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ilot and Mom of Ellen and Joel.” This title, neatly typed on Sally Shapiro’s personal business card, says a lot but doesn’t say it all. It should also read “community advocate.” Shapiro’s talent in the air and love for her family is obvious. Her diligent, behind-the-scenes commitment to the good of our thriving suburb is not so evident. Just take a look at Carmel’s creative parks, playgrounds, green space, walking paths and water features. As a member of the Carmel Parks Board, Shapiro has helped turn these recreational visions into reality. “Twenty years ago there was no park land at all in Carmel,” Shapiro said. “Today we have about 500 acres.” Carmelot, on Gray Road, was the first and only park in the area for many years. In the past decade, a combination of generous land donations and purchases has allowed the department to develop new parks, such as West Park at Towne Road and 116th Street. “This park was really community driven,” Shapiro said. “We went to schools, had town meetings and talked to neighbors about what they wanted to see in a park.” At that time, there were seven staff members in the parks department and no active board, so a neighborhood search was conducted for a committee to make up a design team for West Park. Shapiro’s enthusiasm — she attended all of the meetings — prompted the township trustee asked her to become a board member. That was nine years ago. Today, the Carmel Parks Department employs almost 250 staff members. Shapiro visited a dozen skate parks in California to figure out how to implement one into the master plan. “We now have a skate park for skateboarders and rollerbladers.” Located in Central Park near The Monon Center, the 55 million dollar crown jewel of Carmel’s park system, this innovative attraction fits alongside a gigantic outdoor aqua park, which is scheduled for a grand opening Memorial Weekend. According to Shapiro, there is still much to do with Carmel’s parks. Two parks on the east side of town have yet to be developed, West Park has 45 untouched acres and there are plans to build a sledding hill, designed espe-

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cially for toddlers, on five-acre parcel near the entry of West Park. Sara Ross Keck Shapiro, was born in Evansville during a blizzard in 1961. She grew up in Mount Vernon, a small Indiana town along the Illinois border on the Ohio River. As the youngest of three children, she learned the value of philanthropy from her parents. Recently she took her community involvement a step further by joining the Carmel Plan Commission as its Parks Board representative. “There’s so much to learn about zoning, codes and overlay zones, but I warn people, I have an opinion and I’m not afraid to use it,” Shapiro said with a chuckle. She embraces the challenge of her new role with zest. “If you look at the big picture,” Shapiro said, “we’re creating a community that is able to entice businesses into the city.” She credits the upscale park system, excellent schools, low crime rate and Hamilton County’s Executive Airport as assets that will lure new companies to the area. Shapiro knows the value of the former Terry Airport. That’s where she parks her Saratoga, a single-engine six-passenger airplane. Shapiro inherited her love of flying from her father, a World War II veteran and a pilot. “My dad always told me you get up in the sky and leave all your troubles behind,” Shapiro said. After several years as an investment banker, Shapiro chose to become a full-time mom with the birth of her first child, but needed something more and decided it was time to get her pilot’s license. She started flying when her daughter, Ellen, who is now 14, was 18 months old. “My husband, Brian, was very supportive,” Shapiro said. “He saw how happy flying

made me.” When she was seven months pregnant with her son, Joel, who is now 12, Shapiro passed her instrument rating test. “It was the hardest test I have ever taken,” she said. “I’ve never taken a test that my entire family’s life depended on.” She says she takes safety very seriously and trains with an instructor every spring to keep her skills up to speed. Shapiro hopes to continue her philanthropy in the air. A few years ago, Shapiro flew a mission for Angel Flight American (formerly called AirLifeLine). This organization coordinates more than 5,000 private pilots that provide 20,000 free air flights a year for adults

and children in need of medical services or during times of national crisis. Someday, she plans to volunteer for this group again. “I learned from my parents that it’s all about being involved, paying back to your community and leaving it a better place than when you got here.” Contact correspondent Stephanie Curtis at

FUN FACTS ABOUT SALLY SHAPIRO Favorite movie: “Avalon.” She loves romantic comedies. Last book read: A manual for a Cirrus aircraft but is a huge Dan Brown fan. Creative side: Making jewelry, creating photo albums and Klutz craft kits. Personal hero: Bessie Coleman, who earned her pilot’s license in 1921 as the first African-American fly girl and all the Women Air Service Pilots (WASP) who served in the U.S. military during World War II. Favorite places: Florence, Italy, and Portland, Ore.

Husband history: Brian (of Shapiro’s Deli fame) and Sally met on an airplane (of all places), during a 4-hour layover. They struck up a conversation, which led to a relationship and 17 years of marriage. Kid stuff: Ellen, 14, is a great athlete and plays competitive softball with the Carmel Sting. Joel, 12, seems destined to follow in his mother’s footsteps with a passion for aviation and am interest in engineering. What’s next? To someday fly as a commercial pilot

OUR TAKES OK, here’s the way we roll around here: No vote, no complaints. The primary election is under way until 6 tonight. In effect, the course our city will take for the next four years will be decided then. Do you care? We know many of you do. Do you vote? We know many of you don’t. Look, there’s no Bush running for office, so maybe this isn’t the sexiest ballot you’ve ever seen. The blather on the nightly news has nothing to do with Carmel races. Perhaps you haven’t been reading the local paper, this one, which has profiled all the council races. Still, there’s plenty of time to become

educated AND motivated enough to get out from behind the desk or off the sofa and go VOTE. The state graciously gives us until 6 p.m. to exercise our right - could be responsibility - to cast a ballot. Just mere minutes of your day is all it takes, and we know you have an opinion on which candidates should be advanced to the November general election. A great voter turnout for any election is a wonderful statement. Carmel should lead this state in such. And if you choose to not vote, please also choose to keep quiet about what transpires beyond Inauguration Day.

Words Don’t Describe. It is our position that the non-public family members of public officials ought to be left out of the hurricane that follows a public scandal. The spouse of recently fallen local business and public service icon Randy Tobias has been contacted by all sort and form of salacious story seeker. No Pulitzers to be discovered here – just a chance to broadcast one’s private pain into the public domain. Mrs. Tobias wisely has (and repeatedly) said, “Thank you, but I have no comment.” She operates with a level of class and decorum rarely seen. Private lives become public fodder with increasing regularity these days. Hours after the shootings at Virginia

Tech, distraught family members (of both the victims and the perpetrator) were being circled by jackals looking for that singular (and lucrative) sound byte. News is our business and we understand its value. But we question the news importance of private pain. Is the father of Jeffery Dahmer, Midwestern-born serial killer and cannibal, proud of his son? What do we expect him to say? Yet his response seems more attractive to the international press than Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s thoughts on the U.N.




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t seems to begin with our taking the names of Carmel Mayor first words. We call our Jim Brainard and City Council older brother or sister the candidate Kevin “Woody” Rider worst thing we can think and – gasp! – this very newspaof (generally something per, giving them the playground related to bathroom activities). treatment. From few short phrases we get You know the routine. “Hey the rising joy of feeling supeNelly, you’re so smelly. Smelly rior and they are nearly mortally Nelly. Smelly Nelly.” Why do bulwounded (If you don’t believe it, lies do this? And why does Nelly, call a 3 year-old a name and see who is really not smelly at all, run how he or she reacts!). Humans crying from the encounter? Not all have been disparaging each other targets run, cry and hide, though. Terry Anker since the beginning of recorded See, we are just beginning to history. “Og,” the caveman, likely understand the impact of “hate was calling his neighbor on the speech” – how some words are other side of the rock a “doo-doo head” able to have a profound impact on people’s because of some disagreement over the color lives. choice of a cave painting. Words have great power, and we all learn In nature, creatures from birds to chimpan- that fact very early in life. Unfortunately, we zees carry on with great vigor, when affronted seem to be missing the appropriate restraint by one another. Enjoying our balmy weather to keep that power under control. Actor Alex on a recent morning, I listened as each and Baldwin recently unloaded on an answering every sort of bird screeched and squawked machine repeatedly calling his pre-teen daughoutside the window. Generally, it appears to ter a “pig.” Did this fully grown adult male be a whole lot of noise but very little action. need to go to that level of expression with this Evolution may have taught them that it is little girl? Rosie O’Donnell and other some better to defame the competitive suitor for the other celebs have come to his defense. They attentions of the attractive little starling than cite the immense pressure of being rich and to fight to the death. But the fact that the enfamous among the excuses for this behavior. counter is auditory and not physical does not Riiiight. reduce the fervor with which it is pursued. Imus, Richards, Cheney, and loads of We sophisticated and well-educated adults others indulged in a little public name-calling are often not much better than of late. These are all people “Regretting her words” who have access and power at the rest. We squeal and jump by AnneKarin Glass, around about almost every extraordinary levels, yet they San Francisco artist. sort and type of infraction. The are capable of venting like a telemarketer that called during slighted high school girl writing dinner is a “stupid so-and-so.” bad things about a rival on a The referee making the bad wall in the boy’s bathroom. call is “bum.” Should we be Maybe name-calling keeps angry if others don’t agree with us from actually maiming each (or even try to see) our point other, or worse. I’d rather see of view? But at which point two dads yell it out than fight it does trash talking destroy the out over the fourth-grade socdialogue? cer match. Honestly, I’d really When we call nations the rather see neither. “Axis of Evil,” what is accomAnd if you don’t agree with plished? What is the impact? If enough people me, you must be stupid. call our president “stupid,” does that make it Terry Anker is a Carmel resident and businessso? How does the world perceive us? Is he the man. He is a member of Current in Carmel’s Editoking of the “stupid?” And locally a handful of very, if somewhat inexplicably, angry folks, are rial Advisory Board. You may e-mail him at terry@


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Perhaps you received a piece of election mail last Thursday from Republican mayoral candidate John Koven. If you elected to read it, you’ll know that he went to great lengths to rip this newspaper and its management over our endorsement of candidates that are a part of today’s primary election. That’s his prerogative and representative of the beautiful power of the First Amendment, and we salute him for exercising that right. It was a politically savvy move to lambaste the community newspaper that endorsed the incumbent mayor, Jim Brainard. ( We know you don’t believe us, but we really are being serious here.) He even credited one of us with being the manager of Brainard’s 2003 re-election. He gave too much acknowledgment there – way too much. Co-manager was as far as it went, folks, but we did a dandy job of handing out yard signs, setting up media interviews, arranging for a podium and riser to be delivered to campaign headquarters and keeping the lemonade chilled on election night. We consulted, because we were a consultant at the time. Manager? Heavens, no! There was a director and two co-managers. The latter two, of which we were one, reported directly to the former. A reader wrote us on deadline for this edition to mention how Koven’s mailing “seemed like sour grapes.” Not for us to judge. She also said, “You might want to let him know that virtually all newspapers endorse candidates and the rest of the political messages in your paper appear to be paid advertising.” Well, dear e-mailer, every last

Steve Greenberg & Brian Kelly one of them was a paid ad. We did offer the challenger’s representative, who rang us up, the opportunity to buy an ad in the heat of deadline, long past the time we customarily cut off such transactions, for the May 1 issue; the offer was declined, even though we and Koven’s rep tried to work out a way to make it happen. You may also wish to know we didn’t pursue the recent investigation of a complaint against Koven, because, to us, when a report reads “no charges, case closed” it instantly becomes a non-story. Other media thought otherwise; that’s their deal. All we know is this: previous relationship or not, Brainard was going to get our (apparently mighty powerful) endorsement, because we very much like the way things are progressing in this burg. And contrary to some folks’ opinions or beliefs, neither Brainard nor anyone associated with government anywhere between here and the moon has any ownership in this enterprise. Endorsement? Heck, yes. It is earned by everything that has been cobbled together to create a positive vibe and movement for this community, which is an awesome place to live. That matters to us.

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his Sunday, Mom Immediately will be the center I assumed the of attention, group was receiving cards, focused on war, phone calls, hugs but Cannaley and maybe even a little breakfast informed me her in bed from members of grateful mission is much Carmel families. Little did Julia broader than Ward Howe know way back in just the 20 major 1870 when she first suggested a armed conflicts Mother’s Day devoted to peace, raging around that the second Sunday of May the world. From would become a national holiday school shootJeff Worrell established by President Woodrow ings to domestic CarmelCan! Wilson in 1914. violence or gang Modern Mother’s Day celebraproblems to tertions look very different from the day Mrs. rorist attacks, there is clearly Howe envisioned. Her proclamation indicates a need to address local issues that she sought to draw attention to a world related to how we live and without violence, “Whereby the great human interact with each other. Canfamily can live in peace.” naley has been visiting local Following Julia Howe’s early lead, another colleges and universities, ingroup of Moms will be marking Mother’s Day cluding Notre Dame’s Peace in a similar way, advocating violence prevenStudies Master program, to tion by delivering “peace pies” to members of develop tools and methods Congress. Monica Cannaley, a local member for conflict resolution, peer mediation and of The Peace Alliance, is trying to establish a post-conflict reconstruction. Her organization Department of Peace within our United States is also contacting local government entities to government to research, propose and facilitate persuade them to support the legislation that practical, field-tested solutions to reduce now has 62 co-sponsors in the U.S. House. conflict in our communities, nation and the Everyone knows Mom and apple pie go world. together. Monica Cannaley is focused on


HELP CREEKSIDE WITH YOUR FEET: Creekside Middle School’s fourth annual 5K Walk/Run will start at 8:30 a.m. May 19 in the Village of West Clay. The event raises money for the school enrichment programs, extracurricular clubs and activities, and the athletics department. Registration is $15 for an individual, and there is a form on the school’s Web site: Entrants receive a race T-shirt and are entered in a drawing for prizes. Race-day registration is in front of Broccoli Bill’s in the Village, which is also the location of the start and finish lines. Last year nearly 500 people participated.

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other’s Day, 2002 ... ah, the memories. Puking 10month-old twins, parties for in-laws, my husband ditching me with said twins and an obnoxious 3-year old for four hours to attend his brother’s medical school graduation in downtown Indianapolis. I’m telling you, nothing says “We love you” like vomit and abandonment. Luckily I was able to call a “redo” and celebrated a lovely Mother’s Day the following Saturday. More importantly, I learned a good lesson: If I want to have a great Mother’s Day, I need to plan, in advance, a whole day just for me. No kids, no in-laws, no husband. If this is the only day all year that I get to celebrate the joys of motherhood, than I’m going to spend the time pretending I’m not a mom. With that in mind, consider my fifth annual “It’s Great Being Childless Again” extravaganza. Midnight to 9 a.m. Sleep in. My husband can get up with the kids and plough through the breakfast melee on his own. 9 to 10 a.m. Shower. For the entire hour. And enjoy every warm, quiet, peaceful minute of it. 10 to 10:30 a.m. Blow-dry my hair, put some make-up on, and get dressed; all without leaving the confines of my bedroom to wipe a poopy toddler bottom or break up a fight over whose turn it is to play Club Penguin.

10:30 to 10:33 a.m. Say “Good morning” to my family; let them present me with my Happy Mother’s Day cards and/or hand-made ceramic gifts, rhyming poems, etc. Say “Good-bye” to my family and sprint for the door. 10:35 to 11:35 a.m. Head to the Danielle Barnes & Nobles at Wilson 146th and Meridian for a Starbucks venti latte breve (decaf — I’m too jacked-up on the glory of being on my own to need caffeine!) and a scone. Peruse the magazines, books, and CD selections at my leisure. 11:35 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Drive over to Stein Mart and search for a bathing suit (onepiece or extra-long tankini, of course) and possibly some cute espadrilles. 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Hit Panera for a cup of broccoli-cheese soup, a large sour dough roll, and a sweetened iced tea. Call my mom in Kentucky and my mom-in-law in Carmel and wish them “Happy Mother’s Day.” See? It’s not all about me. 1:30 p.m. Roll into Regal Cinemas for the 1:45 showing of “The Chick Flick My Husband

Will Never Take Me To Even If He Were Being Tortured ‘Casino Royale’ Style” or possibly “300.” Again. What a delicious smorgasbord of abs to behold! 4 p.m. Swing by the Dairy Queen on Range Line for a vanilla cone. Nothing cuts the too-much-butter-on-my-large-popcorn-induced nausea like synthetic ice cream. Trust me on this one. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Walk the aisles at Target. Heaven. 5:40 to 6:40 p.m. Walk the aisles at WalMart. Cheaper Heaven. 7 p.m. Fly by McDonald’s for my Mommy Happy Meal: a cheeseburger, small fries, and a Diet Coke, hold the annoying plastic toy. 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. If nothing better comes to mind, kill time by listening to a non-Radio Disney music station while driving the entire I-465 loop, twice if necessary. 8:40 p.m. Return home to wish my beloved offspring “Goodnight.” What’s that? Their bedtime was 8:30? Hallelujah! The perfect end to a perfect day! Happy Mother’s Day to all of you Carmel moms out there. Even if you can’t do a whole day, try to take a moment for yourself. I’m certain you deserve it! Danielle Wilson is a Carmel resident and contributing columnist. You may e-mail her at Danielle@


The Carmel Dads’ Club Girls’ Lacrosse Select Middle School team went 3-0 at the Waverly Tournament in Lansing, Mich., recently.Team members on bottom row: Cassie Dugan, Emily Grayson, Hope Thomas, Sara Rogers, Tess Kromar, Jaime Heede, Abby Snively, Grace Garrett, Kaitlin McBane and Carolyn Beford and on the top row: Alyssa Stetson, Kayla Clark, Marielle Gaiser, Anna Teeter, Aya Tomozawa, MacKenzie Cunningham, Sarah Lankton and Jenna Turner.


The reservation deadline has passed, but those holding tickets for the Carmel Arts Council’s seventhannual English Silver Tea are reminded of Thursday’s event at The Mansion at Oak Hill at 3:30. Buckingham Companies has underwritten the tea, which allows the council to devote 100 percent of the proceeds to four arts scholarships of $1,500 each for qualifying graduating students


DISTRICT TO ROCK IN JULY: A big change for this year’s Rock the District: The event, originally set for May 19, has been moved to the beginning of July. The new dates are Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7. Rock the District features a variety of musical performances throughout the day and a districtwide sidewalk sale. This event is free. For more information, call 571.2787 or go to

Polls are open until 6 p.m. today Voters must show a form of government-issued identification to the poll inspector or judge. Acceptable forms of identification include: • Driver’s license • Passport • Military ID Forgetting your ID will not prohibit you from exercising your democratic right to vote. No ID means you may vote on a provisional ballot, which will nto count until you can carry a form of ID to the Hamilton County Elections Office. Provisional ballots and the ID law were in effect last general election. Absentee ballots are due by May 7. For the handicapped voter, there are voting machines that read the ballot at each polling place. By law, you must “put away” all campaign materials, because such materials are forbidden within 50 feet of the polling place. Of course, this includes buttons and pamphlets, and don’t wear the “Vote for So and So” T-shirt. Source: Hamilton County

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LEGAL BRIEFS By Douglas Haney, Esq. ITEM: Political Signs BACKGROUND: With Carmel’s primary election over at 6 p.m. today away, political signs have sprouted across the city. This is a form of political speech. In 1791, when James Madison wrote the First Amendment to our U.S. Constitution, one of its fundamental purposes was to protect the free discussion of political issues. A time-honored method of doing so is to post signs of support for a candidate or a cause. While this right to “speak from your property” is protected, that right is not absolute, and must be meshed with other important community interests. THE LAW: Unlike “core” election speech, over which First Amendment protection is “at its zenith,” political signs are subject to valid “time, place and manner” restrictions. Moreover, a municipality can prohibit the posting of all private signs on public property, given the legitimate governmental concern over traffic and pedestrian safety and visual aesthetics. Carmel is such a great place to

live, in part because its leaders care about the visual clutter and safety problems caused by private signs placed in public rights of way. For this reason, Carmel law does prohibit the placement of private signs, including political signs, in all city rights of way, as well as on trees, official traffic signs and utility poles located in those rights of way. Unlawfully placed signs will be removed by the city – and have been during this election season. One other important point to remember is that the theft, damage or defacement of lawful political signs is a crime. RESOURCES: Report illegal signs to the Street Department (733.2001) and sign theft or damage to the Police Department (571.5000). See also, City Code Section 25.07. Douglas C. Haney is the Carmel city attorney. The views expressed in this article are not necessarily those of the City of Carmel. Haney’s views should not be relied upon as legal advice applicable to a specific factual situation. E-mail him at

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unwilling to give those odds any power. For them, the odds may exist, but they really don’t matter. So how can you put this wisdom to work in leading your own life? Start dreaming. We used to be so good at it when we were kids. Go ahead. Think BIG. Be creative; don’t limit yourself. Stop worrying. All it will do is give you ulcers. Focus on how cool it will be when your dream becomes a reality. Ignore the odds. You will encounter obstacles that cause you to second-guess yourself. There will be naysayers who tell you all the things that will go wrong. Ignore it. There’s a person inside you who wants to step out and make something happen. Maybe it’s starting a business. Perhaps making a major career change. It might be going back to work now that your children are in school. Whatever it is, start dreaming, stop worrying and ignore the odds. You’ll thank yourself for years to come.

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PILATES STUDIO OPENS: A new Pilates studio, Reforming Indy, has opened at 35 E. Main St. Senior Pilates instructor and manager Kristen Abbott has 6 years of experience and training with Pilates along with a lifetime training in dance. The business is run as apart of Movement massage LLC, which is owned and operated by Michael Abbott, Kristen’s husband, who is a qualified therapeutic massage therapist working out of Carmel Total Fitness. For more information, call 506.1578 or go to


like quotes. I like them so much that I send out a “Thought for the Day” via e-mail to more than 100 people. Last week I found a quote by Dr. Robert Jarvik, the inventor of the artificial heart. The quote is, “Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.” What a great statement. The first nugget is that leaders are visionaries. They are focused on the future. They are focused on what could be. Henry Ford was absolutely convinced that it was possible to build a V8 motor. He pushed his engineers relentlessly, even as they repeatedly told him that it Kent Burns wasn’t possible. On Success Next, leaders have a poorly developed sense of fear. I love that. Leaders are courageous. They don’t waste time worrying. They aren’t the kind of people who continually see all the things that can go wrong. Finally, leaders have no concept of the odds against them. Why is that? It’s not because they’re oblivious. Leaders are simply



F.C. TUCKER’S NEW ASSOCIATES: F.C. Tucker Company has added 29 new residential sales associates to its network of Indianapolis-area offices. The following Realtors are now providing real estate services in Tucker’s Carmel office: Eric Credle, Rob Helvaty, Doug Mueller, Adam Prezbindowski and Carl Webster.

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TEACHER’S WORK RECOGNIZED: Clay Middle School math teacher Amy Lynn Knerr has been tabbed as one of 60 recipients of the Edyth May Sliffe Award for Distinguished Junior High School Mathematics Teaching, which recognizes instructors who develop the mathematical talents of students based on their students’ performances in the annual American Mathematics Competition. “I feel very fortunate to work with such outstanding students, teachers and parents. I love teaching math and working with great kids every day,” Knerr said. As a winner, Knerr has received a check for $100, a letter of recognition, an award pin, a certificate from the Mathematical Association of America, a one-year subscription to Math Horizons magazine and a one-year membership in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

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eachers enter the education profession knowing that they won’t make big bucks and retire with a fat portfolio and stock options. (A beginning teacher in the Carmel Clay Schools will earn $32,028 this year.) And that old saying about the three best things about being a teacher – June, July and August – is a thing of the past. The summer vacation actually lasts about nine weeks from the last day of one school year to the beginning of the next. Teachers use this “vacation” time to take graduate courses and workshops to maintain their state Tony Willis teaching license, to On Schools update lesson plans, to write curriculum

and to work to supplement their income. Despite the financial drawbacks, most Carmel teachers I know love what they do and wouldn’t consider another career. They are especially pleased to teach in a community that almost always values education and is supportive of their efforts. But, like any professional, a teacher appreciates affirmation that she is appreciated. Frank Luntz, in his recent book “Words that

Work,” pointed out that today’s American worker just wants to know that his efforts are valued. Teachers are no different. With this school year coming to a close, Carmel Clay’s professional educators would be pleased – even thrilled – to have that appreciation expressed to them. A handwritten note from a parent or student thanking a teacher for her work, dedication and professionalism would make a teacher’s day. Before this school year comes to a conclusion early next month, readers might consider taking a few minutes to send a note to a teacher who this year has made a difference in their lives or the lives of their children. Teachers are swamped with e-mail, so a note that arrives via the U.S. Postal Service is one that will be kept in a special file or placed on a bulletin board for many years to come. Tony Willis is the supervisor of curriculum and communication for the Carmel Clay Schools. Contact him at or at 844.9961, ext. 1093.



reating behavioral body really knows what happens disorders (includto a child’s brain on these drugs. ing ADD/ADHD) While 90 percent of the world’s can be a doubleRitalin prescriptions are written edged sword. On here in the U.S. … there are no the one edge, we become enslaved long-term studies on its effect.” by the behavior of our children to There is mounting evidence the point that we lose our sense that doctors are prescribing of self-control. On the other edge, amphetamines at alarming rates to we succumb to giving our children children for behavioral disorders drugs to help them gain a sense of believed to be ADD/ADHD, with self-control. Neither of those are “no definitive standardized test for cutting-edge solutions. ADD/ADHD” (www.addnondrug. Becky Kapsalis It is understandable that com/article.html) Ask YiaYia parents and teachers can become As I stated in an earlier article, overwhelmed and stressed out by our children are victims of our children who are hyperactive at home and in stress-filled life styles. It’s a “Catch 22.” Our the classroom. It would be great if a pill could children become the reason for our stressmake everything go away. filled schedules, and we promote schedules Rita Kirsch Debroitner, writing in The for our children, giving them reasons to be Whole Living Guide in June 2000, states “Nostress-filled. It is unlikely that we will change

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HEALTHY RESTAURANT CHOICES: Eating healthy is hard enough at home; but what about when you go out? Choose these entrees for a more nutritious restaurant experience. Asian: Shrimp Stir-Fry And choose brown rice — it’s lower in calories than fried varieties and has almost six times as much fiber per serving as white. Diner: Three-egg-white omelet This dish packs a lot of protein; for more nutrients and extra flavor, order with lots of diced veggies. Forgo the home fries for the fruit cup. Indian: Chicken tikka Unlike many Indian dishes prepared with ghee (clarified butter), coconut milk, or cream, this kebab is simply seasoned with spices and cooked in a clay oven. Italian: Pasta alla marinara The tomato sauce is loaded with cancer-fighting lycopene, and it has a lot fewer calories than Alfredo sauce. Skip the Caesar and dress your salad with a light vinaigrette. Middle Eastern: Chicken shish kebab Accompany this satisfying skewer of grilled poultry and veggies with a side salad, not hummus or baba ghannouj (an eggplant spread). Seafood: Any fish, grilled, w/ lemon Baked or broiled is fine, too — it’s the buttery and sautée dishes that are far too generous with calories and fat. Southwestern: Vegetable fajitas Without the tortilla and the sour cream, fajitas make a healthy stirfry: A 9-ounce portion offers three servings of veggies. Steak House: Flank steak It’s one of the leanest cuts of meat on the menu. At the recommended deck-of-cards-size portion, it has 9 g of fat; prime rib can have up to three times as much. —


ummer’s almost later seasons, Tod and Linc) went here. Time for me adventuring around the country in to start making Tod’s Corvette. the list of Things So here I’ve been, nurturing I Most Likely Will a daydream in which I strap my Not Get Done Again This Year. backpack to my bike and point This is a weird late-spring the front wheel west, avoiding the tradition in which I come up with turnpikes to roll with the Mother a bunch of Grandiose Plans, Big Road through small towns and Ideas and Opportunities for Greatlarge, seeing America the way it ness – some recreational, some deserves to be seen, eating in caprofessional, some home improvefes and sleeping in motor courts, ment – which have but one thing checking out the pretty girls and Mike Redmond in common: It’s highly unlikely drawing admiring glances from Humor any will be completed by the end the guys who wished they could of the summer. do what I’m doing. And just as Check that. It’s highly unlikely any will be I am about to favor them with one of those started. waves that says, “Yes, I know exactly how cool Oh, I’ll have plenty to do. It will be a busy I am,” I come back to reality. I couldn’t possiand happy season, a little light on travel perbly take that much time off. I’ll be lucky if I can haps, but I’ll have fun and get some important find a day I can ride to Shipshewana. things done. This will also be the summer I don’t get They just won’t be the things I’ve been that space above the garage turned into a daydreaming about. home office. I’ve had this one on the books For example, this will most likely be the ever since I started working from what the latest in a series of summers in which I do real estate flyer optimistically referred to as a not ride down what’s left of Route 66 on my “cute spare bedroom.” You and I would call it motorcycle. I’ve been planning this one for a closet with ambition. years. Decades, even. It might very well go Meanwhile, the space over the garage back to the Route 66 TV show from the early sits – well, not empty. It’s full of whatever I 1960s, the one where Tod and Buz (or, in the couldn’t find space for in the house. But it


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s it just me, or do you have a tough time finding things in your refrigerator? Here’s some stuff I couldn’t find this week: Paul Newman’s Italian Dressing, Mrs. Paul’s Fish Sticks, Sara Lee’s Cheesecake, Oscar Mayer’s Bologna, and Mike’s Hard Lemonade. What do these people have against me? Why are they avoiding me? I did find a tube of anchovy paste, which had expired six years ago and had slid behind the vegetable bin, but my theory is that the difference between fresh anchovy paste and stale anchovy paste is pretty academic, so I put it back where I found it. I’m always successful at finding the gallon of milk and I can usually put my mitts directly on the jumbo bottle of Mountain Dew. After that I’m clueless. I know these other things are in there somewhere. Sometimes I think my wife is hiding the good stuff. I’m convinced that when I’m sleeping, Mary Ellen sneaks downstairs and rearranges everything. She shoves the horse radish behind the milk carton, buries the tartar sauce under the bag of spinach and conceals the lettuce in the lettuce bin. (Never underestimate how tricky she is.) It annoys me that companies like Amana, Frigidaire and Maytag label parts of the fridge. Who are they to tell me where to put my food? A specific place for butter, cheese, eggs,

meat, vegetables? Please. When you buy bookshelves does the second shelf have “Nonfiction” tattooed on it? I think not. I want to jam all food on the top shelf so I don’t have to bend down to eat directly out of the appliance. Sometimes, around midnight, Dick Wolfsie I’ll have a desire for Humor a ham sandwich on rye, with mustard. The rye bread is easy (you seldom lose things in a bread box) and I can usually sniff out the ham. But that mustard has a mind of its own. It should have a label: Warning: This condiment has been known to disappear when placed in a confined environment under 40 degrees. I hate to admit it, but I require marital help for this search and seizure. Otherwise, I’d end up sticking my head in the Amana and clanking around in there for 20 minutes coming up with nothing but a frost-bitten nose. I call to Mary Ellen, who is upstairs. “Mary Ellen, where’s the mustard?” “In the refrigerator.” “Gee, thanks, that really cuts down the

amount of time I’d have spent looking in the washer or dryer.” It’s about this time that I hear that inevitable sigh. It wafts down from the second floor and cuts through me like a dull knife slicing a squishy tomato. “Keep looking, Dick. It’s there.” “It’s not here, dear. Are you sure we have mustard?” “Yes, I’m sure. Look behind the pickles.” “Are you sure we have pickles? I don’t see the pickles.” Mustard should be the easiest thing to find. Because I can never see it — even when it’s right in front of me — I always think we are out of it, so I keep buying more. That’s why there are three half-full containers on the first shelf and five more bottles poking out their crusty heads from inside the door. I can’t find anything. I can’t even find a funny way to end this column. I think I’ll just relax, maybe go in the kitchen and make myself lunch — a hot dog with a little relish

sounds good. OK, maybe just a hot dog. Dick Wolfsie is a columnist, author and speaker. Contact him at

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’BERRY FOR REGULARS: The maker of the BlackBerry, a popular phone for business users, has announced a new multimedia phone aimed at the consumer market.The new BlackBerry Curve includes the e-mail and calling capabilities of Research In Motion’s other products, but adds a 2.0 megapixel camera with zoom and software to manage multimedia files. The phone is the smallest and lightest BlackBerry with a full keyboard. It will also allow visitors to view photos and video, as well as listen to music. RIM includes new software from Roxio to help organize content on the phone. The Curve comes in a silver finish, and is about 4 inches by 2.5 inches.

Keep in mind that the speed of your and your recipient’s Internet connection will determine the size and quality of the image that can be reasonably transmitted. In most cases, anything higher than a 640x480 resolution will cause the pictures to refresh very slowly on the other end, so don’t pay for a high resolution Webcam if you are only using it for Internet conversations. For uses beyond this basic need, you can buy cameras that have auto-focus, auto-light sensors, auto-tracking, wide-angle lenses, built-in microphones and enough resolution to rival digital cameras. If you want it for security purposes, you need to make


NEW FROM GOOGLE: IGoogle is a cute package. Google re-launched its personalized homepage service last week, renaming it iGoogle and adding new graphics, a makeyour-own syndicated gadget tool and other community-enhancing features. Also new is the Gadget Maker. It’s very easy to create a personalized Google Gadget that you can share with friends. Everything is done through simple wizard web forms, so there’s no programming knowledge required. Also, the gadgets can be syndicated openly: they can be shared with users of iGoogle, Netvibes, Pageflakes or any Ajax-driven homepage service.

If you have teenage kids, I bet you’ve already heard it: “We need a Webcam for the computer.” As with any technology, the Internet is continuing to evolve in how it is used. The latest craze is not just chatting on-line but actually having a Web conference where you see them and they see you. Webcams have come a long way since the early ’90s. Today’s Webcams can be used for a variety of things, including video chats, video conferencing, video security, monitoring, taking pictures or even capturing video streams (like a camcorder) so you can become the next big thing on YouTube. Most new Webcam users simply want to be able to transmit an image during a live Internet session through instant messaging or with an online phone service such as Skype (skype. com). For those uses, just about anything from a name brand manufacturer will do just fine. Don’t get too carried away with the specifications because anything that is going to be transmitted over the Internet will be degraded in quality from what you are seeing on your computer.

sure you use a camera that has a higher resolution (now up to 1600x1200), the ability to adjust for lighting changes and software that will allow you to record. But make sure it comes with software that tells the computer to only record the image when it detects motion so you don’t fill up your hard drive with images of a scene that never changes. The auto-tracking feature allows some Webcams to track your face so you don’t have to sit like a robot when you’re chatting online. The software that you use with your Webcam will ultimately determine what else you can do with it, so pay particular attention to the included software when comparing Webcams. There are a number of great Web sites that have reviews and/or user comments on Webcams and Webcam software including Cnet (, Tom’s Hardware ( and Epinions (


and Audible. No AAC, though, so your unprotected iTunes/EMI songs won’t work. The Stone shows up on your desktop as a standard USB thumb drive, so you can drag and drop music from any computer with a USB port. The player is tiny at 2 x 1.4 x 0.5 inches, a little bigger than the iPod Shuffle, but also cheaper. At $40 it’s half the price of Apple’s teeny player.

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A BITE OUT OF APPLE: Aiming squarely at the iPod Shuffle market, Creative has announced the Stone, a 1GB flash player with support for MP3, WMA, WMA DRM

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hould Jesus have fired the Apostles? The 12 Apostles of the four Gospels were a motley crew … regular just-like-us guys of their time. They were hand-picked by Jesus and had constant front-row exposure to Christ’s teaching and miracles. Look how they reacted to Jesus: God Incarnate, the Good Shepherd. As a group the Apostles variously wavered in their faith, were confused by His teaching, second-guessed His intentions, questioned His divine nature, betrayed Him to the Pharisees, went to sleep on Him in the Garden, denied knowing Him at His trial, ran from Him at the crucifixion (everyone but John), and when He appeared in a locked room with them days later … doubted Christ’s resurrection. With friends like that, who needs a Pharisee? The point is, should there be a Christian anywhere who is surprised when another Christian goes astray? Or should any of us be surprised when we doubt our faith or question God’s motives? It is instructive to see how Jesus reacted. Jesus mildly rebuked the Apostles who slept as He prayed for His life at Gethsemane, basically shrugged off Judas’ betrayal, and struck up an engaging conversation with

Pontius Pilate, who soon gave Him over to execution. Above all, He was kind and compassionate with the downtrodden; and brilliantly shrewd with the proud. He did not un-define sin for the comfort of others, but urged all to “follow me” (20 Bob Walters times in the Gospels) Spirituality and to “go and sin no more.” Jesus brought grace, yet warned about end times, hypocrisy, unbelief and the eternal consequences. He was plenty tough, but grace does not mean there was no room for sternness and admonishments in His teachings. When we sin – and keep sinning – we miss the exquisite experience of Christ as the Good Shepherd. That’s an experience you want. Bob Walters (, a Carmel resident, has great reason to be glad God does not remember our sins. His views do not represent those of this newspaper.

WHERE I WORSHIP (and why) Meet The Smiths

Family Members: Steve and Kathy Smith; two married daughters, two grandsons, one adult son getting married this summer. Residence: Briarwood Subdivision Members of: Grace Community Church Why: Over the past 13 years that we have attended Grace Community Church, we have repeatedly witnessed genuine life transformation take place as of result of the scriptural teaching of God’s principles, precepts, and promises. At Grace, God’s

timeless truths are being conveyed in a relevant, but not relativistic manner, using both conventional and contemporary methods to touch lives in our local community and around the world. We have made Grace our church home because its ministry is focused on drawing people to God and changing lives. Location: 5504 E. 146th St., Noblesville Phone: 848.2722 Web:

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LOCKET REINVENTS A FAMILY HEIRLOOM: Photo lockets were once precious, often passed on through generations. Now Kodak has taken the photo locket one step further. The new Kodak 1881 is a high-tech digital camera that you can wear as a traditional photo locket like a necklace.

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When you open the locket you have a LCD display where you can view your favorite photos and use as a viewfinder for more precise shots. The innovative camera strives to create a more precious medium through which to share your memories, whether at home or on the street. Favorite photos are displayed every time you open, for quick peeks. To capture moments quickly, simply aim and tap. To capture a more precise photo composition, open 1881 and use the LCD viewfinder. — FIND THE PERFECT GIFT FOR MOM: Look at the colors she wears. These are excellent clues what colors she feels comfortable living around. See if she is currently collecting anything special. Many women collect collectibles, themes such as angels, cats or figurines. Does she enjoy jewelry? A very popular Mother’s Day gift is boy and girl charms in the birthstone of her children and grandchildren. Does she have any hobbies she enjoys such as sewing, movies or golf? If she is into home decorating, give her a trinket for the house or a gift certificate to her favorite home decor store. A picture of you (and you family) in a nice frame always makes a great gift for a mom. You can always show her you appreciate her by giving a gift that pampers her. Look for more great ideas at


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great frame can transform a grocery store receipt into a fabulous piece of art. The wrong frame can render an original into something that looks ready for a ride to Goodwill. A poor framing technique, however, can ruin the art permanently. When asked how he can be certain that a Vicky Earley piece of art will Decor fall into the fabulous category, Mark Fraley of The Great Frame Up explained, “When a client comes to us for framing we will always begin with our best design. Our best design is not based on cost, it is solely based on what we feel best fits the artwork.” Fraley’s experience has shown that when artwork is framed appropriately it looks like a “piece,” not like something that was simply framed.

Once the appropriate frame is identified, the type of art will determine how to complete the framing process to ensure the longevity of the piece. Water colors, prints, posters, color photographs, and diplomas are typically framed with mat board and glass. Pieces that are of value, for monetary or sentimental reasons, should be framed with materials that will provide

specialized protection from the elements, which lead to decomposition. To ensure that the art is protected, Fraley specializes in “Conservation Framing.” This is a process that utilizes materials that will not chemically interact with the art. “All the mat boards, and backer boards that we use are acid and lignan free. Acids and lignans are generally found in paper products, and in wood. Over time these materials go through a process called out gassing that causes the artwork to discolor and become brittle,” Fraley said. In addition, Fraley recommends the utilization of glass that is UV protected to prevent fading. When art is exposed to UV rays, the colors fade. A final step for artwork protection is to be certain that the matting is “hinged.” Hinging is a process that adheres the art to the backer board or the mat board. “When these steps are used with one another you can be assured that your art is safe,” Fraley said. Vicky Earley is the principal designer for Artichoke Designs located in downtown Carmel. If you have an interior design question, please contact her at


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What: Symphony in Color Details: 56th annual juried exhibition of works by Indiana schoolchildren in grades one through six and mildly mentally impaired/autistic classes. The exhibit showcases works of art created in response to classical music pieces. More than 33,000 Indiana students participated in the program in 2006. Where: Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis When: Through Saturday Info: 232.1637 or

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PLAYERS PLAN AUDITIONS: Auditions for Carmel Community Players’ production of “Big River,” based on Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” will be from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. May 20 and from 7 to 9:30 p.m. May 21 at Clay Middle School Auditorium, 5150 E. 126th St. Production dates are July 27-29, Aug. 3-5, and Aug. 10-12. Auditioners should be prepared to perform a song of their choosing. For more information, call 815.9387.

She’ll be heading to Indiana State University in the fall. After two years in a Broad “I’m planning to major in Ripple gallery and a one-year foreign languages and minor in hiatus, the Carmel High School photography,” Clonts said. “I’m student photography exhibit drawn toward the idea of teaching returns with a new location and photography, but I don’t want to renewed spirit. kill my passion for it by majoring “We had a good response in in it.” Broad Ripple, but we wanted to Other students in the show share this work with the local include Adam Aisen, Rachel Andercommunity” said Kevin Daly, the son, Tiffany Brown, Sara Burwell, Carmel High School media arts Maggie Byrne, Caitlin Causey, Greg teacher who curates the show Chomanczuk, Scott Davidson, with co-worker Sarah Wolff. Georgia Edmonds, Lauren Elliott, Sara Burwell Caitlin Clonts “The growth of the Carmel Arts Maggie Gard, Hannah Harvard, Daly said. “It’s a great and Design District gives us the Ben Kaufman, Christy Klink, Jackie opportunity to show the students’ work where learning experience for the students, but I Knake, Michael Landini, Megan Marshall, Mel hope people will come see the creative eye, their friends and family can see it.” Moss, Paul Mousdicas, Charlie Myers, Jessie know-how and talent of these students.” Following nearly a year of planning, the Ogle, Jordan Phelps, Julia Reis, Kat Rhodes, More than 300 images were submitted for exhibition of black-and-white prints opened Eric Roth, Kyle Shelton, Courtney Steihl, the show, from which Daly and Wolff selected on May 3 at the Ami Gallery, 240 E. Main St. Grant Straton, Annie Unverzagt, Casson Valiyi, about 130, which were voted into the exhibiThe works — which the students shot, develNatasha Vickers, Emma Vittetau, Brad Wescott oped, printed, mounted, framed, titled, signed tion by Carmel High School staff members and Kristin Wilson. and Lois Wyant, owner of the Ami Gallery. and priced by themselves — will be on display For gallery hours, call 663.4798 or visit The images with the most votes got into the until May 31. show, which includes about 60 images by 35 Although student works had been disstudents. played at the high school in the past, Daly Barbara E. Cohen is a freelance writer who covers For senior Caitlin Clonts, who has taken the arts for Current In Carmel and teaches art apwanted other people to be able to see the rich preciation at the Carmel campus of Ivy Tech Comthree photography classes and one photoarray of images his students create. munity College. You can reach her at barbara@ journalism class, the experience has helped “I saw so much amazing artwork that no her decide on a possible direction for college. one saw if they weren’t inside the school,” By Barbara E. Cohen


HOUNDSTOCK IS GOING TO ROCK: Carmel High School’s annual outdoor concert “Houndstock” will be from 4 to 10:00 p.m. on May 19 in the CHS football stadium (rain location is the Freshman Center cafeteria). Nineteen bands, composed of current Carmel High School students and faculty, recent graduates, and students from other local high schools, will perform a variety of music genres, including reggae, classic rock, punk, acoustic and hiphop. Tickets are $5 at the gate; no advance sales. A firework display will close the event at approximately 9:45 p.m. The public is welcome and encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

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Why? The quality of their food is outstanding; Chef Paco is fantastic.

BISTRO CHEESEBURGER Ingredients: • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef • Vegetable oil • 4 slices sweet onion -- 1/2 inch thick • 4 crusty rolls -- split, toasted • 4 romaine lettuce leaves • 4 tomato slices -- 1/2 inch thick • 8 slices Swiss cheese • 1/4 cup mayonnaise • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Instructions: In small bowl, combine sauce ingredients (mayonnaise and Dijon mustard); set aside. Shape ground beef into four 3/4” thick patties. Lightly brush oil onto cut sides of onion. Place patties and onions on grid over medium, ash covered coals. Grill, uncovered, 13 to 15 minutes or until centers are no longer pink and onions are tender, turning once. Season burgers with salt and pepper, if desired, after turning. Approximately 1 minute before burgers are done, top each burger with 2 slices cheese. Meanwhile, spread equal parts of sauce mixture on top half of each roll. Line bottom half of each roll with lettuce and tomato; top with cheeseburger and onion.

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Carrie Wild Art Show

Her detailed ink and watercolor illustrations focus on the natural world. Date: Friday through Aug. 26. Location: White River Gardens, 1200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis. Phone: 630.2001

Story Avenue: African-American Voices That Teach Us All

Learn about the role of storytelling and oral traditions in the African-American community. Date: Wednesday. Location: Children’s Museum, 3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Phone: 334.3322

Guys and Dolls

Dates: Through Monday. Location: Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 Michigan Road, Indianapolis. Time: Various. Price: $32.50-$52.50. Phone: 872.9664. Web:

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An exhibit containing 34 paintings, sculptures, photographs and new media installations from the Afro-Cuban artist. Date: Through June 3. Location: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis. Price: Adults $12, seniors $10, college students w/valid I.D. $6, children ages 7-17 $6, children ages 6 and under free. Phone: 920.2660. Web:


Dates: Wednesday. Location: Crackers, 6281 N. College Ave., Indianapolis. Time: 8:30. Price: $8 regular, $10 preferred. Restrictions: 18 and older. Phone: 255.4211. Web: www.crackerscomedy. com.

Karaoke Majors Sports Café

Date: Fridays. Time: 9 p.m. to midnight. Special: Budweiser buckets of beer, 5 for $9.95. Phone: 566.8482. (2293 E. 116th St.)

Indy Dancers Dances • Date: Saturday. Location: Starlite Ballroom, 5720 Guion Road, Indianapolis. Time: 7:30 to 11 p.m. Dance a variety of social dances to DJ music. Price: Members $8, nonmembers $13. Includes lesson 6:45-7:30 and cold-cuts buffet. Singles welcome. • Date: May 8. Location: 8 Seconds Saloon, 111 N. Lynhurst Ave., Indianapolis. Time: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Dance a variety of social dances to DJ music. Price: Members $5, nonmembers $10. Phone: 767.5665. Web:

Local Gigs Mickey’s Irish Pub

Friday: Carl Storie. Saturday: The Merecats. Time: 9 p.m. Cover. Phone: 573.9746. Web: www.mickeysirishpub. com. (136th Street and U.S. 31)

Majors Sports Café

Date: Saturday. Time; 8 pm to Midnight with IKE (classic rock) Location; 2293 E. 116th Street . Phone: 566-8482.

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This well-written and thoughtprovoking novel tells the tale of a modern West Virginia town that is sent back in time and moved to Germany by a freak accident. The residents have to survive on their wits and what technology they have with them during the Thirty Years War. In rebuilding their own government, they reshape history. The book introduces a whole new cast of characters into the Thirty Years War. While it is fiction, it is well-researched with many facts about the time period woven into the plot. This book launched a bestselling series called “The Ring of Fire,” in which the author does a good job of selecting other talented authors to write the sequels.

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ITEMS FOR SALE WAGNER GAME WORKS: Spring arcade sale! All stock of pinball’s arcade, video multicades and home slots plus juke boxes and misc. stock. Closeout priced. Hurry in today for the best price in town. Harley Davidson pin; like new, $3,600. Corvette pinball, low miles, collector quality, $3,895. Call 326.3533 or 498.5323.

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April 26 6:13 a.m., Accident with property damage, W. 116th St. / N. Meridian St. 8:20 a.m., Juvenile Complaint, 4242 E. 126th St. 8:30 a.m., Accident with property damage, N. Meridian St. / W. 111th St. 2:39 p.m., Juvenile complaint, 3525 W. 126th St. 2:42 p.m., Accident with property damage, E. 116th St. / Gray Rd. 2:50 p.m., Theft, 200 E. Carmel Dr. 3:20 p.m., Accident with property damage, 425 Arbor Dr. 4:18 p.m., Accident with property damage, E. 116th St. / Hazel Dell Pky. 4:15 p.m., Accident with property damage, 11541 Creekside Ln. E. 4:31 p.m., Accident with

property damage, 31 I-465 E. 5:11 p.m., Accident with property damage, E. Carmel Dr. / Keystone Way 5:13 p.m., Accident with property damage, E. 116th St. / Aaa Way 5:16 p.m., Accident with property damage, E. 116th St. / SR 431 S. 5:46 p.m., Accident with property damage, SR 431 S. / E. 116th St. 5:46 p.m., Harassment, 10909 Jordan Rd. 6:03 p.m., Suspicious activity, 971 Foxfire Circle 7:14 p.m., Accident with property damage, E. Carmel Dr. / Keystone Way 7:10 p.m., Accident with property damage, 14350 Clay Terrace Blvd. 7:42 p.m., Suspicious activity, E. 96th St. / Enterprise Dr.

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