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COMMUNITY News Shopping center on Range Line Road facing extensive renovations By Kevin Kane • A major facelift could be in store for an old Carmel shopping center. Kite Realty Group has plans to redevelop The Centre, the retail strip northwest of the 116th Street-Range Line Road intersection that housed a CVS Pharmacy before a new, bigger version was built across the street. According to KRG’s request for a development standards variance, the company is proposing to partially redevelop the shopping center sitting on a little more than 8 acres. As part of that redevelopment, a portion of the existing center would be demolished and removed, and a new anchor building would be constructed in place of the old CVS, according to KRG’s request. Additionally, it says “the existing bank building

Knight appearance rescheduled for this month Bob Knight will come to Carmel later this month for an autograph session. The Hall of Fame basketball coach, who won three national championships with Indiana University, will appear March 24 at Authentic Sports Collectibles in Carmel City Center, 715 Hanover Place. Knight originally was scheduled to apKnight pear at ASC Jan. 14, but the week of the event, the session was postponed as a result of a family emergency. The signing is open to members of the public who purchase one of the 500 tickets being sold. Tickets can be purchased at the store from now until the day of the event. Dominique Ball, owner of ASC, said he’s prohibited by his store’s contract with Knight from publicly disclosing the price of each ticket, but added that, in his experience, attending autograph sessions offers the best prices on signed memorabilia. “To come witness the guy sign it, that’s the cheapest way to buy it,” he said. “It’s cheaper than buying it retail.” Attendees are allowed to bring one item per purchased ticket, and Ball said there are very few limitations on what can be presented to Knight to sign. Traditionally, Knight has politely refused to sign two editions of Sports Illustrated magazine covering his firing at IU, as well as copies of “A Season on the Brink.” Aside from that, Ball said, nearly anything is fair game. “He’ll even sign a chair if you want to bring that,” he said. Ball said those seeking more information or wanting to purchase tickets can call him directly at 554-9906.

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will be demolished and a new bank will be constructed in a new location to the west on 116th Street” and “a new stand-alone building will be constructed in place of the existing bank building at the intersection of Range Line Road and 116th Street.” A new multi-tenant retail building also would be constructed along Range Line Road. Mayor Jim Brainard said the buildings, per the city’s development requirements in that area, would be two stories tall and would be moved closer to the street. He said the variances the company is requesting, which will come before the Board of Zoning Appeals tonight at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall, are all “very reasonable.” Some of the specific requests for variances have been tabled to the BZA’s meeting later this month. “It’s all very exciting and I think it will be a good addition to Carmel,” Brainard said.

Tea Party meeting – The next meeting of the Tea Party of Hamilton County will be held Monday at the Delaware Township Community Center, 9094 E. 131st St., Fishers. The guest speaker is Congressman Dan Burton. Meeting registration begins at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., ending promptly at 8 p.m. Kiwanis meeting – Carmel Golden K Kiwanis will meet Thursday, 10 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, 852 W. Main St. Speaker: Supt. Jeff Swensson of Carmel Clay Schools. Contact Don Moehn at 873-1956.  

Rotary meeting – The Rotary Club of Carmel will meet Friday, noon to 1:30 p.m. at The Mansion at Oak Hill, 5801 E. 116th St. Speaker: Sen. Richard Lugar. Rotarians and their guest are required to register in advance. The cost for lunch is $12. Contact Wendy Phillips at 501-4955. 

CCP food drive – The cast and crew of Carmel Community Playhouse’s production of “Moonlight and Magnolias” are partnering with Carmel Golden K Kiwanis to help fight hunger in Hamilton County. They have placed collection barrels inside the lobby of Carmel Community Playhouse, where “Moonlight and Magnolias” will be presented through Sunday, and are offering attendees $1 off admission in exchange for a contribution of nonperishable children’s food items such as peanut butter, crackers, macaroni and cheese and diapers. Cash donations will also be accepted. Go to for more information. Student art display – College Wood Elementary art students will exhibit their work in the World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery, 40 W. Main St., during March as follows: Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m. and during the evening Art Walk, 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. March 17, 2 to 4 p.m. March 18, 2 to 4 p.m. March 24, 2 to 4 p.m. March 25, 2 to 4 p.m. Call 844-4989 for more information.

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The problem with explaining Christ By Bob Walters – It seems much easier to believe in Jesus Christ than to explain Jesus Christ. Or perhaps that’s backward … it’s easier to explain what Jesus is than to believe what Christ came to do. Or perhaps both are missing the point. The truth is, neither explaining nor will believing in Jesus Christ sufficiently attach our lives to the eternal glory of God. Nor will our explaining and believing persuade a skeptical outside world of Christ’s mission, goodness, grace and truth. The world insists on proof, generally distrusts faith and – saying “Thanks anyway, I have my own” – mostly shuns the existence of God’s perfect, ultimate, glorifying truth. Continue reading at This district deserves a new voice By Susan Brooks – Since launching my campaign, I’ve been talking to voters throughout the 5th Congressional District, many in my home county of Hamilton, and there is a desire for new leadership. My campaign offers that opportunity.  I am not a traditional politician or a Washington insider looking to extend my career in Congress. I am running for a simple reason: The promise of America available to my generation is at risk for our children – my 21-year-old daughter and 18-year-old son – and our grandchildren. You know all the problems: a mountain of debt, a stagnant economy, more government, more regulation, less freedom … and the list goes on.  Continue reading at Kahn’s to manage Center’s special events – The Center for the Performing Arts last week announced an expanded partnership with Kahn’s Catering. The Carmel-based catering company will assume responsibility for all special events at the Center for the Performing Arts, including facility rental, banquet management and client billing. Kahn’s will also manage all bar operations during performances in the Palladium, Studio and Tarkington theaters. We asked, you answered. Here are the results from the recent online poll question: “What do you think of the statues in the Arts & Design District?” Don’t like them – 54 percent (25 Votes); Like them – 35 percent (16 Votes); No opinion – 11 percent (5 votes); Total votes: 46. To vote for the new online poll question – “Where do you typically spend your nights out?” – visit

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Whale of a Sale grows from humble beginnings By Kevin Kane • Carmel residents Courtney O’Neil and Jennifer Hare founded Whale of a Sale a little more than three years ago after realizing how quickly their own children outgrew expensive toys and clothing. Since then, the business has grown exponentially and has the two working full time. The duo’s first semiannual consignment sale was held in the clubhouse of the Village of West Clay and featured the gently used goods of about 95 consigners. Their sixth upscale event, to be held later this month, will have more than four times that many consigners whose children’s toys and clothing will fill a 25,000-square-foot retail space. “We already have about 400 consigners registered,” O’Neil said last week. “We’ll also have about 30 vendors.” The company continues to increase the number of items offered in each of its sales, and top-selling items include bikes, strollers, play kitchens, swings and toys, all of which families can purchase in “like new” condition at a fraction of retail cost. Major consignment events are held in the fall and spring of each year, and beginning March 15, the company will do so in a new Carmel location: the old Godby Home Furnishings store in Meridian Village Plaza, 136th and Meridian Streets.


O'Neil and Hare O’Neil said the company eventually outgrew its previous location at Eagle Church in Zionsville. “It was a great location for us,” she said. “There’s a huge gym we would lease from them, but we just couldn’t get enough time in the calendar.” Until space is full, consigners can sign up on the company’s Web site and list and price their own items. Though event volunteers can take home as much as 75 percent of their sales, most consigners take 60 percent, but the average seller walks out with a check of more than $272, O’Neil said. “We don’t have overhead, so we’re able to pay our consigners a lot more,” she said. O’Neil and Hare are sorority sisters from Butler UniversityFor more information, visit www.

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Anker Kokan Clay student serves as page – Zeba Kokan, a seventh-grader at Clay Middle School, recently served as a page for State Sen. Luke Kenley. She was selected based on a letter she wrote to the page program expressing her interest in and enthusiasm for working as a page for Kenley. “I was indeed lucky to have the opportunity to witness firsthand how our Indiana state legislature works,” she said. “Overall, I found it to be fun and educational, and I would highly recommend it to anyone.”


Anker attains new rank – Boy Scout Troop 936 and Mayor Jim Brainard celebrated with Carlton Anker on Feb. 12 as he attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Following a scouting career spanning multiple leadership positions, high-adventure trips and an “ax incident” that sent him to the emergency room, Anker’s Eagle service project was the refurbishment of the oftoverlooked Poplar Ridge Cemetery on Six Points Road in Carmel. He mustered capital and human resources, and led a group of his peers to build and install benches, to replace a drain culvert and to revamp the gravel driveway and parking lot. Anker is the elder son of Terry and Carolyn Anker, and is a Carmel High School sophomore.

Bowen to be inducted into Red Cross Hall of Fame – Hamilton County Sheriff and Fishers resident Mark Bowen will be presented with a Red Cross Hall of Fame award March 14 at the Conrad Indianapolis hotel, 50 W. Washington St. Bowen is being inducted into the Hall of Fame for his efforts in helping a little girl who was severely injured at the State Fair stage collapse. More information about the award can be found online at

post-college friends cannot imagine me NOT I’m a Carmel runner: Michael Shirrell running. I’m running the Carmel: Marathon Race day lucky charms: I usually wear the Number of years as a Carmel resident: Six same outfit for every race – Brooks Ravenna Goal for the 2012 Carmel Marathon Cham(shoes), gray Nike shorts, black and red Nike pionship Weekend: Anything less than 3 running singlet (top) and Sugoi sleeves (weathhours (marathon personal record is 2:50:30) er dependent). Why I started running: To help quit smokAdvice for new runners: Keep running! It gets ing as a New Year’s resolution in 2004. I have easier with every step you take, every run you never looked back since. complete. Never focus on what other people are Favorite place to run in Carmel: Monon bedoing; run in whatever fashion you are comtween 146th and 86th streets, or in the Village fortable in terms of stride, pacing, etc. of West Clay. Also, celebrate running milestones (e.g., I run with: I usually run alone or with one first 5K, 10K, half, etc., or a new perother person, but I do participate/run sonal record)! Running may be a way with a training group during the spring. to get healthy, but why do something if When I’m not running: I work as a you don’t enjoy it? So, HAVE FUN! project management consultant and am Why I decided to run a race: Running an avid guitarist of 18 years. in my (adopted) hometown and One word to describe what on familiar territory is always running means to me: advantageous since I know Enjoyment. what to expect in terms of How running/exercise terrain. And, I ran the inhas changed my life: augural Carmel Marathon I went from a fairly last year … need to keep sedentary lifestyle the streak alive! that included smokFor more “I’m a Carmel ing to the complete runner” features, go to opposite. Many college friends canCarmelMarathon. not imagine me as Shirrell a runner, and many

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By Kevin Kane • Twenty eager-to-learn painters participated in a three-day workshop last week at Renaissance Fine Art & Design Gallery in the Arts & Design District. The sessions, led by Kentucky-based artist, Dreama Tolle Perry, brought participants to Carmel from throughout the Indianapolis area and other states. “We’ve had people from all over – New York, Cincinnati, Chicago, Wisconsin,” said gallery owner Kathleen Stevens. “I try to find instructors that do something different. I want them (painters) to really get something from it.” Perry is a self-taught artist known for the colors and brush techniques used in her paintings, the basics of which are taught during her workshops, she said. Among other activities, those at last week’s workshop participated in a teaching exercise Stevens described as “musicals easels,” during which each painter would contribute to several different paintings. One participant would pick a subject and begin work on a painting that would later be completed by a group of others in the class. “That taught us to not be so attached to what we’re painting,” said Stevens, who in

Kentucky artist Dreama Tolle Perry instructs a group at Renaissance Fine Art & Design Gallery. (Submitted Photo)

addition to arranging the workshop, also participated in it. Stevens said she has featured Perry’s work in her galleries for years, and plans to bring her back for a second workshop next year. According to the artist’s Web site, her remaining workshops in 2012 all are sold

out. Between now and next year’s visit from Perry, however, Stevens said she will hold frequent classes and workshops in her recently renovated gallery at 1 S. Range Line Rd., and a schedule can be found online at

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Commemorative print created Carmel artist R. Carol Skinner created this commemorative print for the city’s 175th anniversary. The drawing features notable Carmel people and landmarks, both past and present. The print alone is $200, and proceeds will benefit the Carmel Historical Society. For more information or to purchase a print, call Dan Chapman, 432-7410.

Cleaning Carmel one hand at a time Commentary by Jeff Worrell Hazel Dell Parkway on a sunny, warmer than usual winter day is a popular place for pedestrians. I decided to join the crowd and get some much-needed exercise. Walkers, runners, dog lovers and bikers all mingle along the busy North-South roadway on the East side of Carmel. Way off in the distance, I could see a couple enjoying the day like all of the others. But, unlike the other walkers using the path that day, this couple’s behavior was different. Either they did not believe in the shortest distance between two points is a straight line rule, or they are directionally challenged. As I continued to approach, I could clearly see them stroll together a few feet as couples do. But, unexplainably and at random, suddenly one would dart to the left, the other to the right, bend over, return to the center and resume their leisurely saunter. What was causing this strange conduct? Who were these out-of-the-ordinary foot travelers? As I got close enough to see the details, it became obvious the couple I had been observing were not innocent walkers, but trash-grabbing, garbage-toting, Good Samaritans. When I caught up to Joe and Shirley Linne, I think I came on a little strong and almost scared them to death when I incredulously demanded to know, “What are you doing?” Joe was the

first to respond with a casual and simple reply, “Keeping our part of Carmel looking nice, of course.” They had two large, smelly, overstuffed garbage bags to reinforce the talk they walk – roadside debris no longer on the road, but out of site and disposed of properly thanks to this Carmel couple. Eight years ago, the Linnes moved from Brownsburg and made their home in Carmel. They started to notice the unsightly discarded alcohol and tobacco products spoiling their view as they used the footpath. The fast-food wrappers and soft drink cups are out there, too, but according to Joe, “If the people using alcohol and tobacco could also use a trash can, I wouldn’t have much to pick up.” Without fanfare or recognition, at least once a week and sometimes twice, the Linnes are walking, bending, walking, bending and personally managing both sides of the street PLUS the median. So, as special thanks to our own Hazel Dell Beautification Team, I declare this week as less bending and more walking week. Do your part and think of Joe and Shirley as you don’t pollute.


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Grammar Eliminating redundancy altogether COMMUNITY

Lesson by Brandie Bohney Today’s topic is redundancy. In case you’re unfamiliar with the concept of redundancy, it is basically the needless repetition of similar words or concepts. It’s important to be aware of redundancy in your writing or speech because being precise and saying what you mean are important. Another reason redundancy awareness is important, though, is redundancy is common. Surely you’ve heard people chide the use of terms such as ATM machine and PIN number, and while those are obvious instances of ridiculous repetition, redundancy is frequently much sneakier. Take, for example, the nightly news. How often have you heard the term armed gunman? He wouldn’t be much of a gunman if he weren’t armed, now would he? What about advanced warning? If you tell someone about something after it happens, it’s a report, not a warning. And consider my personal favorite redundant phrase: free gift. Gifts I have to pay to receive aren’t my favorites. To complicate the matter further, some redundant statements are actually useful. Take, for example, the phrase absolutely essential. In Shamrock Soiree – Smoky Row Elementary School’s parent-teacher organization is hosting its fourth bi-annual adult fundraising evening, Shamrock Soiree, March 17, 6:30 p.m. at the Robert Irsay Pavilion in Carmel, 1303 W. 116th St. A silent and live auction will showcase the evening, followed by dancing. Ticket prices are held at the 2010 rate of $50 per person. To order tickets, contact Kim Hauser at 847-6161 or Library program – Estate planning does not have to be complex or expensive. Join Carmel lawyer Cliff Rubenstein to learn about creating a will and estate planning on Monday, 2 p.m. at the Carmel Clay Public Library. Registration is not required. For more information, call the reference desk at 844-3362.

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Previous plans to merge city and county’s dispatching efforts remain stagnant while new proposal in works By Kevin Kane • Talk of the city’s emergency dispatching services merging with the county’s has been common knowledge since fall, but some of those involved said they haven’t heard an update in months. In December, the City Council rejected a deal from the county that would have made this official. Under the proposed five-year agreement, Carmel would have paid the county more than $1.1 million annually to handle its 911 dispatching, and Mayor Jim Brainard said the change would save the city more than $1.5 million each year. The deal would have put Carmel’s emergency calls under the county’s watch no later than April 1, but leaders from both the council and the county recently said they did not know where the deal stands.

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A change in state statute requires counties have no more than two public service access points beginning 2014: a primary and a backup. In addition to the county’s dispatchers, Carmel has its own center and staff, and Noblesville has a staff that uses the county’s facility and dispatches for the city of Westfield. Brainard said the reasons for pursuing such a deal more than a year before this deadline are to ensure the Carmel Communications Center can continue to be used as it is now, and to give the center’s employees a chance to be hired by the county. Brainard Under the original proposal, Carmel’s center would become the county’s backup, used in a similar fashion, but controlled and staffed by the county. But while the council has not questioned the need for or benefits of such a deal, it rejected the county’s offer, citing concerns over various parts of the contract. Some specific concerns included ownership of equipment in the communications center, the city granting the county a lien against its future county option income tax revenue and the county’s ability to, at any time, begin using a different backup center with only 90 days’ notice.

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But County Commissioner Christine Altman said, while she knew the council had concerns with the rejected contract, she doesn’t know what

they are. “There’s been no communication from Carmel to the county,” she said. “We don’t know what the complaints are.” It was Carmel that originally approached the county with the idea of consolidating, and while Altman said the county likes the concept because it needs a redundant backup center and the change will increase efficiency, she said Carmel has far more to gain – at least financially – from such a deal. Because it is the job of the city’s executive branch to negotiate contracts, Altman said she expected Brainard to reopen negotiations with the county, and Council President Rick Sharp, Sharp when told of Altman’s response, agreed. “I would expect the mayor would have opened up discussions with the commissioners by now,” he said.

Brainard provided few details of the new proposal, but said the end result would be the same for Carmel, and this would address a number of the council’s concerns.

Added stress

Though he said he was surprised more progress had not been made since December, Sharp said this is a deal the city needs to get right and should not rush. However, he said some resolution needs to be reached as soon as possible for the people working in Carmel’s center. The stresses that come with being among the city’s emergency dispatchers have been compounded recently by months of uncertainty surrounding these individuals’ future employment. If not among the few employees who would be retained by the city following a merger, each dispatcher would face a potential layoff or – at best – a job with the county that comes with a loss of seniority and a substantial pay cut of about $20,000 annually. During the past several months, Current has reached out to multiple employees of the center, but all declined to comment. However, dispatcher Kent Paulin was one of a few center employees who addressed the council during a September meeting. He described the level of uncertainty the employees are facing. Inside Carmel's communication center “You want to know what it’s like to be working in that center today, knowing what’s been going on the last couple New proposal months?” he said at the meeting. “It’s like when I went through a mushroom factory in Salem, Ore. It’s like being in there. They But there’s a reason for the recent lack of communication. keep you in the dark. They feed you manure. And when you least Brainard said he has not renegotiated the original contract because a new proposal is in the works. For now, the original deal expect it, they lop your head off and eat you. That’s what it feels like to be in that building right now.” between Carmel and the county is on hold, he said, because he Brainard said there is nothing the city can do about the poand the leaders of the county’s other municipalities are working tential pay cuts, but said the city is working on a compensation together on a joint proposal. package for any employees who are not hired by the county. “We’re preparing a countywide proposal to show to the coun“If someone stays until the last days of our center, they will get ty’s elected officials,” he said. “As soon as it’s ready, we’ll have that a substantial bonus,” he said. discussion.”

“It’s like when I went through a mushroom factory in Salem, Ore. It’s like being in there. They keep you in the dark. They feed you manure. And when you least expect it, they lop your head off and eat you. That’s what it feels like to be in that building right now.”

- Kent Paulin

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Editorial More money to D.C.? Simply a horrible idea

School shooting It is our position that after the Chardon High School shooting, we should take threats made via social media posts seriously. We believe parents/school faculty should invite their children to report any tweets or posts they find threatening to an appropriate figure. Students claim the suspected CHS shooter, T.J. Lane, tweeted ominous messages before the shooting on Feb. 27. Past events show the shooters usually leave some sort of message before their rampage. We just need to be vigilant and we can, hopefully, help prevent these massacres. We are unwavering supporters of freedom of speech, but when the lives of innocent children are at risk, isn’t it our duty to take the appropriate action to see lives are spared? We are in no way asking the government to watch over our tweets or Facebook posts. We ask concerned citizens to report any alarming social media entries to the proper authorities. It’s unfortunate people do not have respect for the gift of life. While hindsight may be 20/20, we can learn from these tragedies and make our schools safer. We urge anyone who sees an alarming post to take the appropriate action to help prevent tragedies like the one at CHS.

Wanna write us a letter? You can do it a couple ways. The easiest is to e-mail it to info@ The old-fashioned way is to snail mail it to Current in Carmel, 30 South Range Line Road, Carmel, IN 46032. Keep letters to 200 words max (we may make exceptions), and be sure to include your home zip code and a daytime number for verification. 12 | March 6, 2012

Feeding the soul

Commentary by Terry Anker

During the past 100 years or so, we have inverted the percentage of our population directly engaged in agriculture. In fact, about 94 or so out of every 100 Americans then identified their primary occupation as farm or agriculture related. Today, the number would be closer to 4 percent. To be sure, there are a number of very good reasons for the shift – chief amongst them is the advent of technology allowing a single human to produce a previously unimagined a bounty. The ravenous appetite for capital to run a land-based small business is another. And, changing generational expectations, including an incorrect (I believe) assumption that folks who work with hands, as well as mind, are lesser. So, if no one is working in food, why aren’t we starving? Happily, those few who remain are smarter, better educated and more productive than ever before. And on Thursday; we honor them with Agriculture Day. Isn’t it as much to remind us of the origin of our own din-

ners? Yet, these are generous folk. The Legacy Fund of Hamilton County’s Mark Robins says, “Farmers embody many of the attributes we all admire – responsibility, hard work, planning and giving.” He points to a LF initiated program allowing individuals and families, at harvest, to commit a portion of their grain to philanthropy. “Several farmers have created their own charitable accounts with LF. We work closely with them as they give back to the community they believe has given them so much.” Aren’t we getting the better part of this bargain? If they stopped working, how many of us would starve? Whether with corn chips or tasty bacon, isn't their generosity the ultimate way they manage to feed all of us? If you are full, remember to thank a farmer. And if you feel abundance, call LF.

Brian Kelly, publisher, and Steve Greenberg, general manager, are co-owners of Current Publishing, LLC. Write them at info@

Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current Publishing, LLC. You may e-mail him at terry@

“I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay, 20th century Pulitzer Prize winning poet, playwright and feminist Current in Carmel

As we follow the political theater (nightmarish as it is) that’s unfolding during the primaries and President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, we’re often stunned the issue of increasing taxes on the wealthy (as defined by the left) appears to center on the arbitrary number of $250,000 for joint tax filers. We believe the real point is being lost in all the rhetoric. Consider: Not a day goes by when we don’t learn of massive fraud and incompetence by our government, the best recent example of which was last week’s revealing of $325 million in Medicare fraud in Texas. We just don’t know how, on any level, anyone can make a case for sending more money to Washington, knowing our federal government’s putrid record for stewardship of our tax money. It will waste the money from the rich just as it wastes the money from the rest of us. So, we ask again: How does it make sense to send one additional penny to the geniuses inside the Beltway? Where is the logic in that? ••• The so-called party of less government, less intrusion and fewer taxes, while in control of both houses and the governor’s office, should have done away with this from minute one. Indiana is one of 22 states that impose an estate or inheritance tax (or death tax) on its residents. The House has passed the measure to abolish the tax, and as of press time, it was in the Senate’s hands. All that would be left would be for Gov. Mitch Daniels to sign it into law. That would end the punishment of Hoosier families. We hope they’ll do the right thing.

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‘Tis the season: Taxes Commentary by Danielle Wilson I, being the frugal know-it-all, decided that instead of paying a certified public accountant my hard-earned dough, I would do the taxes myself. How hard could it be? I’m a math teacher after all, and I’d be saving us something like $600. That was my recent weekend, and here again I slouch, having just spent another four hours oscillating between pulling my hair out and stymieing the urge to drink heavily. (Unfortunately, it’s Lent and I gave up drinking heavily!) Why does filling out a tax return, an annual exercise required of every working American, feel like a combined final exam for forensic criminology and Advanced Placement statistics? Seriously, my desk looks like I’ve just pulled an all-nighter cramming for my dissertation defense with files and folders and fiber bar wrappers and half-emptied cups of stale coffee. Is that a can of Skoal? Oh sweet mercy, I am losing my fashizite! And I’m nowhere near being finished. Even scarier, I honestly don’t even know if I’m doing this correctly. Sure, Turbo Tax walks you through the process step by step, but reconciling what’s on my computer screen with my personal paper jungle of a year’s worth of receipts and forms is a whole

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‘nother can of worms. Worst of all, I have a very pronounced “Taxes Owed” in red mocking my every input from the top of the screen. Even after I enter charitable deductions, Doo’s work expenses and individual retirement account contributions, the obnoxious number does not shrink. WHY DOESN’T IT SHRINK? I did make one important discover yesterday, which hopefully will put a dent in that awful figure. Our mortgage company has not sent us a form 1098 for interest paid in 2011 (that’s probably a lie; the form may very well be lying on my desk, perhaps under the Skoal?), and apparently, that’s a huge deduction. So there is hope we won’t end up in a debtor’s prison or on our way to Finland to evade taxes. But I’m not a CPA with years of experience; I am most certainly missing a couple of exemptions and deductions and maybe even a rollover or two. So yes, I might be saving Doo and I some cash, but how much would our CPA have saved us in taxes due? In emotional distress? Whose stupid idea was this anyway? Peace out.

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8pm - 9pm The Diva Lounge enjoy a beverage at the Diva Event at Barley Isand Brewing Co.

Raffle Prize Drawing, social time & other fun! Information available at these participating merchants: A Corner Cottage • Barley Island Brewing Co. Carriage House Antiques • Pam’s Tea Shoppe The Hamilton Restaurant • Indiana Kitchens J’Ann & Co. • Kiln Creations • Linden Tree Gifts Logan Village Mall • Martha Jane’s • Uptown Cafe Old Picket Fence • The Ruby Pear Tea Parlor Platinum Living • Studio-One-Eleven Hair Boutique






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Your thoughts

Story shows challenges and changes Editor, Your Feb. 21 article on the Hamilton County Alliance brings visibility to the challenge many nonprofits experience in fundraising, especially during the tough economic times of the last four years. The Alliance promotes the economic vitality of Hamilton County. The communities, County and private sector have all been good partners, but the economy (especially related to the housing/homebuilding industry) doesn’t discriminate. The Alliance has weathered the storm and will be better for it. Your writers did a good job capturing the facts, but that is only part of the story. The economic health of Hamilton County is everyone’s busi-

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ness. The Alliance was created to be a convener of public/private interests in order to be an efficient and effective team in growing the county’s economy. We believe we have done this, but more work remains. The Alliance, as with many businesses, is changing to reflect new realities. What we are not changing is our overall mission of championing the economic interests of the county (and communities) in a very competitive world. To do that, we need the continuing and growing participation of the private and public sectors. Ron Brumbarger, Chair Hamilton County Alliance Jeff Burt, President Hamilton County Alliance

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“Is Mr. Walters’ God better than mine?” Well, just who is your God? Is he the God of the Bible? Did his Son die on the cross for us all? Is your God the God of John 3:16? If he is, then you should be shouting it from the rooftops, or even writing a column in a neighborhood newspaper! Please, Current: Do not stop printing Bob Walters’ column based on this one person’s objections. She says we won’t find many in this community who would broadcast their beliefs. I presume she is busy taking all sorts of surveys on this subject. I, for one, am very happy to read about Bob’s beliefs in Current, and I look forward to reading many more of his columns. Bless you, Bob Walters! And bless Current for providing this sort of content in our weekly paper. Jeannie M. Fredrickson 46033 

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Editor, I am writing in reference to the recent letter from Marcia Wood, a first-time reader of Current, who commented on a religious article written by longtime contributor, Bob Walters.  Personally, I read Bob Walters› column first; it’s my favorite part of Current. I can’t believe you think his faith “should be of no interest to any reader.” Oh, really? Did you survey a bunch of readers before you made that statement? I have always been grateful Current would publish a column such as his, and I certainly hope it continues to do so. It’s refreshing to have a paper in our community willing to publish articles concerning someone’s faith. Hey, you should attend Carmel High School’s Christmas program. They even sing about the Lord! You would be so shocked!

was just one move: arm up and began turning. I tried to stop, groceries hit the floor of the car, but I needed to swerve out of his way. As I maneuvered, I could hear a very sarcastic, “Thank you!” from the cyclist. Much is written about aggressive vehicle drivers around bicycles, but just as a car must turn a signal on well before making a turn, a bicyclist also should give more warning of a turn across traffic. Bruce Snyder 46033

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Communicating with your former (or soon-to be former) spouse can be difficult. Emotions and disputes often make civil conversations difficult. However, it’s easier than ever to communicate without ever even speaking. Between email, social media and texting, we can now have a dialogue with pretty much anyone and never have to see them in person. On the reverse side of that, emails, social media and texts can be used to enhance or detract from your case in a divorce or custody battle.

Attorney Clarissa Finnell, a seasoned attorney who practices exclusively in the area of family law, explains that using electronic substantiation has become prevalent in her family law cases. Finnell explains, “Often times, a client comes in with emails or text messages to be submitted to the court to prove the spouse participating in inappropriate behavior, infidelity etc.” However, Finnell also warns that this very same documentation can also be used against the client. Finnell gives several tips on how to use technology in your favor for your divorce or custody dispute. • Limit communication. Do not engage in or reply to any communication unless it’s directly related to the children. Communication should be limited to information about children’s well-being, parenting time, education etc. This includes texts, emails and online private messages. • Communication is important. While limiting communication is important, it’s also important not to withhold child-related information. • Communicate via documented channels. Conversations over the phone can’t be documented. Emails and texts are much easier to submit to the court. Establish a preferred method to communicate with your ex-spouse and keep all communications, when possible, through this method. • Save any emails, texts, Facebook posts or any other information you would like to submit to the court, but keep in mind that your ex-spouse can do the same. This is why it is important to abstain from any communication that isn’t informational or about the children. • Do not post anything online that you wouldn’t want the court to see. Anything you post online including your status updates, pictures and even jobs you apply for can be used in court. This also includes information and pictures of your children. We face an entirely new world in the 21st Century filled with great technological advances that can be very helpful to limit disputes in custody or divorce disputes. The finger-pointing of “he-said/she-said” in court will always be there, but it’s now much easier to substantiate these claims with electronic back-up.

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Bicyclist gives short warning before turn

Editor, As one who enjoys riding my bicycle, I am amazed at the behavior of some cyclists. The other night, as I was coming home from the grocery store, I entered the roundabout on 116th Street and Keystone Parkway. As I got through the circle, I noticed a bicyclist up ahead. As it was around 5:30 p.m., traffic was heavy and continuous. Then, without any warning, this cyclist put out his arm and began turning in front of me from the bike lane. It

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Using my senses Laughs by Dick Wolfsie I’m a sucker for bookstores. My newest book purchase is “Keep Your Brain Alive: 83 Neurobic Exercises.” For a fathead like me, this is the perfect read. The author contends there is not enough unpredictability in our lives. We get into a rut because our brains take the easiest paths – the routes we are most accustomed to. Dr. Lawrence Katz throws in some cerebral references to axons, dendrites and synapses to make it all sound very scientific, but it was lost on me. After all, I flunked biology. This book encourages you to use each of your senses in new and innovative ways. One of the author’s suggestions is to brush your teeth with your nondominant hand, thus creating some new neural pathways. I tried it one night and found the experience enlightening. I then used my other hand to clean the toothpaste out of my nose. In order to enhance your appreciation for good food, insert earplugs and maintain silence for the entire time you are having dinner. This permits you to fully relish what is on your palate. I tried this for almost a week before my wife noticed anything out of the ordinary. Another exercise is to hold your nose when you put food

in your mouth so you can focus on its texture. That normally would have really ticked off Mary Ellen, but she was blindfolded. She must be reading the same book. For another experience, change cars with your neighbor for a day. Have the thrill of handling a different kind of vehicle, maybe an SUV or a minivan. Of course, if you forget to tell the guy next door before you do this, you can then look forward to a new tactile experience: having your hands cuffed behind your back. My favorite suggestion is to eliminate the traditional grocery list. Instead of jotting down the name of each item, write a description instead so you can fully appreciate its qualities. “It’s about the size and shape of a small soccer ball, tannish, heavily veined and dimpled on one end,” is one example provided by the author. I think he’s talking about a cantaloupe, yet it also sounds like my brain or my rear end. But it couldn’t be my brain. After reading this entire book, I’m sure I’ve lost my mind.

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Happy birthday to Oreo Laughs by Mike Redmond The beloved Oreo cookie is celebrating its 100th birthday. I’ll wait while you go get your party hats. Actually, this is kind of a big deal, and not just because Oreos are the best (non-homemade) cookie ever. It’s really about continuity – something sticking around for the long haul which, you may have noticed, is not all that common anymore. And no, I am not talking about marriages involving Kardashians. For the last few years, various business news sites have offered predictions about companies or products destined to disappear in the new future. For Americans, who tend to see commercial goods as old friends (Mr. Clean, Mrs. Olson, Libby the Kid and my old pal Ovaltine), this can be traumatic. For example, I recently read American Airlines will likely disappear this year. American Airlines always represented the jetsetting life I imagined for myself long ago, and if it goes the way of the dodo, not to mention the DeSoto, I will miss it. I’ve got about a bajillion bonus miles and upgrades on American I’m going to have to use up before they go under. I was going to say crash and burn, but it’s an airline and those are

two words you do not want to use when talking about airlines. But back to Oreos. Look how they have outlasted the competition. The nearly-identical Hydrox cookies, which actually came before Oreos, disappeared back in the 1990s. This came as a surprise to me, because I actually thought Hydrox disappeared long before. I suppose there are some people out there who miss Hydrox cookies. Not me. I was an Oreo man all the way. I do know some people – a certain grandmother comes to mind – who insisted Oreo and Hydrox were indistinguishable. We kids viewed this as one of many adult prevarications intended to fool us into accepting an inferior (or, to be more accurate, cheaper) product – Drink-Aid instead of Kool-Aid, for example. But 100 years, that’s a good long run and reason to celebrate, so here’s to you, Oreo. I think I’ll go buy some of you right now. Or right after I get done making some American Airline reservations. I have a feeling I might need to move quickly on that one. Mike Redmond is an author, journalist, humorist and speaker. Write him at mike@ or P.O. Box 44385, Indianapolis, IN 46244.


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Council concerned with county’s plans Commentary by Rick Sharp

Kudos to Current in Carmel for the recent cover story “Muddied Waters” that exposed the inexplicable pursuit of a drainage project to benefit two homeowners at the expense of others by the County Commissioners; all at taxpayer expense! Two items bear additional emphasis. The City Council is very concerned the county’s insistence it is enforcing terms of the settlement agreement between Carmel and NOAX, a position without foundation (in my opinion) as the county was not a party to the agreement, actually jeopardizes our ability to comply and perhaps needlessly risks a breach of the agreement. Secondly, the point made by Mr. McCullough, a beneficiary of this drainage project, is incorrect in his conclusion. Mr. McCullough is quoted as saying, “The engineers picked the solution they think is best,” and that is only partially correct, at best. County Surveyor Kent Ward is on the

record at a meeting of the County Drainage Board (the County Commissioners) declaring the proposed fix is NOT the best engineering solution, but is the best political solution. Perhaps we should just get politics out of drainage problems and leave it to the engineers. Actually Mr. McCullough, in his next statement, says, “He is OK with losing trees or having his landscaping disrupted if it would solve the problem,” which may have indeed solved the problem. The third alternative to this drainage issue, presented by the county surveyor, is to run the redirected water through Mr. McCullough’s property at less than half the cost of the presently proposed fix. We have a winner!

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CSO to present 'Celtic Pops!' this weekend – The Carmel Symphony Orchestra will present Celtic Pops! at the Palladium on Saturday, featuring the Indianapolis Children’s Choir and the worldchampion McGing Irish Dancers in a high-energy performance of musical favorites from the Celtic tradition. CSO's presentation of Celtic Pops! is an energetic celebration of Celtic musical traditions, and features a wide variety of familiar Celtic music, including Malcolm Arnold’s Scottish Dances, Hardiman’s Lord of the Dance, Leroy Anderson’s Irish Suite¸ the traditional Irish tune When You Were Sweet Sixteen, the incomparable Danny Boy, and a rousing sing-along. The program also includes works by John Williams and Henry Mancini. For more information, call the Carmel Symphony office at 844-9717 or visit Single ticket purchases are available by visiting or by calling the Center’s box office at 843-3800.

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By Robert Herrington • For the past 15 years, Trish Oman has served as Riverview Hospital Foundation executive director, but her connection with the hospital began on Feb. 5, 1956. Born two months premature, Oman weighed just 3 pounds, 6 and three-fourths ounces, and measured 16 inches in length. One month into her life, Oman grew to 5 pounds, 5 ounces, then to 6 ounces, 10 pounds at two months and 9 pounds, 8 ounces and 23 inches in length by her third month. “I fought for my life for six weeks,” she said. “Riverview saved my life.” Framed in Oman’s office are two old hospital bills from her childhood – a $35 tonsils removal charge and the hospital bill of $64.75 for medicine, anesthesia, hospital stay and lab and operating room fees. “A nurse told me my office could be where my mother delivered me,” said Oman. “I have a rich heritage here. It has come full circle.” Now 56 years old, Oman is healthy and working with the foundation to ensure the hospital remains one of the best in the state. The Riverview Hospital Foundation is finishing up its $4 million fundraising efforts from purchasing a 128-slice CT scanner and catheterization lab. The CT scanner is revolutionizing non-invasive diagnosis. The machine can scan the whole

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body in seconds and provide incredibly sharp 3-D images of any organ. To doctors, Hallett said the images provide more than 1,000 words. The new technology provides the first clear, noninvasive images of the heart and its major vessels. It delivers non-superimposed, cross-sectional images of the body, which can show smaller contrast differences than conventional X-ray images. The scans can also be timed to use only images gathered between contractions, so the heart and its vessels can be seen without the blurring caused by motion. “You can see the image in a quarter of a second,” said Diagnostic Radiologist Richard Hallett, M.D., adding the scanner also allows for less radiation and X-ray dye. This equipment can be used for cancer diagnosis and treatment. The speed and precision of the scanner not only improves the image quality, but also allows physicians to look at dynamic processes. This can provide an early view of how

(Above) Oman's heart scan showing her "double heart" (Submitted photos)

a patient is responding to therapy. In addition to the quality of its images, the new CT scanner is changing the face of diagnosis. The scanner’s ability to quickly and non-invasively spot small tumors, in a check on the lungs for example, or plaque in the case of cardiovascular disease, is making it the preferred option for diagnosis by an increasing number of

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physicians. Oman said the foundation purchased the CT scanner in October 2010 and the catheterization lab in May 2008. The new technology combines the two to better serve doctors and patients. Marketing Director Sarah Estell said the response to the hospital’s heart scans has been “phenomenal.” “The number of people coming to Riverview – education and awareness – it’s been a great benefit,” she said. “We have a great hospital here. It’s a tremendous asset to the community, located in the heart of the county and it’s so alive. If you need it, it’s great to know it’s right here.”



Dance Marathon to get its own wing Carmel High School held its annual Dance Marathon Feb. 25. This year’s dance raised $261,922, and this amount pushed the total amount raised by the event to more than $1 million. To show its thanks for the support the school’s students have given for the past eight years, Riley Hospital for Children, the beneficiary of the annual fundraiser, announced at the event it will name a new teen cancer wing after Carmel’s Dance Marathon. (Photos by Conner Gordon) Women turned off by stressed men – In a recent study, men with higher testosterone levels tended to have stronger immune systems and faces more attractive to women. This relationship, however, was especially pronounced in men with low levels of cortisol, a stress hormone involved in the so-called fight-or-flight response. This finding, researchers say, suggests a man’s stress levels may play a key role in whether his testosterone is free to work its magic on women. Cortisol may even have a direct impact on a man’s facial features, although it’s much too soon to say if that’s the case or not, says Benedict Jones, a psychologist at the University of Aberdeen, in Scotland, who researches the influence of hormones on attractiveness.

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The chicken dance

Motivation by David Cain

When I was a young boy, my sister and I used to get home from school before my parents would arrive. Even though it would only be 4 p.m., we’d eat. My dad, a food pusher, wanted to be sure his kids had something to eat when they got home. Something simple and easy to make that would hold us over until dinner. He was at the local chicken place and, while ordering a bucket of their best, he asked what they did with the extra birds at the close of business. Yep, they threw all those golden delicious fowl in the trash at closing. It was the late 1970s and that’s how things worked. My enterprising, food-gathering father cut a deal with the manager. He said, “Any time you are closing and about to throw away the chickens, call me and I’ll come pick them up.” The calls started sporadically at first. Here and there, the phone would ring at 10 p.m. It was the chicken guy. “Max, you want some chicken?” is all I heard when I picked up the phone as my dad answered. Within minutes, I’d hear the Lincoln Mark IV fire up and depart for the land of deepfried goodness to haul home the booty.

He’d freeze the chicken and, when we got home from school, we’d microwave it. Sounds ridiculously unhealthy as a 40-something with kids, but hey, it was good! After about two months, the calls were coming every day. My dad would just be ready to leave at 10 p.m. daily. Soon, we had the freezer stuffed and were buying another freezer for the garage. It was the chicken years. I asked my dad, “Don’t we have enough chicken? Can’t you just tell him you don’t want any more?” He said, “If I quit going, he might never call again.” Ah, the takeaway, one of the best motivators ever. The fear of losing what we have makes us continue on a path we know is wrong. We all want abundance over scarcity. It’s a concept I remember in business. Serve up the things people want and it’s like catnip – no one will want it to stop. For it to stop would be far more painful than just getting more chicken. David Cain works at MediaSauce, a digital media and online marketing company in Carmel. David welcomes your questions or comments at

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Central Indiana named top district by KeyBank By Matthew Williams • At a time when the banking industry is tightening its purse strings, one of Jeff Magginis’ favorite questions to answer is if banks are still lending money. “I don’t know about other banks, but I know we are,” says Magginnis. Magginnis, vice president of business banking at KeyBank, has reason to be confident. Magginnis Magginnis is part of a team recently named the top district in the nation. Additionally, he was selected to the Signature Circle, a designation given to the top 15 bankers in the nation. The central Indiana district Schlehuber was named District of the Year by KeyBank. Top districts are chosen on rankings in a number of different categories, including business banking, middle market, small business and private lending. The cenZachmann tral Indiana district did not do as well in 2010, but made it a goal to aim high in 2011. “We went into this year knowing we should be a top five team in the nation,” Magginnis said.

Magginnis credits teamwork, seasoned workers and a more efficient design in KeyBank’s operating structure as reasons for success. Magginnis was not the only member of KeyBank to be recognized. Mike Van Vierzen and Juan Gonzalez were named to the Signature Circle for their work in business banking. Karl Zachmann was named to the Signature Circle for small business lending, as was Business Sales Officer Elaine Turner. Tom Gonzalez Schlehuber, team leader for the district, was also recognized. Magginnis says the team would like to repeat as top district, but knows this is easier said than done. “We don’t have to be No. 1, but we like to be high up on Van Vierzen the list and be noticed.” While the awards bestowed on KeyBank’s central Indiana region may not have a direct impact on customers, Magginnis believes the honor is indicative of the quality of service they can expect. Turner “They are going to know if we can get a deal done quickly. We make sure the loans make sense for the bank and the borrower.”

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Tools and tips for tweeting Social Media by Ken Colburn

I attended your Twitter for Business 101 workshop and you mentioned tools that help you understand the best time to post tweets. What are they and how do they work? - RD Before I (@TheDataDoc) go into the specific tools that allow you to be more strategic about when you tweet, let’s do a quick review. In my workshops, I stress the three keys to being successful in social communications: listen, engage and measure. Twitter has become the first place just about anything that happens in the world is first reported, making it a great resource for “listening” to what is happening in virtually any industry, or what others are saying about your business. Applications like Flipboard for the iPad and iPhone, for instance, convert tweets into a display that mimics magazines and newspapers, making the information you seek show up in an easily digestible form for us old timers. Frequency of your tweets is nearly as important as timing your tweets. I’ve tested a lot of the free and pay tools that do an excellent job including, Whentotweet, TweetStats and Tweriod, but one in particular I find exceptionally useful. I really like the combination of features in a tool called Timely, especially for those struggling with the time element of social media.

Timely will quickly analyze your past tweets to help you understand the best times of the day to post, but then it goes one step further; it allows you to start queuing posts for both Twitter and Facebook based on the times it determined are best for your followers. You can also track the performance of your posts with the built-in analytics, so you can understand the type of content that strikes a chord with your followers. The best feature of this tool set is the ability to add a “Create a Timely” to your Web browser’s bookmark bar, which allows you to quickly add relevant information to your queue as you are surfing the Internet. If you aren’t able to sit down once a week and schedule out your Twitter and Facebook posts, you can use this tool to simply add posts to your queue as you come across information you want to share. If you just keep adding relevant information to your queue, you can efficiently start to build a following because it will automatically keep posting at the best times; it even alerts you when your queue is empty!

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Travelocity tops Expedia – A new American Consumer Satisfaction Index report focusing on Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline and Travelocity rated overall satisfaction with the sites at 78 on a 100-point scale last year, matching the record high set the year before. While the aggregate score was unchanged, individual results showed more fluctuation. After nine years in the top spot, Expedia decreased 3 percent, from 79 points to 77, losing its crown to Travelocity, which increased from 77 to 79. Orbitz and Priceline also posted better numbers, increasing from 75 to 76 and 73 to 76, respectively. Best fries in America – Todd Brock at Serious Eats did a full evaluation of fries from McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s, including painstaking reporting on relative fry dimensions, serving sizes, price by weight and sodium content, followed by a head-to-head taste test. As it happens, Brock is “blown away” by Burger King's offering – which was redesigned last year – admitting if nostalgia wasn't a factor, the big, flavorful fries might even beat out McDonald's. In the end, Burger King and McDonald’s were tied at 28 points out of a possible 30 (graded on crispness, structure, potato flavor and seasoning). McDonald's was declared "the ideal road trip fry," due to its small size and ultra-crispiness. Burger King, however, wins for its hefty size and exceptional potato flavor. Wendy's limp, chewy fries were the big loser, scoring only 15 out of 30.

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Spirituality by Patti Payntor What a great picture it was one Saturday morning in Carmel … Forty-one thousand pounds of potatoes arrived by semi from Stevens Point, Wis., donated through the Society of St. Andrews to be distributed at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church to those in need. Or … We could say a community comes together in unity by combining its resources, concern for the community and ability to connect so those in need can be fed, and know their need is heard by a caring, unified community. Or … In the Christian community, we say there is nothing better than the body of Christ uniting together to hear the need and to respond in action. However you say it … the connections made it happen. The Society of St. Andrew is committed to introducing people to Jesus by meeting their needs … and one of those needs is physical hunger. So in 2011, this ministry gleaned 14 million pounds of food, 10.1 million pounds for potato and produce project, 28,000 people volunteered and 72 million servings of food were delivered. Dave, a member from St. Mark’s, contacted the above to offer the church’s lot for a deliv-

ery site, and the church notified all Hamilton County food pantries and groups the potato delivery would happen. A farmer from Stevens Point donated 41,000 pounds of potatoes (that we called “seconds,” but I could see nothing “second” about them), which were delivered by a truck driver (who volunteered his time and truck) to St. Mark’s that designated morning … And in time, all of the churches and agencies who had food pantries and opportunities to reach those in need had organized their own transportation to pick up thousands of pounds of potatoes … in time … all the potatoes were distributed! What a picture it was one Saturday in Carmel, made possible because of organized groups of people and individual persons who care enough to pay attention to the needs of others. I am simply sharing this story I watched unfold so maybe all of us can realize the impact we as individuals, our organizations and our churches can make in the world. I am hopeful in 2012, I can see this kind of picture in Carmel even more!


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Am I modern or contemporary? Decorating by Vicky Earley

It really is such a difficult decision … should I decorate in modern or contemporary style? Oh wait … hold on … aren’t those the same? We do tend to use the terms modern and contemporary interchangeably, but in the world of design, the styles have distinct qualities and features. Contemporary design is simply a nod toward the style of the day. Since the definition of the word contemporary is “of the moment,” contemporary design is a snapshot of the existing trends and culture. Yesterday’s contemporary is today’s vintage, and tomorrow’s contemporary is still unknown. Because contemporary style is fluid, it can easily morph as new colors and pieces are incorporated over time. Recognizable features are reflective surfaces, clean and sleek lines, unexpected colors, graphic patterns, rounded forms and asymmetry. Lucite and stainless steel details are hallmarks of today’s contemporary, while recycled materials have a strong foothold. Concrete, paper and chrome are usually close by in contemporary setting. Modern design is static and does not change with time. It was born of a desire for an escape

from the heavily ornate Victorian era. Thus, it is the bedrock of simplicity and minimalism. Modern design is characterized by angular frames, low profiles and geometric and abstract fabric patterns. Art is simple and devoid of fussy. Natural materials like linen, leather and teak wood are prevalent, unembellished and understated. In modern design, the furniture is often raised from the floor with the help of straight, unadorned legs. This purpose is to create a lighter, cleaner atmosphere. While the walls in modern design are typically shades of white and ivory, the interest is derived from carefully orchestrated shocks of color in fabrics and accessories. Since modern design has its roots in the 1920s, it often imparts a retro effect with vintage pieces, such as Eames chairs, Formica tables and ottomans. In contrast, a futuristic element is created by contemporary design through the use of modular shelving and pod seating. Vicky Earley is the principal designer for Artichoke Designs in downtown Carmel. If you have an interior design question, please contact

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Creating office/closet from unfinished attic space Remodling by Larry Greene Original attic: This Indianapolis home was built in 1994, and the owners have lived in the home for six years. As their family was expanding and their needs were changing, they began to think about the need for additional space. They needed a third bedroom and an office. According to the husband, “We have a three-bedroom house and I work from home. My wife is expecting our second child at the end of March, and we had to decide to either move or remodel.” Remodeling versus moving: The homeowners weighed the pros and cons of moving versus remodeling. One noted, “We added up the costs of moving, including realtor fees, repairs, moving costs etc., which turned out to be a significant amount of money. We then used that as our starting budget for the attic remodel. We went a little bit over, but we were able to stay in our home. We like the location and the neighbors.” Structural considerations: A structural engineer required beefing up the existing floor system by adding support to the floor joists. In addition, the design required extra foundation

support in the crawl space, including new footings, piers and a large beam to support the new attic loading. This allowed a new stairway from the new attic space with oak balusters and oak handrail. Final results: The owners noted, “The construction blends well with the home. If you were to come in for the first time now, you would never know the attic addition was new. I was able to work with the designers to come up with not only a plan for future needs, but a design that served my business needs. I needed a large closet to store my samples. We placed the closet over our master bathroom so the space could be easily changed into a bathroom if we ever had a need for another bedroom suite. I also really like I have electrical outlets, so I don’t have cords running all over, and my office is removed from the house, so work does not influence family life.” Larry Greene is the president of Case Design/Remodeling, a full-service design/build firm serving Hamilton County. Contact him at lgreene@

New life for old feature – The ancient ways of plastering walls are spreading into 21st-century homes. Many homeowners who want natural, durable and textured walls in their homes are choosing plaster. Earthen plasters can transform a living space and are free of the chemicals found in paints. Prior to the widespread use of drywall in the 1950s, most walls in America were finished using gypsum plaster. Gypsum is a naturally occurring water-soluble mineral known as “hydrous calcium sulfate,” found as well-formed crystals. 28 | March 6, 2012

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