A good whole-food-based multivitamin can be important when dieting. When dieting, we cut calories and potentially key nutrients we need. Think of a multivitamin as insurance that we our body continues to function at its peak on a day when our calorie intake is low. If weight loss is one of your goals in the New Year, start with a healthy diet strategy and consistent exercise, and incorporate the right supplements. Sooner than not, you’ll see the results you desire and be on the path to making lasting change.

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Childhood obesity is a growing problem COMMENTARY By Angela LaSalle The statistics are alarming. Food and beverage companies spend nearly twelve billion dollars per year to reach our children and adolescents. The result? Approximately 30 percent of children eat at least one fast food meal daily. Soda consumption has increased to 32 percent of girls and 52 percent of boys consuming three or more servings of soda per day. Twenty-one percent of children are not getting the recommended number of fruits and vegetables. But the most frightening statistic is that childhood obesity has tripled with projections that soon approximately 50 percent of our children will be obese. Being overweight as a child has far more repercussions than depression and low self-esteem. Seventy percent of obese children have at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease such as high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol. Type 2 diabetes, once called adult onset diabetes due to its presentation in older adults, is now presenting elementary school children. Bone problems, sleep apnea, nutritional deficiencies, focus problems, hormonal issues and social stigma are only a partial list of problems obese children face.

So what is behind the rise in childhood obesity? Changes in our eating patterns and food supply combined with inactivity are likely culprits. More and more, both children and adults are eating meals outside the home. Many of these convenience foods contain additives and extra calories compared to home cooked versions. Soda and sports drinks with high sugars or artificial sweeteners may affect glucose and insulin levels, which contribute to weight gain. Our children are also less active, opting for more indoor activities such as TV and video games. What can a parent do? First, start paying attention to what your children are eating and begin eliminating soda and processed foods. Second, get your kids moving for at least 30 minutes daily. And third, meet with your doctor to have your child evaluated. If he or she is overweight, checking their glucose, insulin, lipids and blood pressure is suggested. Your doctor can help you get your child back on a healthy course. Angela LaSalle, MD is board certified in family medicine and practices integrative medicine with Indiana Health Group in Carmel, IN. 317-8439922. www.angelalasallemd.com

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DISPATCHES » Stock picks: U.S. Steel and UPS – U.S. Steel's (X) stock rose 1.6 percent last year, and JPMorgan expects a 2011 rebound. The company has grown sales and net income 35 percent and 41 percent in the past 12 months. United Parcel Service (UPS) recently issued $2 billion in notes and plans to use proceeds from this lowcost debt to make cash contributions to pension funds, removing pension expense risk in 2011. This could be a positive catalyst for UPS shares as it increases the likelihood of a significant share buyback in the near-term or a dividend increase. -www.thestreet.com » System creates new black market – Several states have implemented computer systems allowing pharmacies to check instantly whether a buyer has already purchased the legal limit of pseudoephedrine — an ingredient in methamphetamine. However, an Associated Press report shows that this has drawn thousands of new people into the meth underworld. Homeless people, college students and others are now buying their allotment of medicine, at about $8 per box, and selling it to “pill brokers” for $50. -Associated Press

Unsubscribe me COMMENTARY By David Cain Each night I switch my cell phone to airport mode and tuck it gently under my pillow. I use an application on my phone to track my sleep patterns and it wakes me gently when I begin to toss and turn, indicating I’m naturally waking up. Every morning I start the same way. I turn off the phone’s alarm, turn the phone service back on, check the weather, review my calendar for the day, and then quickly glance at my email. My email review seems to always start the same way. I’d begin with a mass delete of the thirty emails that got crammed in my inbox from eleven pm to six am. When I’m done, I probably have five emails that are important and require my attention. And, exhausted or frustrated by this daily inbox scrubbing, I leave those five to read later. I’ve done that for years and every year it seems there are more to delete. Every year I add an email address and opt-in, intentionally or unintentionally, to more communications. Well, I decided it was time for a change. After all, it’s only January and it is a brand new year. Last week, I started unsubscribing and opting out of everything I would have deleted. I decided it was time for a spring-cleaning of my

inbox correspondence. Specials announcements, promotions, e-newsletters, and coupons – I sent them all packing. It was easy, I just hit unsubscribe. It occurred to me after a couple of days of feeling liberated having lessened the wear and tear on my delete key, that maybe there were other things I could unsubscribe from. Maybe there were other tasks or routines where I could just apply a real world unsubscribe, by just saying no. A week later, I wake to a lot less emails and find that I actually immediately read those five that deserve my attention. I also notice that I don’t check my phone inbox as often as I used to since I have no need to consistently be clearing the clutter to find the important things. I also realized that the same sentiment applies to life outside the inbox: just unsubscribe from the things that don’t need your attention and you’ll have a better focus on the things that do.

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MONEY MATTERS If someone handed you $10,000, what would you use it for?

“I’d just pay off bills and expenses.” Adam Montana, 21 Carmel

“I would probably give most of it away.” Terry Crockett, 64 Carmel

“Typically, I would do ten percent to savings, ten percent to church and then I guess I’d probably put the rest in savings or do some home improvements.” Mary Rhoads, 46 Carmel

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Amy Harshman worked for a larger practice for several years before she opened Renewal, her solo counseling practice, in November of 2010. She is a marriage and family therapist who works with couples, families and individual adults dealing with a broad spectrum of issues, including anxiety, infidelity, stress issues or life changes. Although Harshman enjoyed working with a group in a larger practice, she values the freedom she has with her own practice. “I meet people where they are and I work with my clients to get them to their goals in a way that works best for them,” HarshHarshman man said. She says one of her challenges is competing with established counseling practices with more substantial marketing budgets, but that strong relationships will set her apart from larger practices. “I am hoping to do this by establishing good relationships with those in the community. I still like to think that building relationships and word of mouth is a great way of marketing.” Harshman said. She hopes to expand the reach of her expertise by teaching in a group setting. She hopes in the near future to begin workshops in the area to help those with recent divorces or relationship challenges. “I am excited about opening in Carmel and looking forward to meeting and working with others in the area.” Harshman said. 600 E. Carmel Drive, Suite 154. | Phone: (317) 819-8347 E-mail: amy.renewal@gmail.com. | Web site: myrenewalcounseling.com

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DISPATCHES » Device makes dentist visits less scary – Researchers have created a device to cancel out the noise of a dentist’s drill, which may help individuals keep up oral care without the panic. The prototype works like noise-cancelling headphones but is designed to deal with the very high pitch of a dental drill. Patients would plug the device into their MP3 player or cell phone and then plug their own headphones into the device so they can listen to music during the appointment. -www.livescience.com » Facebook helps identity thieves – The information consumers willingly, and often unwittingly, post on social-media Web sites can be a gold mine for fraudsters. Tidbits like your birth date, birthplace and the last school you attended are typically the challenge questions posed by bank Web sites and online retailers to verify your identity, and more than 24 million Americans 18 years old and older are still leaving their social-network profiles mostly public. A recent survey found that nearly 70 million U.S. adults on social-networking sites include their birthplace on their profiles. -www.finance.yahoo.com

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An update on the ‘tablet war’

COMMENTARY By Gary Hubbard The “tablet” computer has actually been around since nearly the beginning of the personal computer industry and has gone through many revisions throughout the years, but until Apple created the iPad, they were relatively unknown or uninteresting to the average computer user. Much like what the iPod did in the MP3 category, Apple built a better mousetrap because it understood the device on its own isn’t that compelling. (No one remembers the MPMan, the first portable MP3 player or the first really successful unit, the Diamond Rio.) iTunes is what separated the iPod from all the other MP3 players, and the “app store” has done the same for the iPad. So, when you compare the various tablets that are coming to the market, make sure to look beyond just the features. Having said that, the iPad lacks cameras, can’t play Flash content, can be bulky in some situations (like reading) and isn’t capable of true multi-tasking. These are the areas that the new tablet computers are focusing in on as a way to differentiate themselves from the iPad. The first contender to be released late last year in conjunction with various cellular carriers was Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, which is an Androidbased tablet that’s essentially an Android smart-

phone on steroids. At CES, Samsung announced that it would be releasing a WiFi-only version of the Galaxy Tab in the first quarter of 2011, which should reduce the unsubsidized $599 price tag. At first glance, the smaller size (7 in screen vs iPad’s 9.7) may look like a negative, but the smaller size may be a huge benefit for some. You can easily hold the Galaxy Tab comfortably with one hand, while the iPad can quickly cause strain with one hand. The smaller size also makes it easier to carry around (it can easily slip into an inside jacket pocket); it has front and rear facing cameras, sensational battery life and will be very easy for anyone who has an Android-based smartphone to use. The images taken with its 3-megapixel camera lack the color depth that even a 2-megapixel iPhone 3Gs generates, but it’s certainly usable. Anyone who has spent any time on an iPad will notice small delays in various parts of the operation of the Galaxy Tab that make it seem a little less responsive, but this is not likely an issue for anyone using it as their first tablet. As for the rest of the contenders shown at CES, the only other one worth mentioning was the Blackberry Playbook. While most of the other tablets being demonstrated (like Motorola’s Xoom) clearly had issues that still needed to be worked out (lots of new OS glitches, unresponsive taps, etc.), the

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Playbook performed flawlessly and with fluidity common with the iPad. Unlike the iPad, the Playbook is a true multi-tasking device (dualcore processor), which means applications in the background will continue to run. Also, the device supports flash and can shoot 1080p HD video. But remember, the apps are a big part of owning a tablet, so we’ll have to see how many app developers jump on the Playbook bandwagon once it launches in Q1 of 2011 with estimated prices ranging from $399 (8Gb) to $599 (32Gb). But don’t forget that Apple’s MacWorld event is at the end of January and the speculation is that the iPad 2 with dual-core processors, front and rear cameras and a thinner, lighter form factor will be announced. In technology, the axiom has always been “the longer you wait, the more you get,” and nowhere will this be truer than in the tablet wars. I’m estimating the “sweet spot” for buying a new tablet this year will be mid to late summer, as most of what was shown at CES will have either made it to market and had some time to get initial kinks worked out or been scrapped. Gary Hubbard is the owner of Data Doctors Computer Services - www.datadoctors.com. Have a technology question? Send it to CurrentInCarmel@datadoctors.com

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Belief in belief is an empty sheath SPIRITUALITY By Bob Walters I recently saw a poster titled “Believe” on a schoolroom wall. Superimposed over a pleasant picture of a farm field was a parable about an old, blind horse that could pull a heavy wagon by itself as long as the farmer called out the names of several other horses in addition to its own. The moral of the poster is that because the horse “believed” it was hitched with a team, it found extra strength to pull the wagon alone. Yeah, well. It’s a charming story for a moment, depicting overachievement and trust. In a spiritually sanitized school setting, it bespeaks personal perseverance, community effort and shared task. People helping people. Strength in numbers. I’ll never walk alone. It takes a village, etc. But think about it; does the poster describe a belief worth having? To believe – or more pointedly, to be tricked into believing – that something strong, helpful and important is with us when it’s really not? Belief in a … lie? Beyond the behavioral genius of the farmer, the poster’s context tells us – as do so many entities in our society and culture – to simply “believe.” Tricks and behavioralism, idols and false gods, are fine. Just, believe. Ever been told to “believe in yourself ”? How about to believe in a cause? Believe in a sports

team or sports star? Believe to achieve? Believe everything will work out just fine? The horse poster tells us to “believe” in things that aren’t permanent, lack ultimate truth, and, in this specific case, aren’t even there. Just, believe. In a world created by God, visited and saved by Jesus Christ and indwelt with the Holy Spirit, my belief, faith and trust reside in the palpable reality that my help, my Lord, is really there. God is not a phantom team of horses. Rather than debating our religious differences, let’s just say that under any circumstances it is empty sloganeering to have a relationship merely with the word “believe.” A relationship with God through Jesus Christ is the only proper context for knowing the bedrock permanence of belief that matters. My wonderful old pastor Russ Blowers, now deceased, always had his Bible with him. “I never go anywhere without my sword,” he’d say. Ephesians 6:17 calls the Bible “the sword of the Spirit.” Remove God and God’s word, and there is no sword in the sheath of belief. Bob Walters (www.believerbob. blogspot.com, email rlwcom@aol. com) was initially encouraged to see the “Believe” poster in a public school classroom. Now he just feels sorry for the horse.

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Please don't top your trees The season of home improvement begins soon COMMENTARY By Randy Sorrell Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer, or my personal favorite, one of those who prefer to hire it done, the juicy season has arrived. Why? The annual parade of home / garden / patio shows is about to commence, starting with a biggie, the Indianapolis Home Show held at the Indiana State Fair grounds from Jan. 28 through Feb. 6. The Home Show is the one I prefer, probably because it’s the first and perhaps the largest, and it’s a fun way to ignite the season with a diversified group of vendors. Expect to discover fresh ideas, new uses of materials, an introduction of updated techniques and a battleground of hungry contractors competing for your attention. Also, expect an end to starving contractor pricing. Harvard produced a study of remodeling activity (LIRA) which projects the beginning of the end of reduced prices for home improvements, and our recent experience confirms this. Supply prices are escalating as international demand affects most things home related. You know what else you’ll appreciate about these shows? Tenderloin sandwiches, micro brews and a gigabyte of other greasy health food. I tend to pack a few healthy goodies when staffing our patio garden, but admit to commit-

ting a few indulgences while exploring the latest trends. Too, you’ll find the latest in windows, siding and hot tubs … oh my! The Home and Flower Show follows and is held at Lucas Oil Stadium from March 4-6 and promises more of the same, with a little extra something. The blatant joy of the show is its domicile. It’s in direct competition to the incredible Flower and Patio Show (March 12-20), so both are cranking up the intensity. The glossary of shows becomes bloated when considering the couple of other mini shows that should get dismissed. If you hope to have deep discussions and want to avoid crowds, come to the Home Show during the week and make sure to stop in our space which commits to the edgy … with tons of boulder outcroppings, huge natural stone slab steps leading to an elevated Azek deck, a 14’ tall galvanized wind sculpture, flowering everythings, sprawling travertine patio and a silky fabric sky not yet seen at the show. Hope to see you there. Randy Sorrell is president of SURROUNDINGS by NatureWorks+, a Carmel home improvement firm. He may be reached at 317-679-2565, randy@choosesurroundings.com or www.choosesurroundings.com.

GARDENING By Holly Lindzy Once in a while, you engage in a conversation that reminds of you why you do what you do in life. And as you stumble along, certain people ignite that spark for your enthusiasm that might have waned, and you feel purposeful again. I know I just rant about trees and birds and stuff all the time, but I feel passionately about those things. It seems miniscule in the scheme of things, what with war and homelessness and such, but in reality, none of those things could even be an issue without trees and birds. Think about it. So this weeks’ rant is along those same lines. The winter horizon is beautiful to me. I love to see trees bearing bright red fruit from the last season. Every tree has a different shape and growth habit. I love the natural look. But the one thing that really chaps my hide is to see a topped tree.

You know, the stubby, pathetic, choppedlooking trees … they haunt me as I drive through the city. Some are so bad that I take an alternate route to avoid them. And not just because of aesthetics, but because I know how truly bad it is for the health of the tree. Those stubs rot and are entry sites for pathogens and insects. As the tree rots, it falls apart, and that is a safety hazard. Additionally, it costs a fortune to have a tree topped … so don’t!! And please save me the horror of having to see them driving through town – and trying to find alternate routes to avoid them. Happy tree hugging! Holly Lindzy is an Indiana accredited horticulturalist and advanced master gardener residing in Noblesville. Email your gardening woes (or wisdom) to info@currentnoblesville.com (write attn: Holly Lindzy in the subject line).

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A happy kitchen is a beautiful kitchen COMMENTARY By David Decker No matter what a kitchen looks like, the first thing I want to know is if the kitchen makes the homeowner happy to be in it. Many things go into a “happy” kitchen. Do the appliances work? Are they in the right place? Are plumbing and electrical systems doing what they are supposed to be doing? Are food, cookware, utensils and small electrics (toasters, mixers, etc.) easily accessible? Is there enough cabinet space? Is there room for other people besides whoever is cooking? Is the kitchen cut off from the rest of the living space? Usually if we’re called into a home to talk about a unique kitchen improvement, there’s something about the kitchen that makes the homeowner unhappy. Nine out of 10 times, what’s going to make the kitchen a happier place isn’t just its beauty, but its improved function. I’ve never yet seen a kitchen I didn’t think we could improve, whether the budget is large or small. To me a great-looking kitchen is going to be consistent and complementary in its design, super easy to work in, and well lit for work or

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atmosphere. The budget will command how much technology and what kind of materials are utilized, but a major renovation is not always necessary to arrive at “beautiful.” Lighting, flooring, tile splashes, countertops and cabinet hardware are items easily updated. And one of the biggest non-beautiful offenders … clutter! There are many functional, clever and outof-sight ways to store and organize small appliances, baking commodities, spices, utensils, wastebaskets – even stacks of mail. Organization (modern cabinetry is a big help!) is key to kitchen function and the first step toward “happy.” While certainly it is possible to purely go for style – lots of homes have impressive kitchens that are rarely used – a happy, functioning, family-centric kitchen is a thing of beauty. David Decker is president of Affordable Kitchens and Bathrooms, based in Carmel (877-252-1420, www. affordablekandb.com). Have a home improvement question? E-mail David at david.decker@affordablekandb. com, and he will answer in an upcoming column.   

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Talking more, saying less HUMOR By Mike Redmond Our friends at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, (also known as north of the outdoors) have once again come forth with what seems to be the only thing for which Lake Superior State University is known: The annual list of words and phrases which ought to be banished from American English. You’d Better Believe (banished 1978) it is a World Class (1982) Wake-Up Call (2000) for anyone who remembers our language as it was spoken Back In The Day (2008) when English was User-Friendly (1984) and the Vast Majority (1995) of us were engaged in Meaningful Dialogue (1978). And so, Ripped From The Headlines (2004) and Supermarket-Fresh (1989) here is this year’s list: • Viral, as in videos that gain instant worldwide popularity by spreading like a virus. A number of these, it should be noted, involve human beings doing really stupid things resulting in humiliation and injury, proving that idiocy is also spreading like a virus. • Epic and Fail, as in “Epic Fail” when someone does something stupid and injurious in a video that has gone viral. Epics are big books, or movies starring Charlton Heston. Fail is a verb. If you want to know why it doesn’t make sense, use the opposites rule: Have you heard anyone

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talking about an Epic Succeed? • Wow Factor and A-Ha Moment, which are more or less the same as “Superstar” – overused to the point of becoming meaningless. They’re all in the same bag – the one marked “Mind Drool.” Back Story. Borrowed from Hollywood, where it means “justification for whatever objectionable thing your movie character does.” In the real world, it means “before.” • BFF, as in Best Friends Forever. Which is usually BS. • Man Up. A ridiculous way to say “get tough.” Especially if you’re talking to a woman. • Refudiate. I don’t care if you DO know what it is supposed to mean. It is not a real word. Not. Real. And that’s the list. I hope this has been a Teachable Moment (banished 2010) exploring this Unique (1978) Condition (1992). As We Speak (1993) Persons Of Interest (2006) are Pushing The Envelope (1995) of our language with New Innovations (1990). In Other Words (1984), we’re getting really good at talking more … and saying less. Mike Redmond is an author, journalist, humorist and speaker. Write him at mike@ mikeredmondonline.com or P.O. Box 44385, Indianapolis, IN 46244.

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COMMENTARY By Dick Wolfsie The holidays are over. I tried to stay cheery for everything including the eggnog, which always reminds me of that goop you drink before they take a good look at your lower intestine. Prior to Jan. 1, every email I received started – or ended – with phrases like, “Enjoy the seaor, “I hope you A D son,” M I“Have S Sa good I OChristmas” N had an awesome year.” These salutations aren’t AY THROUGH ONLY but are email upjust fromTHURSDAY friends and relatives, dates from Norton Anti-Virus, a pick-up notice from the UPS Store, coupons from Jiffy Lube, and a reminder from Rocco, the bill collector. As a result, I felt obligated for all of December to express similar wishes whenever I sent a note to anybody, no matter what the reason for my communiqué. Like this sticky note I left on the door of the guy across the street: Dear Jack, I hope you are having a glorious holiday season. I think it was you who backed into my SUV last night and because you are a sneaky little worm, I know you had no intention of telling me. Merry Christmas to all your family. His response was another indication of the mandatory cheer we must all endure. Dear Dick, arn valuable tips I hope thefrom Christmas season is treating you inter Andrew Downward of well. It wasn’t me, you miserable GTV’s Divine Design mongrel. You have been nothing but trouble

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E L B I B L A I N N E T N E C G I O J

Use logic to fill T in the boxes so S V every row, column I N A T E K Y and x 3T box P W2 S H contains A J A the A Aletters D B E R C-A-R-M-E-L. E W R T R B R K C S S E T O F R E N N L A I Y R A T H F A M L T N D I A R D N N O B T N A J T Z

5 "N" U.S. States

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Use all the letter segments below to fill in the answers to the clues. The number of segments you will use in each answer is shown in parentheses. The dashes indicate the number of letters in each answer. Each segment is used only once. AFA CK DLE EMID GAR KAT KEI LLS MRO NIA ODLE PER RBAN SHA SLIP THU TON YNO

4 "NATO" Words

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1) Nicole Kidman's Hubby (3) ___ ___ ___ ___

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2) Westfield HS Mascot (3) ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

3 Downtown Indy Hotels

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3) Future Royal (4) ___ ___ ___ ___

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4) Indiana's Oldest Bar (4) ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

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2 Westfield Churches

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5) Popular NY Honeymoon Destination (4) ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

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1 Indiana Secretary of State

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7. Proof goof at Indianapolis Monthly 8. Turn topsy-turvy 9. Democratic Party of Indiana symbol 10. In times past 11. Transplanted organ at IU Health 12. ____: Cucina Italiana 13. Part of a doubles court at Carmel Racquet Club 24. A ___ pittance

26. Fly like an eagle at Eagle Creek Park 27. Mikado Japanese Restaurant fish 28. Miami County community with the same name as a Great Lake 29. United Package Liquors spirits 30. Mount Olympus dwellers 31. Pacers defeat 32. Louisville Slugger shaper 36. Mangle

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38. Ancient Peruvian 54. Place for food, cocktails and 39. Indianapolis newspaper dancing on Union Chapel Road car-mel-ku 40. Catch sight of at Hamilton 55. They cast no votes Town Centerbuild the words 56. Clifty Falls State Park rock 42. Hamilton County pound debris sounds 60. Latvia’s capital 43. Shapiro’s Deli breads 61. UIndy psych class topics 44. Indiana National Guard group 63. Slightly (2 wds.) 49. In a clean and orderly fashion 64. Mitchell’s Fish Market order 51. Satiny material at Hancock 65. Indiana State Fair barn Fabrics females 52. Downtown steak house since 67. Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Mel 1902 (2 wds.) ___ 53. Hold firmly

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