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THE BEST OF FRIENDS Best Buddies Brad Worrell

Brian von Eiff and Brad Worrell.

and Brian von Eiff prove the unbeatable power of friendship

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Story by Brandon Bowman, Current In Carmel Photos provided by Ted von Eiff

rad Worrell and Brian von Eiff are best buddies. The two of them spend their time drinking milkshakes or playing practical jokes on each other, to the delight of Brian. Nerf basketball games can get serious, and they always eat lunch together at school. Brian has Down syndrome, but that hasn’t held the two back from becoming great friends through Best Buddies, a national volunteer program. Brad and Brian were honored with the 2007 Volvo Best Buddies for Life Award on April 5 in New York City. Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization that is focused on enhancing the lives of intellectually challenged students across the world. It operates in more than 1,300 middle school, An NBC camera crew follows Brad and Brian high school and on their bike ride in Hyannis Port. college campuses in all 50 states and internationally. “A friendship in my words is being as Brad and Brian weird and goofy as you wanna be met through church services at Our without getting sick of each other” Lady of Mt. Carmel - Brad Worrell Catholic Church. They participated in in one’s bedroom, Brady Bunch,” at a party after the ceremony. altar services and in the two buddies “My dad was a little jealous because he youth groups. Brian also drive places had a crush on her for the longest time,” Brad is a sophomore together, rocking said. That instance wasn’t the only time Brian at Carmel High out to the music would steal the show with his dancing during School, and Brad on the way. In a the trip. is going to Indiana video that Volvo The two were videotaped for NBC riding University next year. made of the two a tandem bike 27 miles in the Volvo Best When Jeff and Brian dances with Maureen friends, the boys’ Buddies Challenge on May 19 at Hyannis Port, Shari Worrell signed McCormick of “The Brady Bunch.” smiles stretched Mass. Best Buddies was founded in 1989 by up their son, Brad, from ear to ear. Anthony Kennedy Shriver, whose family has for the Best Buddies “A friendship in long lived in the area. program, they already hoped he could be my words is being as weird and goofy as you “We had a radio on the bike playing music paired with Brian, son of Ted and Kate von wanna be without getting sick of each other,” to move to while the video guys told us how Eiff. Brad said. many miles we had left,” Brad said. The video “We have always joked that one day we Brian’s fun side often emerges through crew was there to spotlight the two during the would secretly adopt Brian as our son,” Jeff dancing. During a Carmel Rotary Club Lunch Best Buddies Challenge, which raised more Worrell said. than $2 million for the Best Buddies program. May 25 to honor the best buddies, everyone Once together in the program, Brad and Full coverage of the event will be played in attendance cheered on Brian to do his Brian spent hours with each other every day. “famous dance moves.” Anyone doubting how nationally at 4:30 p.m. June 9 on WTHR-ChanDuring lunch at school, Brad helped Brian nel 13. smooth Brian is with his dancing would only become more social with classmates. “People have to inquire about their trip to receive Brad and Brian are comfortable in their come around now and ask Brian how he’s the Best Buddies for Life Award. Brian was relationship. One obvious reason is the bond doing and what he’s done during the day,” the only one who got to dance with Maureen they have formed. Another would be that Brad Brad said. McCormick, who played Marcia Brady on “The gives Brian the chance to be one of the boys. While they’re not playing Nerf basketball

Brian and Brad model their riding clothes. Male buddies are hard to find in the Best Buddies program. “The number of guys involved is really small. More guys should get involved, because you really do get to start a great friendship in the program,” Brad said. Brian’s parents thought that a female buddy might seem like a girlfriend to him. With Brad, Brian has grown in ways that he might not have been able to if he had a female buddy. During the Rotary Club, lunch, Brian thanked everyone in attendance. He was like anyone else speaking in front of a crowd: nervous. Speaking quietly, Brad was by his side, giving him the encouragement and comfort that only a best buddy can offer. “What they did was quite a thing, and we all have to be really proud of these two kids,” said Mayor Jim Brainard, who attended the lunch. Brad drove the real message home at the close of his speech when he said, “The smallest things make the biggest difference in the lives of everyone.”

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OUR TAKES It is our position that the Indiana Department of Transportation must commit to a timeline and a plan for U.S. 31 upgrades now - and then stick to them. This year, our Legislature did all it could do to derail funding for any of the projects already contemplated by Major Moves. It shouldn’t have happened that way, but, hey, we haven’t voted ourselves pay raises, either. Yet. Plain and simple: Crossing U.S. 31 is dangerous, and playing politics with plans to make it safer is highly irresponsible. This corridor divides our community, and residents want to enjoy the amenities of Carmel’s newly refurbished downtown and West and Coxhall parks. Former INDOT head Tom Sharpe

CHAmpion of the terminally ill

committed several times publicly that U.S. 31 work would be completed by the end of 2011. Since his departure, INDOT has been quiet, and we are nervous. INDOT commissioner Karl Browning has yet to outline specific timetables or priorities. And, efforts by our city’s administration to develop safer, cheaper and more attractive solutions to the problem have not been publicly addressed. The Legislature must endorse and fund action in the next budget session. Representatives Jerry Torr, Cindy Noe and David Orentlichter, along with Sen. Mike Delph, should work with their colleagues to make this a priority. We should not wait for another traffic death before getting an answer.

Dr. Death is free, and it’s a great time for independent thinkers! Jack Kevorkian has been released from a correctional institution in southern Michigan. The retired pathologist, who claims to have participated in at least 130 assisted suicides, left prison after eight years last week still believing people have the right to die. Some of us around this joint wish that if and when that time comes, he’s still around and we can have him on speed-dial. Many of his “patients” traversed the continent seeking relief, author Michael Betzold wrote in his book, “An Appointment with Dr. Death.” It could be said he actually spurred a tourism

drive even if for one visit – into Michigan. The point here is that terminally ill people should have the ultimate right to decide when enough is enough. We decide that for our pets – living, breathing, loyal beings. Why can’t we decide that for ourselves? We have experienced first-hand the painful demise of relatives, folks whose singular chance at complete comfort was a quick exit. They all were denied, because the judicial system said so. Our loved ones were forced to linger through the ravages of their diseases before their bodies finally quit. Talk about inhumane! It should be a personal choice – and a no-brainer, really.



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Comfort zones. We all have my friend told me that everyone them. The boundaries of some are at the airport would speak English meant to be pushed and others are (they don’t). With a smile and meant to be protected. good intentions, I meandered They can become embattlearound the sizable airport where ments from which we aggressively even the “Information Desk” (the defend ridiculous and often bigonly English word that I could oted points of view. Or, they can find), had very little English be critical oases to which we can information. Comfort came in an escape when times are tough or unmistakable logo with words circumstances overwhelm us. in Cyrillic – TGI Fridays. Arriving We can find comfort in food, at the counter, I asked hopefully people, places, sounds and all “English?” The hostess shook her Terry Anker sorts and manner of animal, head, nyet (no). vegetable and mineral. Pushing the Soon a giant fudge brownie limits of my own comfort zone, I ordered by picture arrived, delivvisited seven major European cities in a fortered by a server from another section who, night. London, Hamburg, Moscow, Kiev – all as was discovered by the hostess, spoke quite interesting and all very foreign. passable English – certainly enough to explain Am I the adventurous world traveler? No. the airport. Freshly empowered, I left a sizable Travel has tip (plus all of DISCOMFORT come to me the Russian in much the money that same way was still in that new my pocket) foods are and boarded introduced the plane to to my kids. Kiev without My boys incident. would go So now, to the same place every time – McDonald’s. I am different. Just like the 6-year-old who We say, “Let’s try Chinese.” They moan and comes to the realization that Chinese food groan, much like elementary school kids will. won’t kill you (and it can even be very good), And then ultimately, they jump in and make I know more about myself and the world. My the best of it. Their minds are opened. They comfort zone is expanded and I am better off reduce fear and increase understanding. for it. I live the way that I do out of choice not I would go to the same place every trip – fear. Moscow no longer intimidates. Would our farm in Wisconsin. I know it. I understand I choose it for my home? For many reasons, it. It is easy. Then opportunity says, “Let’s try probably not. Kiev.” I moan and groan, much like I like our little town of Carmel. It COMFORT elementary schools kids do. And is quiet, safe and pleasant. We then, I make the best of it. By have just enough constructhe time I return, my mind is tion, political strife opened. My fear is reduced and inconvenience and my understanding is to know that the increased. I feel better for place is real, but having gone and enriched not so much that I for being a bigger part cannot go there to of our shrinking world. find peace. Moreover As adults, we are able while Chinese food is to have a longer and fantastic, I’m not afraid more responsible to say and take pride in view of the decisions the fact that McDonald’s has that we make to the best, most comforting, go outside of our french fries on Earth. comfort zones. Terry Anker is a Carmel resident and In Moscow businessman. He is a member of Curwith a fluent Russian rent in Carmel’s Editorial Advisory Board. speaker and good friend, I stuck to You may e-mail him at terry@currentincarthis poor guy like a Hollywood stalker. But on the trip to Kiev, I was alone. We arranged for a driver who spoke English (he did), and

It’s June, school’s out and it’s time for our rapier-like wit and never-ending battles against tax increases to take a minor break. We’re sorry to disappoint you, but this will be a warm-and-fuzzy Backshop. Current in Carmel, in conjunction with Clarian North Medical Center, is at it again, trying hard to do something good for the community. Or at least four members of the community. CarmelFest 2007 is but a month away, and we had the swell (stolen) idea to launch an inaugural treasure hunt for the event. Sue Finkam, manager of marketing and public relations at Clarian North (if you don’t know her, you should), wasted no time in putting the hospital behind it, and Jeff Bardach (one of Judge Gail’s favorite sons) of Bardach Awards quickly agreed to mint the medallion. The idea is to send Carmel residents scurrying to every Carmel park in search of the prized bauble. The finder will find himself or herself the recipient of a trip to a four-star Florida resort (airfare included) for four. We and Clarian North are popping a new clue each day onto our respective Web sites ( and Try it, you’ll like it. We hope it is an enjoyable hunt, one through which families or groups of friends come together for fun (you might as well take advantage of our wonderful parks system as we send you hither and yon in search of the medal). We’ve seen this work quite well in another city, and the buzz it created was phenomenal. It’s not about the sponsors, though; it’s about the event. CarmelFest is this city’s


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Really Likes Danielle Editor: I just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying your newspaper. I look forward to it each Tuesday, especially the articles from one of your newer contributors, Danielle Wilson. I find her “soccer mom” humor refreshing. Each week I can’t wait to see what she has been working on. It has been great to read what most of us fellow soccer moms are thinking! In the world that we currently live in, she is a gift, being able to bring humor to an other-

Steve Greenberg & Brian Kelly signature event each year, worked nearly 365 consecutive days by volunteers from all walks of business and life. They believe in paying forward and making a two-day event as memorable as it can be. We hope our little addition to the event adds to the pleasure. *** Back to business for a minute ... and another commercial. The Carmel Business Leader, a monthly business-to-business publication, will be delivered to every Carmel business address beginning the end of this month. We know you know things we don’t know, and we want to know about them so others can know about them. You know what we mean? Here’s an open invite to send us your story ideas, news tips and proposals for content. As with Current in Carmel, The Carmel Business Leader is another publication founded on the practice that news is what our readers say it is. E-mail us at info@ and let us know what the business community needs to know. We’re also happy to help you with your advertising needs. (The pointed remarks and sarcasm return next week. Pardon the interruption.)

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2007 St. Vincent’s HEART Center Parade at Carmelfest

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Parade Director I coordinate all aspects of the parade. This includes screening applicants, developing a parade theme, and coordinating all of the various police, fire, and safety personnel. Previously, I was the Carmelfest Chairperson for three years. I have a great sense of satisfaction giving back to the Carmel community.

For years, the Carmel 4th of July Parade has been one of the great family traditions in our community. Every year spectators set out their chairs and blankets hours before the parade begins so that they can secure a good viewing spot. In 2007 we are continuing this great tradition with the St. Vincent’s Heart Hospital Parade at CarmelFest. With the help of our parade title sponsor, St. Vincents Heart Center, CarmelFest will once again present the people of Carmel with a wonderful parade. This years theme for all of CarmelFest is “We the People…”, which will pay tribute to our nation’s heritage. You will notice the entries embracing this theme and they promise to deliver a fun and entertaining parade. This year’s parade will be reminiscent of the small town parades that have been a unique part of Americana for generations. Our entries will include marching bands, motorcycle drill teams, Native Americans from the Eiteljorg Museum, Civil War re-enactors, classic cars, clowns, floats, and some other surprises, and of course, candy for the children. The parade will begin at AAA Drive and Carmel Drive at 10:30 AM, and will proceed west to Rangeline, and then north on Rangeline to Main Street. It will then head east on Main Street and conclude at Carmel High School. There will be a reviewing stand again this year in front of Shapiro’s. The parade will be video taped and broadcast later on Brighthouse Cable Channel 16. We anticipate that the parade will be concluded by 12:00 PM. Thank you in advance for attending our 2007 St. Vincents Heart Center Parade at CarmelFest. We do this for you, and seeing you at the parade is our reward.


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DISPATCHES ROTARY WINNERS ANNOUNCED: The Carmel Rotary Club has announced its 1 2 scholarship winners. They are: (1) John Lustig, 3 4 $1,500. John plans to attend Purdue University and major in economics. 5 (2) Haley Hall, $1,250. Haley will attend Purdue to study pharmacy. (3) Teresa Easwaian, $1,000. Teresa will attend Indiana University’s School of Music and major in cello performance. (4) Anne Hosek, $750. Anne will attend IUPUI and study psychology or early childhood education. (5) Andrew Glaser, $500. Andrew will attend Georgetown University and is interested in the foreign service and international relations.

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LIONS OFFER COOKBOOK: The Carmel Lions are now offering a cookbook containing 350 “Favorite Recipes” for a donation of $10. The funds collected from the sale of this cookbook will be used to support the International Lions “Campaign SightFirst II” project. To request your copy of the cookbook, call 846.1191. CARMEL CHAMBER EVENTS IN JUNE: • Chamber luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. June 13 at The Mansion at Oak Hill, 5801 E. 116th St. Cost is $15 for members & $20 guests. Reservations are required. • Business After Hours, 5 to 7 p.m. June 21 in the Arts & Design District. Stop at Woody’s Library Restaurant, 40 E. Main St., for appetizers, drinks & a map of participating businesses. Reservations are requested. • 22nd Annual Golf Classic, June 28, Prairie View Golf Club, 7000 Longest Drive. Foursomes and sponsorships available. Make reservations by calling 846.1049, or register online at CARMEL DAD’S CLUB ETIQUETTE: The Carmel Dad’s Club reminds parents and guests that they should park only in designated areas at Carmel Dad’s Club events. To provide a safe environment, there is a ban on smoking and on pets. More information is found at the Carmel Dad’s Club Web site



and over the Nobel Prize in mathematics, people, ’cause I’ve just discovered a new theorem that will have parents everywhere applauding my brilliance. I call it Kid Theorem 2.0 (my first one didn’t pan out quite like I had hoped) and it will revolutionize the stay-at-home mom lifestyle. Kid Theorem 2.0, or “More is Less” as it’s known on the street, states that with each child over the age of 30 months added to a group of children also over 30 months placed in a confined space, one can subtract two from the new sum total of children. For example, if I have four children in my house, (ages 8, 5, 5, and 3), and their cousins come over to Danielle play (ages 6 and 4) Wilson along with one neighborhood friend (age 8), then the total number of children bugging me to play UNO for the 43rd time in a row is now one. In essence, the two older cousins and the kid from next door cancel out all but one of my precious little angels. Many of you play-date-wise parents are probably already familiar with Kid Theorem 2.0. Alone, a pre-schooler can wear you ragged with his constant pleas for “Entertainment ala Mom” and his never-ending proclamations of boredom. Invite a friend to play however, and suddenly your child is nowhere to be found, not even when you try to take a hot bath or attempt to read a trash novel. In the world of school-aged kids, mathematics


enters a new dimension where one plus one actually equals zero. I should also mention Kid Theorem 2.0’s pals, Toddler Corollary 6.4, which states that for every child under 30 months added to a group of children, the new sum total must be multiplied by 4/3, and Toddler Corollary 6.5, which reiterates 6.4 but multiples the new sum total by pi if staircases are present. See, young toddlers are a whole different ballpark. Attempt a seemingly-harmless babysitting gig with two 18-month olds and I guarantee you’ll be drinking cooking sherry and eating raw cookie dough within the first hour because you feel like you’re watching five kids instead of two. That’s because younger children have the courage to attempt dangerous stunts like climbing the pantry shelves but not the intellect to know it’s a bad idea. Plus they have an uncanny knack for suckering other unsuspecting toddlers into daredevil acts that even Evil Knievel would label as “foolish.” Believe me, how my twins survived the “Terrible Two’s” is still a mystery, as they repeatedly tested the natural laws of physics and chemistry with their small bodies and various

kitchen utensils. Infant Postulate 1.3, of course, states that each child between the ages of 48 hours and 10 months who is thrown into the mix counts as only one additional person, unless said infant suffers from colic, in which case you must cube the total sum of children and then subtract its square (Corollary 8.7), or is beginning to walk, whereby one can square the sum and subtract five (Corollary 8.8). The good news is that Tween Theorem 12 demonstrates how one 11-year-old girl can solve all your problems. Find one of these gems and you’ll be whistling Dixie as she entertains your young ones for hours on end, not just because you’re paying her a measly two bucks an hour, but because she actually enjoys it. So what’s all this math mumbo-jumbo mean to you? In a nutshell, if your babies are still in diapers, you’re basically screwed for another couple of years. After that, play dates will become your salvation. Peace out, SMOC’s! Danielle Wilson is a Carmel resident and contributing columnist. You may e-mail her at danielle@

Central Park Makes a Splash

Photo by Brandon Bowman

Newly opened Central Park posted an attendance of approximately 5,000 people over the Memorial Day weekend, according to Assistant Director Michael Klitzing. For more information on fees and memberships, go to www. or call 573.5235.


ver the years, I have witnessed volunteers come and I have watched them go. On several occasions, I have observed someone new to the area burst onto the hard-work-for-nopay scene, diving into several projects all at once. Since I personally have been known to bite off more than I can chew, I find myself wondering whether the new Super Volunteer can keep up with the heavy demands. In Jeff Worrell CarmelCan! a few instances, my skepticism has proven justified as the new volunteer has a career adjustment, suffers a life-altering change or

just plain old burns out, leaving the organization high and dry. But Carmel is fortunate to reap the benefits of a hard-working, dedicated volunteer by the name of Gary Frey. Gary is a local life insurance representative, and I first saw him charge headfirst onto the Carmel volunteer scene about two years ago. He started off by accepting the position of facilities manager for Carmelfest 2006. A huge undertaking for the most seasoned festival veteran, Gary and his assistant Dick Gilday stepped up and worked beyond anyone’s expectations to provide all of the small details that make Carmelfest a crowd-pleaser. The two of them could be counted on to provide a solution when any challenge or obstacle reared its ugly head. This year, Gary Frey is the co-chairman of Carmelfest. As the second in command, Gary is handling many of the day-to-day details that for the average volunteer would be viewed as a full-time job. For Gary, it is on-the-job training as he prepares to take over as Carmelfest

chairman in 2008. But Carmelfest is not the only group benefiting from his endless energy. He also serves on the Carmel International Arts Festival Committee and spends a significant number of hours working for the good of the Rotary Club of Carmel. He is involved in other local causes and is just one of those rare people that seem to always say yes. Thanks, Gary, for being a Yes Man. Jeff Worrell is a local business owner. He recognizes volunteers on “Connecting with Carmel” on Cable Channel 16. Contact him at jworrell@


FOURTH-GRADERS RAISE $1,166: Fourth-graders at Woodbrook Elementary School donated $1,166 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on May 30. The students raised the money by selling greeting cards through their company, The Future Tycoons Fourth Grade Card Company under the direction of their teacher, Janice Fidel. RAYTHEON AWARDS TWO SCHOLARSHIPS: Two Carmel High School students are among eight in Indiana who have been named recipients of $1,000 scholarships from MathMovesU, a program sponsored by Raytheon to promote the study of mathematics. Omar Bari and Hao Yang wrote an essay about their interest in math. The high school’s math department will also receive a $1,000 grant.


A memorial service for former Carmel High School Principal Dale E. Graham will be at 7 p.m. June 12 at Carmel United Methodist Church, 621 S. Range Line Road. The memorial service will honor Graham, who died May 11 at the age of 81, and who served as Carmel High School’s principal for 25 years. Graham retired at the end of the 1988-89 school year. Father Steve Fales of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Carmel will officiate. Because his church is undergoing renovation, the service has been moved to Carmel United Methodist, which has a larger sanctuary, Fales said. Carmel High School Assistant Principal John Abell said many of Graham’s former colleagues and students expressed an interest in a local service after they were unable to attend Graham’s funeral in Fort Wayne. “I think the memorial for Dr. Graham will give many former staff and students and friends the opportunity to pay tribute to a wonderful man and great educator who had a tremendous impact on the Carmel community,” Abell said.


STUDENT’S HOUSE DESIGN CHOSEN: Camel High School’s vocational building trades board of directors has selected sophomore Michael Gastineau’s design to be built by John Coghlan’s vocational students next year in Bridgewater Commons. The design, named “Stone Water,” includes 2,219 square feet, patio, a finished bonus room, built-ins and lots of natural light.



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possible traffic change during mid-week, traffic heading westbound on 116th Street from Range Line Road will need to start using the far right lane. An arrow board will be in place and signage will help direct traffic.

Dave Klingensmith will step down as Carmel Street Commissioner July 6, retiring after 36½ years of service to the community. Wanting to spend more time with his family and his aging mother, the Carmel native also plans to work on volunteer projects. “It has been a great privilege serving the citizens of Carmel for the last 36½ years. I have truly enjoyed my time with the city and all of the people I have worked with throughout the years,” he said. Klingensmith’s family has lived in the Carmel area since 1854, farming land at the southwest corner of Meridian and 116th Street. Before holding the position of street commissioner, he spent 16½ years in the Carmel Police Department, joining the force in 1971 as a patrolman. He was later promoted to major in charge of uniformed personnel. In 1987, he transferred to the Street Department as commissioner, where he has stayed for the past 20 years. In 1999, Klingensmith was awarded the Street Commissioner of the Year Award for the State of Indiana. Mayor Jim Brainard said the city has benefited greatly from Klingensmith’s time serving Carmel.

Here are some of the road projects going on in Carmel. For full details, visit the city’s Web site at roadconstruction.htm. Third Avenue SW/Fourth Avenue SW Realignment Project: Third Avenue SW from north of Industrial Drive to the south side of Second Street SW is closed. This closure will be necessary to complete the realignment of Third Avenue SW with Fourth Ave SW to eliminate the two turns necessary to continue north or south through this corridor. This project includes curbed roadway, sidewalks and an underground storm sewer system. This project is anticipated to be completed early this month (weather permitting). 116th Street, College Avenue to Range Line Road: 116th Street will be widened to a fourlane curbed, boulevard style roadway with multi-use paths on both sides. Improvements also include a new storm sewer system, a new bridge carrying 116th Street over Carmel Creek and a tunnel to allow the Monon Greenway to pass under 116th Street. Work this week will concentrate on preparing the west bound lanes from Range Line Road to Ralston Avenue to open to traffic. Work continues on the Monon Trail tunnel. Be aware of the

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city council plays musical chairs With the resignation of Carmel City Councilman Brian Mayo in District 3, Eric Seidensticker is eligible to take Mayo’s place pending the results of a caucus to be held on June 21, MAYO according to Charlie White, the Hamilton County Republican Party chairman. Mayo is resigning to take a firefighting job in South Carolina. White received Mayo’s resignation letter effective June 10. “Any talk of an earlier resignation has not reached me yet,” White said. White is optimistic that Seidensticker will fill the spot with the support of Mayor Jim Brainard and himself. “While it’s unfortunate that Brian is leaving before his term is over, we wish him the best in his new job and thank him for his service,” Brainard said. “I am supporting Eric Seidensticker as Brian’s replacement for the remainder of the year.” Earlier in the week, John Accetturo stepped in to fill the vacancy left by Mayo. Accetturo was unable to fill that vacancy for the remainder of the year because he lives in District 2. As a result, the primary winner for that district, Seidensticker, is now eligible to run in District 3. — Brandon Bowman

136th Street, (Ditch Road to Oak Ridge Road): 136th Street will be reconstructed, from Ditch Road to Spring Mill Road, as a boulevard style roadway with a grass median, concrete curbs and gutters, underground storm sewers, and asphalt multi-use paths on both sides of the road. 136th Street is scheduled to close to through traffic from Oak Ridge Road to Six Points Road on or after June 4. Traffic will still be able to go north and south through the intersection of Spring Mill Road and 136th Street. 136th Street and Oakridge Road Roundabout: A roundabout will be constructed at the intersection of 136th Street and Oak Ridge Road. Illinois Street will also intersect at this roundabout from the south when completed. Improvements include: concrete curbing, asphalt roadway, and an underground storm system with a box culvert for the creek at the intersection, and multi-use paths. Old Meridian Street, Pennsylvania Street to

Guilford Road: Old Meridian will be widened to two-lanes in each direction with a curbed grass median, multi-use paths on both sides, curb and gutter and storm sewers. Improvements include roundabouts at Old Meridian’s intersections with Pennsylvania, Main Street and Guilford Road, as well as a traffic signal upgrade at Carmel Drive. Construction continues under traffic on the project. Towne Road from 116th Street to 126th Street, including a roundabout at 126th Street: Towne Road will be reconstructed, from 116th Street to 126th Street as a boulevard style roadway with a median, concrete curbs, underground storm sewer, and asphalt multiuse paths on both sides of the road. The intersection of 126th Street will also be constructed as a roundabout intersection; this is being constructed by the adjacent developer. The anticipated length of the project and closure will be 45 days from the start of the closure, which is dependant upon access to the grounds and utility relocations as necessary. Please anticipate a detour route to be in place prior to the closure directing traffic to utilize Shelborne Road via 131st Street and 116th Street to navigate around the closure. All access to private or public facilities will be maintained via the detour route.

remembering falwell Reagan.” Sadly, “Fundamentalist Preacher” has become an invective used to describe Falwell, as if there were something wrong with believing in and preaching the truth of the Bible; The Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), the Deity of Christ; Bob Walters the virgin birth; the Spirituality fact of Christ’s death, burial, resurrection and ascension; the reality and presence of the Holy Spirit; and that Christ died for our sins, defeated death and gives us everlasting life with God the Father in Heaven. Falwell preached that you have to have faith in Christ, and follow Christ, in order to enter into the joys of Christ. Too many of us want the joys, without faith and following. Yet, those are the fundamentals. Bob Walters (, a Carmel resident, wonders where the country would be spiritually if Falwell hadn’t created the Moral Majority. His views do not represent those of this newspaper.

Family Members: Nicole and Brad Todd; Brandon, 8; Justin, 13; Samantha, 11 Residence: Smokey Ridge Way, Carmel Members of: Carmel United Methodist Church Why the Todds worship at CUMC: Our family felt at home from the first Sunday we visited CUMC almost 10 years ago. It has become a second

home. Our children have been baptized and confirmed there and given many opportunities to connect with God. For our family, church is more than going to worship on Sunday mornings. CUMC has provided us the opportunities to participate in Sunday school, vacation Bible school, United Methodist Women, missions, Bible studies, and children and youth ministries. We are blessed that our family can continue to strengthen our relationship with God and grateful for CUMC.



fter reading numerous obituaries following Jerry Falwell’s death May 15, this news surprised me: How well liked and admired Falwell was by people who actually knew him. I guess that explains how Falwell built Thomas Road Baptist Church, Liberty University and the Moral Majority when so much of the world saw him only as a big pain in the neck. You wouldn’t necessarily pick up this virtue from watching him preach on TV, because he seemed harsh and unyielding, if truthful and faithful. On that score, TV didn’t do him justice. Yet I am glad some writers took the time to point out that he was a warm, personable and eminently likable guy. Up close he was so obviously and profoundly a good man on a mission for Christ. I’m sure he was warmly welcomed home. Falwell won the respect of his enemies, most notably the profane and recalcitrant Larry Flynt. Falwell seemed like the type who held a grudge. He wasn’t. What a great witness for Christ. Of all the obits I read — suffering the many “we’re glad he’s gone” sentiments — I thought the best (and most fun) apologetic came from Ann Coulter in her May 16 column (, archives), “Jerry Falwell, Meet Ronald

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’here American Popular Culture is concerned, I have given up, thrown in the towel, called in the dogs and put out the

fire. Also quit. I simply have no desire to waste any space in my brain on Britney Spears, Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan. I am behind the hipness curve, and I love it. And it’s not just about The Three Stoogettes. Look at other ways I seem to have fallen behind the times: 1. I have never seen a “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie. 2. I didn’t see Mike Redmond ‘Spiderman,” “Shrek,” Humor “Spiderman 2,” or “Shrek 2” until they came out on DVD, and I have no intention of seeing “Spiderman 3” or “Shrek 3” until they do. 3. I have no idea what it’s like to watch “American Idol.” 4. Likewise “Dancing With the Stars.” 5. Or “The View.” Although from what I see online, it looks like I missed a pretty good

snarling match between Rosie O’Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck the other day 6. Let’s face it, I just don’t watch TV or go to the movies much. 7. Or listen to the radio. I have no idea what’s popular on Top 40 Radio right now. 8. Or country radio. Or talk radio. 9. My iPod playlist is nonexistent, seeing as how I don’t have an iPod. Actually, this list could keep going. I could easily devote another 10 spaces to song titles that make no sense when I try to read them. Then again, that could be a matter of getting my bifocals adjusted. I am gloriously out of step with America’s All-Celebrity-All-The-Time, Entertainment-IsEverything culture. Ah, but it was not always so. There was a time when I was Living The Dream. I had the hip clothes, the cool job, the hair down to my shoulder blades (it was the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, and besides, I had hair to spare back then). And I had near-encyclopedic knowledge of What Was Hip. And now I can see that it was WAY too much work. And for what? To keep up with some trend, some fashion, some fad that’s going to last a few years — or less? How dopey I was. It has to be even more difficult these days. Thanks to instantaneous worldwide communication, the lifespans of some trends

can now be measured in minutes. If my sister’s kids are any indication, keeping up appearances is practically a full-time job. You know, it would have been nice if someone had told me all this stuff when I was young. Then again, I doubt I would have listened. You can’t take advice from people who aren’t on your wavelength (parents, in my case). Wait a minute. It just dawned on me that they probably DID say it, and it probably went in one ear and out the other, and as a result I spent the next 30 years learning the hard way. Oh well. I’m over it now. What, you need more proof? OK. Here is the proof that you

can’t get more un-hip than me: 10. I still call my CD’s “records.” My sister’s kids think this is hilarious. And now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to check the movie listings. Not that I’m going out or anything. I just like to know what I won’t be seeing, and I love to do it with my computer. Hey, I may be unhip, but I’m not Amish. Mike Redmond is an author, journalist, humorist and speaker. Write him at mike@ or P.O. Box 44385, Indianapolis, IN 46244. For information on speaking fees and availability, visit www.

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The curriculum of comedy


have decided to return to teaching part time. I was a high school teacher during the ’70s, but I knew after 10 years of the same grind there had to be more to life than stress and anxiety, so I got into television where there was more to life than just stress and anxiety. There was also jealousy, backbiting and a lot of stealing of my lunch out of the WISH-TV refrigerator. The course is titled “The Art of Writing

Funny,” and it sounds to me like it will be a popular class, but it also may end up being a dumb idea. I remember years ago there was this fine restaurant in town and the chef thought it would be cool to teach a cooking seminar on how he prepared his signature dishes at a fraction of the cost he charged in his eatery. All his best customers took it and two months later his restaurant went out of business. I think he should have seen it coming. So if I am really good at teaching this, I will be creating would-be humor columnists — men and women who will be competing for my space in local newspapers. My success

could destroy me. But, if I am unsuccessful in teaching this course, I might be releasing 20 or 30 people into the world who now mistakenly think they are funny. That’s enough people to ruin perfectly good cocktail parties throughout Dick Wolfsie Indianapolis, annoy Humor innocent relatives at holiday get-togethers or embarrass themselves at office Christmas parties. By the way, the course I am teaching is in the adult learning program. To prepare properly, I was required to take some in-service instruction at the university to enlighten new teachers on the difference between teaching children (pedagogy) and educating adults, which is apparently called andragogy. I had never heard that term before, nor had spell-check on my computer, nor my proofreader, nor my 1968 Merriam-Webster Dictionary. When the professor asked me in class if I knew what andragogy meant, I told her it

was a lifeform from “Star Trek” that had both male and female parts but overall possessed a Klingon personality. No one else thought that was funny, but I’m the one who’s going to be teaching a comedy class, not them. The course stressed that the method of teaching adults is “totally different from teaching children.” “Do you understand that, Mr. Wolfsie?” I was asked. “Like, totally,” I said, which made it seem like I was back talking to children again. The methods and approaches now advocated for teaching adults seem similar to the way I used to conduct my class back in the ’70s. Oh dear, that means when I was supposed to be doing the pedagogy thing, I was really doing the andragogy thing, which is maybe why the students at New Rochelle High School were always looking at me like I had both male and female parts. I’ll be teaching this course at the University of Indianapolis in the late fall. I’d tell you their Web site so you could register, but that would be very pedagogical of me. I want to facilitate you to discover the Web site on your own. That would be very andragogical. You’re never too old to learn. Dick Wolfsie is an author, columnist and speaker. Contact him at


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DISPATCHES CLARIAN NORTH ANNOUNCES NEW CARDIAC LAB: Clarian North Medical Center in Carmel has added a second cardiac catheterization lab to meet increased patient demand. Clarian says the new lab features technology that aids in diagnosis and allows for accurate and fast stent length measurement. The hospital has also expanded the amount of space used by its intensive care and progressive care services. The 700,000-square-foot full-service hospital opened 18 months ago.

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MEN’S NIGHT OUT: Join other men for a Guy’s Night Out hosted by Premier Sports Chiropractic, 120 E. Carmel Drive, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Some of the offerings are mini-massages, ionic foot baths, spinal health assessments, electronic gadgets, beer sampling and food. For reservations, call 844.7000 or email rita@premier



h, summer is here, and most everyone is eager to fire up the grill. Look, there’s probably some danger in everything we humans do. Call me a traitor if you like, but America has been misled by slick Madison Avenue advertising to believe that the hot dog is the Holy Grail of American culinary pop culture. It’s downright un-American to go to a ball game and NOT eat a few pups and slake your thirst with Wendell Fowler a few cold brews. As you chew, savor this: The Department of Agriculture confirms that hot dogs contain scrumptious skeletal muscles, pork stomach, yummy snout parts, intestines, spleen and lips. Urp! Americans eat more than 16 billion scrapfilled hot dogs each year and will passionately defend to the death their right to eat or die from whatever the “%*@%” they want, thank you! Nibble on this: The Global Healing Center study found that children eating more than 12

hot dogs per month have nine times the normal risk of developing childhood leukemia. A strong risk exists for those children whose fathers’ intake of hot dogs was 12 or more per month. Call me a party pooper, but celebrating a family event with a food we know will cause disease seems, well, wrong. Like blowing second-hand smoke in your child’s face, serving them hot dogs might be considered child abuse or attempted murder because of the leukemia connection. Hot dogs may also be contaminated by listeria; an aerobic parasitic bacterium. Tube steak also contains nitrites, which are used as preservatives, primarily to combat botulism. During the cooking process, nitrites combine with amines naturally present in meat to form carcinogenic compounds. Nitrites can combine with compounds in the human stomach to form known carcinogens that have been associated with cancer of the oral cavity, bladder, esophagus, stomach and brain. All cured meats contain villainous nitrites, including bacon and fish, according to

the Cancer Prevention Coalition at the School of Public Health in the University of Illinois Medical Center. Read labels. Request that your supermarket have nitritefree hot dogs available. Contact your local school board and find out whether children are being served nitrite hot dogs in the cafeteria, then politely request that they use only nitritefree hot dogs. It’s urgent that parents re-evaluate the meat being fed their children. These meats also contain antibiotics, growth hormones, sex hormones, colorings, pesticide residue and other charming chemicals. Write the FDA and express your concern that nitrite hot dogs are not labeled for their cancer risk to children. You can wrap poop in gold foil and tie a pretty bow around it, but it’s still poop. Contact Wendell Fowler at or go to

GettinG rated the state’s top heart proGram feels Great. maybe even better than it felt last year.

HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings company, just ranked St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana as the state’s top overall cardiac program. In fact, we’ve earned that distinction two years in a row. We’re also a 2006 Solucient Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospital. And once you experience our level of care, we think you’ll rate us pretty highly too.


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t’s time to try out the new, paved trails in Carmel’s Central Park. The trails in the park — at 111th Street and College Avenue — will be used for weekly 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) training runs. The Runners Forum Summer Series will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and continue on Thursdays through August. These 5Ks will be low-key, all-comers events. For $3, which goes to Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation, you can have “a nice run with friends or some friendly weekday competition.” Marty Day of Runners Forum and The End Result Co. said he expects high school and middle school runners, local distance runners, families and walkers to participate. “I’m looking for 150 people” a week, once the series gets going, Patty Hagen Day said. Fitness Forum Participants will be

timed with computer chips, and age-group records will be kept, he said. Each Thursday, there will be random drawings for prizes. Information: 844.1558. *** Carmel’s annual July 4 Freedom Run and Walk will begin at 8 a.m. at Carmel High School. The 4-mile run/walk will be followed by a picnic and the annual CarmelFest Parade. New this year: a 1.5-mile family fun walk. You can register online at www.tuxbro. com. The entry fee is $18 before June 27; then the fee is $22. Children 17 and younger can race for $15, if they pre-register. The race starts and finishes on the west side of Carmel High School, 520 E. Main St. Last year, the Freedom Run and Walk had 530 finishers, including some of the area’s fastest. Aaron Moody of Indianapolis won in 20:11 and Lucie Mays-Sulewski of Westfield, the fastest female, finished in 23:14. Patty Hagen, a Carmel resident, has been writing about health and fitness for 25 years. She’s the author of “A Mini Splendored Thing – A Celebration of 30 Years of the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon.” Ideas for Fitness Forum? Contact her at

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GIFTS FOR GRAD OR DAD: Editors at have picked out the best gadgets to give your graduating senior or your dad for Father’s Day, which is June 17. Camera choices include the Fujufilm FinePiX F31fd and the Kodak EasyShare C743. As for mp3 players, the magazine suggests the CreAtive Zen V Plus or the iPod Nano. For the entire list, see www.pcworld. com./giftguides/dadsngrads07/index. html. — XBOX, WII EACH HAVE TWO IN TOP FIVE: The top five video games and their platforms, according to ign. com, are Grand Theft Auto IV for Xbox 360, Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Wii, Grand Theft Auto IV for PlayStation 3, Halo 3 for Xbox 360 and Super Paper Mario for Wii.

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BANK PRESIDENT ENDOWS SCHOLARSHIP Symphony Bank President and CEO Jeffrey L. Hale has endowed a $25,000 scholarship to Purdue University’s College of Agriculture, from which Hale graduated in 1995. The scholarship is reserved for a graduate student studying in the agricultural field and will be matched dollar-for-dollar through a special scholarship program challenged by Indianapolis business and civic leader William E. Bindley and his wife, Mary Ann. Earlier this year, Hale received Purdue University’s prestigious Apex Award, in recognition of his accomplished career in banking. “As a community bank president and Purdue alumnus, it is my duty and pleasure to give back to the university that helped me build the foundation for my career,” Hale said. “I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to recognize the efforts of young students and help them achieve their full potential.” Last fall, Purdue University unveiled “The Campaign for Purdue,” a seven-year $1.3 billion fund. To date, the campaign has raised more than $600 million. As a participant in the campaign, the College of Agriculture hopes to attract the most talented students, augment graduate student support, and enhance the cultural diversity within the department.

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Obituaries Iva Luella Smith, 93, Noblesville, passed away May 24, 2007, in Mesa, Ariz., after a short illness. Mrs. Smith was the youngest of 13 children born to Hayden Lewis Kirby and Atha Serilda Harvey Kirby in Noblesville, where she was one of the last surviving graduates of Hazeldale School. She married Claude Franklin Smith. They lived, farmed and raised a wonderful family in Carmel until Claude’s health took them to Mesa, Arizona where he preceded her in death in June, 1974. She was also preceded in death by twelve siblings and a daughter. Mrs. Smith is survived by her sons Donald and Phillip; daughter Judith; her five grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends and family gathered on May 31 at Leppert Mortuary, Smith Carmel Chapel.

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Births Clarian North Medical Center May 16 girl — Thorne, Patrick, Jr. and Michele

St. Vincent Carmel May 18 boy — Leptich, Matthew and Elizabeth girls — Easton, Eric and Jessica; McBride, Michelle May 19 boy — Woodburn, Thomas and Terriann girls — Shields, Travis and Sanders, Sarah; Nieman, Jason and Ann May 20 twin boys — Benge, James and Roddie Shannon boy — Lindsey, William and Moyer, Victoria girls — Fraizer, Jason and Anne-Marie May 21 boy — Overton, Matthew and Julie girl — McHolland, Jeffrey and Ashley May 22 girl — Neal, David and Stephanie triplets (2 boys and 1 girl) — Weddige, Christopher and Sarah May 23 boy — Wulff, Brian and Nancy May 24 boys — Kinkbeiner, Robert and Graham, Kristi; Solano, Juan and Na; Kinnett, Jeremy and Amy; Novak, Thomas and Kelly girls — Cumberledge, John and Darla twin girls — Colescott, Brent and Aubri

Police runs May 23 11:54 a.m., Harassment, 5402 Baltimore Ct. 1:20 p.m., Damage to property, 3 Civic Sq.

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2:08 p.m., Theft, W. Main St. / N. Range Line Rd. 2:08 p.m., Theft, W. Main St. / N. Range Line Rd. May 24 2:09 a.m., Accident with property damage, 201 W. Carmel Dr. 6:17 a.m., Theft, 10290 N. Meridian St. 6:32 a.m., Theft, 251 Pennsylvania Pky. 6:35 a.m., Theft, 11355 N. Meridian St. 6:42 a.m., Theft, 10201 N. Meridian St. 7:42 a.m., Theft, 10290 N. Meridian St. 10:05 a.m., Theft, 10330 N. Meridian St. 1:15 p.m., Theft, 3 Civic Sq. 1:56 p.m., Theft, 38 W. Main St. 2:17 p.m., Robbery, 2805 E. 96th St. 4:14 p.m., Harassment, 1732 E. 116th St. 5:04 p.m., Harassment, 3 Civic Sq. 7:24 p.m., Theft, 131 4th St. NW. 7:48 p.m., Theft, 10404 Orchard Park Dr. S. 10:23 p.m., Domestic, 14208 Hazel Dell Pky. May 25 9:46 a.m., Theft, 10290 N. Meridian St. 7:20 a.m., Suspicious Activity, 11685 Bradford Pl. 9:46 a.m., Theft, 10290 N. Meridian St. 12:18 p.m., Theft, 3 Civic Sq. 1:35 p.m., Theft, 503 E. 114th St. 1:44 p.m., Theft, 3 Civic Sq. 8:42 p.m., Theft, 11892 Esty Way 10:33 p.m., Theft, 1424 W. Carmel Dr. 11:37 p.m., Civil dispute, 1143

Mohawk Hills Dr. May 26 2:40 a.m., Prowler, 665 Beaverbrook Dr. 6:32 a.m., Theft, 14402 Misty Pine Ct. 12:17 p.m., Domestic, 199 Amys Run Ct. 12:09 p.m., Civil dispute, 3 Civic Sq. 1:20 p.m., Theft, 14300 Clay Terrace Blvd. 2:57 p.m., Domestic, 13450 Spicebush Ct. 3:30 p.m., Theft, 1562 Old Mill Cir. 4:25 p.m., Traffic hazard, E. 116th St. / Hazel Dell Pky. 4:28 p.m., Theft, 1230 S. Range Line Rd. 6:28 p.m., Theft, 221 John St. 8:47 p.m., Domestic, 1030 Woodridge Ct. 9:27 p.m., Domestic, 11832 Westwood Dr. May 27 2:54 a.m., Domestic, 3550 E 98th St. 3:38 p.m., Civil dispute, 3550 E. 98th St. 8:28 p.m., Domestic, 1121 Golfview Dr. 10:19 p.m., Theft, 1113 Golfview Dr. May 28 3:49 a.m., Fire Department fire residence, 741 Oswego Rd. 12:13 p.m., Mental person, 12496 Springbrooke Run 1:41 p.m., Theft, 3210 E. 96th St. 4:02 p.m., Theft, 13215 Mattock Chase 4:53 p.m., Domestic, 101 Village Green Ln. 4:57 p.m., Theft, 1424 W. Carmel Dr. 8:12 p.m., Burglary, 5883 William Conner Way 9:15 p.m., Domestic, 616

Ransburg Dr. S. May 29 9:28 a.m., Harassment, 5402 Baltimore Ct. 11:01 a.m., Harassment, 1283 Linden Ln. 11:05 a.m., Theft, 210 Lexington Blvd. 11:13 a.m., Theft, 3 Civic Sq. 12:11 p.m., Theft, 4683 Grand Haven Ln 2:20 p.m., Theft, 1720 W. 131st St. 2:54 p.m., Theft, 3210 E. 96th St. 4:39 p.m., Domestic, 604 Mohawk Ct. 6:10 p.m., Theft, 13672 Autumn Lake Overlook 6:42 p.m., Theft, 5289 Jefferson Roundabout. 7:03 p.m., Disturbance, 13830 Painter Ct. 7:26 p.m., Theft, 426 Baytree Ct. 8:29 p.m., Disturbance, 1 E. Carmel Dr. May 30 10:21:13 a.m., Theft, 3 Civic Sq. 11:55:53 a.m., Theft, 520 E. Main St. 12:03:55 p.m., Burglary, 228 Hawthorne Dr. 5:25:22 p.m., Harassment, 420 1st Ave. NE. 8:36:48 p.m., Domestic, 133 Pineview Dr. 9:19:07 p.m., Disturbance, 9639 Maple Dr. 10:08:58 p.m., Civil dispute, 1230 S. Range Line Rd.

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HELP WANTED Servers Wanted; Hot Shotz Ale & Grill Call 818-9510; ask for Patrick or Brian

Dazzles Salon and laser Center Now hiring a full time hair stylist Call Kim Young for info and details at 595.6525 Part time for a local Greeting Card Department. Flexible Daytime hours, up to 20 hours a week; $7.15 Hourly. Will train; Call 1-800543-4110 Extension 1751


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$116,000 2722 N Heathermoor Park Dr., residential single family dwelling, $240,000 10581 Titan Run, residential swimming pool, $49,000 2439 Laurel Lakes Blvd., residential remodel, $34,000 1980 E. 116th St. # 240, massage therapist permit, $0 3058 Towne Dr., residential addition-room, $197,142 755 W. Carmel Dr. #101, commercial tenant finish, $130,000 3189 Whispering Pines Ln., residential single family dwelling, $450,000 10477 Roxley Bnd, residential single family dwelling, $800,000 12525 Old Meridian St. #100, commercial tenant finish, $115,000 765 Greenford Trail N., residential townhome, $209,000 771 Greenford Trail N., residential townhome, $209,000 777 Greenford Trail N., residential townhome, $199,000 783 Greenford Trail N., residential townhome, $209,000 789 Greenford Trail N., residential townhome, $202,000 795 Greenford Trail N., residential townhome, $202,000 13712 Cunningham Dr., residential single family dwelling, $182,288 3803 E. 116th St., residential accessory structure, $3,800 Kingsborough Subd. Entry, electrical permit/inspection, $0 Old Meridian & Carmel Dr., electrical permit/inspection, $0 12606 Bull Ct., residential single family dwelling, $985,000 2543 Murphy Cir N., residential single family dwelling, $223,500 3849 Verdure Ln., residential porch addition, $18,000 13590-B N. Meridian St. #201, commercial tenant finish, $95,000

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FLYING HIGH: When it comes to versatility, wrap dresses are our go-to outfit. They’re tailored enough for a Friday at the office, flirty enough for a weekend brunch, and just revealing enough for a night on the town. Pigeon Passenger’s Nora Wrap Dress does double duty — it’s reversible! Plus, the Canadian company uses organic cotton and hemp that’s harvested and manufactured without using pesticides or sweatshop labor. Look good. Feel good. On every occasion. Visit for more information. —


ne solution to dust and grime is living with the recommended. possibility of Spot clean, with a spills and stains mild solvent, an upis to decorate holstery shampoo, around them! A tomato colored or the foam from rug is the perfect answer to a fama mild detergent. ily with a 4-year-old who partakes When using a solof ketchup with every meal, while vent or dry-cleaning ivory upholstery is fabulous for product, follow the home with a white cat. instructions careUnfortunately, not all cleaning fully and clean only needs can be anticipated quite in a well ventilated Vicky Earley so easily. For the situations that room. With either Decor require major and immediate method, pretest a cleaning intervention, the followsmall area before proceeding. Use ing cleaning codes can help prevent damage a professional furniture cleaning service when beyond the initial stain. an overall soiled condition has been reached Code “S” Care Method Code “XS” Care Method To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming Clean this fabric only by vacuuming or light or light brushing to remove dust and grime brushing to prevent accumulation of dust or is recommended. Spot-clean using a mild, grime. Water-based foam cleaners or solventwater-free solvent or dry-cleaning product. based cleaning agents of any kind may cause Clean only in a well ventilated room and avoid excessive shrinking, staining or distortion of any product containing carbon tetrachloride the surface pile and should not be used. A (highly toxic). Pre-test small area before proword of caution on cleaning: never remove ceeding. Cleaning by a professional furniture cushion covers or arm caps for separate cleaning service only is recommended. cleaning. It may destroy the backing or cause Code “W” Care Method shrinking and color changes. Use water-base upholstery cleaner only. Code “SW” Care Method Code “WS” Care Method Spot clean with upholstery shampoo, foam Once again, to prevent overall soil, frefrom a mild detergent, or mild dry-cleanquent vacuuming or light brushing to remove ing solvent. Pre-test a small, inconspicuous


SPLENDID T-SHIRT: T-shirts may be a dime a dozen, but that didn’t stop Splendid founder and lawyer-by-training Moise Emquies from trying to come up with an innovative twist to the wardrobe staple. By starting with the yarn, and after 10 years of trial and error, Emquies hit upon the Splendid solution — an even mix of Supima cotton and micro Modal, a buttery rayon that drinks in dyes for a rich look. This season, he debuts Splendid Girls, for tweens who can’t wait to grow up to wear his T’s. — Time-Style & Design


local artist can color your world and you have a sense of Hodson’s use of color as Some artists focus on an independent exprescomplex visual symbolism or sive element. political metaphors; others Hodson, who was explore three-dimensional an art teacher before form through their work. For becoming a full-time Hamilton County artist Gayla painter, credits a number Hodson, color is the key to of 20th-century artists as her watercolor, oil and acrylic major influences. Vincent paintings. van Gogh layered his “When I’m painting, I’m paints with a palette knife, Gayla Hodson in her studio just having fun,” Hodson said. as Hodson use succes“As Willem de Kooning said to Photo by Barbara Cohen sive layers of color in her Paul McCartney about his work, artwork. Jackson Pollack ‘Leave it to the viewer to decide what the incorporated gesture in his action paintings, painting is about.’ ” though Hodson feels her gestures are more This is not to say that viewers won’t find controlled. Georgia O’Keeffe taught her to deeper meaning in Hodson’s cheerful works. look at the natural world up close. Hodson’s But she’s trying to express how she feels drip lines reflect Dale Chihuly’s “drawings,” rather than what she sees in her large canvases which he creates by squeezing paint straight of flowers, sunshine and abstract cityscapes. from tubes onto paper laid on the floor. “There’s so much darkness in the world,” Hodson uses plastic ketchup bottles to create she said. “I feel like there’s a real need to get thinner lines, but her canvases show the same people to be happy. I want people to walk spontaneity. past one of my works and smile.” Hodson agrees with Hans Hofmann, who Her work is reminiscent of that by the said, “The whole world, as we experience it Fauves, an early 20th-century French group visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of artists who emphasized the use of bold, of color.” arbitrary and expressive colors. Think of Henri The force of color can be a call to action, Matisse, an artist freed from the confines as it was for a recent client. After the Broad of replicating “real” colors found in nature, Ripple Art Fair in May, Hodson heard from a By Barbara E. Cohen

customer that the painting Hodson had sold her sparked her to redecorate her kitchen. Color “Burst” your world. About a dozen of Hodson’s latest and largest oil and acrylic work on canvas will be on display “Where Does Your through Aug. Garden Grow?” 1 at the Café Patachou at River Crossing (8691 River Crossing Blvd., Indianapolis). For more information, contact the artist at 402.6693 or visit

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PICK OF THE WEEK What: Talbot Street Art Fair When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Details: The Talbot Street Art Fair, in the Herron-Morton Place Neighborhood, turns 52 this year. There’s no admission charge to wander the booths of 260 artisans set up between 16th and 19th streets and Pennsylvania and Delaware Streets in Indianapolis. The juried-entry fair is a far cry from early productions, originally established as a venue for students at Herron School of Art. This year’s fair has drawn artists from Indiana and the East and West coasts, with about 30 percent new artists (including Carmel master jeweler Mark Grosser) participating. Info:

Barbara E. Cohen is a freelance writer who covers the arts for Current in Carmel and teaches art appreciation at the Carmel campus of Ivy Tech Community College. You can reach her at barbara@

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‘NUNSENSE’ OPENS FRIDAY: The Carmel Community Players’ production of “Nunsense: The Musical” opens Friday at Clay Middle School, 5150 E. 126th St. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through June 24. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students, children and seniors. For information and reservations, call 815.9387 or go to GRILLIN’ FOR A GOOD CAUSE: Learn tips on grilling and how to pair wine with food at a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County. Celebrity chef George Hirsch will be on hand at 6 p.m. June 14 at the Bridgewater Club, 3535 E. 161st St. Tickets are $150 a person or $250 per couple. Space is limited, so call your reservations in soon to 896.9423. On the Web: html.

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LIBRARY SCREENS FERRELL COMEDY: The Carmel-Clay Public Library will present “Stranger Than Fiction” at 7 p.m. June 15. Kay Eiffel (Emma Thompson) is struggling to complete her latest book. Her main character Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) turns out to be a real person who starts to hear Kay’s narration in his head. Can Harold convince Kay not to kill off her main character? Free tickets for this event are available at the Audiovisual Desk. This film is rated PG-13 and will be screened in the Program Room.

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‘SEE’ THE SIGHTS IN ITALY: Ambassadair will host a free travelogue on Rome and Tuscany from 7 to 9 p.m. June 14 in the conference room at Meridian Tower, 201 W. 103rd St. Carol Greenawald will host. Attendance is free, but space is limited. To reserve a seat, call Ambassadair reservations at 581.1122.

“Playing for the Bunnies”


The Painted Violins of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra were unveiled on May 30 at a luncheon of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra League held at the Bridgewater Club. A dozen local artists donated their time to decorate violins that will be auctioned off at the league’s gala fund-raising dinner on Sept. 28. Julie Houck, an impressionist painter from Carmel, included an image of her daughter playing the violin in “Playing for the Bunnies.” Cathy Kravitz, a Carmel-based artist who works in clay and paints on a variety of surfaces, covered her violin, “On a Brighter Note,” with tropical flowers and checkerboards. For more information about the Carmel Symphony, go to — Story and Photos by Barbara Cohen




Charles Braswell, manager at the Mellow Mushroom Where do you eat? Eddie Merlots Why? They have a great steak and a really good wine list.


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Ingredients: • 1 1/2 cups soft bread crumbs • 1/4 cup chopped onion • 1/4 cup water • 2 tablespoon sugar • 1 tablespoon soy sauce • 1 clove garlic, minced • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef • 6 hamburger buns, split and toasted • 1 small sliced cucumbers (optional) • 4 lettuce leaves (optional) Directions: Stir together the soft bread crumbs, onion, water, sugar, soy sauce, garlic, and ground ginger in a large mix-

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ing bowl. Add the ground beef and mix well. Shape the meat mixture into six three-quarter-inch-thick patties. For a charcoal grill, place patties on the grill rack directly over medium coals. Grill, uncovered, for 15 to 18 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the side of a patty registers 160 degrees F, turning once For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place patties on the grill rack; cover and grill as above. Serve burgers in buns topped, if desired, with sliced cucumbers and lettuce. Makes 6 servings. — from


If you’re a fan of barbecue, you’re going to love Big Hoffa’s, which is located in front of the Westfield Antique Mall on S.R. 32 (you’ll notice the smoker out front). Owner Adam Hoffman (aka Big Hoffa) has created a unique flavor to his food by slow-cooking the meats; up to 24 hours for the brisket, for example. The beef brisket is tender and flavorful, and the pulled pork is fantastic. The BBQ sauce is sweet and really adds to the taste sensation. The fries are out of this world and have no trans fats, so enjoy. In addition to sandwiches, Big Hoffa’s offers ribs and an assortment of sides, including California Cayenne potato salad, crispy California Cole slaw, brown sugar baked beans, macaroni and cheese and garlic butter rolls. Catering also is available. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. TuesdaySaturday, noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, closed Mondays Big Hoffa’s 800 E. Main St., Westfield, in front of the Westfield Antique Mall on S.R. 32. 867-0077.



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Christian Finnegan Date: Wednesday. Location: Crackers, 6281 N. College Ave., Indianapolis. Time: 8:30 p.m. Price: $10 regular, $15 preferred. Restrictions: 18 and older. Phone: 255.4211. Web: www.

Dan St. Paul Date: Wednesday. Location: Crackers Downtown, 247 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Time: 8:30 p.m. Price: $8 regular, $10 preferred. Restrictions: 18 and older. Phone: 631.3536.

Comedy Sportz Friday Nite Late Presents: $5 Improv Jam. Date: Fridays. Location: 721 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis. Time: Doors open 9:30 p.m., performance begins at 10 p.m. Price: $5.

Restriction: 17 years and older. Phone: 951.8499. Web: www.

Music Hot Shotz Ale & Grill

Date: Saturdays. Location: 4705 E. 96th St., Indianapolis. Time: 9 to midnight. Call for band information. Phone: 818.9510 Web:

Page McConnell

Date: Sunday. Location: The Vogue, 6259 N. College Ave., Indianapolis. Price: $27.50 advance, $30 day of show. Restrictions: 21 and older. Time: Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m. Phone: 259.7029. Web: www.thevogue. ws.

Mickey’s Irish Pub

Dane Clark — Friday; The Flying Toasters — Saturday. Location: 13644 N. Meridian St. Phone: 573.9746. Web: www.

Date: Wednesday. Location: Jazz Kitchen, 5377 N. College Ave., Indianapolis. Price: $10. Time: 7 to 10 p.m. Web: www. Phone: 253.4900.

Jazz Squared, featuring Tad Robinson Band

Date: Friday. Time: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Location: Noblesville Historic Square, 942 Maple Ave., Noblesville. Phone: 776.0205. Web:

Majors Sports Café

Date: 7 to 10 p.m. Thurs., 8 to midnight Sat. Location: 2293 E. 116th St. Call for band information. Phone: 566.8482.

Midcoast Swing Orchestra





Dance Indy Dancers Dance

1964: The Tribute

1964: The Tribute

Beatles tribute. Dates: Monday and Tuesday. Location: 9301 Michigan Road, Indianapolis. Price: $49. Time: 8 p.m. Phone: 872.9664. Web: www.

Date: Tuesday, June 12. Location: 8 Seconds Saloon, 111 N. Lynhurst, Indianapolis. Time: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Dance a variety of social dances to DJ music. Price: Members $5, nonmembers $10. Phone: 767.5665. Web:

2293 East 116th St.

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your plants want (rain) water


ater all you care to with your fancy garden hose and ergonomically correct attachments and still the prized pots of annuals and newly planted hydrangeas struggle to shine. Yet, all it takes is a simple downpour of God’s rain and everything blooms and is washed clean. Refreshed and full of life. Teeming with vigor and prepared for the next stretch of drought. Plants, too. Try as we might, we just can’t compete. Here are a few watering strategies that will favor your plants: • Pots and hanging baskets demand a daily drink and sometimes two. Be certain to include the Randy Sorrell slow release water Outdoors gelling agents in the soil amendment. • Have you just installed sod or grass seed in an area? If so, daily watering is critical, particularly with seed. If the soil becomes dry,

even once, likely your previous efforts have been wasted. Be especially diligent if it’s a full sun area and/or on a slope. TIP: Set up hose sprinklers with a timer. • Landscapes planted this year, and even last summer or fall, require TLC. Properly planted and well-mulched trees, shrubs and perennials prefer watering two to three times a week. For trees, set the hose at the base of the tree on a sloooow trickle for 20 minutes so the entire root ball becomes soaked. Shrubs

and perennials appreciate their drink at the base of the plant with an extension wand on the gentle rain setting so that the root systems aren’t damaged with pounding water. Ten to 20 seconds per plant will do. The larger the root ball, the longer the watering cycle. Smaller root balls dry out quickly and require greater frequency. Cycle through the plants a second time. Just like people and families, some plants require a little extra love and attention. Dog-

Family is why

we do It all.

woods, hydrangea, rhododendrons, azaleas and one- to two-gallon container perennials have vulnerable root systems. Healthy roots are the foundation. Feeling a little dehydrated? Need some moisture? Pray for rain. Randy Sorrell is president of SURROUNDINGS by NatureWorks+, a Carmel design, landscape and remodeling firm. He may be reached at 679.2565 or at

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Answers to ALPHABETICALLY SPEAKING: 1) ACRID; 2) BELOW; 3) ENTICE; 4) RITZY; 5) WHIZ; 6) WOK Answers to CARMEL WORDSMITH CHALLENGE: Among the common words in “Carmel Clay” are: caramel, clearly, caller, calmer, calmly, camera, cellar, creamy, cycler, lamely, really, recall, alarm, allay, alley, calla, camel, clear, cream, cycle, early, lacer, lamer, layer, llama, macer, mealy, mecca, mercy, rally, realm, relay Answers to HOOSIER HODGEPODGE: Colleges: Tri-state, Wabash, DePauw, Earlham, Purdue, Evansville; Watches: Rolex, Timex, Seiko, Fossil, Casio; Fast Food: Taco Bell, McDonald’s, KFC, Arby’s; Airports: Newark, LaGuardia, Kennedy; TVs: RCA, Sony; Star: Henderson


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Asthma is the leading cause of school absences and pediatric hospital stays. It can be difficult to recognize because asthmatic children may be able to breathe normally most of the time. But respiratory problems, like coughing during exercise, can be a sign your child may be asthmatic. Take the following quiz to find out if your child might have undiagnosed asthma: 1. Does your child have colds that last an unusually long time or go to their chest?

† yes † no 2. Does your child cough themselves out of sleep when they have colds?

† yes † no 3. Does your child cough hard enough to interrupt them when exercising? † yes † no 4. Has your child had pneumonia more than twice?

† yes † no 5. Have you ever heard your child wheeze?

† yes † no 6. Has your child ever been treated for eczema?

† yes † no 7. Is there a family history of asthma (biological mother or father)?

† yes † no 8. Does your child have a runny nose all the time, even without a cold? † yes † no If you answered yes to two or more questions, talk to your pediatrician about your child’s symptoms. Find out more about asthma symptoms and treatments by visiting

Coughing during exercise can signal more than a cold.

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