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It is our opinion that we in Hamilton County have survived the recent “Snowpacolypse” in fine shape. While the uncertainty of and reality in the storm generated problems great and small, all concerned made thoughtful decisions to survive the tempest without major incident. School administrators, law enforcement officials and other authorities are to be praised for extensive advanced planning and emergency preparedness. Moreover, many of us acquired batteries, flashlights, water and other survival necessities in anticipation of a wide-range power failure. Schools and businesses closed to keep people safe and off the streets and to give the dedicated road crews an opportunity to get their jobs done. Hospital and other emergency personnel took their posts without fail. But even as we recognize our successes, lesser rural roads and neighborhood streets remain severely challenged in many areas. We urge officials to use this opportunity to review and improve upon the extensive planning already done and to report back on how we are even better prepared for future snow events. With so much expansion and growth in our county, plans based upon storms as near as five or 10 years ago may be woefully outdated. Now is the time to rethink.
It is our position that Westfield’s investment in creating the 300-acre Grand Park Sports Campus is a smart choice for this growing county. By identifying the profile of its community, creating a family sports campus is not only filling the needs of the local community, but also positioning an economic driver via tourism with a niche currently unmet in surrounding areas. Unlike other attempts at creating a destination to drive the local economy, Westfield has assured taxpayers of the need beyond their own agenda by receiving the endorsement of and partnership with LIDS Indiana Bulls in advance of moving dirt. As a leader in the national amateur baseball world, the Bulls lend a more than credible endorsement to Westfield Mayor Andy Cook’s vision. It is evident that this city consulted with the experts in determining the vision for Westfield’s future rather than building and “hoping” they would come. With this impending sports complex and the state’s committed improvements to the 31/32 intersection, Westfield’s first-term Mayor has made major moves in creating an identity for this community that will soon significantly enhance the surrounding cities in Hamilton County and, possibly, the entire central Indiana region.
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COMMENTARY By Terry Anker A study published by University of Michigan research scientist Dr. Sarah Konrath reports data showing empathy manifested by American college students has steadily declined for several decades. The hefty document outlines a rigorous scientific methodology and points to a number of suggested conclusions in explaining how the datum might lead us to better understanding. While one generation after the other believes itself to be set apart from all that came before (and in this most current group that belief registers at 90 percent), Millennials may, in fact, be substituting some heightened level of selfinterest for empathy. If the research is bona fide, what has led to this disappointing trend? Is the expansion in electronic mediums such as violent video games and egocentric reality television (is it difficult to imagine the Hilton sisters as the empathetic heroines the likes of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women”) behind the trend? Or, is America's fixation with ensuring that all hardship and risk be removed from childhood more likely to blame? Is it possible that our youth is
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Do your part to help local schools VOLUNTEERS By Jeff Worrell Ring ring … ring ring … Are you going to answer the phone or what? No it’s not a storm-window salesman calling. If you answer, on the other end of the line you will find a bright, energetic and trustworthy Carmel High School student. The evening of Feb. 17 is the twilight of a three-day Carmel Education Foundation telethon. Beginning Tuesday night, volunteers will staff a phone bank during the day and into the evening, placing calls to raise money for the foundation. Then on Thursday night, a live broadcast will air on Brighthouse CHTV Cable Channel 99 and stream live on the school’s Web site. This year will mark the 25th season for the annual telethon. The Carmel Education Foundation has evolved and transformed itself over the years. Since its humble beginning in 1966 when it primarily focused on scholarships, CEF now uses its resources to not only provide higher education scholarships, but also monetary grants for teachers in the classroom. Through both avenues of support, the Carmel Education Foundation is dedicated to supporting all Carmel Clay Schools students in academic achievement and lifelong learning. Barbara Danquist and Stephanie McDonald are the co-chairs for their fourth year in a row. I met with the pair recently and it is clear to me their passion for student learning is running strong, even though both of them are retired from daily teaching duties. Working with Barbara
and Stephanie are Janet Corbin, Nick Kestner and Stephanie Carlson-Curtis. They are organizing all the volunteers and entertainment for the huge televised event designed to break all records and raise more money than last year for students. Anne Marie Tiernan and I will co-host the show live from the Dale E. Graham Auditorium at CHS from 6-9 p.m., featuring the best of Carmel schools choirs and local Carmel celebrities. Recent grants courtesy of the generosity from Carmel citizens include: • Tech Hounds received a grant for the first robotic team to compete regionally and internationally. • Algebra Success for All helped all middle school math teachers implement a new algebra curriculum at the middle school level. • Carmel Elementary School started an ALL STAR tutoring program for students performing below grade level. • All elementary-level teachers were able to create a new program to mix music and literature from around the world and introduce it to their students. So answer Katie’s call with a rousing, “Yes, I will help, and I am glad you called.” Jeff Worrell is a local businessman. He recognizes volunteers on “Connecting with Carmel” on cable channel 16. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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COMMENTARY By Danielle Wilson My family is really bugging me. Every day over the last two weeks I’ve either had a kid home sick or a husband taking a “vacation” day. Don’t these people know I have work to do? This morning, with Doo gone on a business trip and me scheduled for a home office day, I thought I’d finally be able to get my life back together. But nooooo. The gods of frustration have chosen to continue the pattern by ensuring yet another child will be missing school due to influenza. Curse you, Fate! See, I’m particularly fond of schedules and plans. Each morning that I get to work from home, I consult my ever-present and always precise calendar and create my “To Do” list. Here’s today’s: lunches, laundry, e-mail, conference calls, plan meetings, attend virtual meetings, exercise, water plants, shower, UPS store, return pie dish to mother-in-law, swing by tailor’s, clean up spilled box of nails in garage, take Andrew to piano, take kids to P.R.E., roast a chicken, take girls to gymnastics, coerce smelly children to bathe, put away laundry, and call Doo. I try to include everything so I feel a greater sense of accomplishment. I know that’s
weird but it’s how I roll. Problem is, when Doo’s around like he was last Monday and the Friday before, my perfectly planned day often gets muddled. He insists on setting up his laptop and taking phone calls in the room next to me, so I’m constantly distracted. Then he’ll come in and chat about what he’s going to do on his day off, and what he’ll need me to do while he’s on his day off. And then, being the spontaneous guy that he is, he’ll say something like, “Hey, let’s bag it all and go see True Grit again.” When I explain I have reports to write and a school bus to meet and children to chauffeur, he gets pouty and irritates me even more. When I have a sick child, like I had for three days of each of the last two weeks, my plans are further stymied. Depending on the age of said child, I may or may not be able to leave the house to run errands. If the patient is my 12-year-old, no worries. But if it’s my first grader, items on the list must be postponed or heaven forbid, cancelled. And depending on the severity of the illness, I may or may not be left alone to work. Last week, my flu-infected daughter was full of energy even though she continually sported a fever between 101 and
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Carmel Council to further consider trash collection By Margaret Sutherlin Current in Carmel Trash pickup in Carmel could be a lot simpler as soon as July 1. Presented originally at the Feb. 11 Carmel City Council meeting, Carmel Utilities presented several bids and explained the cost and benefits of the proposed plans, which were sent to committee, and voted on for a public hearing last week. Currently Carmel allows residents to create their own contracts for trash collection throughout the city. The new proposal would allow the Carmel Utilities to bill for trash collection and also manage the logistics and field the complaints residents might have. Sue Maki with the Carmel Utilities said the reasons standardization and city managed trash collection have been proposed were extensive. People have long wanted options for recycling, preventing dumping at schools and businesses (which is an additional hauling expense for them), wear and tear on roads, and inconsistencies in neighborhood trash collection schedules. Republic Services, Waste Management, and Ray’s Trash Service all provided bids for a va-
riety of recycling schedules and trash pickup. Republic Services consistently offered the lowest bids, ranging from $8.64 to $9.90 for recycling and trash collection in the first year. “Because Westfield has recently been through this we really got to learn some things from them,” said Maki. Details such as standard sizes of waste bins and how to incorporate recycling were important lessons. “Most municipalities have trash collection, we’re really an anomaly.” During a Feb. 10 meeting of the Council Utilities, Transportation and Public Safety Committee the board voted to send the issue back to the City Council for a public hearing on March 7. The ordinance recommended was a 5 year contract with biweekly recycling, without a RecycleBank, which would cost homeowners an additional $1 or $2 a month. There would be an allotment of three 96 gallon carts for trash and recycle and recycling would cost an additional 50 cents. The final cost for the first year, per homeowner, would be $9.07. On March 7 meeting Republic Services will make another presentation to the City Council and Carmel residents.
Winter blues are sinking in COMMENTARY By JAson Peek I think everyone in Carmel is tired of the cold and just sick of winter. Most of the talk this week was all about how nice humid Indiana day would be. I think it’s time we all admit that Al Gore and his vast experience in Global Warming may not be up to the level that he so desires, which we would never expect from a politician. I love to be in a warm house and look outside at the beautiful snow and ice on the trees. Though recently, the fun has worn off because I’m bored and trapped inside with three of my four children while they run around screaming and yelling on snow days, and pretty much every other day. I’d love for them to go out and play but it takes 20 minutes to get them ready for 15 minutes of play before they get cold or throw snow down each other’s backs. Then I have to clean up of their mess by the back door and wash their now very wet and dirty clothes. I also love the countless remarks at the shop about our parking lot and how we should play hockey in between haircuts (as if each guy truly believes he was the first to say this hilarious remark).
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I really love the fact that just to start my truck, get mail, or take trash out that I have to closely guard my leg and groin muscles so that I don’t become a gymnast by accident and do some splits like I’m on Dancing with the stars. My 6 foot 260 pound frame is not designed for this kind of activity. Other than that and a good day of sledding with the 7 day body recovery from the pain, we at the Main Street Barber Shop can think of nothing better than the windows down on the truck driving home to spend time with the family outside, and barbeques and cold beer are the order of the day. If you were one of the people who prayed for snow for CHRISTmas time please stop and recant your prayer, Hamilton County and Indiana will appreciate it. Jason Peek is the owner of the Main Street Barber Shop. Want to tell him what you think? Stop in for a haircut or e-mail him at email@example.com.
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Center for the Performing Arts fund debated at council By Lacey Nix Current in Carmel Every Carmel City Council member agreed that the grand opening of the Palladium was a success, however funding that facility is a different story. Passions flew high at the Carmel City Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 7. Last year the council approved $2 million to help fund the Center for the Performing Arts, it was written into the budget this year. Councilors Luci Snyder, Rick Sharp and Eric Seidensticker sponsored an ordinance that would create a Center for the Performing Arts Fund. Although most members of the council were in agreement that the fund needed to be created, Councilman John Accetturo had strong objections. Accetturo said, “Initially, I believe with the establishment of this permanent fund we are coming to the conclusion that absolutely from now to eternity we will have to subsidize the operation of the Performing Arts complex and I would hope that would not be the case. I assume the taxpayers of Carmel hope that would not be the case.” ameriana.10.375x5.4.moneygrow:Layout Ron Carter took issue with that statement. He said, “This council has not concluded that
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setting up this fund will lead to us subsidizing it for eternity, I don’t agree with that at all.” Sharp described the fund as a line item in the budget each year. He said that some year the money put aside for that line item might be zero and they all look forward to that. He said, “It was always disclosed that some level of support would be needed and I think many of us expected that level would be much higher.” Accetturo also objected to the fact that the foundation which runs the Center for the Performing Arts does not have a contract with the city. All council members agreed that the city would have a contract in place before giving any funding to the complex. Councilman Kevin Rider said, “It’s irrelevant whether or not a council member approves or doesn’t approve of what has been done at the Palladium to this point. As a representative of the city and the taxpayers it is our job to make the Palladium successful from this point forward.” The ordinance was sent to the finance, administration and rules committee for further review. The committee will host a meeting 1 1/27/11 2:44 PM Page 1 on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. to review the ordinance.
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By Margaret Sutherlin Current in Carmel Fans might be skeptical as to whether the Super Bowl will actually happen next year, but the Hamilton County Visitors and Convention Bureau and the Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee are going to be ready - lockout or not. As of late last week, negotiations between the owners and the National Football League Players Association had been called off with the deadline for settlement looming March 4. If the sides fail to agree on the future of revenue sharing, the owners will lock out the players, and that could put the 2012 season, including the Super Bowl, in jeopardy. Nonetheless, NFL officials estimated $350 million to $450 million could be added to the local economy if and when the Super Bowl comes to Indy, and the impact won’t just be in the capital city. Surrounding communities, such as Carmel, stand to gain not just money but lasting economic development. Karen Radcliff, a deputy director of the HCVCB and also a member of the Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee, just returned from Dallas with plenty of insight on how to make the event a success for surrounding communities. She is charged with helping to identify ways peripheral communities can capitalize on and coordinate with the Super Bowl committee. “I was really wearing two hats in Dallas, one representing Hamilton County and the other the host committee,” said Radcliff. “From attending Dallas’s event, I really was able to understand the extent and scope of the event, especially having never been to a Super Bowl before. It’s
not just a game ticket and $1,000 ticketed parties with celebrities, but an extensive event that reaches a lot of people.” Working in the communities For any major event, outlying communities are an important resource for guests and the host city, not only to provide additional hotel rooms, dining and shopping, but because visitors will be coming for a complete experience, including seeing surrounding attractions and events, and also because those surrounding communities will play host to part of the experience, and local residents may partake in those. While in Dallas, Radcliff said she saw how many different events were held. “Corporate-sponsored concerts with low ticket prices and the opportunity to support local community organizations with partnerships and things like that are really important to the experience,” said Radcliff. One of the major challenges facing Hamilton County, or any Indianapolis surrounding community, was the issue of transportation, and not just for visitors, but Carmel residents, too. Radcliff and Mo Merhoff, president of theCarmel Chamber Merhoff of Commerce, said they are looking into options to get people to and from downtown Indianapolis. Close relationships between city leaders, area chambers of commerce and the host committee already are established to help communicate with businesses during and before the Super Bowl. “This isn’t just a chance for people to bring in money, but the chance to showcase Carmel and Hamilton County for businesses and economic development,” said Merhoff. “We’re thinking of a variety of ways to get people in to showcase our city, whether that is a reception or something else.”
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One of the key components of the whole economic-development issue also is making sure businesses are prepared for the anticipated 150,000 additional visitors to the area. Restaurants that know the schedule of events, coordinating calendars for gallery walks and other events in the area, as well as publicizing and making local events at the Center for the Performing Arts and other venues available are key to making sure visitors and businesses are able to make the event as successful as possible. WHAT IF … Of course, the Super Bowl has to be played for Hamilton County and Carmel to get the economic benefits, Both of which stand to lose a lot of investment if it is not. The championship game is scheduled for Feb. 5, 2012, at Lucas Oil Stadium. Diana Boyce of the Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee said that she expected things to go off without a hitch. Allison Melangton, the CEO of the host committee, said she and others talk with the league often and said the possibility of a strike lasting the whole season and the cancellation of the Super Bowl was “very low.” But even the potential for a lockout is not without impact. Not knowing if the planned date for the game is the exact one makes it difficult to provide accurate resources to business owners and also to plan events that will appeal to visitors, such as the gallery walks, according to Merhoff. Needing a set date, time and logistics straightened out are necessary for the success of the event in Carmel and for Hamilton County to reap the benefits. “I would hate for Carmel or Hamilton County to think of this as an Indianapolis event, because this is going to affect all of us,” said Merhoff.
Major Downtown Events Planned One of the major attractions at the Super Bowl is the NFL Experience, which is hosted in downtown Indianapolis. The NFL Experience is a continuous event during the game, and is a huge festival with games, entertainment, football clinics, autograph sessions and other fun activities. The event serves also as a fundraiser and will be at the new Indianapolis Convention Center.
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Tea party questions mayor, redevelopment commission By Lacey Nix Current in Carmel The Tea Party has come to Carmel Indiana and they are hoping all the publicity they are getting will help them in their quest to elect a new mayor. Dwight Lile, owner of Zionsville Autosports, has taken on the fight to unseat Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard. Lile has openly been critical of Brainard’s vision of the city and called for a stop in what he considers extravagant spending. “Carmel resident’s security has been diminished by reckless spending, financed by enormous debt incurred without the agreement of the citizens or their elected representatives,” he said. Lile recently testified in front of the Indiana General Assembly during a committee hearing for Senate Bill 550, which seeks to shift power away from mayors to the city council in regards to redevelopment commission decisions and oversight. Lile asked the Senate to pass the bill that would protect Hoosiers by restoring checks and balances into local governments. If passed, the bill would require elected officials to vote on
all decisions approved by redevelopment commissions. Carmel is not the only Indiana city drawing such scrutiny, Indianapolis has been criticized for spending on Lucas Oil Stadium as well. The bill would also require local officials to approve the redevelopment commission’s budget, tax levy, spending, bond and debt financing, leases, debt financing, payment of capitalized interest and allocation of excess tax revenue. “Under the current version of IC36 redevelopment commissions are allowed to engage in the construction of public properties without the scrutiny of other public officials that were chosen by the electorate,” he said. “In fact Carmel has become an example of local building access that has extinguished the original character of the city and plunged the city deep into debt.” Lile says he been active with the tea party movement for some time. However, because of the spending in Carmel he and eight others formed the Constitutional Patriots to try to bring change to Carmel. You can learn more about Lile and the Constitutional Patriots by visiting their website at www.theconstitutionalpatriots.com.
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Carmel dad recognized for courage, important mission By Margaret Sutherlin Current in Carmel Federal agent and Carmel dad Greg Massa had a surprise waiting for him in his daughter, Madison’s, third grade classroom. Kids wearing all red, white and blue, holding flags and batches of balloons waited for him, to celebrate his last few days in America before leaving for a major, four month mission in Afghanistan. Massa will be keeping in touch with the third grade Cherry Tree class while he is abroad, answering questions and offering a few stories. As Massa spoke with the students and answered their questions, members of the Carmel Clay School Board, Carmel City Council and
Mayor Jim Brainard prepared another surprise. A proclamation presented by Mayor Brainard declaring Feb. 10 as Greg Massa Day honored him as he prepared to depart the U.S. for his long trip. “Thank you,” said Greg Massa. “While I’m gone this will really help me remember what I value here: beautiful Carmel, the freedoms we have and the people in our lives. We live in a special place and we have to work hard to keep it that way.” “I’m going to miss my dad,” said Madison Massa. “But I’m going to do things I did with him, like play golf and stuff, to remember him while he’s away.”
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Carmel resident makes mini-Old Town for patio show deposited limestone. By Margaret Sutherlin Nearly everything in the space has Current in Carmel been designed to reflect an element The annual Flower and Patio of Old Town, and make it an acShow in Indianapolis is getting a cessible option for homeowners. In little inspiration from the Carmel incorporating exterior-design trends, Arts & Design District this year. Coyle said one of the particular chalCarmel resident Ryan Coyle, lenges of this year’s space wasn’t just owner of Noblesville-based Vive the size, but also the fact that it was Exterior Design, has taken his comCroyle visible from four sides, so he had to pany’s 2,500 square feet of booth create four interesting views for the booth space. space and transformed it into Old Town CarAdditionally, Coyle said that biggest challenge mel, complete with huge trees, streetlights, and is the push for complete set up, which usuplenty of Carmel design. ally runs until the last minute before the show “I’m proud of living here in Carmel and right opens, and tear down. “We have to build a comdown the street from the heart of Old Town,” said plete landscape in only eight days,” he said. “It Coyle. “I wanted to make sure we did it right.” The theme at this year’s show is “neighborhood usually takes six or seven guys working 10 hour block party,” which Coyle said he saw as a perfect days to get it ready.” Coyle said that the show was one of the most opportunity to bring in many of the design eleimportant for his business, one that drove a ments familiar to his home district. A large water large majority of his residential business in the feature was designed to mimic the reflecting spring. He suggests that homeowners take the pond at City Center, while hanging baskets and time now to start making outdoor plans in Carmel-style light posts also will distinguish the order to get them under way in time for the area. Coyle turned to one feature in particular warmer months. for design ideas: the Monon Trail and the history The 53rd Indiana Flower and Patio Show is of the railroad that ran along it through Carmel. March 12-20 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. An outdoor bar has taken on a few elements that Tickets are $12. For more information visit: reflect old train stations, and the Monon has http://indianaflowerandpatioshow.com. been recreated in a travertine path to resemble
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Restaurant planned for Design District By Margaret Sutherlin Current in Carmel Carmel artist, gallery owner and business woman Magdalena Hoyos-Segovia has big plans for the Carmel Arts and Design District. Hoyos-Segovia recently purchased 31 Main Street, a building near the Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Chamber of Commerce. She said she plans to open a restaurant in the empty, first and second floor space in the late spring and early summer of 2011 and use the third floor as rentable office space. Owner of Magdalena Gallery of Art and Carmel Academy of the Arts, Hoyos-Segovia said her primary reason to further invest in the area was because she so believed in the potential for the district. “I believe in this project,” said Hoyos-Segovia. “I think some of us stepping up and pitching in will really help develop it more.” Hoyos-Segovia said the idea for the new restaurant was something familiar to her home country Mexico, and also Europe. Similar to a tapas restaurant or European cafe, the restaurant will have lighter fare, smaller portions, and a sort of personalized experience. Hoyos-Segovia called Carmel’s “community kitchen”. “At home when you eat, you pick things you
want: maybe a little cheese, fruit, a protein,” she said. “This is like that. It’s a social space where you can stay and sit or get your food and leave. It’s about trying things and customizing your experience with the options we’ll have.” The options planned are extensive, with breakfast through dinner options, coffee and a bar. Additionally, Hoyos-Segovia said she is in the final stages of hiring a chef, who has studied in Europe and the best kitchens across the world, including that of Anthony Bourdain. HoyosSegovia hopes that the menu will be a one with international flavors, and still accessible to the average Carmel resident. The ultimate goal being the entire restaurant will be about creativity in the menu, the art on the walls and experience, tying it into the district. In addition to further investing in the district with a new restaurant, Hoyos-Segovia said she had to work closely with the Carmel Redevelopment Commission to get approval of the concept and design of the restaurant and also negotiated a new price for the space to create a better restaurant. “They want us to succeed and gave me a good price on the space, but it is still a risk,” she said. “It’s an investment, but also a chance for me and my business partner.”
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DISPATCHES » Stand by your phone – The Carmel Education Foundation will be calling! Hosting its 25th Annual Telethon, Feb. 15 – 17, the event will raise funds for educational grants and programs in Carmel schools. Tune in and call in during the live broadcast on Brighthouse CHTV (Channel 99) or watch online http:// atcarmel.com//tv Thursday, Feb 17 from 6-9 p.m. » School calendar changes – Due to recent delays and school cancellations, the Carmel Clay School district has extended the calendar to May 26 and students will also attend a full day of classes of May 2. » School board meeting – The next school board meeting for Carmel Clay Schools is scheduled for February 28 at 7 p.m. at the Educational Services Center. » Bigger class sizes work? – A headmaster has defied conventional thinking with mammoth class sizes of up to 70 – and he says the result has been a dramatic improvement. Bure Valley Junior School, in England, teaches youngsters aged seven to nine in groups of 60 to 70. The classes are divided into smaller groups and taught by two teachers and two assistants in one big classroom. Headmaster John Starling insists that since beginning the experiment two years ago, his pupils have doubled the amount they learn in a year. -www.dailymail.co.uk » Scholarship opportunity – The Hamilton County Extension Homemakers Association is offering four $1,000.00 scholarships to Hamilton County graduating seniors or undergraduate students who major in a Consumer and Family Science related field. Scholarship applications may be obtained at the Purdue Extension Hamilton County office on the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant Street, Noblesville or online at www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/hamilton. Applications are due to the Purdue Extension Hamilton County office no later than March 1. » ExtraordinAIRy Treasures scholarships - Williams Comfort Air is sponsoring its annual ExtraordinAIRy Treasures scholarship program again this year. Visit www.extraordinairytreasures.com to nominate an Indiana high school senior who has done outstanding things for his or her community. Applications will be accepted through April 13.
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Seeking brevity and clarity GRAMMAR By Brandie Bohney I’m taking a couple of graduate courses to renew my teaching license, and I’ve discovered something: I’m a wordsmith. This may come as no shock to my editors, who, week after week, must edit into a 400-word space what I’ve used 600 words to say. And while I knew I had a knack for using 10 words when two would suffice, I had no idea how severe my problem was until I completed the first of two online courses and had to review my work before submitting it (proofreading: it cannot be undervalued). I submitted my coursework in the same format that I submit my column: single-spaced, 11-pt Calibri with an extra space between each paragraph. In 14 sections of assignments, I used 43 pages and nearly 20,000 words to explain and express myself. Good grief! Now, in my defense, it is graduate-level coursework that requires thorough explanation, and not all of those words are my own (quite a few of them explain each assignment before I’m allowed to start adding my words). But I’m breaking one of the cardinal rules of writing: brevity. Say what needs to be said, and then shut up. Work for precision. Use 10 words if you need them, but if you don’t, use fewer than 10. Why is brevity important? Think of the professor who opens my monumental work. He or
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Clay basketball coach uncovers keys to success By Lauren Burdick Current in Carmel For Bob Weber, industrial technology teacher and seventh-grade boys’ basketball coach at Clay Middle School, his team’s win at its final tournament on Jan. 29 provided a fitting ending for his coaching career. With 306 wins as the boys’ basketball coach, Weber has more wins than any basketball coach in Hamilton County. Weber, however, credits the athletes for his long-term success. “I think in the last seven or eight years we’ve had some pretty good kids come through the school,” he said. “If you have a good group of kids, you generally can win some games quickly.” Weber credits Carmel for honing on athletics in youth; programs like Carmel Dad’s Club, he said, helps kids get a leg up by exposing to the game early in life. “Carmel has a good developmental program,” he said. “We have a lot of kids that play a lot of games when they’re young. I think that makes a big difference in winning. When you have kids
that have played in tough games and your playing a same-aged seventh grader, you can see a difference in the talent level,” he said. While Weber’s 306 wins as seventh grade boys’ basketball coach at Clay were celebrated as the season came to the close, Weber said that winning was never the goal of any of his teams. “I think winning in junior high school is something we really don’t emphasize here at Clay,” he said. “I think it’s developmental. They’re going to get bigger, stronger, faster, and that’s how the game develops. I think you have to make them aware of that.” Weber said he sees this school year as the perfect time to end both his teaching and basketball careers. “I just wanted to coach one more year, this year, before I retired. I wanted to finish out teaching and coaching all at one shot, so that’s one of the reasons why I stayed in it, not because I wanted to get to 300, but just to coach one more year of basketball,” he said. “It’s what I wanted to do.”
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By Margaret Sutherlin Current in Carmel The images are small and intimate, and the scenes iconic American countryside, but they are an entirely new experiment for established New York artist and art conservator Daisy Craddock. Her exhibition, A Leap Into White, is in its last few days at Garvey-Simon Art Access in the Carmel Arts and Design District, and represents a shift from Craddock’s typical artistic style and artwork. Craddock, who has been painting since the 1970s, usually creates her paintings from a dark background, having to paint to bring images to the foreground with careful strokes and thick colors. “This is quite an unusual show for me,” said Craddock. “But these drawings really functioned as a diary for my summer. They feel intimate and almost like escapism, or ‘getting out’ of the art world that automatically recognizes my works. It was more about responding to the spot and emptying my thoughts and thinking about nature.” Receiving an MFA from the University of Georgia and working as an art conservator and artist since, Craddock has shown her pieces across the United States, though she draws inspiration from and shows typically in New York
in the show. “I like landscapes, despite the historical baggage, because they are so accessible and operate on many different levels,” said Craddock. Craddock drew most of her pictures last summer in Massachusetts, where she was renting a house near friends. Usually painting landscapes in New York City, Craddock said she relied on the annual trips to new and favorite locations to refresh herself and help her escape from city life. The images captured in Massachusetts represent a favorite spot for Craddock, who often returns to places she’s visited before to experiment with her art. “I like going back over a period of time, and seeing the imagery as it has changed. It helps me develop a vocabulary to describe Field study (Third, 2010) the area in my art. I’m not interested in being a photorealist,” said Craddock. “It feels familiar and helps me to crystallize the City, New England and the south. compositions I have been working on for years.” Often creating large scale oil paintings, A To learn more about Daisy Craddock visit Leap Into White is for Craddock an opportunity to show images she considers not only part of http://daisycraddock.com or learn about the her own story, but also creates a close experience show at Art Access at www.garvey-simon-artaccess.com. Leap Into White is showing until for the viewer, who must get up close to the Feb. 26. small scale, colorful and personal images. The Editors Note: This article originally appeared abstract representational landscapes, and as a online at www.currentincarmel.com. See the origigeneral characteristic of her work, helped Cradnal and extended version online. dock to really define ownership in the pieces
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Civic Theatre keeping kids in touch with the arts COMMENTARY By Cheri Dick Hardly a week goes by when an article about education doesn’t appear in the local newspapers. Education is far more than the topic du jour these days; rather, it’s the topic of the year. Of particular concern is the number of school districts in our area that, because of budget considerations, have been forced to either drastically reduce or completely eliminate arts curricula. As recently as one month ago, one district in central Indiana announced that it is firing 81 educators, including all elementary art and music instructors in addition to the high school orchestra teachers. As more and more schools are forced to cut funding for arts programming, the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre strives to fill the void by introducing children ages 3 and up to the world of music, acting, and dance. Numerous studies agree that the arts help children become more creative, develop a greater understanding of themselves and others, gain more self confidence, learn to communicate more clearly and score higher on standardized tests. Civic is proud to provide these lessons to students who might otherwise not have the chance to explore the performing arts. Since 1941, Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre’s junior civic education program has offered the only year-round, theatre-based performing arts
program in the state of Indiana. Junior Civic provides children the opportunity to explore their imaginations, release their creativity, and better express themselves with the tutelage of caring theatre professionals. Civic’s new home at the Center for the Performing Arts will give us the opportunity to expand our education program and serve more children in need of opportunities in the performing arts. With three times more space than we currently have available, Civic will be able to offer more classes, workshops, camps and youth performances than ever before – tripling our capacity to serve the community. In this, Junior Civic’s 70th year, I know that tens of thousands of children have gained a lasting sense of purpose, direction, confidence, poise and – perhaps most importantly of all – hope because of our education program. And now, with Civic Theatre’s move to the Center for the Performing Arts, we are assured that our programs will continue to serve the community’s youth for decades to come. 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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Indianapolis Museum of Art: Exhibit Opening of Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial Thursday, Feb. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. Indianapolis Museum of Art-Pulliam Great Hall Tickets: $50 nonmembers, $25 members Reserve by Feb. 21; www. imamuseum.org Thornton Dial is an extraordinary American artist, whose work addresses social issues in innovative and thoughtful ways. Indiana Wind Symphony: Rhapsody in Blue Feb. 26, 7 p.m. The Center for the Performing Arts, The Palladium Tickets $15 adults, $10 for seniors and children 11 and up; www. indianawindsymphony.org Join the IWS as they perform their inaugural concert at the Palladium and celebrate their residency at the Center for the Performing Arts. The concert features a performance by vocalist and pianist Kelleen Strutz and will feature a variety of pieces to cel Indiana Repertory Theatre: The Diary of Anne Frank Now-Feb. 24, Show times vary Indianapolis Repertory Theatre Tickets $20-52, visit www.irtlive.com The IRT presents a powerful and moving story of Anne Frank and her family during World War II.
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Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art: Reflections of Sea and Light Now-March 19; Gallery hours Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art-1043 Virginia Ave. Free admission; www.indymoca.org Artist Christos Koutsouras returns to Indianapolis to present his works that reflect his painting experience in Oregon and around the world.
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DISPATCHES » The latest in wedding style – A spring bridal show will be held at Conner Prairie’s Woodland Hall on March 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. At the event, future brides can visit with numerous vendors and take a look at the latest trends in wedding fashion, decorations, food and much more. For details or vendor inquiries, call 773-4478. » Tips for fine hair – Cut: Fine hair looks best when it's chin- to shoulderlength, with either blunt ends or a few short layers. Avoid choppy styles or razor cuts that take away too much volume. Color: The thinner your strands, the faster dye and bleach will process on them; as a result, altering the color and covering grays can be a cinch. If you're using an at-home color kit, follow the directions, but don't leave the tint on any longer than recommended to avoid overdoing it. -www.goodhousekeeping.com » Outlet clothes are of lower quality – Retailers rarely overproduce in large quantities these days, so many outlet store goods are made specifically for those stores and aren’t always on par with their regular-store equivalents. Clothes can be made of cotton instead of wool or lack details like reinforced buttonholes. Inspect tags for the letter F (for factory outlet). For non-clothes items like appliances, check the model numbers online (a product modified for the outlet may have a different model number). -www.smartmoney.com » Go with linen this spring - The cool new breed of linen suit is darker, dressier, and easier to wear. Avoid that fusty and very blah beige color. Don't be afraid of a few wrinkles—they're what give linen its attitudinal appeal. Despite its casual rep, a linen suit can stand up to dressy accessories. Finish it off with a pocket square and a formal watch. -www.gq.com
These are a few of my favorite things ... DECORATING By Vicky Earley I went back through some old columns recently and revisited one that identified a few of my favorite decorating things. Some have changed, yet many have stayed the same. I love homeowners who are not slaves to trends. I remember walking into a kitchen a number of years ago that was painted an amazing shade of mango. I have not forgotten the color or the courage of that homeowner to do something that was off the radar for trends. I always like to begin with quality upholstery – the good stuff just can’t be faked. Quality furniture promises to withstand the gymnastics of first-grade boys, provide comfort and look good … all in one breath. I love color, but I love a room with shades as white, as well. The architecture of the room becomes important when all the elements are white with just a few displays of color. I love saving a sentimental piece of furniture by painting it! Not all furniture has to be black, either. Consider a French blue piece juxtaposed to a yellow or white wall. I like imperfection. Life is not perfect. If a room is a bit less than perfect, it makes everyone who enters feel a bit more comfortable. I’m a big believer in high-low decorating: quality items carefully paired with less-expensive pieces. If done properly, the lower quality items will be elevated. Don’t try this at home if you are an “amateur,” as the wrong mix can bring it all crashing to the level of cheap! Old books are my longtime favorite decorating tool. They fill a room up with warmth and humanity in a way nothing else can. Books can be stacked, lined up, tied together, painted and propped open. The can be used for texture, color and height. Books are decorating workhorses! I love lamps that decorate a room like jewelry. They are the sparkle and surprise that can elevate a room from beautiful to stunning! I prefer black-and-white photos that are cropped to show chubby baby toes or the wrinkles of hands that have lived and loved for many years over forced family shots. I love original art – even if the artist is a six year old. Hand-painted pieces bring soul to the
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You can't tone fat FITNESS By Laura Marenco We are learning that a true measure of our health is really not just a number on a scale, but also how much body fat we are carrying around. Even some of us may be relatively normal in weight per conventional standards, but have high percentages of body fat. With it comes greater health risks, and it might counterproductive to maintaining a healthy body composition. Having high levels of body fat also leads to lower metabolism and even greater likelihood of storing more body fat with calories taken in. How does one make changes in their body fat composition? Typical thinking is to focus solely on lots and lots of cardio, but this is only one part of the equation. Building a better body is really through a fitness regimen and nutrition that will develop your lean muscle. You should include some weight training in addition to cardio, which counters your body fat through lean muscle gains. Developing lean muscle leads to a toned and healthier physique and increases metabolism for greater fat loss. It’s a common fallacy with many women to think weight training will make them big and bulky. Maybe it is the huge muscle-head in the corner lifting giant weights. Among other things, that guy has to consume tons of calo-
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Hair loss? Check your iron levels WELLNESS By Angela LaSalle, M.D. Hair loss is a distressing problem for many women. Stress, nutritional issues, hormonal changes or thyroid issues can cause hair loss. Iron deficiency can cause hair loss, and can occur in all age groups. About 10 percent of women in perimenopause and 6 percent of postmenopausal women are iron deficient, and up to 75 percent of teens don’t get enough iron in their diet. Iron deficiency can cause anemia, or a low hemoglobin level, but can also cause symptoms such as fatigue, palpitations, fast heart rate, exercise intolerance, muscle cramps, restless legs, nail ridges, concentration problems, attention deficits and pica, which is the unusual craving for foods like ice or lettuce. It has been commonly thought that a complete blood count, or CBC, tests for iron deficiency; however, measuring the iron stores of the body with a ferritin level is a more accurate test. Ferritin levels below 50 may slow hair growth and levels below 30 may cause difficulty in maintaining the current hair follicles. It is important that you are being monitored by your doctor and are truly deficient before
you begin a supplement. Too much iron can cause iron to deposit in your organs and tissues, leading to damage. To prevent iron deficiency, it is best to eat foods that are high in iron. Below is a partial list of high-iron foods. • Fruits and vegetables – such as dandelion greens, spinach, arugula, kale, mustard greens, Swiss chard, raisins, peaches, figs and prunes • Red meat, liver, chicken and turkey • Beans and lentils • Fish – tuna, halibut, shellfish • Whole grains and brown rice • Soybean flour • Blackstrap molasses • Enriched cereals Hair loss caused by iron deficiency usually improves with normalizing the iron levels. If you think you might be deficient, check with your doctor. Angela LaSalle, M.D. practices integrative medicine with the Indiana Health Group in Carmel and is board certified in family medicine. For more information, visit, www. angelalasallemd.com.
It is important that you are being monitored by your doctor and are truly deficient before you begin a supplement. Too much iron can cause iron to deposit in your organs and tissues, leading to damage.
Plenty of options available for skin of color COMMENTARY By Dr. Jodi Harper and Dr. Angela Corea Most patients with darker skin tones believe they have fewer options in the realm of skin treatments because of their skin type. Skin of color has a larger number and size of pigmentproducing skin cells, called melanosomes. Therefore, they produce more melanin, the protein made by cells that give skin and hair its beautiful color. It has been estimated that by the year 2050, 47 percent of the U.S. population will have skin of color. Skin of color is usually defined by skin types IV-VI on the Fitzpatrick skin scale and generally includes patients of African, Latino, Asian, Indian, Native American and possibly Mediterranean heritage. The unwanted aspects of melanin are usually the main skin concerns of patients with skin of color. This involves uneven skin tone (darker and lighter patches of skin) as well as unwanted coarse, dark hair. Many patients struggle with acne and other common skin diseases because the skin’s color and texture
changes after healing. It is important that patients with dark skin types know they have options when it comes to skin care and treatments. However, treatments should be under the care of providers experienced with these skin types. Treatments such as topical and prescription products as well as chemical peels can make a big difference in patients with skin tone issues. It may be also be a surprise to know that laser procedures can be safely performed on skin of color with the correct technology and practitioner. These treatments include skin tightening, laser hair removal, and laser facials/ genesis. Hair removal and scar therapy can also be dramatic in these patients. Dr. Jodie R. Harper is board-certified in internal medicine, geriatrics and wound care. Dr. Angela Corea is board certified in internal medicine. They are the medical directors at ClarityMD. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-571-8900.
Many patients struggle with acne and other common skin diseases because the skin’s color and texture changes after healing.
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Hamilton County Leadership Luncheon Friday, March 25, 2011 Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, Noblesville Doors open at 11:30 a.m. v Lunch/program from noon to 1 p.m. More than 450 Girl Scout friends attended last year’s event. Please join us this year to celebrate the Girl Scouts and help build great futures! Event coordinators: v State Representative Kathy Richardson v Mary Sue Rowland, Noblesville former mayor v Mary Burns, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana board member The wonderful lunch is free. Tables of 8 or individual seats are available by reservation. The program will inspire you to make a donation, which will help local girls attend camp and other program activities. Your donation is tax deductible. Call or e-mail for reservations today! Mary Sue Rowland v 317.773.1829 v email@example.com Girl Scouts are depending on you.
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DISPATCHES » Free financial seminar – Joel Harris of Amicus Financial will host a free financial workshop Feb. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Monon Community Center in Carmel. The seminar will focus on important risks that are often overlooked in financial planning and discuss asset allocation, non-correlated asset classes, and ways to help minimize. RSVP to Joel@goamicus.com. » Retire with these five stocks – Dan Caplinger of The Motley Fool set out to find five conservative stocks that offered solid income, growth and stability. For income, he only considered stocks with a dividend yield of at least 2.5 percent and weeded out any stock that hadn't grown its dividend payout by at least 10 percent per year over the past five years. He found five meeting his criteria: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Raytheon (RTN), Chevron (CVX), Hudson City Bancorp (HCBK) and Chubb (CB). -www.m.fool.com » Hire the kids – If you own your own business, make your teenage children into employees. If the pay is reasonable for what they do, you can deduct the payroll, lower-
ing your high-bracket net income. On the receiving end a child laborer owes no federal income tax on earned income below the $5,700 standard deduction. -www.forbes.com » New thinking – Advisers typically discourage clients from taking a loan from their 401(k) – but this is now the cheapest way to borrow money, with the average rate at 4.25 percent, lower than most personal loans, to pay back debt they racked up during the recession. -www.smartmoney.com » Go beyond the sale – Most furniture retailers mark up their prices by about 80 percent, and sometimes more. During promotions, they mark the price back down to give the illusion that there's a big sale, but they're still profiting. In general, retailers typically make a gross margin, the difference between the sale and operational expenses, between 38 percent and 46 percent. That's why consumers should try to negotiate even beyond the discounted price. But the biggest discounts can take at times hours to negotiate. -www.smartmoney.com
Get your news in real time BUSINESS By David Cain Now, I make my share of mistakes; that’s for sure. However, if I had to present to 100 million people, I’d sure like to think I’d be ready. As 100 million people witnessed, if you believe the hype, Christina Aguilera took some creative license with the words of our National Anthem. While singing, she changed the words, “O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming,” to, “What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last reaming.” Not such a proud moment. I heard the words come out of her mouth and said to the room, like any true patriot would, “I don’t think that’s right.” It all happened so fast, I wasn’t really sure. I wasn’t sure if she missed a line, made one up, or I had too many chips in my mouth and didn’t really hear what she sang. In any event, I stood by my statement. At halftime some friends stopped by. They hadn’t seen the beginning of the game (they’re moving). They dropped in and said, “How bad was Christina Aguilera’s improv?” It surprised me to learn that her misstep had now reached people who hadn’t even seen it. I was intrigued and asked how they knew. Someone had texted them to poke fun at the mistake, assuming of course they were watching the game too. The next day I was eating again with people from work. Now, they are younger, much
younger than me. One of them, let’s call him Scott because that’s his name, said, “Did you see Jim Irsay’s tweet last night?” I couldn’t help myself so I sparked off, “You were on Twitter during the game?” His response got me thinking. When someone 27 years old hears this televised flub, he turns to social networks to get the scoop. He turned to Twitter in this case to see what the “trending topics” were. He knew in seconds from his phone that she’d indeed made a haunting mistake. If you had used a search engine (like Google) to find the scoop, it would have been an hour later before you even saw some trickle of information. Social networks, however, delivered the humiliating blow within seconds, and it came from masses. Christina’s creative license with the National Anthem echoed in the ears of tens of millions of people. Twitter was immediately abuzz with talk of her mistake, and by the third quarter her Wikipedia page included the details. Before she could finish the song, social networks powered by people delivered the message. We are all reporters. We are all contributors. Today, history is being written in real time. David Cain works at MediaSauce, a digital media and online marketing company in Carmel. David welcomes your questions or comments at David.Cain@MediaSauce.com.
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MONEY MATTERS What is the most you have ever won from a lottery ticket?
“I am the lucky winner of a dollar.” Bill Rueff
“More than a dollar. Probably two dollars at the most.” Joy Gibson
WHAT’S IT WORTH
Going Green Metal Recycling MY OPINION
Type: Traditional Age: Built 1890 Location: Quincy, IN, one hour west from I465 and I70 W Neighborhood: Ashland Twp Sq Footage: 3396 Rooms: This 1890 farmhouse has been completely updated. Home features hardwood floors throughout (except the kitchen). On the main floor, there is a living room, family room, dining room and a large laundry room with sink and bathroom. The updated eat-in kitchen has granite counter tops and stainless appliance with a country brick floor. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a bonus room that can either be a bedroom or bonus room and two full bathrooms. The property includes 120 acres, including three ponds and 35 acres that are farmed. The property also has a 7-stall horse stable that holds 1700 bales of hay on the upper level. To store all the farm equipment or toys there is huge pole barn and a two-car garage. Strengths: Property is close enough from the north side, but yet far enough for a horse lover’s weekend, or someone looking for the peace and quiet of the country. The tillable acreage is under a lease agreement as is the horse stable, generating income. Challenges: Location
“I have not won.” Mike Treida Bill Mitchell specializes in Hamilton County real estate with RE/MAX Ability Plus. Contact him at 317-696-4181 or bill@ talktomitchell.com
A new business in Hamilton County gives residents and businesses owners in the county a chance to make a little extra money off of some items they might otherwise throw away. Going Green Metal Recycling opened late last year in Cicero and buys all scrap metal – from full cars to aluminum cans. The business, which is the third and newest location owned by Michigan-based Randy’s Metal Recycling, accepts all types of metal and prides itself on customer service and competitive prices. Operations Manager David Bishop said Going Green soon will be able to compensate recyclers even more for their metal. After the company completes construction of a recently approved shredder in Carlisle, Bishop said Going Green no longer will have to pay other companies to break down recycled goods, meaning it will be able to pay even more for metal. Until that time, however, Bishop said the company will still pay competitive prices, and he advises everyone from individual residents to business owners to think twice before throwing out metal items of any size. “A lot of people throw out washers and dryers, but the going rate on those is about $30,” Bishop said. “It’s worth it to put it in a truck and bring it here.” The same is true for old, non-running cars, he said. On average, Going Green pays $400 to $500 each. Address: 1715 E. 226th St., Cicero | Phone: 758-5488
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» A netbook for gamers – The Razer Switchblade is a small, innovative netbook computer designed to play PC games. First they made a miniature netbook that runs Windows 7. Then they put an LCD screen underneath the keyboard, allowing the appearance of the keys to change with whatever game or application you are using. So the function and appearance of keys on the keyboard change with each program. The screen is a touch screen, something necessary to play games on such a small device. However, it is only a prototype at this point. -www.manofthehouse.com
Understanding the ‘Internet kill switch’ TECHNOLOGY By Gary Hubbard Some have suggested our government is trying to create an Internet kill switch so they can do what the government in Egypt did. Google “Internet kill switch.” The Internet has been a thorn in the side of governments around the world, and the U.S. is no exception. Many elder legislators continue to hearken for the good ol’ days of authorized wiretaps and tremendous control over our communication systems, but an open and transparent Internet doesn’t lend itself to this type of control. There has been proposed legislation to give the president and Homeland Security the power to “turn off” certain portions of the Internet in the event of a cyber-attack against critical infrastructure that would threaten national security. Opponents of this proposal quickly created the “kill switch” moniker to help fight what they believe is an attempt by the government at gaining overbearing power of the Internet. To be fair, the proposed legislation is far from a “kill switch” and would not create the ability to do what we saw happen to Internet access in Egypt during the unrest. Egypt essentially has four main Internet service providers and an autocratic government that rules with an iron fist, making it easy to shut down Internet access for most of their
country quickly. community, and giving anyone unprecedented control over technology they don’t understand is The U.S. has thousands of Internet service providers, and the government has no quick way certainly disconcerting. As a point of fact, the Communications Act to control or shut them all down. This proposed legislation does not intend to of 1934 gives the government the ability to “take over or shut down wire and radio comcreate that type of mechanism; however, what munications in a time of war,” so controlling they are proposing has many concerned because critical infrastructure when national security is of the broad nature of the language (like what exactly constitutes a “cyber attack?”) and the un- being threatened is already possible according to intended consequences, especially to commerce opponents of this proposed legislation. What should be done, in my opinion, is to put that relies on the same infrastructure. a little program management in place and get the Everyone would agree we need contingency government and the private companies that own plans for what might happen in the future, the infrastructure in question to discuss combut the notion that the president would have unchecked power to declare an emergency and munication protocols ahead of any “emergency.” That way, informed decisions could be made in tell a commercial entity to shut down with no congressional oversight and no judicial recourse a structured way in the event of a “cyber attack,” and we would have a basis to consistently run should be a concern to everyone, not just the tech community. “fire drills” that would test our preparedness. Giving the president or Homeland Security Our legislators haven’t shown that they really (the same group that brought us the airport pat understand technology in the past, and this bill continues to underscore this lack of a fundamendown) unfettered control over large chunks of the Internet for up to 120 days with no other overtal understanding of what is already in place. s in a direction away The companies that operate the infrastructure sight sure seems• like ait step n C iowas ce wsu O from the a principles this country founded on. in question already place security of their nett E a R a • • L y • E min ts works as their highest priority as it is essential to A c ri Hubbard II D re owner of operating in a world full of hackers (attacks on • A e V nan iscGary ec DEisAthe S • l ts eServices r D g Data •Doctors Computer t A h i e e e • infrastructure are happening every day already). d • T Pr ce ad - www.datadoctors.com. A ig pet Have s n L R e M sa m FSend l o To think that the government •could i Ge manage es ce • • Ra • Tr rg technology v g question? it • i e to a n-ccts ag e • ace Internet-related threats betterLA than theacompaan DA uits Ch • CCurrentInCarmel@datadoctors. W o r • W M n ve • A s n N a • C nc • R nies at the front lines is• F laughable e therInternet io to aw EO tio s • comtr n ra
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Help for the cheating epidemic, Part 4 RELATIONSHIPS By Rachael Noble Warning: These next few columns are a series on cheating. I will be sharing openly and not holding back on opinions. So fasten your seatbelts! I’ve received more email comments about this series than I ever have before. It is certainly a tricky subject to cover, as I risk offending some males by talking about the female perspective on men’s cheating. I’ve appreciated the many kudos about this series but also, as I suspected, I’ve received a lot of angry emails from men asking why I’m talking about men cheating when I should be talking about women cheating. Unfortunately, I can only cover one topic at a time and yes, dearest readers, I do know women cheat as well. But the reason I am focusing on men in this round is because of the many times I’ve noticed men cheating as compared to the very few times I’ve witnessed women cheating (although, looks may be deceiving, as perhaps some women may hide it more?). However, I don’t want to give the impression that I believe all men are cheaters or that there aren’t any women out there who cheat. I believe people are people and that stereotyping that all men cheat is just as bad as saying all women are only out to
date men with money. Therefore, despite stepping on some men’s toes, I still feel the need to discuss this topic. So to you men out there who are good men who hold the high standard of faithfulness – kudos to you! This column is not for you. But for those of you who have strayed a time or two, please know that I’m not coming from a position of judgment but from a place of encouragement to do the right thing, to do your sex proud and to give some faith to us gals who have wished for a monogamous partner but can’t seem to find one. We truly don’t want to believe that all the good and faithful ones are taken and that all we have to choose from are the cheaters. Be that one in a million who can turn his life around and become a man of honor! I personally believe it can be done, and I want to cover more on how I think this can be accomplished in the columns to come. So stay tuned!
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Sold on faith, not on sales FAITH By Bob Walters Looking back on the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day, are you at all weary from being in the crosshairs of America’s high-powered marketing mechanism? Be the MVP, we’re told. Everybody’s a VIP. Sit on the 50-yard line. Buy a big TV. Win love with a gift. Say it with flowers. And on, and on. Back in the late fall there was all the election hoopla, followed by Christmas. More marketing. Vote now. Buy this. Consume that. Experience the magic. As consumers, we are bombarded with sales messages encouraging us to maximize our personal feelings of importance. That’s the coin of the realm these days – personal esteem – and oh how it’s laid on thick, aimed at our hungry egos. Is it any wonder that churches often struggle to create effective marketing plans? The whole world is telling people how to buy personal specialness and importance, and the message of Jesus Christ – of humility and service – is just the opposite. Our world, or at least our nation, is filled with people whose profession it is to make sure we have fun and they make money. Through a trade, purchase, transaction or “deal,” our personal prestige is a commodity vigorously sought, bought and sold. We learn to be savvy, to trust no one, and to look out for No. 1.
Antithetically, Jesus Christ tells us to have faith, love God and love others. Our faith and love become our Christian life, loving the Christian community and serving mankind as best we can. No marketing, just trust. For a consumer, that’s not much of a deal. But salvation is a gift, not a transaction. There’s nothing in it for the marketer; you can’t make money on free gifts. In Philippians 3:20 we read, “Our citizenship is in heaven …” I haven’t always “gotten” what that scripture meant. But I recently read an interesting theological/political commentary that described “consumers” and “citizens” as opposite sorts of creatures. A consumer waits for the best deal and looks out for himself. A citizen focuses his or her own life on the selfless service of others. The difference is the basis of relationship. As a consumer, it’s money, pride, “me” and maximized value. As a citizen, it’s love, truth, service and the right thing. Our relationship with Christ is a tough sell, because it’s not a sale; it’s a gift. No purchase necessary.
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Bob Walters (www.believerbob. blogspot.com, email rlwcom@aol. com) spent most of his career in public relations, frequently at odds with marketing people.
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Make your garage shine COMMENTARY By Randy Sorrell The thrills supporting this edgy garage updo are the floor, the fact that it’s mine and that a few buddies were justifiably convinced that I couldn’t pull it off without crying “uncle”. That’s all the incentive I needed. Wagers were placed. The initial efforts required me to void the space of dusty accumulation, repair cracked walls and finally paint in a silver steel, wild lime and chocolate gelato satin finish. Recycling forgotten cabinets with a little TLC was a resourceful storage solution. They transformed smartly with oversized brushed nickel hardware and a gloss finish paint to match the trim elsewhere. Spray painting the garage door interior and railing with hammered silver paint brightly restored those surfaces. This Lowe’s wall mount system is simple to hang, has crisp lines, looks fantastic and supports heavy objects, unused tools and expensive, fast bikes. It’s a racy upgrade from lethargic pegboard prompting huge impact. Pricey, stainless steel industrial light fixtures, a manly steel car pull chain on the attic door, window blinds and galvanized steel workbench walls were finishing design elements. SHINY EPOXY FLOOR
What garage would be complete without a new shiny floor? Not mine. So, I swept, acid washed, scrubbed, rinsed and repeated until my abs were screaming and nostrils protesting from apparently not so healthy fumes. After a few days of drying, it was time to apply the magic to the floor, again, purchased from my favorite big box retailer (disclaimer: we own stock in Lowes). Once started it was absolutely “GAME ON” with zero down time and no margin for error or rest. Fortunately, it looks fantastic and isn’t peeling…yet. EpoxyFlooring Specialist co-owner Mark Lewis tells me I’m lucky, which I’ve known for years. Apparently 2/3rds of the garage floors they bling are from guys like me overstepping their talent level or not properly cleaning and grinding the floor. Can you imagine the defeat of paint chunks traveling into your drive as you back out leaving wonderfully exposed concrete? Next time, I’d call him. Incidentally, I did cry “uncle” several times for electrical, drywall and bench rescue. Randy Sorrell is president of SURROUNDINGS by NatureWorks+, a home improvement firm. He may be reached at 317-679-2565, randy@ choosesurroundings.com or www. choosesurroundings.com.
Fragrant flowers a cut above the rest GARDENING By Holly Lindzy This time of year, I get a jones in my bones for the scent of a flower. So, through the crusty snow and bitter cold I go, off to the floral department. Nothing quite like the floral department in February … the scent of a primrose is a blessing for this nose. (The yellows ones smell like Fruit Loops, by the way.) But, by far my favorite thing is to fill my house with the fragrance of flowers when I’m feeling gloomy, so I’ll head straight to the fresh-cut flowers. I like to get the most bang for my buck when purchasing cut flowers, since you essentially toss them eventually anyway, so I’ve learned what lasts the longest and/or has the most fragrant bloom. My favorite, by far, are Oriental lilies. They last an amazingly long time for the money and smell incredible. Just one stem can fragrance my whole home. To say they are beautiful is an understatement, and to boot, they are particularly easy to grow! More on that another time. Second best, and particularly this time of
year, are daffodils. They make me so wonderfully happy. They last a long time and are cheerful and inexpensive. Oh how I love thee. One caveat, however, you cannot mix daffs with any other cut flower. They release a goo (technical term) that will cause other cut flowers to shrivel up and peter out (more technical jargon). Interesting, huh? And finally, the longest-lasting and most frugal purchases are Peruvian lilies, or Alstromeria. I swear, a huge bunch of these are the most inexpensive purchase and will cheer up your chilly, gloomy house for days on end. A great purchase, but no fragrance. Still worth it. So, for just a few dollars, I can chase my winter blues away – with some proven winners that are a cut above the rest. 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).
Smart improvements, smart value HOME IMPROVEMENT By David Decker Nothing matches the emotional pull of a knock-out, updated kitchen in home sale transactions. If you’re a home seller and your kitchen is functional but a bit long of tooth, let’s talk about some of the smartest ways to make the kitchen help sell your home. First … ask an expert. Each home is different, each kitchen has unique “qualities” only you as a homeowner know, and each buyer responds to different value triggers. But here are some things to consider. A kitchen designer is best able to see and hear your unique kitchen story and turn it into maximized kitchen value on resale. For discussion’s sake, let’s ballpark a kitchen that’s 10-15 years old, the appliances, electrical, plumbing, lighting and décor are dated but functional, and you want to bring your home up to the high side of neighborhood comps. The biggest factor is how the fixtures and finishes look and how they relate to the house value. For example, if the house was worth $500,000 and it has white vinyl cabinets that were a bargain basement at one time, replace them even if they function perfectly. If the cabinets fit the value of the house and are presentable, I’d recommend dressing them up with new counters, tile splash, sink, faucet and possibly matching trim. The idea is to use the best combination of existing materials paired with new to give the kitchen an updated look. “Ho hum” is not a good option. It’s a definite plus to have granite counters, but in some homes they might be overly exotic and not return the value. Few buyers pick an entire home just because there is granite in the kitchen. Paint and hardware (knobs and pulls) are probably the cheapest route,
while new flooring – not cheap – can dramatically improve the overall look and feel of a home. A designer can evaluate your existing kitchen and tell you the best route to a smart presale redo. 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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I hope I don’t catch the ‘twilight’s last reaming’ HUMOR By Mike Redmond Another Super Duper Bowl (number XLV, pronounced XLV) is done, and as luck would have it, my team, the Green Bay Pachyderms, walked off the field clutching the hard-won spoils of victory, or whatever overblown expression the TV sports buffoons are using these days to say “won.” However, I think my favorite part of the game was Christina Aguilera’s spectacularly awful rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Lots of folks, it would seem, were plenty upset that Miss Christina apparently forgot the words to the song. In case you were ignoring it (and wisely so) here’s the instant replay: In the second verse, where she was supposed to sing, “O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming,” she sang, “What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last reaming,” which you may recognize as a version (the proper words are “hailed,” not “watched” and “gleaming,” not “reaming”) of the last line of the first verse. Twilight’s last reaming? I have no idea what that is supposed to be, and I don’t want one, either. Anyway, I watched the disaster with unparalleled delight. For years I have complained about ridiculous renditions of the National Anthem, and here was a doozy. Not only was it an overthe-top vocal rendition, full of dips and swoops and loop-the-loops, but with mangled lyrics to boot. You have to go back to 2001 – the year of Steven Tyler at the Indianapolis 500 and Macy Gray at the Pro Football Hall of Fame – to find one this bad. The Star Spangled Banner is not a Top 40 hit and should not be treated like one. That kind of singing, full of embellishment and flourish from the Patti LaBelle School of Vocal Aerobatics, has
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become the norm for pop singers today. I call it the American Idol-ization of popular music. For pop music, I guess that’s fine. After all, I don’t have to listen to it. And I exercise that option pretty much all the time. But this is the National Anthem. It deserves a proper, respectful performance, which means, simply, that it should be sung as written. No improvisation. No showing off. No interjection of your personal “style.” Save those for the hits, and the listeners who think that the further you get from the melody, the more talented you must be. Here’s the funny part, for me anyway: I get all riled up about it, but I don’t particularly like the Star Spangled Banner. I have always thought “America The Beautiful” would make a far better national anthem, although people have abundantly demonstrated they can screw that one up, too. Actually, if you really want to talk national anthems, I think Canada’s is clearly the best in our part of the world. Not only is it a great song, but every time you hear it you know there’s a hockey game coming up. Oh well. What’s done is done. Christina apologized for her flubariffic performance and issued a statement saying she hoped we all could feel her love for the country and the spirit of the anthem. Sure, kid. Whatever you say. You’re forgiven. What’s more, I’ll even give you courage points for singing it live instead of lip-synching to a tape. But if you really want to show how much you love it, sing it right. Twilight’s last reaming? Good grief. 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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HUMOR By Dick Wolfsie I was cleaning out my cubicle at WISH-TV, not because I’d lost my job, but because I’d accepted a limited role in the news and no longer required a place for all my stuff. The news is changing quickly, they told me. Apparently I’m not. No argument, there. Twenty-five years of books, tapes, old paycheck stubs, magazines, emergency neckties, makeup and moldy Pop-Tarts were all in boxes stacked up under my desk. As I surveyed the rubble, I bumped into the new reporter (about a third my age) who now had possession of my old piece of real estate. She was apologetic, as if she had taken my job, which she hadn’t – only my tiny corner of the newsroom. Over my 30-year career, I have been fired (“relieved of my contractual duties”) about five times, but I always found someone else to be my next ex-employer. A local news reporter once called for advice when the station terminated him after 25 years. “No one has had more experience getting canned than you,” he said. Compliment accepted. By the way, every job I’ve ever had in Indy has been somewhere along Meridian. There’s a name for someone who works the same street for their entire career. That’s okay. I’ve been called worse. But back to my desk and the boxes of memories – memories not just from WISH-TV, but from several stations. In one box, I found a 1970s interview with the Ku Klux Klan I did on a show called “Night Talk” on WPDS, now Fox. A black woman in the audience observed that her great grandmother was white, so she might be related to one of the hooded trio. They were at a loss for words. That’s how I remember it, but I can’t confirm that because the show was recorded on a ¾-inch tape, a format no longer used at TV stations and never compatible with
home technology. Also on ¾-inch tape was an old interview with Chubby Checker. Chubby asked me to show him how I did the Twist. I’m glad I can’t watch that one. It was hard to watch 30 years ago. Also interviews with Carol Channing, Donald O’Connor and James Mason. I’ll pause a moment while some of my younger readers say, “Who?” In the box were old reel-to-reel recordings of my radio show on WIBC in the mid-90s, where I espoused a progressive view prior to Rush Limbaugh’s conservative monologue at noon. I wanted to reminisce about those days, but I don’t have that kind of tape recorder anymore, so the show is hard to listen to, which is exactly what Emmis Broadcasting told me the day they axed me. I found lots of stuff recorded on VHS, which I know can be transferred to DVD, which I’ll get to any decade now. Right after I transfer films of my bar mitzvah to my iPod and put our wedding photos on a thumb drive. My more recent TV segments are shot on HD discs. I can play those in my home for a small up-tick in my personal video equipment, about a quarter of a million dollars’ worth. I decided to donate the old books under my desk to Goodwill, except for “What I Learned from Jackie Robinson” by Carl Erskine, which I had never read. I finished it last week and I was happy that no fancy file transfer, download or reformatting had been required. But it did need to be returned. Technically speaking, it belonged to the public library.
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Solving pet overpopulation
PETS By Greg Magnusson I’m going to approach a touchy topic this week. First, a statement of the obvious: Reducing pet overpopulation is a common goal of every pet rescue, shelter and pet lover in America. There is a special place in my heart for people who dedicate a portion of their lives to helping animals. Especially if you do it in your free time, out of the kindness of your heart and without expecting compensation. Without volunteers and donations, the Humane Society for Hamilton County and the Humane Society of Indianapolis wouldn’t exist. Furthermore, it’s clear there are hundreds of private groups and rescues who do their part by repeatedly opening their homes and wallets to foster pets, freeing space at the shelters to accept more homeless animals. Especially when it comes to special-needs pets that don’t do well in a shelter situation, rescues often provide an invaluable service to the public by not only aiding in rehoming, but also by screening and training potential owners, saving these pets from certain death by humane euthanasia. Even though my practice is new, as a pet professional, I consider it my obligation to not only keep my business doors open and a roof over my family’s heads, but also to contribute my knowledge and skills to matching pets with loving homes for the betterment of humankind. Furthermore, it’s my practice’s official position that stray dogs and cats deserve public assistance
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Pets of the week Ty is a five-year-old male black and tan Hound/Shepherd mix. Ty is a handsome, sweet and playful little guy who is very outgoing and social. He is gentle when taking treats and he is learning to not protect his food. He arrived at the shelter very thin and underweight which may contribute to his passion for his food, but during this learning process he is best suited in a home with teenage children. Ty wants a home with a family who will play with him and be sure he gets the training he needs to be a happy dog and a lifelong family pet. Tinker is a 10-year-old male seal point Siamese mix. Tinker is a gentle and loving boy with adults, but is stressed by children. He wants a quiet home with a couple or single person where he can be a lap cat. Tinker is neutered and litter box trained and hopes he won’t be overlooked because of his age. He qualifies for our PAWS Program - Partnering Animals With Seniors. He is currently in a foster home, so please contact us to setup a time to meet at 774-1263 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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