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UP FROM DOWN UNDER CarmelFest 2008 chair Gary Frey has whipped his demons by immersing himself in volunteering. By Steve Greenberg For Current in Carmel Gary Frey understands full well from whence he has traveled, and he’s not going back. Ever. The chairman of CarmelFest 2008 is “just living the dream, baby,” but it is no delusion. It’s not so far back to the isolation he endured as a child. He was reared outside Terre Haute in a four-room concrete-block house. “We had two coal stoves and no indoor plumbing, and it was 100 feet, regardless of the weather, to the outhouse,” Frey, 60, matter-of-factly tells a listener. “We took sponge baths. In winter, the walls would ice over from condensation. But we had food and electricity as well as a propane stove.” Frey and his now-deceased parents, Fred and Lorraine, and his sister, Marilyn, lived amongst the corn and wheat fields, but there was no farming to be done. The coal piles and the fields were Frey’s playgrounds. He would climb the coal or grab a bat and ball and swing for the future into the crops. It wasn’t baseball that was his target; it was, rather, a way out. His friends were few, and he finally enjoyed his first shower when he went to the former Terre Haute Garfield High School, but he had “this vivid imagination. I lived in my own little world.” So, as it turned out, did his father, and Fred’s little world was fueled by booze. “He was a heavy drinker and a smoker, and he never talked to us unless he was drunk,” Frey says. “Mom was a stay-athome mom...[and was] very depressed most of the time. She and my dad were made to marry because (Lorraine was pregnant with Gary).” When Frey was

in the eighth grade, Fred and Lorraine divorced. “Mom moved into the city, married a guy, moved away and then died. I never saw her again. This happened when I was 17,” he says contemplatively. Frey was exposed to the idea of college while at Garfield, and since he didn’t want to work as a factory laborer as his father did for Winslow Scales Works, Indiana State University seemed to be the ticket. In his junior year there, he rented his first apartment, never again to return to the little block house by the fields. Freedom and his dreamer nature conjoined. One thing led to another, and then the heavy drinking began. “Truthfully, I majored in booze and girls. The dean asked me to leave, and then I got drafted,” Frey says. “I knew I was wasting time and money.” Although he never was shipped out for the Vietnam War, he served nearly five years in the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of first lieutenant, and another two years in the National Guard, for which he was a captain and a trained member of the Airborne Special Forces. “It’s the best thing that ever happened to me. I learned leadership. Look, I was afraid to ask for dates, but (soldiers) would follow me. It gave me a lot of confidence, and I went back to school and got my degree in business management.” He worked in sales and sales management for a time, was a minister for a small, non-denominational church in the mid-1980s and became a Christian in the mid-’90s. “It was a calling. How do you know? You don’t,” he says. He then became discouraged when his dream of building a church got derailed, became too egotistical, made a ton of mistakes and got humbled. Mightily. It cost him his marriage in 1994. “I wasn’t thinking clearly, and again I turned to women and alcohol,” Frey says. “I had my most disappointing decade from 1994 to 2005. I was a lost puppy... I’d always had a struggle with alcohol. I’d hated my dad. He was abusive. I vowed I’d never be like that, but alcohol became

my medication of choice. I was a pretty heavy drinker. I had a DUI, and Judge (Gail) Bardach (the former Carmel City Court judge) hammered me but good. That was my ‘rock bottom.’ I asked myself, ‘Is this what is going to define you the rest of your life?’ The answer was, ‘No.’ ” Today Frey, who owns American Insurance Solutions, is as optimistic and as “everywhere” as he can be. “I now can bring something to the room,” he says, crediting the opportunity to volunteer for CarmelFest, the Carmel International Arts Festival and many other initiatives for pulling him into the now. “I was a social recluse, but not any longer. No more plodding through life,” he says. “I have great relationships with my kids now, I’m a grandfather, I have more friends than ever before and I get to contribute to the community, especially with CarmelFest, which portrays this community at its best.” Any secrets? Frey pauses, then says: “Just this: Live in the present moment and enjoy what God has given us. It’s a new experience for me that never will get old.”

MEET GARY FREY Birth date: Nov. 25, 1947 Birthplace: Terre Haute High school: Terre Haute Garfield (1965) College: Indiana State University (1976), Bachelor of Science degree in business management. Children: Courtney Hudson (30, an Arbonne distributor living in Noblesville, and the mother of Ella, 2, and pregnant with a child due in August), Cassandra Stevning (28, an outside sales and marketing specialist for The Ritz Charles, living in Noblesville and due to deliver a child in October), Jordan Frey (24, working in sales and living in Chicago) and Jonathan Frey (22, graduating this Saturday from Grove City College in northwest Pennsylvania with a degree in history).

OUR TAKES It is our position that the explosion of spyware represents a new, nefarious subtext to the wonder that is technology. Spyware represents everything from a hacker unleashing a Trojan program onto a PC to log keystrokes to target marketing attempts to discover personal preferences in order to offer up highly personalized advertising content. As anyone who has ventured out into cyberspace in an attempt to live a more e-friendly life will tell you, we really have little control over what data will be collected. Or over what will be done with it. Even “safe” devices like Apple’s iPod require

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extensive computer downloads, upgrades and information/data collection to function. What goes on as the Apple folks are uploading and downloading is a mystery to most. Honestly, they like it that way. Even as we are bombarded by the media with news of privacy data breaches, it is surprising that some of the worst invasions of our privacy occur soon after we hit “OK” to that 75page licensing agreement online. There may well be a time and a place for targeted marketing ploys and devices, but they must come with clear, simple notice and escape option with each occurrence.

It is our position that Central Indiana needs its own airline presence. With the sad departure of American Trans Air (ATA), Indiana lost its only true carrier. More was lost on this sad day than just another in a list of Indiana businesses to go under: We all surrendered a tremendous freedom and flexibility and even businesses’ clout. It has long been the contention of many Indiana entrepreneurs that two key environmental factors hold back the growth of investment in the heartland: (1) lack of participation in daylight savings time, (finally addressed by our own Rep. Jerry Torr and Gov. Mitch) and (2) inability

to get into or out of Indianapolis on a direct flight. These days, one is hard pressed to find a direct flight to anywhere other than hub cities. In addition to the lack of scheduling flexibility and competitive pricing, Indianapolis is about to debut a brand-new airport terminal. This community asset carries an astonishing price tag north of $1 billion. That investment of public funds to service puddle-jumper airlines to larger and more “worthy” cities does not seem to be well placed. We need an aggressive local player willing to serve this market.


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CURRENTOON by Tim Campbell



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Comfort in a lean


n attempting to define the differboth the sunshine and the rain. ence between an acquaintance and As children, some of us naturally begin a good friend, we often refer to the to offer our surely not brawny enough most important in our lives as those frames up to provide support for those upon whom we “lean.” In around us. We care for our sib1971, R&B singer Bill Withers lings–both younger and older. put a point on this concept We hold up our parents as they with his seminal song “Lean struggle with life’s challenges. on Me,” which became the If you aren’t the one, you know anthem of offering oneself to who the one is. Each group has the support of another. But those upon whom we can lean. what does that really mean? I They are there in a real and guess in the most specific sense, tactile way. They bring their it is simply a metaphor for the whole being to bear to give us interconnectivity that we all strength. give and that we all need. A Today we communicate in lonely or sad child will reach ways that remove or reduce out for the weight and security human interaction. We take of a loving and protective adult. away the touch. But can the Terry And a lonely or sad adult will mass of another human ever Anker reach out for the weight and setruly be replaced? curity of another to find solace Size doesn’t matter. In fact, and reinforcement to survive whatever the some of the greatest support I’ve ever retribulation. ceived came in the form of a child wiping It all reminds me of one of my favorite away my tears at a funeral many years ago. parts of being married. When awakened That little gesture from that little person by an unpleasant or unsettling sound or showed great strength. dream all you do is reach across the covers And we all feel safe in the presence of to your partner there. Unlike the pillow, the fireman or police officer or soldier. soft and compliant to the They represent a body touch, the warm body at upon which we may all your side is there with a lean. They are there often more considerable presto help those without opence. There’s something tions. Withers was right,: solid, something reinforc“Lean on me when you’re ing, in the attendance of not strong, and I’ll be another being that carries your friend–I’ll help you both mass and gravitas. I carry on.” Isn’t that the like that. It makes me feel sum of what we’re missas though there are things ing? Isn’t there power in that truly are authentic in the solidity of two? Or our lives–unyielding and three? Or many? lasting truths. Words are We live in a world that not required. The touch values absolute indepenalone lowers the heart-rate dence. Separate cars. and returns equilibrium. Separate houses. Separate So much of ours lives are in flux. Jobs lives. What would come if we were all are not permanent. Confidence in leaders able to reach out in the darkness and find is cast aside with each election cycle. And another person there beside us? That some so-called friends are more like mansleeping, weighty mass is quietly ready at nequins made from ash – if you were to our side–all we have to do is ask. lean upon them they’d simply disintegrate. I fear with each passing year that families are a little less committed to each other. Terry Anker is the associate editor of Current But with a few it is different. They are in Carmel. You may e-mail him at sturdy folk. They are the kind made for


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FROM THE BACKSHOP ‘the Hillary‘ ran stRongly Begrudgingly, we’re compelled to give credit where it is due. The Hillary (along with The Bill and The Chelsea) blanketed virtually every parcel in Indiana, which, no doubt, helped to fuel her victory in last week’s primary. Compared to Barack Obama’s campaign, this approach seemingly had Holy Grail-like power. We suggested weeks ago that he needed a testosterone booster shot or would risk losing the state. Heh-heh, right again! The silver lining here, for those of us inside the “O Ring,” is that she won’t have enough delegates–regardless of the outcomes of the remaining primaries–to make it to The Big Dance in November. (Time to put the voodoo doll away, we suppose. It was fun while it lasted.)

way around than before Daniels assumed control, tell us why. All we’d like to see him do more of at this juncture is rid state government of excess (in terms of overpaid and extra workers and over-funded programs). Lookit, this guy doesn’t NEED the job and the headaches that come with it. The fact is, he loves his work and his state, and we’re all better off for having him at the helm. Jill Long Thompson? Puh-leeze!



We don’t get it. At all. Gov. Mitch Daniels has done more to fix this formerly struggling state’s ills in quite a short amount of time, and his popularity is plunging more quickly than did the Titanic? Are you serious? If you really don’t believe Indiana is better off (almost) all the

Admit it. You crossed party lines, too. Hell froze over. You looked for that lightning bolt coming out of the gymnasium ceiling the moment you declared yourself a “D” for the primary election. Strange feeling, eh? It won’t reprise itself in November.

Steve Greenberg & Brian Kelly


You guys were dead on with your Backshop, Where Does It All Stop? (Current, May 6.) The part-time Carmel City Council doesn’t deserve paid health benefits nor does anyone deserve adoption benefits when the taxpayers are footing the bill. The people are well paid for the jobs they do. It seems that government today is no longer “FOR THE PEOPLE,” but is for itself. Greed has taken over our local govern-

ment as well as our national government. It seems that once these people get into office, they want to take all they can before they get out. The people need more say as to what goes on when it comes to our tax dollars. They say this is the “Land of Taxes,” and I agree. Bad policies come from bad politicians, and this country has developed a virus of it. We need to find a cure fast!

Tom Walden 46032


I am upset, and I totally agree with your comments on taxpayer-funded health benefits (Current, May 6) for Carmel City Council. How many private employers in this area offer benefits for part time workers? I recall that Starbucks does, at least for now. If Carmel is going to add City Council members to a health care plan at taxpayer expense, then what about adding benefits to the many part time workers in other public sectors? One such group is Carmel Clay Schools support workers. They work just as hard. Some would argue

that working in our school cafeterias, for example, is twice as hard work as shaking hands and kissing babies at the Monon Center. Yet, none of them is offered any benefits of health coverage or even the opportunity to buy coverage on their own through the system. I support everyone being able to obtain affordable health coverage at a fair price. But let’s be fair with our tax dollars and help all part-time public sector employees, not just a select few on city council.

Steve Wallace 46032

What’s your Dream Home?

Game, set, match: Top-ranked tennis player Robby Ginepri visited Forest Dale Elementary School on May 8 for a convocation explaining the importance and benefits of making healthy choices in their lives. The presentation was aimed at combating the problem of childhood obesity by encouraging regular activity through tennis.


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ne of my favorite things to galley. talk about with my husband is A basement is a must, preferably walkour dream home—the house out, but we’d be okay if it weren’t (not we would buy or build if we being able to sneak in and out of the house could afford anything. While could be a major plus once our children we love our current abode and become teenagers!). We would neighborhood, we have a few have to have a bathroom down things we would change for our there, though; our oldest actunext place. ally peed in a basement trash For starters, we’d have five can once because he didn’t want bedrooms instead of three. to walk all the way upstairs to One would be a master suite on use the restroom! the first floor so that when we’re Hardwoods throughout, old and gray we won’t have to nine-foot ceilings, canned climb stairs, and the other four lighting, a fire-pit overlooking would be two sets of jack-nour private, stocked pond—all jills (bedrooms connected by a givens. Well, maybe not the bathroom) on the second floor pond. There’s still the drownto keep fights and stereos far ing issue. And what I’d absoDanielle from us. Girls at one end, boys lutely love is a Mom Room. A Wilson at the other. The boys’ bathspace all to myself with ample room would have a urinal. lighting; a big spacious desk; We’d also have a four-car garage. Two lots of counter space for wrapping presspaces for my husband’s BMW 300i and ents, sewing hems, and fixing broken toys; pick-up truck, one for my Jag (it’s a dream maybe a mini fridge with Diet Coke and home!), and one bay entirely for bikes, Hershey’s Special Darks and definitely a scooters, tools, sleds, old paint, broken RC television and a PC, both with voice reccars, and lawn equipment. We currently ognition so they’d lock down immediately often look like we’re having a yard sale whenever a child or husband attempted to because so much of our stuff is spilling out turn them on. onto the driveway! Since our dream home will be on ten I’d also have a hot tub/Jacuzzi located landscaped acres, we will definitely need somewhere on the premises. Not so much an in-ground irrigation system. Our for the romance factor (who’s got time for lawn was dead by July this year because that?) but for the therapeutic powers of I couldn’t (and wouldn’t) water the grass the steaming, bubbly water. “Calgon, take “twice weekly for a minimum of one me away!” hour.” No pool, though—I can’t take the A man-servant/masseuse would be lovely. stress that would plague me if I thought What would you have in your perfect there was even a small possibility of a kid home? We actually keep a list so that drowning. when we’re ready we won’t leave anything The most important feature of our out, like the hallway switch that turns on dream home is a great room that is priall 5000 Christmas lights at once (somemarily a kitchen (with granite countertops thing we only think about in December). and an island that seats eight), but also Remember the crazy dude at the beginincludes a living area (with 54-inch flat ning of Pretty Woman? “You got to have screen TV), and a spot for our five-foot dreams! What’s yours?” Peace out. round dining table. Forget the formal living and dining rooms; we never ever use Danielle Wilson is a Carmel resident and contributing columnist. You may e-mail her at them anyway. People always congregate in the kitchen, even if it’s only a four-inch




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y children often like to pubviolation highlighted by the sentence I wish licly share their confidence I never would have written. Sinking lower that if their Father were to in my seat than really should be possible to commit a traffic violation on avoid being spotted by my neighbors or inthe streets of Carmel surance agent, I fished out my and get caught, a citation would go driver’s license with a shaking unissued. Their teenage logic ashand and asked, “Didn’t we sumes just because they ride with work together at Carmelfest?� me on a golf cart at Carmelfest each No, I didn’t really stoop that year and see me conversing with low. I realized very quickly, I countless numbers of Carmel Police am going to get a ticket. As it Officers, that a traffic stop would should be, since I was guilty. surely involve nothing more than a Without my children in the warning to conclude with “Have a backseat, overly confident that nice day, sir.� I would restart the engine and I will admit that I don’t often corbe on my way having escaped rect their backseat commentary as I the long arm of the law, they secretly wonder if it might actually missed an important lesson Jeff be true. Could I have an invisible in life. Worrell shield insulating me from the rules Maybe not everywhere in of the road and the resulting punishment the world, but at least here, the rules apply to just because of Carmelfest? everyone. In the bigger picture, I think it is Not more than three hours after pushing a good thing to be assured of. I even selfishly the computer send button to deliver my next mentioned my ticket to several city officials column to the Current in Carmel editor last during the ensuing 48 hours. Their response week, my children’s theory was put to the was always the same, if not more forceful test. I only mention my last column because from some than others: don’t do that, and of the irony of the final sentence in which I you won’t get a ticket. offer sage advice to always wear your seatbelt, I like what I heard and my children come to a complete stop at 4-way intersecshould, too. tions and not speed in school zones. When I saw the blue and red lights in my rearview Jeff Worrell is a local business owner. He recogmirror signaling me to immediately pull nizes volunteers on “Connecting with Carmel� over, it was too late to heed my own advice. on cable channel 16. Contact him at jworrelll@ I was guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of a



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CosT: $3 Where To buy: Spark Buttons will go on sale May 19 at most merchants in the Carmel Arts & Design District. They will also be available at the Farmers’ Market each Saturday in June. Drawings for prizes will be held Monday through Friday starting June 16. The last prize drawing will be July 5. Winning prize numbers will be displayed at www.CarmelFest. net and Prizes are donated by Carmel businesses. All proceeds help defray the cost of fireworks on July 4 at 9:45 p.m.

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meeT VoLunTeers “Hi! We’re Doug and Kay Thompson, lifelong Carmel residents who have been married to each other for nearly 30 years. This is only the second activity we’ve tackled together where we actually agree on most things! It’s our fourth or fifth year, but who’s counting? One of us is, by nature, very logical, analytical, and decisive; the other is creative, emotional and subjective, so we sort of fit together. Can you guess which is which? We make the tough decisions on who to put in the arts and crafts, or Marketplace area, and in the Business Showplace Aisle at Carmelfest. Every applicant has a unique story. Which ones will the crowd like this year and support? Wow, it’s tough, but fun! We hope you like this year’s vendor participants!�

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Learn more about PUDs: The Indianapolis-based law firm of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP is pleased to announce that partner and Carmel resident Paul Reis will serve as part of the faculty for the upcoming Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum’s (ICLEF) “Planning and Zoning” workshop to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., May 22, at the ICLEF Conference Facility, 230 E. Ohio St., 5th Floor, in Indianapolis. Reis will discuss planned unit developments. For more information or to register, visit 2007 JUVENILE DIABETES SWING FOR A CURE: On Monday, July 21, at Prairie View Golf Club, 7000 Longest Drive, Carmel, Indiana. Registration includes golf, electric cart, lunch, open driving range, putting contest entry, refreshments on the course, dinner, awards and prizes. Participants also receive an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child with juvenile diabetes through their participation. A great collection of raffle and silent auction items are being collected as well. –

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am a guy who’s all about outcomes-getting to the answer. I’m sure I haven’t seen it all yet, but after almost 25 years in business, I’ve seen lots. Not everybody is all about the outcome. As a matter of fact, an alarming number of people aren’t that way. Why is this? Do people have a genetic predisposition that causes this? A friend of mine calls it “getting in your own way.” I think that’s fairly accurate. For some reason, we humans have an Kent Burns alarming tendency On Success to land ourselves in behavioral patterns that lead us nowhere we’re interested in going. If we do it long enough, we sometimes even forget where we’re going. It happens to you, it happens to me, and some people have chosen to make it a way of life. A former boss and mentor of mine used to counsel me to keep my eyes on the prize. He taught me the power of focusing on the objective–the answer, if you will. The question that he continually


“Is what you are doing getting us closer to the prize?” challenged me with was, “Is what you are doing getting us closer to the prize?” It was a simple, powerful way to keep us focused. This doesn’t just apply to business. It applies to your whole life. Decide what outcome you seek, and then become ruthlessly focused on it. Then–and this is absolutely critical–you must correct where necessary: adjust your efforts and commitment levels continually. This is where most people fail. They don’t have the vision to see that they’re not getting closer to the answer, and then they don’t have the discipline to either row the boat faster or in a different direction. Don’t be someone who engages in the same misdirected, unproductive behaviors over and over again with the expectation of getting to the prize. You’re better than that.

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DISPATCHES SUMMER BASEBALL: The Carmel High School Baseball program is offering a summer camp for all boys in elementary grades K-5 from 8 a.m.-9:45 a.m. and all boys in middle school grades 6-8 from 10 a.m.-11:45 a.m. on June 4, 5, and 6 at Hartman Field. For additional information contact Eric Lentz at Carmel High School at TEXTBOOKS TO AFRICA: Sylvia Hyde’s French students at Clay Middle School will donate their used textbooks to Benin University in Nigeria and requests the community’s support to help pay shipping costs. Students will be gathering, boxing, addressing and shipping the textbooks before the school year ends. Anyone wishing to donate may send contributions to Clay Middle School. Checks should be payable to CMS with “Ship the Books” written on the memo line. For more information, contact Hyde at

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TEEN INTERNET SAFETY: The Hamilton County Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force will offer a free presentation at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, at Clay Middle School for parents and caregivers. Topics include internet safety, online bullying and harassment, online predators, MySpace, Facebook and other internet issues. For questions, contact Michael Pitman at mpitman@ccs. or 571-4450.

CAT RACE: Registration is now open for the fifth annual Creekside Middle School Cat Race, which will take place in the Village of West Clay at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, May 17. This 5K run/walk is a fund-raiser for the school’s athletic and activities departments. Entry forms are available on their web site, at the Creekside front office, and at College Wood, Orchard Park, Towne Meadow and West Clay Elementary schools. The entry fee is $17/person or $45/family.

TOP FUNDRAISER: As a result of its donation of $12,947, Clay Middle School has been named the top school fundraiser in the state in this year’s Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients campaign. Students, faculty and staff participated in a number of activities to generate this donation. Events included candy sales, a faculty vs. eighth-grade boys basketball game and a day during which students could make a donation to listen to their iPods during lunch.

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ast time I covered two of the four categories of why children misbehave based on the findings of I covered the physical and cognitive categories (see Current In Westfield-April 29 Edition). PHYSICAL REASONS– hungry, tired, sick, reaction to weather, physically stressful situations, sensitive to tags in clothing. COGNITIVE REASONS – curiosity, lack of understanding, lack of Becky Kapsalis knowledge, lack of Ask YiaYia experience or training, frustration from inability to do a task, child wants to be helpful but isn’t skilled, bored. Again, most behaviors are learned behaviors, and all behaviors are need driven. The final two categories of why children misbehave are Emotional and Spiritual.


Attention (child feels invisible, apart; needs love, belonging, importance, recog-


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nition, appreciation). Power (child feels bossed, angry; needs independence, controlled choices, to be responsible for own choices). Revenge (child feels embarrassed, hurt; needs respect, fairness, companioning). Display of inadequacy (child feels inferior, hopeless, incapable; needs patient teaching, realistic expectations, opportunities for success, trust in self, and attitude that mistakes are opportunities for learning). I tell my own kids and grandkids that if we never made mistakes, the eraser would have never been invented. Scared, fearful, anxious (child needs to feel protected, to have the safety of clear boundaries, consistency). Situation stress, tension (child needs understanding, honest communication, be made a part of the solution without blame or excuses).


Meaningless—Needs to know, “What is the meaning of life?” Insignificant—Needs to know, “What are my special gifts?” Aimlessness—Needs to know, “What is my particular contribution in this world?” Separateness—Needs to know, “How can I feel at peace with others? That I belong?”

These reasons are but a beginning to our understanding of our children’s needs at any age. We are not immune from experiencing these same reasons for our own adult behaviors, but when we recognize them in ourselves, we can understand and help our children understand them. Hugs! Have a parenting topic or question? Submit it to Ask Yiayia, aka Becky Kapsalis, Certified Parent Coach, at or call 810.9358.


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STRATTERA APPROVED FOR ADHD KIDS - Eli Lilly and Co. has anounced the Food and Drug Administration approved its drug, Strattera, for maintenance of attentiondeficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents. The company said Strattera is the first FDA-approved non-stimulant to treat ADHD in children, adolescents and adults. Stimulant drugs currently on the market include Shire Pharmaceuticals’ Adderall and Novartis’ Ritalin.



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The Beers of summer By Louis Calli Warmer weather is finally upon us. As the temperature rises, so does my desire for a nice, frosty brew! Some of my fondest summer memories were spent slowly sipping ice cold suds on a porch surrounded by friends. Oh, but what beer should I choose? Perhaps a crisp, German hefeweizen? Or maybe a spicy IPA or even a tart, Belgian Lambic! Allow me to list few of my favorite warm weather beer styles: Wheat Beer—These are beers brewed primarily with wheat and a little malted barley. There are several different styles of this done throughout the world. Witbier (Belgium), hefeweizen (Germany), white or wheat ales (the US), and krystallweizen (Germany), among others. They tend to be light in color and brisk in flavor. The German and Belgian varieties are a bit more spicy and earthy, while the domestic white ales tend to carry rather fruity/citrusy flavors. a Belgian Examples: Wittekerke, Troublette. b American Examples: Bell’s Oberon, Avery White Rascal c German Examples: Weihenstephaner Cristal, Hofbrau Hefeweiss I.P.A.—IPA stands for India Pale Ale. The style originated in the 18th century when British brewers sought a style of beer that would keep from

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Always first-pressed olives produce extra-virgin olive oil or olive juice. Olive oil cannot be considered extra-virgin if the oleic acid level is greater then 1%. This basically means that there is no oxidation in the oil after pressing. The difference: great taste, texture, and aroma.

taste in the olive oil. These oils tend to have flavors from pits, skins, and pulp. Pressing: In order to produce the best possible oil the producer must extract the oil without using heat.


Must be less then 100 degrees Fahrenheit Cold-pressed olive oil usually produces oils with greater taste and flavor.

Great Uses for Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Salads Salad Dressings Pizza Bread

Traditional Method

Virgin Olive Oil

Stone Wheels –millstones or peitre –used to press the olives into mash. Olives are spread on mats between large metal discs and hydraulically pressed.

Olive Oil or Pure Oil

After olives have been mashed into smaller pieces, paper-thin, crescent-shaped blades are used to run through the mash and the olive oil that adheres to the blades is the only oil used to produce high-quality extra-virgin oil.

This contains oils greater than 1% oleic acid; usually a second pressing of olives or olives of lesser quality. The more presses of the olives or the lesser the grade of the olives leads to olive oil with a much greater level of oleic acid. Contains greater than 3% oleic acid; this is olive oil from multiple pressings and usually a lower grade of oil. This oil is used for cooking at higher heat than extra-virgin olive oil. This oil is unlike peanut oil; however, it can sustain greater heat than other olive oils. This oil does not have an acidic taste; in fact it has an unusually sweet taste and flavor. More presses equals less flavor and

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Peel orange into 6 wedges. Lightly toss in Olive Oil and a sprinkle of salt. Place wedges on the grill turning when mark is made. Pull off grill and place into refrigeration to cool.

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Cut top off Fennel Bulb. Take the Fennel Bulb and with a mandoline on its thinnest cut shave Bulb, then Shave Red Onion. Next Finely Slice a small bunch of Chives and add to mix. Then Lightly toss in Olive Oil and Rice Vinegar with Salt and Pepper to taste. Place in cooler to keep cold.

Peppered Goat Cheese:

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Toasted Pine Nuts:

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. Put Pine Nuts on Baking Pan. Place in Oven until they start to turn golden brown. Then Take out of oven and let cool.

Olive Oil and Kalamata Olive Vinaigrette

In a Blender Place ¼ cup Pitted Kalamata Olives, 1 Clove Garlic, 1 Tbsp Chopped Shallot, 2 tsp Fresh Thyme, 1/3 cup Rice Vinegar, 2 tsp Kosher Salt and 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper. Start to Blend, when to pureed consistency slowly add in 2/3- ¾ cup Olive Oil depending on desired Thickness. When Emulsified together taste to make sure desired flavor is how you want it.

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This produces the absolute best olive oil. Olives are carefully selected to ensure olives that are ripe and ready to pick, and helps to dramatically reduce bruising. The process is much more expensive then machine picking however the olives are far superior.


Weather, climate, soil, and vintage are very similar to wine. Many experts feel this is even more important with olive oil then with wine. I think this would be hard to argue since the terroir (soil-ground) is critical to all farmed items.

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Carmel Arts: Rob Ryan will exhibit his work (oils, pastels, acrylics) on the Carmel Clay Library Art Wall during all dates the Library is open in May. Students from Woodbrook Elementary School will have art on exhibit at the World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery (40 West Main St.) on May 18 from 2-4 p.m.

By Barbara E. Cohen Current In Westfield Two potters from Carmel are among the 225 artists participating in this weekend’s Broad Ripple Art Fair, which raises money to support Indianapolis Art Center programs. Christine Davis (booth 107) and Judy DeGan (booth 35) will have raku and other glazed pottery for sale. Davis will spend a lot of time at the fair explaining exactly what raku is because the technique is better known on the West Coast than in the Midwest. Raku, a Japanese ceramic technique, involves a second firing of wheel-thrown pottery in a chamber with combustible materials, such as newsprint, which impart various smoky colors to the glaze. The potter cannot guarantee what the vessel will look like after the second firing. “What I like about raku is trying to control what’s essentially an uncontrollable process,” said Davis, who also runs the kiln for Loran Hill’s Art Center raku classes. Because the second step involves setting fire to small containers holding the pots, part of Davis’ Art Center job is keeping students from setting themselves ablaze while getting shiny coppers, greens, blues or golds to form on the surface of their vessels. Each piece that emerges from the fire is a unique work of art impossible to replicate.

LIBRARY PROGRAM: Off the Shelf, a new group for people in their 20s and 30s, will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 22, in the Carmel Library’s Program Room. The topic for this month is “Financial Planning for Your Future.” Don Wylin, CFP, from BDK Financial Planning, Inc., will discuss financial planning from a perspective that is relevant to people in their 20s and 30s. Light refreshments will be served. Register for this free event by calling 8443362.

What: Dana Mecum’s Original Spring Classic Automobile Auction When: Thursday through Sunday, gates open for preview at 9 a.m. each day (check Web for auction start times) Where: Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis Cost: $20 adults; free for children 12 and under Details: Crave a classic muscle car for summer cruisin’? Choose from over 1,000 muscle and classic collectible automobiles, including many convertibles, up for auction. Or just browse and dream. Info: (815) 568-8888, www.

Another Carmel potter, Judy DeGan of Piece of My Peace Pottery, offers sturdy utilitarian wares in a variety of everyday vessel forms. She sees a direct connection between her work and that of ancient potters. “Through the centuries, men and woman have transformed simple clay into beautiful, functional vessels,” she said. “As


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Carmel High School’s planetarium will present, “More Than Meets the Eye,” May 17, with the first of two 45-minute shows at 7 p.m., followed by an 8 p.m. show. The show will focus on what can be seen in the night sky with the naked eye and include observatory astrophotos, spacecraft images and small telescope views. Tickets ($4 for adults and $2 for children and seniors) are on sale now in the bookstore. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

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a modern potter, I treasure this connection to history, but I want my pieces to be taken off a shelf and used.” When looking at an old ceramic vessel, DeGan imagines the hand of the maker controlling its forms and embellishments. So too, she hopes people using her pots and plates will see the gentle alterations made by her hands, even tracing the marks made by her fingers. Each object is intended to enrich the life of the person who owns it. Other Hamilton County artists scheduled to participate include Carmel jeweler Mark Grosser (booth 34) and Noblesville steel fabricator Joanie Drizin (booths 21 and 22). The 38th Broad Ripple Art Fair takes place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Indianapolis Art Center, 820 East 67th Street (just east of College Avenue). Tickets are $12 for adults in advance (Fifth Third Bank branches, Marsh Supermarkets and the Indianapolis Art Center), $15 at the gate, and $2 for children ages 3-12. For more information, call (317) 255-2464 or visit


CHILDREN’S AUTHOR: Junie B. Jones (of the children’s book series) and her Smelly Bus will be at the Carmel Meijer (1425 West Carmel Dr) at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 18, to visit and sign autographs with her fans. For event guidelines and additional information, call 573-8300.

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The Carmel Arts & Design District will play host to the first Carmel Artomobilia – a celebration of the art and design of the automobile on June 14. The event will include 100 cars, spanning 100 years - from the early 20th century to contemporary. The event takes place from noon to 6 p.m. Several city blocks will be closed to make room for an outdoor gallery of seminal designs from automotive history. Galleries, restaurants and design houses in the district will join with collector-car owners to present a display of automotive design on wheels and on canvas. The free-admission show is expected to attract more than 10,000 visitors.


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Among the cars anticipated are: • The incredibly rare Bugatti Veyron - the fastest production car in the world. • Lamborghini Gallardo. • Noble M400 • Porsche Carrera GT3. • The limited edition Aston Martin AR1. • Audi R8. The classic section includes many notable names in Indiana’s automotive heritage, including: • Auburn. • Cord. • Duesenberg. • Stutz. • Studebaker. Other event attractions include early racers, several associated with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In addition to the cars, two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. will be the guest of honor. Also, his son, Al Unser III, will be present with display cars from his Firestone Indy Lights racing team.

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Kiss Z Cook 890 E. 116th St. Ste.125, Carmel Due to the amazing response that we received from a Date Night in Paris, we thought it would be a good idea to experience more of France. The country has more than Paris to offer. Take, for example, the Riviera. Come and explore the cuisines of this coastal region of France. We will be making some exciting dishes on this night of romance. Join us Friday, May 16, at 7:00 p.m. Cost is $125.00 per couple. Call 815.0681 for more information. North Communities Church Presents John David Webster in Concert Summer Kick off Celebration of Faith, Family and Friendship Location: Westfield High School Auditorium When: Saturday, June 7th @ 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. Ticket Information: go to or call 317-896-9898 Proceeds to benefit NCC in purchase of land for future



The Foreigner The Carmel Community Players will be performing an inspired comic romp, equal in inventive hilarity to the author’s classic comedy The Nerd. This play demonstrates what can happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who (they think) knows no English. The scene is in a lodge where the “exotic foreigner” overhears more than he should from a group of strangers with a lot of sinister, fun, and secrets. Directed by Ron Creviston and Dick Davis, the final performances will be this Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students, children, and seniors. For reservations and more information, call 815-9387 or log on to www.


Live Music: Muldoon’s 111 W. Main Street, Suite 100, Carmel Thursday, May 15, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. featuring Jeff DeHerdt Saturday, May 17, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. featuring Siochain Visit www. or call 571-1116 for more information.

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I just caught up with one of Carmel’s all “We always had to fight with people time greats—Jim Steckley–who is actually who wanted to use our lot for the Carmel a member of the Carmel High School Hall Theatre. We had to guard the lot on weekof Fame. Jim moved to Carmel with his ends. It was nuts,� said a smiling Steckley. family at age 5 in 1945. He attended Carmel Jim had started catering with the Mr. schools for 12 years. “My class of ’58 had 51 Chicken and continued at The Olde House. kids in it,� says Jim. “This year is In the late 1970s, he opened The our 50th Anniversary!� Cannery—later Occasions—off After Carmel High and a stint SR 31 in Westfield. I remember in the Navy, Jim attended both the annual O’Malia Christmas I.U. Extension (pre IUPUI–only Party was held there. We always natives will remember this!) and had a blast. Jim catered open then the University of Hawaii. houses for the grand openings of He also sold insurance for John four O’Malia stores, including Hancock from 1964 through 1969 126th and Gray in 1982. He while going to school. He also was also handled the annual O’Malia co-owner of a Mr. Chicken carry Employee Picnic. Quite an out at 38th and College prior to endeavor! opening his own Mr. Chicken In 1987, Jim and I co-sponat 106th and College, which, of sored and co-chaired Carmel’s course, is where he met my father, Sesquicentennial Barbecue. A Danny O’Malia the late Joe O’Malia. real wingding–literally! Jim reJim remembered himself and membered how we “beat up our a partner signing the contract for the Mr. suppliers and got the cost down to about $4 Chicken on 38th Street “on the back of a or $5. Everybody in Carmel was there.� The Hook’s Placemat at the lunch counter of the event was held where City Hall now stands. Hook’s at 38th & College.� He also rememAlong with the July 4 Parade (the same day), bers being very lucky that the fellow who this was the original Carmelfest. Jim and I sold it to them was an honest man because were dog tired after that one, but it was really “We sure didn’t know what we were doing!� great. Jim continued, “When I found out Jim’s next big project was Oak Hill your dad was opening that second store on Mansion. He remembers “moving the entire Rangeline, I decided to buy the property building from across Hazel Dell.� He also across the street and open a real, honest-toowned the Arbitorium in Noblesville. He goodness restaurant. The owner had quoted has sold all these businesses. He dabbles in a price of $10,000 for the parking lot piece. real estate and loves fishing—especially off When he found out O’Malia’s was coming, Pine Island, Florida near Ft. Myers. He and he raised it to $15,000.� Jim then bought his wife Ginny still have a home in Carmel. the lot next door for The Olde House—for If you visit one of Jim’s places, you are always $30,000. Years later he bought another lot greeted by Ginny’s smile. Jim has three adult across the alley to the south for more parkchildren and two “little grandkids.� ing. There was one lot in between that he Danny O’Malia is a contributor to Current could not purchase. I remember having to Publishing. E-mail him at dannyo@thetrustuse that second lot more than once myself!

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

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THE BEST SNAKES FOR POTENTIAL OWNERS: For new owners who are inexperienced with snakes, corn snakes, king snakes or ball pythons are the best choice for pets. These types of snakes tend to be gentle, and meeting their diet and environmental needs is not as difficult as for some other species. These are relatively small snakes, ranging from 4-5 feet adult length (up to 7 feet for some king snakes). - BACKYARD DOG AGILITY COURSE: You can bring dog agility to your own backyard, and you can do it even if you are on a budget. In order to start your dog in agility, you need to have several pieces of equipment: a teeter board, tunnel, collapsed tunnel, standard jumps, tire jumps, weave poles, pause table, and dog walk. Any dog, no matter what breed, can benefit from being involved in agility. Agility equipment can be expensive, but with a budget of $150.00 you can have your own dog agility course. - THE HOLISTIC PET TREND: There are many steps to raising a holistic pet. One of the ways is minimizing vaccinations. Over-vaccination is harmful and may predispose your pet to allergies and autoimmune disorders (like thyroid disease, anemias, etc.). More information at

If you are looking to add to your pack, consider a rescue dog. Rescue dogs come in all breeds, sizes and ages, and they are all deserving of a loving permanent home. Rescue dogs make instant companions, and unlike puppies, you know exactly what their temperaments are and what they look like. The following tips can help you in the process of adopting a rescue dog from a local shelter or breed-specific rescue group. • Talk to the adoption counselor. The adoption counselor can help match you with the right dog for your family based on your lifestyle, needs and physical surroundings. He or she should also be able to offer tips to help acquaint your new dog to your home. • Introduce the dog to all family members. Before committing to a rescue dog, arrange time for the dog, your family and even other pets to spend time together getting to know each other.

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recently got a new PIN for a credit spamming or they’d tell the authorities card, bringing to something like on me. Then I got one from the authoritwenty the number of PINs and pass- ties telling me--in short words and simple words I’m expected to have on instant sentences because only a moron would let recall in order to go about my 21stthis happen--that it appeared I had been century business. hacked. I have PINs for cards. I have Now, it certainly wasn’t as bad PINs for telephones. I have passas it could have been. Thanks to words and passphrases to use on lucky coincidence, I stumbled various computers with various onto the hack mere seconds programs. I even have a passafter it had happened. And my sentence, which is something finances were safe. I already I’d like to do on the people who knew better than to store my made it all necessary. And why is credit card numbers and such in it necessary? To prevent hacking. my computer, preferring instead I got hacked. to have them tattooed on my My security was inadequate, forehead. which made me feel not only viJust kidding. I kept them olated, but also old. Remember, where they belonged: on the Mike Redmond I come from a world where credit cards, in my wallet, which Humor security meant memorizing your at all times is close to my ... well, locker combination. not my heart. Further south. This happened several months ago, and At the time, I was using the same passto be honest, I didn’t know it until the word for a lot of my computer stuff, and hacker sent one of those embarrassing email I decided this was foolishness that had to solicitations that offers low prices on–well, stop. I embarked on a new program of it ain’t Geritol, let’s put it that way--from changing all my passwords and PINs so that one of my e-mail accounts to another. no two were exactly alike. It took a while, The receiving account was one I don’t but I got it done. Then I set about the task really use anymore. I’ve had it since I of memorizing them from a cheat sheet. I’m bought my first computer, a Flintstone 100. still working on that part. Back then, the only way to get a decent Frankly, I don’t know if it will ever get price on a computer was to sign a muldone. Seems like every day I run into sometiple-year contract with an Internet Service thing that’s going to require me writing a Provider with a reputation that made all new password or PIN on the cheat sheet. your computer-savvy friends snicker. Or There’s only one problem. in the case of my brother, laugh so hard he I can’t remember where I hid it. shot root beer from his nostrils. I logged on (surprised that I remembered Mike Redmond is an author, journalist, humorist and speaker. Write him at mike@ the password) and found the or P.O. Box 44385, tioned e-mail lounging in the in-box. Hey, Indianapolis, IN 46244. I thought, I don’t remember sending that. I opened it and saw that I was offering the Internet’s lowest prices on It Ain’t Geritol. I REALLY don’t remember sending that, I thought. Quickly, I switched over to the sending account. In that inbox I found messages from roughly half the computer users in North America telling me to knock it off with the


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I got an email the other day that was pretty special and I’d like to share it with you. Dear Dick, Thank you so very much for your sensitivity, generosity and kindness. You will never know what a difference you made in my life. Jerry I just had one question. Who’s Jerry? Mary Ellen thought I was making this up. “How can you not know who Jerry is? You changed his life.” “I know, I know, but the name doesn’t ring a bell.” “Fine, but doesn’t the changing his life part ring a bell?” This was very frustrating for me because I’m not really that wonderful a guy and I usually don’t do a great deal of life changing. In fact, I’d Dick Wolfsie say I change someHumor one’s life only about once every six or eight years, so you’d think I’d remember a guy named Jerry. Nope. Not a clue. I went back through my appointment book to see if I had made any appointments that had life-altering possibilities. It was actually kind of depressing because I saw no potential in the last six months for any such accomplishment. In fact, I didn’t have much evidence in my appointment calendar for any displays of sensitivity or generosity. Truth is, if I had gotten a letter from someone saying: Dear Dick: You insensitive, ungenerous lout. You are not a very kind person. Thanks for messing up my life. …well, a letter like that I could understand. That could have been from anybody. But this one? Jerry? Jerry?? Heaven help me. Who is Jerry? Wait, I had an idea. I went to my computer and typed in “Jerry.” Now we were getting somewhere. There were two million Web sites with the name Jerry—the first 2,000 had something to do with gourmet ice cream, the next 3,000 were fan clubs for Leave It to Beaver and 2,500 more were for Jerry Springer. Jerry may have thought I changed his life, but I didn’t. That’s why I couldn’t remember. It was some random act of kindness that I bestowed on someone—someone whose name I never got. I started feeling better about myself. I am a kind and generous guy. I have changed a life and I had no motive other than the knowledge that I made a difference. I was content. No I wasn’t. Please, Lord, who is Jerry?


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East 136th St 8:01:11 a.m., accident property damage, 301 E Carmel Drive 8:50:54 a.m., assist other dept, 5688 Pebblestone Court 9:13:03 a.m., accident property damage, West 136th St / Old Meridian Street 10:27:00 a.m., investigation, 606 Station Drive 10:27:36 a.m., criminal mischief, 1869 Arrowwood Drive 11:14:42 a.m., alarm burglar, 2034 Rhettsbury St 12:00:02 p.m., accident property damage, East 116th St / South Rangeline Road 12:59:30 p.m., investigation, 5940 Mckinges Circle 1:12:04 p.m., assist other dept, 520 E Main St 1:24:39 p.m., acc pi, West Carmel Drive / Pennsylvania Street 1:37:34 p.m., investigation, East 96th St / Monon Trail 1:30:28 p.m., missing person, 12491 Bellingrath St 2:00:07 p.m., investigation, 10665 Kings Mill Drive 2:07:56 p.m., theft, 3530 Hawthorne Drive W 2:24:03 p.m., accident property damage, 3rd Ave Sw / City Center Drive 2:26:41 p.m., accident property damage, 251 West Main St 2:29:52 p.m., accident property damage, State Road 431 S / East 136th St 2:38:04 p.m., accident property damage, Medical Drive / South Rangeline Road 4:09:33 p.m., accident property damage, East 116th St / State Road 431 N 4:13:30 p.m., accident property damage, South Rangeline Road / East Main Street 4:09:33 p.m., accident property damage, East 116th St / State Road 431 N 4:12:57 p.m., solicitor, Twin Springs Drive / Lakeshore Drive E 4:30:55 p.m., accident property damage, North Meridian Street / West Carmel Drive 4:55:48 p.m., alarm burglar, 12850 Horseferry Road 5:20:46 p.m., juvenile complaint, 12745 Crescent Drive 6:05:30 p.m., driving complaint, 31 I 465 E 6:10:20 p.m., alarm burglar, 2343 Blisland St 6:15:05 p.m., solicitor, 3518 Timber Springs Court 6:16:54 p.m., accident property damage, 3230 E 96th St 6:38:45 p.m., alarm burglar, 800 E 96th St




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Daniel Merritt Murphy, 66, passed away on April 24, 2008, in California. He was born on May 3, 1941, to Merritt and Olive Jessup Murphy. After growing up in Hamilton County, Dan graduated from Carmel High School in 1959 and Iowa State University in 1963. He was employed with Eli Lily and later with Murphy Products Company in Wisconsin. Dan was always interested in auto racing. He raced in SCCA as a hobby for several years, winning one year on total points in both Arizona and California. He continued to be active in the organization. Under the direction of the World Food Bank, Dan, along with others from Arizona University, was sent to Poland to assist the many families who had been given small plots to grow gardens. He also spent a year in Saudi Arabia teaching the people how to raise a plant that would produce cooking oil. Currently, Dan owned a landscaping business in Loreto Bay on Baha, Mexico, where a new resort area was being built. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his wife, Jeanine Murphy; mother Olive Murphy Morford; brothers, Richard “Dick” Murphy (Janice), Mark Murphy (Dyan); sister, Peggy Sechrist (Richard). A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, May, 10, 2008 in the Carmel Friends Church, where Dan attended during his adolescent years, and will be officiated by Pastor Wayne Carter.

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