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By Brandie Bohney Current in Carmel

A tour through Shapiro’s Deli at 808 S. Meridian in Indianapolis is like the window into Carmel resident Brian Shapiro’s soul. He is proud of this family business started by his great grandparents, who died before he was born. And while the discussion mainly revolves around the restaurant business, Shapiro’s commentary frequently veers into other areas: politics, health care, the economy and recession, big business, etc.

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In the Family Business

Shapiro hadn’t always intended to run delis. In fact, his education doesn’t have much to do with the restaurant business. He’s a non-practicing CPA and attorney, but he’s the first to admit those titles don’t keep him from relying on a hired accountant and lawyer: “Don’t ask me any question about it, ‘cause I don’t know anything about it,” he said. “I know enough to know who to call. The less I give an opinion (in those areas), the better decision I’ll make.” Shapiro beams when he talks about the business and interacts with the employees. He makes a point to ask every employee how long he or she has been at Shapiro’s. Of the five employees we talk to, four have been there more than 20 years. Marybelle has been there 53 years; she started before Brian was born. When asked how he keeps employees happy enough to exhibit such loyalty, he laughs. “I don’t know … by allowing them to make decisions, to participate in the process, teaching them to understand that we’re about quality. They’re part of the process.” Part of the tour is the third floor, where his great grandparents raised eight children while running the business downstairs. The apartment had one bathroom, a tiny kitchen and two bedrooms. “They lived up here and their retail store was down below, which is kind of a revisit of what Mayor Brainard and the new urbanism want to do,” he said. “Whether or not that can be pulled off – the jury is still out.”

The Economy and the Restaurant Business

Business is good at Shapiro’s, but that’s not the case with a lot of establishments. Brian explains the discrepancy is in the product Shapiro’s offers: “People know when they come here, they really cannot get what we do anyplace else. Nobody else is as nutty as we are in the quality and consistency.” The quality Shapiro’s offers is available only because it prepares everything onsite. “We’re a dinosaur,” Shapiro said. “Ninety-nine percent of restaurants you go into, the stuff is in some form or another already made, and they just kind of move things around.” There are, of course, a lot of disadvantages of the recession, and it’s a downturn Shapiro feels will take a long time to correct.

THE DETAILS Born: 1959 Hometown: New Castle, Ind. College: Indiana University, undergrad; Indiana University, law school Years as Shapiro’s owner: 26 Favorite dish: Dover sole Recipe for success: “Delivering a quality product at a reasonable price with good service.”

“This is going to go on for a while … There’s no job growth: Nobody’s hiring. The green jobs, you’re just taking people who used to make oil rigs, so instead of making oil rigs, they’re making windmill rigs. You know, it’s one rig to another rig.” And another aspect making things tough on the restaurant business, he says, is a lack of choices. “As the country moves on to the new economy, there are less and less manufacturers of items,” Shapiro said. “It’s just another casualty of a government not paying attention to the food supply.”

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Shapiro is a go-to guy for a lot of people. In the hour we chat, two different people come to him for advice in the professional and financial decisions. One asks about an accountant choice, and Shapiro fires back, “He’s expensive, he wasn’t timely, and he wasn’t accurate.” On competition versus consolidations of businesses: Sarcastically, he notes, “What? Have competition? That’s a dumb thing to have. Competition makes people do better work, so we’ll just buy up the competition – to hell with it. If you don’t like this ground chuck; that’s too bad. Whatcha gonna do about it?” On the housing boom: “We built too many houses that look alike. We mass produced houses because … they’re cheaper to build, they’re more uniform … And this way, Mr. Executive, if you get transferred from Carmel to Elgin, Ill., to Thousand Oaks, Calif., we have the same house, so whatever furniture you buy is going to fit into the next place.” On collapsing big businesses: “It appears to me the board of directors are watching (out for) the CEO and management of the company, but not the shareholders. (It’s as if they’re saying), ‘Why should we second-guess the people we put in place?’” On the future end of the recession: “It’s not going to stop until Americans decide what they’re going to do. Are we going to build cars? Are we going to build computers? Are we just gonna make software or just be in the tourism business–what are we going to do? And I don’t think we’ve made that decision yet. Americans just kind of really like making cool things: rockets, software. I just don’t know.” On closing the 86th and Towne Road location of Shapiro’s: “The landlord wanted to double the rent, wanted me to pay for all the improvements, and the night business there was scary. You needed to have an armed guard there at night … It wasn’t pretty. I had my own car stolen from my own parking lot.” On the Carmel location of Shapiro’s: “Carmel offered me an opportunity to be part of a new vision. I don’t know if they can get it carried out … as Michael Jordan would say, ‘There are a couple of bumps in the road right now.’” On the RPAC and Mayor Brainard: “He’s got to get the damned Regional Performing Arts Center finished. He’s so focused on that it’s like he’s forgetting about the rest.”

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OUR TAKES It is our position that the city of Carmel should encourage greater competition by permitting the creation of additional gas stations within our fine community. While the intersection of Range Line Road and Carmel Drive (and the immediate vicinity) boast many options, much of the city is left under-served. Travelers through our community spend their dollars (and subsequently taxes) fueling to our south and north on Keystone Avenue. Inside city limits, much of east and west Carmel have to waste gas to go and get it. Understandably, few folks would seek to place gas stations adjacent to their own properties. Traditionally, they are highly trafficked, light polluting, noisy neighbors. Even as we urge the city to consider ad-

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ditional permits, we caution that significant restrictions must be placed upon the design, build and operation of these facilities. Many cities have been successful in integrating service stations into developed communities. Not all gas stations require a 50-foot inflatable animal mascot to announce low-priced cigarettes – nor should they. Ultimately, we will enjoy lower gas prices, enhanced tax revenue, improved service, increased convenience and all the other benefits associated with expanded competition.

It is our position that the upcoming summer brings a much-needed opportunity for all ages to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. These troubling economic times have added a great deal of weight to our shoulders, even as they have lightened our pocketbooks. The great outdoors is free, so take advantage. Our communities offer a vast number of programs that are both cheap and entertaining. We believe that after the long, cold winter, this summer is especially needed to give people the chance to go outside. Parents, show your children the importance of balancing work and play.

More and more teenagers are getting jobs to help pay for their various expenses, and it is more important than ever that they learn the importance of spending money wisely. Parks can be just as enjoyable as spending two hours at the mall. Research shows that the highest personal spending occurs in girls from 11 to 17 years of age. With strapped family budgets, could this entry be redirected in a healthier and less costly fashion? Let’s lead by example. If indeed the best things in life are free, let’s get in line to enjoy some of the freedom.


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once worked with a man who seemed than the deaths of millions in a far-off land. This truism routinely proves itself, to have entirely too much time on but is it possible that if we don’t consider his hands. He developed all sorts the rest of the world, it ceases to of oddball theories. exist? Undoubtedly, we humans Routinely, he asserted possess a finite capacity for perhis hypothesis that a tiny fracsonal interaction. Can the best tion of humans were sentient among us know 1,000 people? beings. The rest, he argued, 5,000 people? 10,000 people? were simply “filler” that God That being said, I still believe created to make our morneach person I don’t know is one ing drive to the office more who I someday might. In a resinteresting. taurant, I order my food and Aside from the ridiculously enjoy every bite. But often, I cynical worldview and overt notice what’s ordered around the narcissism, he did voice a table or carried to other waitfrustration that many of us ing patrons. Each of the foods is feel. It seems as though much Terry interesting in its own right, even of the world is here simply to though I’ve chosen that which I get in our way – slow drivers Anker will enjoy. The fact that I’ve not when we are in a hurry, poor ordered them doesn’t make them souls attempting (and failing) any less real. to use the automatic checkout machine in It strikes me that without the “filler,” front of us and the sad sack who always this world could be a very lonely place. seems to forget his PIN number right before the movie starts. Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current Centuries ago, famed economist Adam Publishing, LLC. You may e-mail him at terry@ Smith said most people are more cerned with their own smashed thumb


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for a change, gov. really has it wrong We’re quite disappointed Gov. Mitch Daniels allowed himself to get rolled by the General Assembly by signing legislation that increases unemployment taxes on employers. Big mistake. Granted, the governor said he wanted a reduction in benefits, but he didn’t fight for those companies we rely on to create jobs. We’ll admit this is a rare example of his tin ear, but it just goes to show the free market gets assaulted on a daily basis. Here’s a tip for Daniels: Use our General Assembly as your moral center. Whatever it is for, you are against. Whatever it is against, you are for. ••• Hang onto your wallets, folks: Revealing his $3.6 trillion 2010 budget, President Barack Obama, uh, “demands” $17 billion in cuts. That’s “real money,” his camp insists. And, to be sure, it is – just not enough to save what has become Obamanation or even to put a scratch in his spending programs. Our brethren at USA Today figured it all out this way: “(It’s) the equivalent of cutting a $100 grocery bill by handing back a 50-cent pack of gum.” It much more of a horror story

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not swimming in vomit or other bodily fluid, but then get out of that room! I promise it will take three nights, and they will get progressively worse, but by the fourth, you will have a child who sleeps through the night. Keep in mind all babies are different, and weight does play a role. One of my kids was just a smidge over five pounds when we brought him home, and consequently, he could not eat as much as our eight pounder. Sleeping through the night took him five months! Also know that co-sleeping, though extremely convenient for breast-feeding moms, makes letting babies cry even more difficult. I am a light sleeper anyway, so I could never have an infant in the same room as me, let alone in the same bed. While it is a pain in the rear to have to get up for every feeding, I only awoke when the wailing became obscene. When it came time to ignore them, I could do it much more easily. Good luck, be strong and may the Force be with you. This is a difficult milestone to reach, but you can do it with patience and consistency (And an occasional shot of bourbon. For you, not the baby!)


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leeping through the night – I Do not wake them at night. would bet my firstborn this However, feed on demand, but ranks No. 1 on parents’ “our never less than two hours. Use a pacifier lives will improve dramatior rocking to hold off your baby until cally when baby does this” the next feeding. If you have multiples, list. There’s just something however, feed the first on magical about getting a demand and wake the second full six to eight hours after at the same time or when months of not sleeping, and you’re done. Otherwise, you’ll the sooner your infant can be up the entire night. Trust do it, the sooner you can me, I tried it once, emphasis too. on the once. So what’s the secret? I can Keep quiet at night. only offer advice based on Feed in a dark room with my four children, who all ambient lighting only. No TV, met this milestone at differno talking and definitely no ent ages. By the fourth one, playing. You want your baby to though, I think I had it figlearn nighttime is for sleeping ured out, as she was consisonly, not “Baby Einstein” tapes Danielle tently sleeping through the or fun with Mommy. In case Wilson night by eight weeks. (Please of a diaper emergency, keep note: I am not a pediatrithe lighting to a minimum and cian, I only play one at home.) Here’s refrain from boisterous swearing. how I did it: Let them cry. If you have an Stuff them during the day. average-sized baby older than A friend of mine got an English four months who is still not sleeping nanny when her twins still weren’t through and has no physical or medisleeping through the night at eight cal reason for it, this is your problem, months. Her solution was to stuff the not your child’s. I know how blood babies with food during the day, so pressure threatens stroke when you they needed less food at night. This hear your baby crying, but think of it meant feeding them every three hours as teaching your child her first lesson – waking them from naps if necessary – in independence. Give her a pacifier, from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. pat her on the back, confirm that she is


EAGLE SCOUT FINSIHES PROJECT – Carmel resident Zach White of Boy Scout Troop 120 completed his Eagle Scout Project at Flowing Well Park earlier this month, staining decks on clearing trails for the park. He would like WHITE to thank the following companies and individuals for help: Tradesmen International, Melissa Luebbert, Ryan Ellis, Hoosier Portable Restrooms and Jamie and E.B. Hunter.

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By Brandie Bohney Current in Carmel

There’s a new community theater group in town: the Carmel Repertory Theatre (or “The Rep”). And the hope of the Rep’s board is to earn a good reputation as they begin what they refer to as a different kind of community theatre. The 12-member board of trustees has a depth and breadth of experience that should serve the new group well. “We think it’s great to perform in Carmel; we love performing, producing and directing,” said Rachael Whitlock, board secretary. “We all come from different backgrounds … we come together and make a really great team.” Board Vice Chairman Carlo Nepomuceno said, “Once we sort of melded our ideas together, we realized Larry Creviston was available, and we invited him.” The experience of Creviston and his wife, Susan, has been invaluable to The Rep. Trustee Janet Crenshaw adds, “We just want everybody to know how glad we are the Crevistons agreed to help us out, because they have so much experience, so that’s been a big part of the contacts we’ve been able to take advantage of.” “We wanted to see theater in Carmel represent this community well,” Whitlock said. “It has in the past, and we just wanted to add another dimension to that.” That added dimension will be two-fold: making the theatre and its processes open to everyone, and giving back to the community. The board of The Rep hopes to involve as much of the community as possible in productions, either in

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direction, production or performance – or through recognition and donation. Take, for example, the upcoming production of “Oliver!” Because the musical centers around orphans, The Rep will recognize and donate to foster-care organizations in the Carmel and Hamilton County area. “We’re looking … to give portions of ticket sales as donations to them,” Whitlock said, “and be able to get them involved in the show if they want to participate.” Rayford Crenshaw, one of the board trustees, further explains, “It’s our way of getting the community totally involved in what we’re doing … it’s not so much take, take, take; it’s also ‘Let’s get involved and give back.’” University High School is currently hosting rehearsals and performances, and the group is also looking into other possible venues.

Former Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy paid a visit to the students of College Wood Elementary School last week. The school earned the visit through the American Diabetes Association School Walk for Diabetes program, raising the most money of any Indiana school: $5,811. Dungy spoke to the students about exercising and eating right to stay healthy. Blue, the Colts’ mascot, was on hand to assist the former head coach, whose mother had Type II diabetes. Principal Deanna Pitman said she was proud of her students. “To be the top fundraiser in the state is truly amazing, and to be able to hear Tony Dungy speak was unbelievable,” Pitman said. “Our students should be proud of the hard work they put forth in supporting the fight against diabetes.” College Wood students collected donations over a threeweek period, while learning about diabetes in their wellness classes. Also, on October 16, they participated in a 50-minute run/walk around the Creekside Middle School track. “It was a great day with good weather, and we raised a lot of money for a good cause,” Pitman said. Joy Mahoney, associate director of marketing and communications for the American Diabetes Association, underscored the importance of having Dungy as a spokesperson for young children. “Right now in Indiana there are 704,000 children and adults with diabetes,” Mahoney said. “In order to live long, healthy productive lives, children need to learn to eat right and stay active.”

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CARMELFEST PAINTING REVEALED The official painting for CarmelFest 2009. This is artist Julie Houck’s second year doing the CarmelFest painting. You may reach Houck at 317-705-1026 or houckj@ CarmelFest is the community’s annual Fourth of July celebration.


Local celebrity Scott “The Piano Guy” Houston kicked off Meridian Music’s new nationwide program, the Play Piano in a Flash Class, with a recent three-hour workshop. The Indianapolis resident has made several appearances on Good Morning America and is the host of public television’s “Play Piano in a Flash” and “The Piano Guy.” “It was great to do a workshop in my hometown,” he said. “I’ve never been able to give anyone something when they leave. This is the first time I was able to say ‘We have a class so you can move forward.’” The new program, taught by the coauthor of the new course, Dr. Becky Grausam, will target an adult audience wanting to learn non-classical piano. Non-traditional piano songs, such as Ben Folds or Coldplay, will be taught. Houston said playing in the taught style will not require people to be proficient note-readers. The classes have six levels, consisting of eight-week group sessions at Meridian Music. “The neatest thing to me is the variety of music students get to learn and play,” said Grausam. “Plus there won’t be more


Houston than 10 people in a class. It will be very stress-free and so much fun for me to teach.” For more information or to sign up for the program, Grausam can be reached at 317-432-2029.


I also drove through Cental Park at the Monon Center and noticed it was pretty unkempt. One of my friends from Marion County drove up to Central Park to go running and said it looked awful – as if Carmel ran out of money. Sadly, I would have to agree. I would be embarrassed to bring someone from out of town to these parks. I hope the city will do something to bring some life back into these parks and make them beautiful again.

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In response to Andy Ray’s May 12 column (“What’s Wrong with the Morning After Pill?”), more contraception is not the quick answer to decreasing teen pregnancy. The Morning After Pill was heralded as the solution to unwanted pregnancies and the most effective way to reduce abortions. But this has not happened. According to the Guttmacher Institute, half of all American women’s pregnancies are unintended, and 4 in 10 are terminated in abortion. About half of the women coming in for an abortion were using a contraceptive, mostly the pill

or a condom. It’s time we look at the overall picture of our society and decide how we can change the idea that sex is only a recreation and unwanted pregnancy is a disease to be fought. Having multiple sex partners spreads disease, distorts genuine love and causes unborn children to be killed because they are unwanted. All this for what gain? If someone truly loves another enough to have sex, why does the love run out for unwanted offspring – leading to death instead of adoption?

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What has happened to the upkeep of the parks in Carmel? My family and I visited Coxhall Park and the Dads’ Club park on Gray Road last weekend and noticed a lack of grooming in both. The grass was not mowed, and weeds were rampant. There were broken doors swinging in the breeze at Coxhall. At the park on Gray Road, there were dump trucks parked in spaces that should be for park visitors, boards with nails and other debris piled up near the entrance and enormous potholes in the driveway.

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edly relate the particulars of the previous ay 27 cannot arrive soon year’s parade. All of a sudden – just like last enough for firefighters Lt. Dave Martin and Paramedic year – someone with a keen sense of hearing screeches, “Here they come!” The low Scott Stroup. They both rumble of Harleys, Kawasakis and Hondas know the day will bring enbecomes a deafening roar as they thusiastic smiles to young faces make the turn and come into scarred by the terrible effects of sight. The spectacle also signals a fire. But on this special day, the deep sense of caring and love that pain and suffering of the past these kids will not soon forget. will all be forgotten. Instead, CFD Lieutenant Martin loud motorcycles, shiny red related a story from last year fire trucks and a mass of police that most likely is a reason he vehicles accompanied by comis returning this year. He told passionate men and women will me about one 10-year-old boy descend upon Camp Tecumsah. who would not take his shirt For the ninth year in a row, off to swim in the pool. He had the Carmel Fire Department not done so since his accident. is organizing Hoosier Burn But when it was pointed out to Camp Ride. Open to anyone Jeff him that everyone else in the with a motorcycle, a helmet pool looked just like him, off and a heart, riders will enjoy a Worrell went the shirt and in less than leisurely trip to Brookston, Ind. a minute he was a normal kid horsing under police escort. around in the pool on a hot day in May. While at Hoosier Burn Camp, the Eighty-three kids attended the special campers are safe from the daily stares and camp last year. The Hoosier Burn Ride rude comments from unscarred children hopes to raise $10,000 this year to help oblivious to the mental anguish caused by even more kids feel normal next year. disfigurement. Instead, at Hoosier Burn Camp, everyone has a similar story, a simiJeff Worrell is a local business owner. He lar look and similar feelings. recognizes volunteers on “Connecting with For the new kids, they have heard in Carmel” on cable channel 16. Contact him at great detail the stories about what is going to happen next. The vets of the camp excit-



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By Dr. David Sullivan Current in Carmel

The days of summer are fast approaching, and that means “hazy, hot and humid” times are just around the corner. A common problem that arises in the feet when they are wet or excessively sweaty is what we often call “athlete’s foot.” The medical term is tinea pedis, which is a fungus that thrives in moist, dirty and/ or dark places. Therefore, the best way to avoid it is to keep your feet dry and clean, and not so often enclosed. This is a very common problem, and most of the time it can be remedied without a trip to the podiatrist’s office. Paying particular attention to the involved area and keeping it extra clean and dry are the simplest ways to get rid of athlete’s foot, followed by overthe-counter powders or sprays that have lowdose antifungal properties. A trip to the podiatrist’s office is usually only necessary when these modalities have not worked. Patients may complain of a white, cracked discoloration in between the toes, which are usually very itchy. They

might also have scaling and tiny dried up blisters on the soles of their feet. The difference is because different species of fungus cause varying problems. Luckily, they are usually treated the same way. If the aggressive hygiene and over-thecounter route does not work, then a prescription cream or gel and possibly an oral medication will be prescribed. With an accurate diagnosis, these medications clear up the fungus very quickly. If there is not a quick response, one may need to consider a diagnosis other than tinea pedis (athlete’s foot). It may be a form of dermatitis or possibly a less common skin condition. It is important to get this diagnosed by a professional, because when neglected, a patient may develop a secondary bacterial infection, which may cause more harm.

Dr. David R. Sullivan is a board-certified foot surgeon and certified wound specialist with Westfield Foot and Ankle, LLC. He can be reached at or 317-896-6655.



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s one gets older, they presumably get wiser. I say presumably because the adage doesn’t hold true for some (many): In my many years of being in business, working with people and specifically helping others manage Kent Burns their careers, insight On Success emerges. Here are a few that I have found particularly helpful.

• Focus on developing your strengths; recognize and structure around your weaknesses. No one is good at everything. Spend your energy developing your gifts. That’s why God gave them to you. • Stop finding reasons why something won’t work and start looking for reasons why something will work. Life is so much more fun that way. • Success is having many of the things money can buy, and all the things money can’t buy. Like a good night’s sleep, a home at peace and relationships that matter. No doubt you have your own pearls of wisdom. The trick is internalizing these things in a way that allows you to live with less angst in your life. Kent Burns is a Carmel resident, investor and cofounder of CrossConfirm. He is also a professional speaker and author of What’s Your Why? He can be reached at

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lease indulge me. The true intent of this column is to address issues related to decorating. This one will be about decorating; it is simply a different type. Last week, my oldest son Ross graduated from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. It was a blink ago that Mike and I delivered Ross curbside along with southern boys who had names as long as a low country summer afternoon, boys from the north who had never tasted sweet tea and a few girls who wore grit and determination with grace. The buildings on the campus are formidable, and I was humbled and in awe of the tradition they silently communicate. The Vicky Earley barracks, open to parents only Design twice a year, are designed so the center is an open-air quadrangle onto which each cadet room opens. In each of the four corners is a spiral stairway. A tower that rises 109 feet and eight stories in the air overlooks a vast parade ground. Each concrete step of the spiral staircase bears a stenciled message. One stair says truth, the next honesty, the next duty, and so on. I believe it would be impossible to climb these worn concrete stairs countless times every day without the messages being emblazoned in

one’s soul. The rooms in the barracks are as spotless as they are spartan – just beds, desks, computers and books for two. You might see a framed photo of a family, but posters and the normal accoutrements of college have no place in this structured slice of the world. Upperclassmen have the luxury of a television or CD player but don’t seem to have an inordinate amount of time to indulge. “Academic excellence” is one of the stenciled messages on the stairs, and that message is taken quite seriously. The Citadel that received my son on a steamy August morning four years ago still looks the same today. There have been no changes in colors, and the furnishings are probably the same. But there is comfort in this sameness, because it is based in those principles of truth, honor and valor. To Austin, Marshall, Preston, Oryan, Ross, Fleming, Andy and the rest of the Citadel graduating class of 2009, I am incredibly proud of you. You have stretched yourselves beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. You are on the path to becoming corporate CEOs, fighter pilots and statesmen. There might, God willing, even be a future president among you. Regardless of your path, each and every one of you is now a leader who will speak the truth, do the right thing and serve others. This is the real change our country needs now.

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DISPATCHES CHS SWEEPS CHEMICAL SOCIETY EXAM - For the sixth consecutive year, Carmel High School students have earned top honors in the American Chemical Society Scholarship Examination, which took place earlier in the semester at Butler University. Based on the results of individual exams of all 115 students from throughout the state who participated, Carmel High earned more points than any other school. In the first-year exam, Carmel students earned four of the top five places, with Ivy Yan finishing first. Other top results were earned by Zenas Shi, second; Kevin Song, third; and Steven Chen, fifth. Jimmy Sun won first in the advanced exam, with Angela Ma earning runner-up honors.

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NEW SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER - Jeffry Carter has been named to the Carmel Clay School Board. By a vote of 3-1, Carter was appointed by the four current members to fill the term of former board president Stephen Backer, who died March 15. Carter will serve the remainder of the term, which expires June 30, 2010. To select Backer’s replacement, the board accepted applications from interested individuals who live in District 2, the open seat, and who met residency and other legal requirements. The School Board selected five finalists, who were interviewed May 6 during a public meeting at the Educational Services Center. CHS RISING STARS ELECT OFFICERS Members of Carmel High School’s Rising Stars have elected their officers for the next school year. They are Mallory Jordan, president; Ashley Nief, vice president; Becca Hunter, secretary/treasurer; Alicia Herder, senior representative; Alex Peck, junior representative; and Monica Ramirez, sophomore representative. The freshman and at-large representatives will be elected within the first few weeks of the next school year. The Rising Stars are a 90-member organization that promotes participation in theatre and film. Carmel High performing arts department faculty members Jim Peterson and Maggie Cassidy sponsor the group. TECH RECYCLING - Carmel High School’s Carmel Connects Club, along with the Carmel Green Initiative and CloudBlue, will sponsor a free tech drop-off May 23 from 9 a.m. to noon at the CHS football stadium. Equipment such as computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, keyboards and computer mice will be accepted at the northwest side of the stadium, which is adjacent to the home side of the field. Televisions will not be accepted. For more information, contact Margaret Winans at 317-846-7721, ext. 7005 or

grasping the semicolon By Brandie Bohney Current in Carmel

My youngest brother is 15, and he struggles in his English class. It’s not because he isn’t bright; it’s because he isn’t motivated. In any case, it’s rather rare that his formerEnglish-teacher big sister gets to help him out with his homework. I did get to help him out with an essay this year, though. As we worked through the paper together, we came to a place where he really needed a semicolon. Me: What type of punctuation mark would work best here? Him: The one I have. Me: Would I be pointing this out if a comma was correct? Him: Probably not. Me: So what’s a better choice? Him: I dunno. Period? Me: Try again. Him: What else is there?

Yes, folks, my own brother asked me if there were punctuation choices other than periods and commas. But my brother isn’t alone. In general, most people are comfortable only with periods and commas. Most are also capable of using the question mark. You probably recall my rant about exclamation point overuse, though, and few people are truly comfortable with the colon or semicolon. For this week, we’ll focus on the semicolon, a punctuation mark that, in this

grammarian’s humble opinion, is widely underused. Semicolons are weak periods, in essence. They say, “These two clauses go together in such a way that they need to be part of the same sentence, but they are strong enough to need to be independent clauses.” As far as I’m concerned, though, the semicolon is handiest with conjunctive adverbs. Conjunctive adverbs are often confused with coordinating conjunctions (and, but, or, nor, for, so, yet), but they cannot connect clauses with merely a comma as coordinating conjunctions can. Enter the semicolon: I am a grammarian; however, my brother is not. He has severe arthritis; thus, he does very little knitting.

In both sentences, the semicolon serves to connect clauses with those tricky conjunctive adverbs. As you can see, semicolons are not difficult to use; you just need to know how. And as I told my brother, English teachers are impressed when you use them correctly. Brandie Bohney is a grammar enthusiast and former English teacher who developed a mastery-learning system of teaching grammar to high school seniors. If you have a grammarrelated question, please email her at

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The HCAA board, from left to right: Robert Bratton, Larry Kasey, Julie Houck, Carol Griffith ahd Rodney Reveal ness, student and retired supporting members, pumping much-needed operating funds into the art league’s treasury Despite her departure, Ribble hopes the group continues with some of the projects she initiated, including joint ventures with the Noblesville Cultural Arts Commission, the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, the Noblesville Main Street Program, the Hamilton County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau and local businesses with a stake in the visual and performing arts. Ribble also worked tirelessly with HCAA’s active artist members to raise the visual arts group’s visibility in the community and to strengthen HCAA’s existing administrative practices.

The organization’s vitality is evident in its list of upcoming exhibitions at the Birdie Gallery (195 South 5th St. in Noblesville). After the current anniversary show, which runs until June 26, four additional exhibitions of members’ work are planned through the end of 2009. In addition, the group’s Annual Gathering of Plein Air Painters (on June 4-6) is moving from a members-only event to one open to artists from around the Midwest. Artists will set up easels throughout Noblesville to capture the local landscape, and the public is welcome to visit with the painters as they work outdoors. Barbara E. Cohen covers the arts for the Current community nwspapers. Please send comments or story ideas to

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ne important job of a chef is to watch for changes in food trends and dietary habits and to anticipate the changes in people’s needs and demands. Recently, I noticed a considerable amount of executives at my hotel chewing gum – a habit that is becoming increasingly popular (again). Both guests and industry colleagues seem to be indulging. So, in an attempt to capitalize on the phenomChef Michael enon, I did some Vlasich research and found Culinary Explorer some interesting facts. Gum, like many other foods, has evolved. Chewing gum has been around for thousands of years, starting as a byproduct of sap or resin from sapodilla and other trees. The oldest actual piece of gum was discovered by Swedish archeologists and made from tree resin and honey estimated at more than 9,000 years old. The first bubble gum was made in 1928 by Walter Deimer, who later said it was an accident. He colored it pink, as it was the only color dye he had on hand. Since then, it has been in space (the

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What: Gallery Walk When: Friday, May 22, 5 – 10 p.m. Where: Carmel Arts & Design District Cost: Free Details: The galleries along Main Street and Range Line Road will display race-themed works in honor of the 2009 Indianapolis 500 Race weekend. For example, Art & Soul Gallery will show five commissioned worked by sports artist W. K. Gilbert, each portraying a famous Indy car. Other galleries and shops in the District will have gift drawings, free and tasty “black and white” racethemed treats, and other artist showcases. Info: 317-571-2787, www.


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The Carmel Arts Council’s English Silver Tea at the Ritz Charles drew 225 well-dressed Carmelites to show off their spring hats, share stories, and win prizes in an environment of an English High Tea. 1. Frankie Lee Watson looked FABulous, proudly wearing a hat from her collection that she first wore for Easter in 1959. 2. Harpist Jill Pitts added to the ambiance, playing classical harp tunes from the stage. 3. Donna Tutwiler took her turn at the microphone, announcing door prize winners and introducing entertainment. 5. Mary Ann Butcher had matching hat, purse and dress in a VERY Green outfit from Kay’s Boutique in Carmel. 5. Practicing what she preaches, Carol Vote of Accent Details Consignment Studio was perfectly accessorized with her hat and jewelry.





BOOK REVIEW Arthur & George

By Julian Barnes The two names in the title refer to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, known for his famous sleuth Sherlock Holmes, and George Edalji, the half-Indian son of a vicar in a small village in England. The stories of these two men are told from early age until their lives intersect as adults when Edalji writes Doyle asking him to prove him innocent of a crime This request comes at a time in Doyle’s life when he is at loose ends and provides him a purpose to do what his sleuth does best: separate fact from fiction and come up with the only possible conclusion to a case. Julian Barnes provides biography, history and a real-life detective story in this compelling book. Arthur and George are two extremely interesting individuals who differ greatly in their backgrounds, personalities and mental processes. Barnes combines rich late-Victorian period detail and a criminal case into an absorbing read.

Reviewed by Christine Owens CCPL Reference Manager

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FINAL PRODUCT: The exterior finishes were selected to be maintenance free and to blend with the architecture of the existing home. This included new brick to match the existing house and stone veneer knee walls and column DESIGN PHASE: The first step was to piers to match the existing stone. The create a master plan for the entire backnew exterior trim – including the posts, yard area. The homeowner had already arches, fascia boards, rake boards, soffit contracted with a landscape architect boards, crown molding and wood to create this plan. The next step was pendants – were all rough-sawn cedar. to design the pool house structure. The The classic stucco look of the pool homeowner’s focus was on designing a house was achieved with fiber cement structure that tied into the architecture vertical panels from James Hardie. The of the existing home. The structure was Larry Hardipanel material was combined with designed to provide for several uses, Greene cedar trim for a board and batten look. including a bathroom/changing area, storage for pool supplies and equipment and a fully The front of the outdoor kitchen bar was covered with a stucco material. functional outdoor kitchen.

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Beware of insects, such as aphids or white flies that become rampant as our plants grow larger and have less circulation between them. Remember to spray both upper and lower leaves with neem or pyola oil on a seven to 10 day cycle to keep these critters from destroying your plants. Also, order some beneficial insects, such as ladybugs, to keep these insects under control.


Prune back your rose bushes after the first bloom. You can either dead head the spent blooms or do a major cutting back to keep them tame and under control. Cut back all weak and dead wood as well. Lastly, clean up all spent leaves – especially if they suffered from black spot. Plus, if black spot is a problem, use this

homemade formula: Mix one tablespoon of baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon of dishwashing detergent in one gallon of water.


Continue to pinch back all latesummer and fall perennials to keep them bushy and healthy and to stagger blooming times.


Finish pruning all spring blooming bushes, such as azaleas, rhododendrons and lilacs by mid-summer so they can begin their growth for next spring.


It is still not too late to plant summer blooming bulbs like dahlias or cannas. It’s also not too late to plant quickblooming summer seeds such as sunflowers, nasturtiums and cosmos. - iVillage

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when to say no to low protein By John Mikesell Current in Carmel

Although guidelines vary, a sensible goal is a diet whose total calories come 1/3 from fat, 1/3 from protein and 1/3 from carbohydrates.

Only dogs whose kidney failure is advanced need very low-protein diets.


Improve your CRF (chronic renal failure) dog’s diet with better sources of protein while limiting sources of phosphorus. Encourage your dog to drink more fluids. Provide clean, fresh-filtered or low-mineral bottled water. Give them high-quality supplements that have been shown to help with kidney disease, including CoQ10, fish body oil (not fish liver oil) and glandular supplements.


When developing a diet for dogs with kidney failure, the recommendations from leading experts are to feed them…


• Moderate to high amounts of fat • Moderate amounts of high-quality protein • Low amounts of phosphorus • Moderate amounts of low-phosphorus carbohydrates • Plenty of water, juices, broth and other fluids

Salmon oil or other fish body oil (not cod liver oil). Feed up to 1 gram (1000 mg.) per 10 pounds of body weight daily Herbal supplements: Traditional kidney tonics include dandelion leaf and root, couch grass and marshmallow. Look for teas and tinctures that contain these and other gentle, supportive ingredients, or consult with your local holistic pet supplement supplier. John Mikesell, owner of Love of Dogs Bakery in Carmel, can be reached at john.mikesell@




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Waylon is a 6-year-old male black and tan Rottweiler/basset hound mix. Waylon is a handsome boy who looks like a Rottie with itty bitty legs. He is neutered, house trained and he is quite the ladies man. By ladies man, we mean he certainly prefers the companionship of women and not men so much. Waylon is very gentle when taking treats and toys are OK, but he gets more enjoyment from long walks. Waylon qualifies for the shelter’s P.A.W.S. (Partnering Animals With Seniors) program. If you are age 55 or older contact the shelter to find out how you can adopt Waylon for a reduced fee. Neblina is a 4-year-old female white and black DSH. Neblina is a very loving girl who arrived at the shelter on January 9 when she was found by a kind person. She has the cutest baby pink nose and gorgeous greenish gold eyes. Neblina is spayed and litterbox trained and she gets along well with other cats. For more information on these and other animals at the Humane Society, call 317-773-4974 or go to

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FOUNTAIN WATERBOWL - Owners will attest: Cats almost always prefer to drink out of a dripping faucet rather than from their water bowl. This inclination isn’t simply quirky behavior; feral by nature, cats are drawn by instinct to the sound of falling water. Thankfully, a vet recognized this and invented the Drinkwell Pet Fountain. Available in four models -- Original ($50), Platinum ($70), Big-Dog ($75) and 360 ($65; shown above) -- the Drinkwell Pet Fountain provides a free-falling stream of water that is continuously filtered and aerated, keeping it much fresher than a stagnant bowl of water. (Something that’s great for dogs, too, of course.)



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ime for another look at a littleknown roadside stop right here in Indiana. This time I found a gem my way to Chicago, where Hoosier John Schreiner has just what the doctor ordered – well, prescribed might be a better word. His History of Pharmacy Research Center in Griffith, just south of Gary, is the culmination of a lifelong (excuse the expression) addiction to drugstore memorabilia. A registered pharDick Wolfsie macist, John was Humor fascinated by the history of his profession and began collecting stuff from the day he graduated. John owned several drug stores in Indiana and surrounding states and in the process of buying and selling old pharmacies, he didn’t have the heart to throw out anything he found that reflected the true account of drug stores in America. For years, he simply loaded boxes with old scales, advertising signs, apothecary jars, blood pressure devices, early pregnancy tests, stethoscopes, mortar and pestles, inhalers and even the first tampons. Finally, the collection just got too big and he converted a 4,000-square-foot store, formerly a savings and loan office, into his museum. Along with the artifacts above, John has displayed one of the biggest collections in the country of home remedies from the 19th and early 20th centuries. There are literally thousands of these elixirs and compounds, all in the original boxes or bottles, occupying three full rooms and neatly arranged on shelves for easy viewing. Name a medical problem: blisters, lockjaw, diphtheria, constipation, whooping cough, snakebite, cataracts, housemaid’s knees – a myriad of disorders and a “cure” for every one. Many of the products portray a bearded doctor, like Dr. James’ Expectorant or Dr. Quertin’s Nervine Syrups. There’s Lydia Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound (she doesn’t have a beard) and Swamp Root Kidney Diuretic. Almost every container or package still has some of the original stuff in it. Most have never been opened. “I did have a friend come in and let me know which substances might be unstable. I didn’t want anything to explode,” says John. While most of the products were useless or even dangerous (often concocted in someone’s garage or barn), they did occasionally make you feel better. “A little touch of placebo and a shot of alcohol in



bottling nostalgia

the mix can do wonders,” laughs John. John’s favorite items are glass globes filled with colored water that were once used to warn sailors whether a city had been touched by the plague. Green colored water meant it was safe to dock. Red meant it was probably not a good idea if

you wanted to avoid the deadly disease. If you haven’t figured it out yet, this is probably the origin of red and green traffic lights. One more cool thing: John has original doctors’ prescriptions going back 150 years. It’s hard to read what the doctors

wrote on those little notes in 1877. Same nowadays. Some things never change. Dick Wolfsie is an author, columnist, and speaker. Contact him at

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Richard T. Spanenberg, 75, of Carmel, passed away in his home May 7. He was born May 30, 1933 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late William and Florence Taylor Spanenberg. Richard was a 1961 graduate of Ohio State University, receiving his degree in mechanical engineering. He worked in engineering and management with several prominent companies. Richard was a member of the United States Air Force 581st Air Force Band from 1953 to 1957, belonged to the Air Force Musicians’ Association, and never lost his love for band music, particularly marches. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by beloved daughter, Becki Spanenberg-Flores. Survivors include his wife of almost 52 years, Judith Jenkins Spanenberg; children, Gwendolyn (John) Christianson, Dr. William (Layla) Spanenberg and James Spanenberg; 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; sisters, Jean Ruck of Cleveland, Ohio and Margaret Teetz of Gloversville, NY. BIRTHS St. Vincent Carmel

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/ College Avenue 8:58:58 a.m., investigation, West 131st St. / Illinois Street 9:04:54 a.m., juvenile complaint, 3495 W. 126th St. 8:58:58 a.m., investigation, West 131st St. / Illinois Street 9:08:52 a.m., criminal mischief, 2450 E. 136th St. 9:11:16 a.m., harassment, 52 Druid Hill Court 9:38:12 a.m., alarm burglar, 620 Greenford Trail W. 10:16:56 a.m., alarm burglar, 775 Eden Woods Place 10:33:15 a.m., f alarm residence, 13139 Brooks Landing Place 10:37:21 a.m., investigation, East 106th St. / Keystone Avenue North 11:22:33 a.m., found/lost property, 14550 Clay Terrace Boulevard 11:58:59 a.m., investigation, 118 Medical Drive 12:04:25 p.m., theft, 410 W. Carmel Drive 12:26:05 p.m., domestic, 1254 Golfview Drive 12:59:07 p.m., juvenile complaint, 12415 Shelborne Road 1:02:34 p.m., f invest, 866 Hickory Drive 1:30:48 p.m., assist public, 584 Hunters Drive E. 2:27:24 p.m., solicitor, 14085 Honey Tree Drive 2:49:33 p.m., disturbance, 10201 N. Meridian St. 2:59:19 p.m., alarm burglar, 4835 Greenspire Drive 2:55:40 p.m., solicitor, Brookstone Drive / Stone Drive 3:09:19 p.m., alarm burglar, 4885 Waterstone Way 3:11:53 p.m., theft, 13450 N. Meridian St. 3:47:36 p.m., solicitor, West 136th St. / Spotswood Street 3:40:54 p.m., accident property

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CarmelFeSt GoeS Green

tion with an idea: recycle some of that five tons of It was 2 a.m., July 5, trash that CarmelFest 2008, and the produces each grounds of Caryear. So, we melFest at Civic are pleased to Square were announce that mostly quiet. CarmelFest The crowds were 2009 is a “Green gone, the air was Festival.” With cool, and a light the help of our mist was falling. festival goers, we The only activity hope to recycle to be found was James delgado about a third the small army of of the refuse volunteers scurthat we have rying around recovering the this year. And thanks trash and debris left over to the Keep Indianapofrom the thousands of festi- lis Beautiful Committee, val goers who were present recycle bins will be placed just a few hours earlier. We throughout the grounds picked up an estimated five this year. This first year, we tons of trash last year at will only be recycling bottles CarmelFest. And it all went and cans, but if it goes into a landfill somewhere to well, we hope to expand our be hidden forever. green efforts in the years to This year, the CarmelFcome. You can do your part est 2009 committee was by looking for the blue-top approached by the Carmel containers and depositing Green Initiative organizayour plastic bottles and

By James Delgado

bring your radio for the simulcast of the b105.7 Fireworks at CarmelFest launched by Firestone.

entertainer spotlight

JeS & viCKy riCHmond rock, country rock

Jes Richmond, his wife, Vicky, and their band will fire things up on July 4 at noon at the Gazebo with a mix of rock, country rock and “you never know.” Jes (singer, songwriter, rhythm guitarist) has worked as a professional musician in Los Angeles for more 24 years and gigged in Japan for two years. Vicky has a degree in drama/ speech and a minor in musical theater. Her professional credits include Busybody, Noises Off, See How They Run, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Dinah!, General Hospital ,Sunset Beach, Passions, Moonlighting, I Am Sam, Plague Season, and Minority Report.

Kim GaSKell

food vendor chair Kim Gaskill is a Rotarian who has been working with CarmelFest for many years. This year Kim is the chairman for food vendors; he makes sure that we all have our festival treats! He has owned the Carmel Allstate Insurance Co. since 1975. Kim decided to keep the business in the family when he partnered with his son-in-law Ranjit Puthran. Kim has been married for 40 years to Maureen and together they have four children; Katy, Laura, Ben, and Melissa, who is married to Ranjit. Kim and Maureen have two grandchildren by Melissa and Ranjit.




in an effort to help defray the expense of the B105.7 fireworks at Carmelfest launched by firestone, Carmelfest spark Buttons again will be sold at various merchant locations in Carmel and on the grounds of CarmelFest. The fireworks are scheduled to run nearly 25 minutes this year, with massive displays of pyrotechnics in the skies over Carmel. watch this space for additional details on sales of the buttons.

of eVents

July 3 Carmelfest has talent: noon-4 p.m. Barometer soup: 4:30-6:30 p.m. the wright Brothers: 7-10 p.m. July 4 the st.Vincent heart Center of indiana Carmelfest parade: 10:30 a.m. Jes and Vicky Richmond: noon-2 p.m. Blair and Co.: 2:30-4:30 p.m. the tides: 5-7 p.m. Carmelfest has talent finals: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Carmel symphony orchestra: 8:45-9:45 p.m. the B105.7 fireworks at Carmelfest launches by firestone: 9:45 p.m.

(Performances at the Gazebo at Civic Square. All times approximate.)

SponSored in part by


aluminum cans. Carmel is a leading community in Indiana, and recycling at CarmelFest helps us maintain our leadership position. Please join us at CarmelFest 2009, and recycle as much as you can. And if you are free around 2 a.m. on July 5, I have a great job for you.

Freedom run pRimeR

tRAining tip: Weight lifting two to three times per week is another way to improve your 5K run. It will make the leg muscles less prone to fatigue during the event. Use a runner’s weight-lifting routine or consider a simplified strength training program for fast results. Stretch after exercising, especially the hip flexors and the hamstrings. Start in a lunge position, with one leg back and one leg forward. Straighten the back leg to stretch the hip flexors. Return to the starting position, and then straighten the front leg to stretch the hamstrings. Hold each stretch about 15 seconds.

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