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TUESDAY September 16, 2008 FREE

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Dear Old Dad’s

Carmel Dad’s Club turning 50 and stronger than ever / P2

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Dear Old Dad’s

Carmel Dad’s Club turning 50 and stronger than ever By Mike Beas Current in Carmel

After nearly a half-century as a successful athletic springboard for boys and girls of Carmel, it’s a good thing the higher-ups at the Carmel Dad’s Club don’t attempt to work the phones and hold a reunion. Not that it doesn’t have room for one. Thirty-nine acres of land are devoted to 16 soccer fields and two baseball diamonds. Yet it’s inside a gray, no-frills building where phones are answered, e-mails are sent and a smooth-running status quo that has weathered numerous societal changes hums right along. The second floor of the two-story structure is where one finds the office of Carmel Dad’s Club president Mike McGinley, 65, who even now might best be known for being the head football coach at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis from 1970-90. Thus, McGinley, who led the 1986 Irish to a Class 3A state title, knows a thing or two about peaking at the right time, and he’s standing smack dab in the middle of the Carmel Dad’s Club’s most-successful era from a numerical standpoint. In 2007, a record 12,004 participants were scattered over 16 different sports offered, a far cry from 1959 when the founding fathers - 10 Carmel dads - got the ball rolling by offering football to community youths. “In today’s time parents are looking for organized activities for their children. We cannot survive without those


The Special Sports Program has been part of the Carmel Dads’ Club for approximately 23 years. It offers T-ball, soccer, basketball, bowling and tennis and is a stepping stone for those who might choose to participate in Special Olympics. It is a positive sports experience for mentally and/or physically challenged school-aged children, age 5 and up, throughout central Indiana. Everyone participates according to his or her ability, and the rules in each sport are modified to meet each person’s ability level. fIf you would like more information about the Special Sports Program or volunteer opportunities, please contact Suzanne Mandel at 317-595-9016 or via e-mail at

parents. They are amazing,” said McGinley. “Over the year we have about 2,000 people who volunteer.” McGinley estimates some 8,000 families will be involved in Carmel Dad’s Club in one area or another in 2008, a jaw-dropping figure in this era of always finding something better to do. The club’s mission is to promote favorable public relations between parents, faculty and the community while teaching sportsmanship, citizenship and teamwork. If that sounds so, well, yesterday, then so be it. Clearly it’s a formula that works. Or at least that’s the way 64year-old Terry Prather sees it. Who better to sing the Carmel Dad’s Club’s praises than Prather, who at the age

of 18 began coaching football and has been a Dad’s Club fixture ever since, doing everything from coaching football and basketball to commissioning to mowing the grass at Wodock Field. “I can’t believe I’m that old,” laughed Prather. “I can’t believe the program is that old. For the most part the Dad’s Club has always kept the kids in mind. It’s really just a camaraderie of community volunteers who really love kids and really love sports.” Paul Hensel was one of those kids, albeit decades ago. A 1977 CHS graduate and a member of the Greyhounds’ boys state basketball team of that same year, Hensel now is a member of the Carmel Dad’s Club Board of Directors. “I played in the Dad’s Club in the 1960s and ’70s. Played football and baseball, and what I remember most is the friends that I met who are still friends of mine today,” said Hensel. “It was truly volunteerism. The parents did everything. You just had super people.” Super people then. Super people now. And people, as much as the methods in which they have emphasized Dad’s Club staples such as confidence, teamwork, leadership and respect, are girders to the strong bridge between generations of young Carmel athletes. In March of 2009 the Carmel Dad’s Club celebrates the Big Five-Oh, which makes for a lot of birthday candles if organizers elect to go that route. Fortunately, it’s a nonprofit organization that packs a pretty good tailwind of success.

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OUR TAKES It is our position that our community continues to act as an important economic engine for the entire region. Just this week, City and company officials announced the relocation of the USA InterCargo LLC corporate headquarters to Carmel. Moving from Savannah, Georgia, this transportation and logistics company boasts operations in Georgia, Los Angeles and New York and will emphasize earth-moving and other heavy equipment for new markets, which will represent added business to its current portfolio of transporting cars, motorcycles, tractors and bicycles. This European-born business-owner will no doubt contribute to local arts and charitable enterprises and intends to at-

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Carmel’s Circular Logic

tract most employees from Carmel and Westfield. Even as some companies arrive, others fail or are lured away. But in the mix, our area continues to out-perform most. Of greatest import is the fact that InterCargo is relocating from a distant state ostensibly lured to Central Indiana to take advantage of quality-of-life, tax and other strategic advantages. City leaders are wise to invest in city infrastructure and amenities so as to continue to attract businesses. Investments aimed at improving the quality of life, including but not limited to public artwork, greenway bike trails and an excellent public school system are being noticed as companies consider relocation.

It is our position that our sometimes considered quirky but always safer and more economical roundabouts continue to bring positive national attention to our part of the world. The September 15, 2008 edition of Time magazine features an article devoted to circular thinking of Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard. The article opens by professing, “Carmel, IN, is driving around in circles.” In most context examples, the notion of “driving in circles” is a critique of someone’s loss of leadership or direction. Nothing could be further from the case. The construction of more than 50 roundabouts in Hamilton County reflects leadership in saving fuel, reducing traffic accidents, helping the environ-

ment, increasing efficiency, and augmenting esthetics. While some might jest with over our infatuation with these circular alternatives to cross street intersections, we are achieving national recognition for our transportation infrastructure plan. From the article in Time to environmental awards from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Hamilton County is leading the way. Once the Keystone Avenue and roundabout intersections are complete, we will again be featured as a leader in community planning and civil engineering. We urge the State to use such innovation in solving the dangerous and congested crossings of U.S. 31.


Crossroads of America

CURRENTOON by Tim Campbell


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ou have to hand it to America. political persuasions and economic levels. We create the sacrosanct and So recently in a group of said persons, we then regularly undertake to toasted the upcoming inter-racial nuptials attack it. For the last many of close friends. Along with the usual decades in our fine nation, discussion of wedding planning and queswe have trained, cajoled and tions of family compatibility otherwise overtly pressured not one could bring themselves our citizenry into the most to ask if the racial dynamic constrained and unnatural was an issue within the variform of political correctness ous sibling camps. So I asked. – so much so that we now Silly me. find ourselves virtually unable The group reacted in utter to discuss our impending electerror – except for two: the tion cycle. Is John McCain bride and groom. The bride estoo old? AARP would rattle pecially seemed relieved that the its significant saber if we dared topic was no longer forbidden. to discuss it. Is Sarah Palin – We had a good and enjoyable gasp – really able to work out discussion. How is it that sociside of the home? Is Barack ety now prevents us from comTerry Obama too elitist to even take muning fully with our friends, Anker an interest in representing all knowing and understanding of us common folk? And as to their joys and pressures? Isn’t Joe Biden, is he just entirely too grumpy a sincere, if naïve, hand extended always to get elected? We lack a collective abilpreferred? How do we learn if we do not ity to ask even these simple questions for discuss? Respect, not fear and avoidance, fear of being labeled ageist, or sexist, or should be the standard of the day. racist, or grumpy-old-multi-term-eastTerry Anker is an associate editor of Current in coast-establishmentist. Westfield. You may e-mail him at terry@curI am blessed to count among my friends people of many generations, races,

FROM THE BACKSHOP THE GREAT DEBATE (OR MORE, PERHAPS) Back by popular request (Shaddup!), we present another installment of the all-election Backshop. And admit it, you missed it (Again, shaddup!). The recent poll showing Republican presidential candidate John McCain with a four-point lead over his Democratic rival, Barack Obama, makes us think of two possible scenarios: (1) The number is actually larger, given the propensity for often strong crossover numbers at the last minute on election day, and (2) Obama might actually reverse field and decide to seek multiple debates. We shudder to think that the current plan for one debate each for the presidential and vice-presidential candidates will be enough to get it all out on the table. Plus, we really enjoy the theatre of it all. ••• We must admit we’re still flying high after Obama’s convention speech. We haven’t stopped talking about it. Finally, a politician who gets it. We’re referring to one line in the senator’s speech: “I will also go through the federal budget, line by line, eliminating programs that no longer work … because we cannot meet 21st-century

Brian Kelly & Steve Greenberg challenges with a 20th-century bureaucracy.” We couldn’t agree more. So look for Obama to eliminate, right away, the following: Social Security, the Department of Education and the Department of Energy. There are hundreds more, perhaps thousands, but this is a great, and obvious, start. This IS what he meant, right? ••• We’re still rolling on the floor over this one. Will Bunch, writing in the Philadelphia Daily News, termed Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s convention address as “empty,” calling it “The Speech to Nowhere.” Was he watching the same thing we were? Can you believe this liberal has the gall to go there? Do Obama’s supporters really want to go there, too?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

An Hour a Day Keeps the Doctor Away


hat’s free, gets you high, That breaks out to an average of almost 50 and helps you live longer? hours of service each year by each resident Volunteering. of Indianapolis. You may give of your From the midnight ride that Paul Revere time because you think took to the countless hours individuals put you’re helping others, but in into assisting southern Hoosiers actuality, you’re likely reapto fight rising floodwaters, ing health benefits, as well. volunteers have always had an According to the Corporation impact. In a recent study by for National & Community Tiller LLC, 83-percent of people Service (CNCS), volunteers said they would like to do more, have lower mortality rates, great73-percent said they would do er functional ability and lower more if someone asked, 64rates of depression later in life percent said they want to be than those who do not volunpart of something bigger than teer. Volunteering also can instill themselves, and 67-percent said a civic pride, community attachthere’s no good excuse for not ment and a sense of purpose. getting involved. In most cases, Westfield Youth Soccer, people just need to be asked to Sue Northview Church and Meals help. Finkam on Wheels are examples of orgaWhat do you think? Will very nizations that owe at least part busy people want to continue of their success to a strong contingent of to help others and improve the community loyal volunteers. In fact, the CNCS states within which they live? Will we make the that 81 percent of non-profit organizations time to teach younger ones the benefits of use volunteers. As economic conditions giving of themselves? What is the future of worsen, and cash donations to non-profits volunteerism in our community? decrease as is happening now, volunteers are Sue Finkam is interested in making a difference of even greater importance to an organizain the community through healthy conversation struggling to meet financial goals. tion. You can participate in the conversation According to CNCS figures, annual estiby posting a comment on her blog at www. mated economic contribution from volunteers in Indianapolis alone tops $1.2 billion.


CLASS OF 1988 REUNION - The CHS Class of 1988 will hold its 20-year reunion at the Ritz Charles on Saturday, September 27 from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Advance sales tickets are $60 per person, and tickets at the door will be $65 cash only. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. Please go to www. to RSVP and find out about other activities planned for the weekend.


ast week was Meet the Teachers My older son’s class, a combined fourthNight at our children’s elementary and fifth-grade program, now spends their school. Having a fourth-grader lunch and recess periods just with the and two second-graders had us fourth grade, preventing the fifth-graders there two nights running, but I from seeing any of their fellow classmates. have to say, I was pleasantly In six weeks, the schedule will surprised by the parents this flip so that the class will be with year. Normally my husband all fifth-graders at lunch and the and I can’t stand these things fourth-graders will be SOL. As because inevitably there is for the younger kids, fitting in one mother who has a million a marathon LA block results in questions, all of which pertain the second grade eating lunch at only to her child and have no 10:15 a.m. Considering they just relevance to the rest of us. A ate breakfast at 7:15, not many half-hour presentation turns are hungry for “brunch”. into an hour marathon where Naturally, this is cause for I learn all about little Billy and concern for parents and could his pet snake, his sister’s alhave been a veritable disaster for lergy to peanuts, his tendency the teachers who generally, even Danielle to nap during math, and his when they aren’t responsible, Wilson “penchant for buggery.” Please, bear the brunt of complaints if you are one of those parents, and criticisms. But in the three save the personal questions and comments classrooms I visited, not one single parent until the end or email the teacher at a later blamed the staff for the crazy schedules. time. You’ll make a lot more mommy and In fact, in the 4/5 classroom, almost every daddy friends, I promise! parent prefaced his or her comment with Anyhoo, back to last week. Carmel Clay a compliment for the teacher: “We know Schools have initiated a new language you are doing your best;” “We think you’re arts curriculum that requires elementary great;” “Thank you for making this work.” students to spend 2.5 hours straight learn- Even in the second-grade rooms, parents ing spelling, reading, writing, etc. Sounds concentrated on the steps they could take progressive, but this substantial block of at home to ensure their child got through time is creating scheduling nightmares. the day sans starvation rather than com-

plaining about the absence of an afternoon snack. How refreshing! Teachers often act as middle men between education regulations and the families they work with, and all too often are forced to take responsibility for policies and procedures out of their control. Similar to the restaurant business, even if it’s the cook who burns the steak, the customer will take it out on the server. “No tip for you!” Having been both a waitress and a teacher, I can appreciate the precarious position of both. And I applaud Carmel parents for trusting and respecting our teachers while the kinks are being worked out. When parents stay flexible and positive, and model mature behavior, our kids are far more likely to do the same. So kudos to you moms and dads out there who are helping your children make the best of this new program. Supposedly, we’re all going to have better spellers, readers and writers at the end of it, and if that means my second-graders are a little famished when they get home, then so be it. We can start eating dinner at 3 p.m. Peace out! P.S. Can I come to the 2009 Glitz at the Ritz now?


SAFETY DAY 2008 - The 2008 Public Safety Day will take place on Saturday, September 20, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the St. Vincent Carmel Hospital back parking lot, located at 13500 N. Meridian Street in Carmel. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. While the focus of the event is to better inform the public about safety issues, all the activities are planned with family fun in mind. The kids’ Big Wheel races are always entertaining and visitors young and old seem drawn to the public safety helicopters, which are fully equipped with the latest life-saving technology. Stop by for fun and information for the whole family.

Never a dull moment at ‘Meet the Teachers’ Night

Danielle Wilson is a Carmel resident and contributing columnist. You may e-mail her at

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


DISPATCHES DUNKIN’ DONUTS SPECIALS - In celebrating their one-year anniversary, Dunkin’ Donuts is running specials and holding special events through September 21. World Champion Juggler and Carmel resident Jack Denger will perform at the store on Saturday. In addition, there are daily specials to thank the people of Carmel for the success of the location. ROAD CONSTRUCTION NOTICE - Range Line Road will be closed just north of 136th Street for construction of a new bridge over Little Cool Creek. Contractors have closed the bridge, and construction has begun with demolition and pile driving. The new Roundabout at 136th and Range Line Road will remain open. However, the north leg will be closed. Traffic will be diverted by use of a detour route. The posted detour for north bound traffic will be west on 136th (Smokey Row) to US 31. This detour will remain in effect through mid-November.

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Church breaks ground for third phase of construction By Bryan Unruh Current in Carmel

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church broke ground on a new sanctuary last week, marking the beginning of its third phase of new construction. The church, located at 1402 W. Main St., also built its Education and Administration Center in 2004 and a fellowship hall in 2006. It currently holds services in the 250-seat fellowship hall. The new sanctuary will accommodate about 500. “We are so excited to move,” said Marty Kaderabek, member of the church’s development leadership committee. Kaderabek said the Education and Administration Center was built before the sanctuary because the church valued its children above all. It will designate the fellowship hall to community outreach programs after the sanctuary is completed in the summer of 2009, she said. Mayor Jim Brainard attended the groundbreaking ceremony, held on Sunday, Sept. 7, along with several local priests and representatives from Woollen Molzan and Partners Architects, Pepper Construction Company and Fox Studios. Church Rector Stephen Sales said the church’s congregation primarily includes young families and retired couples who moved to Carmel to be with their grandchildren. He expects the congregation to grow when the new sanctuary is complete. “We have grown a lot as Carmel has grown,” said Sales. “I expect that to continue.”

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UPCOMING C.E.R.T. CLASS For Current in Carmel

Members of the Carmel Clay Fire Department and Carmel Police Department will be holding a Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) class starting the first week of October through the middle of November 2008 at the Carmel Fire Department Headquarters at Two Civic Square. Carmel C.E.R.T. class instructors are looking for neighborhood teams of five to seven members to apply for the fall 2008 class. All team registrations are due by September 17, 2008. The C.E.R.T. class will teach members of the community skills used to help citizens in their local neighborhoods in times of large scale disaster. Carmel’s C.E.R.T. class will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the following dates: October 2nd, 6th, 13th, 16th, 23rd, 27th, 30th and November 3rd. The last class will be held from 8:00 a.m. to noon on November 8th. Please contact Bruce Knott at 571-2619 or e-mail bknott@carmel. to register. Class space is limited.

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Construction continues on track for a spring 2009 completion. Exterior facades are well underway with stone and brick nearing completion. Window and glass work has begun and the building envelope should be should be completed by the end of the year. The interior building design has been completed with contracting and construction scheduled to begin shortly.

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Phase I remains on track for its scheduled opening in late 2009. The underground parking area and infrastructure are nearing completion, while the structural skeleton of the corner building at Range Line Road and City Center Drive is wrapping up. The building’s exterior façade enclosure has begun in anticipation of the onset of winter, allowing interior construction to continue throughout the winter months. Interest has piqued in residential units, and reservations are being accepting for penthouses and condominiums.

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Concrete foundation work is nearly 75-percent complete and concrete structures for elevator towers 1 and 2 are complete. Structural steel erection began on July 21 and approximately 10-percent of the steel is in place. Masonry work has started in the interior of the building. Work on the mock-up panel for the building’s exterior has started. This will include masonry, stone, window, etc. for review by the architects when complete.


Construction will conclude on southbound lanes and switch to northbound lanes in early October. Southbound construction expected to proceed quickly because a large retaining wall is already in place. All lanes expected to be open in mid- to-late November, with bridge construction beginning in December.

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CAR SHARING FOR ECOMONY - “Selling consumers more vehicle than they need has been the mainstream auto industry’s business model for most of the past century,” writes Joseph R. White in the Wall Street Journal (8/19/08). That model is now under attack by car-sharing outfits led by Zipcar and its 225,000 subscribers, who pay $50 a year for on-demand “access to fleets of cars and trucks parked around some 26 North American cities and a growing number of college campuses.” The big idea is that “moving forward, more consumers will be content with a car that serves their ‘median’ need and will look to get occasional use of larger or more luxurious cars through car sharing.” Currently, the closest Zipcar locations to central Indiana are Chicago, Ill. and Columbus, Ohio.

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NO IMMEDIATE RECOVERY IN SIGHT - The federal government’s takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may save the battered real estate market from a complete meltdown. But financial experts say the bailout won’t lead to a housing recovery just yet; home values are predicted to continue to fall for some time. Still, the Fannie and Freddie rescue is likely to help bring mortgage rates down. Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, said his group’s members are hoping lower rates will help change the attitude of potential buyers about whether it’s a safe time to re-enter the market. So while the bailout may have a positive effect on the market, it will be limited in scope and slow to take effect.

Recently I attended a political fundremoved their stark white nametag as raiser. The room was a sea of black ties, they motored to the stage, a true sign of including a generous tablespoon of politia regular public speaker – you don’t want cians, a teaspoon of supporters and a dash anything to detract from your speech. of people there just to fill a table. As the Once at the stage, you could see they were politicians huddled in the entry, truly at home. Each spoke with talking amongst themselves like purpose; forceful, yet eloquent. they were teenagers attending It became obvious this was their their first party, you could see home turf, their comfort zone. business happening elsewhere It wasn’t talking to people one around the room. People meeton one, but instead it was ading people – good old-fashioned dressing the masses. That’s the comfort networking. The kind comfort zone for many busiof networking that makes you nesses, too. feel good, greeting people face to The future of politics is here, face. The politicians, it seemed, and it requires candidates and weren’t interested in meeting elected officials to leverage people. Instead they were talking more personal styles of compolitics with other politicians, inmunication – styles that the David Cain terrupted only by the occasional Internet can create through the Marketing passerby who wanted an obligause of social media. And the tory handshake. same rules apply to businesses. Sticking close to people you already They have to engage with their audiences know is what’s comfortable. It’s what in new ways, ways that match the habits of almost everyone does: go to public places those they want to communicate with. The and talk to people they already know. online space has created an environment That’s comfort networking, but it is probthat demands politicians and business alike ably better described as closed networking. to get off their stump and into the crowd This meeting was called to order after wherever that crowd has gathered. an appropriate amount of closed networkDavid Cain works at MediaSauce, a digital ing. The politicians in attendance were media and online marketing company in all recognized and soon summoned to Carmel. David welcomes your questions or the podium in a singular fashion. Each







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Monical’s Pizza

Owner: Ronald Gimbel 12501 N. Meridian St. Carmel, Indiana 46032 Hours: Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Phone: 317-706-0200 Website:

General Manager Jeremy Gimbel and Assistant Manager Heather Finch.

Founded in 1959 in the small town of Tolono, Ill., Monical’s Pizza still prides itself on its family-friendly atmosphere and community values. The company’s newest location, which opened in Carmel two weeks ago, plans to continue that trend. “We are very passionate about community,” general manager and part-owner Jeremy Gimbel

said. “Families are our target market.” The restaurant, which boasts “the world’s finest thin crust pizza,” offers the family pleaser meal, featuring a medium or large pizza, a family salad and a pitcher or two-liter bottle of soda. Special offers, in addition to online ordering, are available from its Web site.

MONEY MATTERS Do you think a city should use tax revenues to support the arts?

“Yes, because kids and families benefit from the arts.” Jennifer Christy Carmel

“Yes, I think it reflects well on the city if it is willing to designate money for the arts.” Beth Kinn Carmel

“I think that is one of Carmel’s selling points. People who live here should expect their taxes to help pay for the arts.” James Simmons Carmel

An investing education FROM Harvard



hanks to years of rampant inflation with any large sum of money, the focus in the cost of a college education, shifts to not losing it, or preserving capital. annual tuition to send your child That means plenty of diversification, with to Harvard is running close to holdings in domestic, international and 50,000 smackers. But don’t fret too emerging stocks, just about any bond catmuch: apparently, half of the student body egory out there, and rather significant excan count on scholarships to help defray the posure to private companies and real assets sticker shock of attending the Ivy such as commodites, real estate League institution. and hedge funds. It gets even better for investors, Of course, Harvard’s endowwho can garner a full ride when ment is large and high-profile it comes to obtaining a financial enough to be able to drive a hard education. That’s because Harvard bargain when it comes to fees. Management published details But that probably only explains of how it runs the university’s a small proportion of the outperendowment, which has swelled to formance. The biggest contribuabout $40 billion even including tors look to be substantial expothe annual distribution to allow sure to international stocks and Harvard to operate and award commodities, which accounted scholarships. for 22 and 17 percent of total The annual report from assets to close out the fiscal year. Ryan Harvard Endowment hasn’t been Good timing has also helped, as Fuhrmann published yet, but a recent Wall the endowment has proved adept Street Journal article provided at shifting in and out of asset preliminary return between seven and nine classes. The results have indeed been stelpercent for its fiscal year ended June. At lar, but I don’t see the endowment’s moves first glance that doesn’t sound remarkably as anything beyond the reach of individual high, but is an impressive for such a large investors. asset base and handily beat the market’s 15percent fall over this time horizon. Plus, the Ryan Fuhrmann, CFA, is a freelance investendowment has beaten its benchmark since ment writer/analyst based in Carmel. Feel free to contact him at Fuhrmanncapital@ its inception some thirty odd years ago. or or visit his website at www. So how does Harvard do it? For starters,

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DISPATCHES OLOGY SPECIALIST CERTIFIED ANTIAGING SPECIALIST - Dr. James Cook, Anti-Aging Medicine Specialist at Ology LLC, has formally completed and passed both the Fellowship Program and BoardCertification offered by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He is the only physician in the state of Indiana to be both fellowship-trained and boardcertified in Anti-Aging Medicine. He now provides consultations and treatments for Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine at both Ology Spas located at Clarian North Medical Center in Carmel and Clarian West Medical Center in Avon.

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PEDIATRIC OPTOMETRIST WELCOMED - Dr. Jennifer Heil has joined Revolution Eyes, leading optometrist located in the Clay Terrace Shopping Center. Dr. Heil, a Pediatric Optometrist, is uniquely qualified to perform examinations on patients as young as six months. Emphasizing early detection and correction of vision issues in children, she is able to minimize the misdiagnosis of learning disabilities. Dr. Ciano and Dr. Heil will accept walk-in patients although an appointment is preferred.

FREE HYSTERECTOMY SEMINAR Clarian North is hosting a free seminar for women who are considering, have decided to have or must have a hysterectomy. It will cover concerns and procedural tachniques for laprascopic and daVinci hysterectomies. The seminar is Tuesday, September 23, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Learning Center at Clarian North Medical Center in Carmel (11700 N. Meridian). Presenters are Dr. Louis Star of Associates in Women’s Health, Dr. Sheldon Weiss of AHN Women’s Care OB/GYN, and Dr. Amy Moon of Women’s Health Alliance. To register for the seminar, call 317-6882746 or visit HEAT UP YOUR HAIR - Hairstylist Kimberly Kimble has a sure-fire method for getting the best out of your conditioner so that your hair looks fresh, shiny, and silky: “To maximize the benefit of a rich conditioner, leave it in and stand in a steamy shower for 10 minutes once a week. It’s great to let the steam break down the conditioner – and it’s beneficial for your skin as well.”

The New Rules of Stretching Forget high-school-gym wisdom. Use this myth-busting plan for breakthroughs in flexibility, performance and injury prevention. Unless you need to build your tolerance for boredom, most stretching is a waste of time. After all, when you review the research, it’s clear that the most widely held principles of flexibility training simply don’t work. Which is why few guys ever stick with it and even regular practitioners struggle to touch their toes. Worse, follow those age-old rules closely, and studies show that you’ll actually be more likely to suffer a pulled muscle than if you hadn’t stretched at all. That’s why it’s time we rewrite the book on stretching and provide you with a flexibility plan that’s not only effective, but also simple, fast, and painless. Your first order of business is to forget everything your high-school gym coach, workout partner, or yoga-loving girlfriend ever told you about stretching. Then memorize the new rules that follow. The benefit? You’ll reduce your risk of injuries, improve your overall athleticism, and have an easier time tying your shoes.

The Rules of Static Stretching

When: Any time of day, except before a workout Why: To improve general flexibility How: Apply these guidelines:

Stretch twice a day, every day. Any less frequently and you won’t maintain your gains in flexibility, which is why most flexibility plans don’t work. Twice a day may seem like a lot, but each “session” will require as little as four minutes of your time. Also, there’s no need to “warm” your muscles before stretching; that’s a myth. So you can stretch at work, while

you’re watching TV, or while you’re grilling burgers. Keep in mind that duration matters. You can increase passive flexibility with a static stretch that’s held for as little as five seconds, but you get optimal gains by holding it between 15 and 30 seconds, the point of diminishing returns. Finally, do just one stretch for each tight muscle. Because most of the improvements in flexibility are made on the first stretch, repeating the same movement provides little benefit.


MEDITATION FOR A CALMER LIFE now, even something as mundane as washing dishes. Consider each element of the activity as if you were moving in slow motion. If other thoughts interrupt, gently bring your mind back to your task. Mantra: In Sanskrit, man means mind and tra means deliverance. Repeating a mantra – a word, phrase or sound – creates a sound vibration that could deliver you from worldly cares. Choose a prayer, word or sound that invokes a spiritual feeling. Sit comfortably and breathe deeply as you chant it silently.


Think meditating requires the patience, dedication, and endless free time of a Tibetan monk? Here are three simple ways to work this mind-calming, heart-strengthening discipline into your daily routine, no matter how confirmed a type A you are. Walking Meditation: Focus on your breathing; count your steps. Become aware of how your feet and legs move. Celebrate each movement as a miracle of silent communication between your brain and your body. Mindfulness: Concentrate all your energy on whatever you’re doing


A MIND LIKE A STEEL TRAP Want to improve your memory? Australian researchers found that people with the following seven habits had better memories than those without the habits. A mind like a steel trap could be yours with just a few simple lifestyle changes: 1. Have fewer than two alcoholic drinks a day. 2. Watch less than 1 hour of television daily. 3. Read novels. 4. Do crosswords. 5. Eat fish. 6. Drink tea or coffee. 7. Keep a journal.


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POLICE RUNS September 5 12:15:03 a.m., prowler, 125 York Drive 12:25:30 a.m., burglary, 808 Schoen Court 1:08:22 a.m., security check, S Guilford Road / Lenox Lane 2:50:12 a.m., suspicious activity, W Main St / 1st Ave Sw 4:09:27 a.m., suspicious activity, East 116th St / Hamble Boulevard 5:19:15 a.m., alarm burglar, 416 W Smokey Row Road 7:21:01 a.m., acc pd, Carey Road / East 136th St 7:38:35 a.m., directed patrol, Hancock St / City Center Drive 8:26:30 a.m., missing person, 14550 Clay Terrace Boulevard 9:25:13 a.m., juvenile complaint, 101 4th Ave Se 9:25:57 a.m., investigation, 14179 Clay Terrace Blvd 9:07:37 a.m., abandoned auto, 213 Surry Hill Court 9:52:40 a.m., traffic hazard, North Meridian St / I 465 E 9:52:41 a.m., investigation, Keystone Avenue S / East 106th St 10:06:51 a.m., vin check, 12345 Old Meridian St 10:29:46 a.m., investigation, 2700 W 116th St 10:55:41 a.m., warrant service, 364 Pine Ridge Drive E 11:24:18 a.m., assist other dept, 521 2nd Ave Ne 11:24:27 a.m., alarm burglar, 5806 Annandale

Drive 11:23:58 a.m., investigation, 12720 Meeting House Road 11:58:03 a.m., animal complaint, East 126th St / Hazel Dell Parkway 12:14:49 p.m., alarm burglar, 1832 Milford St 12:19:04 p.m., assist public, 520 E Main St 12:39:59 p.m., assist public, Shelborne Road / W 126th St 1:06:07 p.m., mental person, 545 S Rangeline Road 1:07:07 p.m., investigation, Keystone Avenue North / East 106th St 1:03:36 p.m., theft, 9601 College Ave 1:17:26 p.m., welfare check, 5242 Faye Court 2:17:10 p.m., assist public, East 117th St / College Avenue 2:35:48 p.m., acc pd, 154 W Carmel Drive 2:45:03 p.m., ts, E 96th St / Keystone Ave North 3:14:28 p.m., disturbance, 13989 Hazel Dell Parkway 3:20:27 p.m., driving complaint, East 96th St / Keystone Avenue North 3:18:40 p.m., found/lost property, 3 Civic Square 3:59:26 p.m., assist public, 3 Civic Square 3:59:43 p.m., warrant service, 19594 Sandbar Drive 4:04:04 p.m., assist other dept, W 146th St / Rohrer Road 4:17:50 p.m., suspicious activity, 824 Auman Drive W 4:28:31 p.m., investigation, 945 Mohawk Hills Drive 4:35:42 p.m., acc pd, W 116th St / Springmill Road 4:51:41 p.m., harassment, 13257 Garnet Blvd 4:51:59 p.m., alarm burglar, 367 Mounds Court 4:54:41 p.m., investigation, 65 Cricket Knoll Lane 4:56:21 p.m., missing person, 1145 Golfview Drive 5:26:11 p.m., criminal mischief, 11619 Eden Glen Drive 5:37:01 p.m., acc pd, North Meridian St / Clay Terrace Blvd


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Safe Sitter Class Sept. 26-27 - St. Mark’s United Methodist Church (126th St. & Gray) will host a Safe Sitter Class September 26 & 27 for boys & girls ages 11-13. This program will be held in two parts - from 69 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday. Pre-registration is required for the $35 program. For more information, call 846-4912 or visit FIGHT BACK AGAINST IDENTITY THEFT - Victor Wakley, President of Seniors Educational Alliance, will cover ways to deter, detect and defend yourself against identity theft. The program will be on Tuesday, September 23, at 7 p.m. in the Program Room at the Carmel Clay Library. The program is free, and registration is not required. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 844-3362.

There’s an old grammarian’s joke about preposition use. A woman sits down on a plane next to a very stuffy-looking man and cheerfully asks, “Where are you headed to?” Aggravated, the man responds, “I’m going to a place where people know that you should not end a sentence in a preposition.” The woman sits for a moment and then happily revises her question: “Where are you headed to, Jerk?” The version I originally heard didn’t end in Jerk, but this is a family newspaper. Now, please don’t think all grammarians are intolerant jerks. Many of us are intolerant, but we’re really only intolerant of incorrect grammar; I know few fellow gurus who are truly jerks. But if you’d like to avoid the above scenario should you be on a plane seated next to a grammar guru in whose destination you are interested, read on. There are instances where a preposition at the end of a sentence is not the end of the world. For example, it’s acceptable to ask, “Where are you from?” This is partly because reordering the sentence is awkward are overly verbose: “From whence do you originate?” or something along those lines sounds ridiculously haughty. So I’m not telling you that prepositions at the end of sentences are always out of place. But they usually are. The reason that a preposition at the end of a sentence or clause is generally incorrect is that the end preposition is generally repetitive. Consider the question in the original example: Where are you headed to? The to is completely superfluous. Where are you headed? is not only completely ac-

ceptable, but also preferable to the original question. Here’s another example: Do you know where my pencil is at? Just drop the at. Extraneous prepositions are not happy prepositions. And we don’t want unhappy prepositions in awkward positions. Speaking of awkward positions for prepositions, I have a reader who is particularly bothered by a rather Midwestern prepositional error (I am told it is an error relatively confined to the Midwest; since I don’t travel out of the Midwest very often, I cannot confirm the truth of this). The error is adding of after off. As in, Poor grammar makes me want to throw someone off of a building. Again, superfluity at its finest. It’s just as obvious what I’d like to do to the grammatically challenged if I drop the of (which would be unnecessary, by the way, since I wouldn’t add it in the first place). When working with prepositions, just remember that if the sentence, phrase or clause is just as logical without it, drop it.


The Grammar Guru would like to apologize for the lack of clarity in the list format of her September 9 article. The subject pronouns are I, you, he, she, they, we, it. The object pronoun list includes me, you, him, her, them, us, it. Now everyone can use them appropriately, I am certain. Brandie Bohney, an editor for Current Publishing, is a former English teacher who developed a mastery-learning technique for teaching grammar, style and punctuation to high school seniors. If you have a grammar question for her, please email

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n talking with several of today’s parfamily time. Take it from me, you do not ents, I hear more and more how diffi- get today back with your children. No one cult it is to enjoy free time with their outside the family is ever going to tell you children, followed by, “What can I to stay home or slow down. The demands do?” I wish I had a magic on your time can become so wand to take away the summer overwhelming that you feel you 28-game baseball schedule, or have no time. the year-round travel soccer Please rethink this. Just like schedule. I wish I had an easy every other schedule thrown at answer. you, schedule a weekly mandaThe fact is, you are the only tory family meeting. Reduce one who can wave the magic sleepovers, if necessary, and wand or set up the easy answer. have a family meeting instead. I do, however, empathize with Forego one week-night practhis dilemma. The extracurtice, if necessary, to schedule ricular demands on parents a family meeting. Set up a today create both emotional Sunday evening family meeting and physical stress. There are instead of watching a favorite not enough hours in a day to TV show. Above all, make and Becky Kapsalis accomplish all that needs to be take the time you and your Ask YiaYia done. Somehow parents feel children deserve from one anif they do not provide their other. If not, you might find children with all they want to be involved yourself a grandparent wondering where with, in addition to working, volunteerthe heck the time went. Hugs! ing in school, church and community “Nothing we will ever accomplish meaactivities, they are not being good parents. sures up to the accomplishment of raising Hogwash! Scrambling around trying to ac- a decent child.” Yiayia Becky Kapsalis commodate each child’s interest and being Hugs! forced to ignore family time becomes a Have a parenting topic or question? Submit three-ring circus. it to Ask Yiayia, aka Becky Kapsalis, Certified Families in the same house being pulled Parent Coach, at or call into three different arenas, expected to be 810.9358. masterful jugglers, become entrenched in mediocrity. My advice? Make time for free

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CHTV changing numbers - On September 22, Bright House Networks will change the Carmel High School television station, CHTV, from Channel 21 to Channel 99. The change is taking place to standardize the education channel across all areas it serve. Bright House subscribers who are unable to access Channel 99 after the change is made should call 972-9700.

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New attendance program for CCS - Did you know that during the 2007-08 school year 14,100 students missed ten or less school days? Did you also know that during the same school year 1,546 students missed 20 or more school days? Carmel Clay Schools takes the attendance of their students seriously and have developed a new attendance program to assist those students who are missing too much school. Details about the program may be found at: student-services/http-www1-ccs-k12in-us-district-student-services-CarmelClay-Schools-Attendance-Program

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PSAT sign-ups Sept. 19 - Carmel High School juniors have until September 19 to sign up for PSAT prep classes to help them prepare for the October 15 test. Registration forms are available in the counseling center and at chs/psat_prep.pdf. The $30 fee will cover two review sessions, Sept. 23 from 3:30 to 6:15 p.m. or Sept. 24 from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. and Sept. 30 from 3:30 to 6:15 p.m. or Oct. 1 from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. For more information, contact Pat Barker, at 571-5922, ext. 7430.


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SEPTEMBER, 21, 27, 28. Art Exhibit by the students of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School under the direction of art teacher, Cindy Utley. A reception will be Sunday the 14th from 2 to 4 p.m., and the exhibit will continue on Sunday the 21st from 2 to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday the 27th and 28th from 1.30 to 5 p.m. at The World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery, 40 W. Main Streeet, Carmel. Please call 844-4989 for more information. Admittance is free.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 Carmel Arts Council’s Moonlight and Music Gala featuring Catherine Russell, New York Vocalist, the Blair Band and others. The event will take place from 6p.m. to midnight at the Ritz Charles. More details will be available in October; for more information now, please call 844-6033.

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GENEALOGY WORKSHOP - Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation has teamed up with the Carmel/Clay Historical Society, and Sue Dillon is returning for another season to instruct the Genealogy Finding Family class offered at The Monon Center. The society sponsors ten subscription genealogical databases that individuals can use at The Monon Center computer lab to extend their search for ancestors. These databases will be introduced as part of the Finding Family curriculum. There are two sessions to the Genealogy Finding Family class open to anyone over the age of eighteen. The first session runs on Wednesday nights from September 24 through October 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. Visit www. or call 848.7275 to register.

Six months ago, 160 children gathered at the Indianapolis Zoo to decorate ceramic tiles destined for the new Nordstrom at the Fashion Mall at Keystone at the Crossing. When the store opens Friday morning, the youngsters finally get to see their artwork in place. Under the guidance of sculptor and ceramicist Charlie Bigger, a Seattle-based artist who coordinates public art and educational rojects at new Nordstrom store locations, kids ages 5 to 12 got a minilesson in ceramic tile painting. With two clay tiles to decorate,each budding artist set about making unique works of art. The theme for the day was zoo animals, and many of the young painters came equipped with drawings or images they planned to copy. After sketching on the clay blank or on the scratch paper covering the work tables, they set to work. A black waxy outline on the tiles kept the colors from running together. Small brushes dipped in glaze brought lions, tigers, dolphins, elephants, monkeys and even some imaginary creatures to life. For painters Tiah Nasser, 12, whose grandmother lives in Carmel, and Anastasia Sullivan, 7, of Westfield, the morning was an enjoyable way to create an art project that others will get to enjoy. The tiles are now laid out in the aisles

of the first-floor children’s department. Although each child painted two tiles, one is installed and the other will be kept in storage in case a tile is damaged in the future. The Sasso sisters of Carmel – Pilar, 8; Willa, 10; and Maria, 12 – were celebrating Maria’s birthday. “Since the tiles are permanent and durable, the children painting them this year can show them to their children someday,” said Nordstrom spokesperson John Bailey. “That’s a long-term benefit of the project, which is also a way for Nordstrom to give back to the community.” The project also raised about $6,000 for feed and animal care at the Indianapolis Zoo. Barbara E. Cohen is a freelance writer who covers the arts for the Current community newspapers and teaches art history at Ivy Tech Community College. Please send comments or story ideas to

What: Indy Irish Fest When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday Where: Military Park, 601 W. New York St., Indianapolis Cost: $20 per person, weekend pass Details: From sheep herding and hurling to beer tasting, a kilted run, rugby jamboree and plenty of Irish entertainment, explore Irish culture, community and conviviality. You’ll want to join an Irish clan before the weekend is over. Tickets are available for a single day or the entire weekend. Info: (317) 713-7117, www.indyirishfest. com

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OPEN AUDITIONS - If you’re interested in being part of a musical theatre cast, Indianapolis Civic Theatre will conduct open auditions for the musical extravaganza The Wizard of Oz on Monday and Tuesday, September 22 and 23, at 7 p.m. (adults) and on Wednesday, September 24 at 4 p.m. for the Munchkins (children 6-12). Auditions will be held at the Theatre facility, 3200 Cold Spring Road, on the campus of Marian College. Performers are asked to prepare 16 bars of a song and may be asked to sing from the show. Actors should bring sheet music in the appropriate key and dress comfortably for dancing. An accompanist will be provided. Audition information at or (317) 924-6770 x 314.


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FINE ART SALE - Wickliff & Associates Auctioneers, Inc., Indiana’s leading fine arts auctioneers since 1991, has an especially fine group of works by historic Indiana artists up for sale on Sept. 20. Included in the grouping are rare oil paintings by members of the Hoosier Group of artists, among others. T. C. Steele’s Fruit and Porcelain Still Life, a rare still life by the most prominent landscape painter of the Hoosier Group, is expected to sell for as much as $60,000. Other works for sale include the oil-on-canvas Grazing Sheep by Richard B. Gruelle (auction estimate $10,000 – $14,000) and a 15-inch pottery bowl by Karl Martz (auction estimate $2,000 – $4,000). More information at (317) 8447253 or


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Americans smile when they say, ‘Cheese’


eez -- or should I say cheese -what’s a boy to do? Americans are in love with cheese. We eat it by the boat load, cholesterol and fat or not, we simply love it. We all have our favorites, but most agree on Mozzarella in its many shapes and forms. A little known fact on cheese is that it is thought to have been invented by accident in the Middle East or North Africa on the ancient trade routes. As the legend goes, anChef Michael cient nomad tradVlasich ers consumed goat’s Culinary Explorer milk, a staple in their diet, which was carried in the stomach lining of sheep made to be pouches or sacks that could carry liquids. These traders would pack up their flat breads and dried meats and tie the pouches of milk to their camels’ packs to head off across the desert. After countless days and nights of riding they would arrive at their destination. Going for a drink of milk with their meal they would find chunky, hard to swallow cottage cheese-like food. This occurred from being shaken by the motion of the camel, the acids and bacteria in the stomachs and the extreme temperature changes from the heat of the day to the chill of the night. Becoming hungry with their supplies running out, they ate the curd which remained after the liquid had evaporated and it had cooked in the pouch. To their surprise it was tasty and did’t kill them. Voila, the first cheese was born! Mozzarella is of the “pasta filata” family of cheese (translated: spun paste) and is actually a specific method to make cheese where the curd is drained from the whey. Then it is submerged in hot water, kneaded, stretched and molded until it is smooth and pliable. Finally, it is submerged into a cold brine or salt water to firm up and allow the salt to intensify the flavor. At the Marriott Hotel Downtown, we

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Fresh Mozzarella Pizza Makes 4 servings 1 package of 8” flour tortillas 1/3 cup olive oil 2 each Beefsteak tomatoes (sliced ¼-inch thick) 1 bunch of fresh basil (sliced) 1 tsp minced fresh garlic 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Where he likes to eat? Cheeseburger in Paradise. What he likes to eat there? St. Bart’s Chicken, a citrus chicken dinner with wild rice. What he likes about Cheeseburger in Paradise. I come from a small community where we didn’t have any themed restaurants. It’s just something different. Cheeseburger in Paradise 9770 Crosspoint Blvd. Indianapolis, IN 46256 Phone: (317) 585-0247 Hours: Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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725 Massachusetts Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46204 Phone: 536-0707 Fax: 536-0650 Hours: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday; Lunch from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday through Friday Lounge Open Late Scholar’s Inn is a unique place to grab a bite to eat. One unique characterisitc is that the kitchen is below ground and maintains the whole floor with the extensive wine cellar. Scholars Inn has introduced Executive Chef Jake Brenchley along with his new, unique menu influenced by cuisine from around the world. He will change a few menu items each month to keep the menu fresh for the seasons.  The Lounge will have a separate menu, created by Chef Jake as well. The menu he has created ranges from trout to Duck Breast with Curry Peach Puree, Parsnip Mushroom Croquettes, Cranberry Rhubarb Compote, Pancetta Crisp.

1 cup fresh Mozzarella (sliced ¼-inch thick) Salt and peppermill for coarse ground pepper Preheat the pan to medium heat, add olive oil to the pan, and place 1 tortilla in the pan for 10 seconds on each side. Then place on cookie sheet pan, and let cool for 5 minutes. Arrange tomatoes around top of tortilla, not overlapping, then sprinkle lightly with minced garlic, salt, and ground pepper. Place sliced fresh Mozzarella randomly, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, then with fresh basil. Bake in 350-degree preheated oven and bake for 8 minutes (or until cheeses are fully melted). Remove from the oven and allow to cool for five minutes, then cut into desired-size wedges. Chef Michael R. Vlasich, CEC, AAC, is a Carmel resident and the executive chef at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. You may e-mail him at chefmichael@currentincarmel. com.

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Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure Opening tonight, September 16, the IRT is presenting this whimsical romp through Victorian crime fiction. Sherlock Holmes, the world’s greatest detective, and his trusted companion Doctor Watson team up again to take on a deliciously dangerous case they can’t refuse. Tickets range from $29 to $39 each. Visit HYPERLINK http://www. for more information or to order tickets.


Rebel Without a Cause Clarian Health and the Indianapolis Parks and Recreation Department present Movies in the Park at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center Canal Plaza downtown. On Friday, September 19, the movie is Rebel Without a Cause, a romantic drama about a troubled young man played by Hoosier James Dean and co-starring Natalie Wood. The movie



begins at dusk, and the event is free. Please, no smoking and no pets allowed. Mass Hysteria! Indy’s Biggest Block Party An enormous block party on Massachusettes Avenue downtown, Mass Hysteria celebrates the official Arts and Theater District of Indianapolis. This inaugural event, to benefit Theatre on the Square, will take place Saturday, September 20, from 6 p.m. to midnight. It will encompass all of Mass Avenue and feature visual artists, street theatre, strolling magicians and musicians as well as sidewalk sales. A main block party area will be cordoned off by two major stages at East Street and College Avenue. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Visit HYPERLINK http:// or call 317685-8687 to order advance tickets or for more information.


Hip Harp Jazztet Jan Aldridge Clark, Jazz Harpist, will be playing at Bistro de Paris (9 W. Main Street, Carmel) Saturday, September 20, from 7 to 10 p.m. Bistro de Paris now has its liquor license and has a lovely, intimate bar area as well as a lovely dining experience. Call 844-7270 or visit for more information.

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Jesus: Who IS this Guy? Part 2 From last week’s Part 1: ‌ Jesus is manprophecy. Jesus is the coming of God on kind’s only link with a loving, personal God; earth; the eternal Creator God entering Satan promotes our separation from God. our human time-space-feeling continuum. nly link? Yes. The only one. It’s neither precise nor Biblical to describe Jesus is entirely unique in Jesus Christ as a prophet; even simply “relihistory because He gious figureâ€? sells Him short. is the only human Prophets come to teach; Christ religious figure came to save. who ever said He was God, and Jesus Himself never said He by His resurrection, proved He was a prophet, and only rarely Himself is God. Nobody else inferred – by veiled question or -- nobody before or since -- has agreement – that he was God or even made that claim, let alone the Messiah (e.g. Luke 9:17-21). proved it. That’s because the point of His Christ is also the only relibeing on Earth wasn’t to tell us gious figure who ever said God He was God; the point was that was about love, not power. God cared enough to come to About freedom, not law. About earth to save us from our sins. faith, not works. About a The point was for us to learn and Bob Walters personal heavenly father, not have faith that Christ is the truth. Spirituality an impersonal, transcendent As Christians, we have to do master. better than spout Bible verses If you disagree or think someone else and platitudes about Christ. We have to made these claims, they didn’t. There are lots be able to explain our relationship with of religions, unique in their own ways. It’s Him and what that relationship gives to important to know how Christ was unique. us: hope and strength for now, perfect love In a recent newspaper story about anand eternal life forever. other religion there was a quotation stating That’s how others will know that we that Jesus was a prophet like another reliknow Christ is real. gious figure, Muhammad. It was left, inWalters ( reminds all to correctly, as a fact by an editor who likely look at 1 Peter 3:15 and, for good measure, 2 didn’t know the difference. Timothy 4:2. Be a witness. Pray for guidance Jesus? Only a prophet? C’mon, that’s and wisdom. the world talking. Christ is the object of




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NO MORE STICK-ON LABELS! - Do you save a lot of data to CDs and DVDs? Maybe you like to burn CDs with your own collection of favorite MP3s for your car or archive your vacation pictures for safe keeping. Instead of using stick-on labels or a Sharpie marker to scribble information on the discs, how would you like to customize your discs and jewel cases with your own graphics? You can do that with special CDs/DVDs and the DiscPainter from DYMO. The DiscPainter uses RadialPrint Technology, and the image is printed directly onto the disc as it revolves. The DiscPainter retails for $279.

elers who don’t want to lug their laptop around. Another option is a free program called Any Password ( that is strictly a password manager without a limitation of how many it can store. A variation on this theme is a new web resource at, which takes a completely different approach. Once you create your own account, you start building a display of all your various online financial, social networking and email resources and consolidates them into a single page. Finally, if you want to manage more than just online passwords like PINs or other offline pass codes and you have a smart phone, check out Splash Data’s Splash ID ( Splash ID is available for the iPhone, Palm OS, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, Symbian or any desktop computer and is very handy for those who travel and have to use public Internet terminals. Gary Hubbard is Owner of Data Doctors Computer Services - www.datadoctors. com Have a technology question? Send it to




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TIKITAGS PROMISE TO BUILD INTERNET OF THINGS - Tikitag has made quite a splash at the DemoFall conference last week, where it showed off its RFID tagging system that’s apparently set to go into public beta in less than a month. The system, which Tikitag confidently boasts will “build the internet of things,” promises to let you add an RFID tag to anything you like and associate it with a webpage or application – for instance, a business card that links to a page with all your social networking information or, less usefully, a cube that you can use to control iTunes. Intrigued? You’ll apparently be able to pick up the Tikitag reader and ten tikitags for $50 on October 1.


asswords…can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em! With very few exceptions, everyone reading this column can relate to this dilemma. Much of what we want to access on the Internet today requires a username and password, and the most secure passwords tend to be hard to remember. Here are some programs that might help with your password dilemma. One of the more Gary Hubbard popular programs is Technology RoboForm (www. which has a free version (limited to 10 passwords) or a Pro version that has unlimited passcards for $30. Not only can it manage all of your passwords for all of the your online logins, it can fill out various registration pages with a single click, generate strong passwords that you won’t have to remember, prevent phishing scams, thwart keyloggers (because you are no longer typing in your password) and can be taken as a portable program on a flash drive -- handy for trav-


PERSONAL GPS - This new compact GPS gizmo from Bushnell called BackTrack is the is perfect gadget for hikers, bikers or people who can’t remember where they parked their cars at the mall. It basically combines advanced GPS technology with a digital compass. Simple and easy to use, it’s small enough to hang on a purse, backpack, or belt loop. With just two buttons, an easy to read screen and the ability to save up to three key locations, anyone can use it. Key in your location with one button, and once it’s recorded, just push a button to navigate back to where you started so you never get lost again. Available in pink or black, the suggested retail is $69, and you can get yours this fall at Amazon.

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Over the past few months, a hair fashion seen on style icons, such as Naomi Campbell and Heidi Klum (and on younger trend setters Mischa Barton and Alexis Bledel) is . . . bangs. While bangs may be popular among celebs, how do you know if they are right for you? Bangs are high-maintenance, but can be a great asset to your style. Bangs are

hoW to get a no-fuss face By Christi Thompson We all have those days where we plan on sticking close to home, running a few errands, maybe hitting the gym in the late afternoon or meeting a couple girlfriends on the Monon with strollers in tow. While a ponytail is a very acceptable (and even chic) hairstyle for these activities, we cringe at the idea

Wacky Beauty tips that Work 1) Powder Your Roots If your hairline starts to look greasy, dig up a big, fluffy makeup brush, and dip it into a pot of loose powder. Tap it once on the back of your hand to remove the excess, then dust it over your roots. It mops up oil and blends into your strands. 2) Scent Strands with Perfume Spray a light shot of fragrance into your brush’s bris-

tles. Run it through strands from roots to ends and your hair will smell amazing throughout the day. 3) Cure Calluses with Vaseline Slather on the petroleum jelly, and put on socks before bed to dissolve tough calluses overnight. 4) Spot-Treat Smudges Dip a cotton swab in eyemakeup remover, and trace it along your lids to erase

great for large foreheads. They also best suit faces with strong features. For delicate facial features, be sure not to get lost behind excessively thick bangs. If you have curly or thick hair, be careful that your bangs are not too short. They may have a tendency to stand on end if not cut to the right length. For your best bet, consult with a stylist who is trained in understanding facial shapes and hair texture. Remember, it is important to keep your bangs at an appropriate length. They need to be trimmed by a professional about every 2–4 weeks.

any slipups or goofs when there’s no time to redo your whole look. 5) Fix a Flushed Face If you turn red and stay that way after exercising (even though you’re healthy and hydrated), take an antihistamine like Benadryl when you leave the gym to reduce redness. —from Cosmopolitan

of being out in public (or out of our bathroom, for that matter) without paying some sort of attention to our face. Follow these steps for a low-maintenance, but fresh, look: 1. Dot concealer on blemishes and under-eye circles with your finger. Concealer will help even out your skin tone without needing to apply a layer of foundation. 2. Dab a bit of liquid or gel blush to your cheeks and use your finger to blend it in for a fresh glow. 3. Apply a stroke or two of mascara, or simply use an eyelash curler to accentuate and widen your eyes.


MAD FOR PLAID - If you’re looking another hot trend for fall clothes and accessories this year, Elle magazine recommends looking at plaid prints in everything from jackets and skirts to shoes and purses. Tartan is definitely marking its mark in nobilityinspired pieces. And if you’re looking to be correct in terminology, the interlocking pattern of colored stripes woven into cloth is tartan. The material itself is plaid. and OFF THE SHELF FUNG SHUI - This installment of the Off the Shelf program at the Carmel Clay Library is about the ancient Chinese practice believed to help improve one’s life. The program is intended for people in their 20s and 30s, and Bela Florenthal, Ph.D., will present the modern-day aspects of this practice. Light refreshments will be served. It will meet in the Program room on Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. The program is free, but please register by calling 844-3362. SLOUGH WITH IT - With the end of summer sadly in our sights (sigh), it’s never too early to start helping skin heal from months in the outdoor elements. Slough off sun damage all over your body with a body scrub. Vital Juice Daily recommends Weleda’s new Birch Body Scrub – beeswax, carnauba wax and castor oil plant wax are bound into perfectly round pearls that gently massage the skin, relieving it of dead skin and supporting circulation.

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5346 Ripling Brook Way elegance. Wood furniture featured carved, Carmel stains and paint tinged with touches of gilt. Black and ivory paint, distressed and crackled, gave wood pieces an aged look. Large mirrors, architectural elements (columns, corbels), garden statuary, black wire ware, clocks, hat boxes, luxurious silk pillows, soft throws, candelabra and delicate porcelain figurines were used to accessorize our Paris style hideaway. If you would like to take a guest room or office “to Paris”, remember the most important point: there’s no such thing as matching furniture to achieve an authentic feel. Pieces should look as though they were collected through a lifetime. Au revoir! Vicky Earley is the principal designer for Artichoke Designs in downtown Carmel. If you have an interior design question, please contact

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A BULLETIN BOARD WITH STYLE - Magnetic bulletin boards are handy, but the color options are limited. Make your own, and you can match the color of the room you need it in. First, paint a pre-stretched artist’s canvas to match or coordinate with the room you intend to hang it in. When it’s dry, turn it over. Coat a piece of cut-to-fit sheet metal with spray adhesive, and attach it to the back of the canvas. Place a same-size piece of foam board on top of the metal. Then screw mirror clips (one on each side) into the frame and a sawtooth hanger on the back, toward the top. Glue ribbon around the edges for a finished look.


h, escape. and accessories that had a time-worn elI have to admit the image egance that shunned the term shabby chic. of living in a small Paris-apartBlack was the accent color and a unifyment over the River Seine takes ing element used in painted wood furnime to a place of intrigue, roture, picture frames, fabrics, lampshades mance and glamour. and accessories. While my first-hand experiVintage black and white ence with authentic Parisian postcards and sepia-toned apartments is limited to just a photos lent the feel of our few brief visits to the city that apartment that overlooked the allowed me to peek in a few streets of Paris, at least in our windows, I do know that it is imaginations! as much about the feel as it Large clocks can be a focal is a look. The ambiance of a point in a Paris room and Paris-apartment can be found reproduction clocks from the in abundant design magazines, Gare Saint-Lazare or a French history books and travel literapastoral scene are readily availture images. able. The older it looks, the When a client came to me for better. In fact, it doesn’t have to Vicky Earley work to look great. help in refining her town home Design to achieve the feel of a Parisian For light fixtures, we found apartment, my first task was to that wall sconces with black remove any signs, posters or accessories silk shades, crystal chandeliers, and fringed that actually SAID Paris. I can believe lampshades on table lamps were perfect. that a true Parisian apartment would This is where there embellishment should feature cute signs that were painted with go overboard. “Patisserie” any more than our traditional Rich velvets, damasks, brocades, lusdecor would feature such sign painted trous silks, mixed with a few traditional with the word “Bakery”! toiles were the perfect textiles when finAlthough we could not give her high ished with almost tawdry tassels, cording ceilings with grand architectural details or and fringes. a small balcony with a wrought iron railFurniture was selected for its dressmaker ing overlooking a quaint street or the River details and carved legs. Down cushions Seine, we were able to focus on furniture provided the rumpled look of comfort and


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DISPATCHES PET VACCINE CLINIC - The Monon Center is partnering with the Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic to offer low-cost vaccinations for both dogs and cats this Saturday, September 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the west perking lot of the Monon Center. If your family pet(s) are due for their shots and you would like to save money, don’t miss this opportunity. All pets must be in a crate or on a leash at all times. There will also be local vendors and pets available for adoption. You can stop by the Monon Center to pick up a full itemized list including prices before the event or call 848-7275 with questions.

FREE MICRO-CHIPPING -If you have a pet that is not micro-chipped, you do not want to miss this opportunity to ensure that if your pets are ever lost that they will have their best chance to find the way home. Join the Hamilton County Humane Shelter at the Westfield Huntington Bank banking center (State Road 32 and Carey Road) on Thursday, September 18, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. for FREE micro-chipping, pet adoptions, beverages and hors d’oeuvres, and the chance to win some awesome prizes. BARK IN THE DARK - If you and your dog are looking for an opportunity to meet other dogs and their people, head to Carmel’s Central Park (1195 Central Park Drive West) this Friday, September 19, from 9 to 10:30 p.m. for Bark in the Dark. All dogs must be on leashes, and flashlights are highly recommended. Pre-registration is required, but the event is free for all registrants. Call 848-7275 or visit to register. BLESSING OF THE PETS - The Humane Society of Hamilton County and Flanner and Buchanan Pet Services will be hosting a pet blessing at the Forever Friends Pet Cemetery located at 9700 Allisonville Road on Saturday, September 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate the lives of beloved pets that complete families today and those that have been lost. Pets are welcome.

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rescue groups. Younger dogs and puppies are preferred for consideration in a SAR training program. Search and rescue groups are largely volunteer organizations. SAR dogs, along with their handlers, must go through extensive by Smonths c o t tof M . W htraining a r t oconducted n, oprofessional w n e r dog trainers and law enforcement personnel. Only a very few dogs are good W h aenough r t o n toI nmake s u rthe a ncut. c e Trainers & look for dogs that have a strong prey and F i n a n c i a l hunt S e rdrive, v i c eare s Iagile n c .and have a coat able to withstand the extremes of heat, cold and water. SAR dogs

Search and rescue (SAR) dogs are a valuable asset to law enforcement and emergency services. They are vital in searching locally for lost hikers, abducted children, drowning victims and shallow graves. They also respond to locations of national disasters such as 9/11 and hurricane Katrina. They must rely on their keen sense of smell to catch a human scent up to several miles away. In fact, a dog’s sense of smell is 1,000 times more sensitive than that of humans, which makes them uniquely trained for this type of job. Breeds that tend to make good search and rescue candidates include German Shepherds, Bloodhounds, Doberman Pinschers, Border Collies, and Labrador and Golden Retrievers. The Newfoundland is often trained specifically for water rescues. SAR dogs may come from breeders, individuals, shelters or


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Tank is a 3 1/2-year-old male red and white American Pit Bull Terrier. Tank is a big boy, but that doesn’t stop him from thinking he is a lap dog. He has a wonderful temperament and he is good with children of all ages. Tank arrived at the shelter when his previous owner had issues with their landlord and couldn’t keep him. They did tell us that he is housetrained and loves to play with toys. He is gentle when taking treats and he wants nothing more than to find a loving family to call his own and he hopes they will have room for him on the middle cushion of the couch so he can sit in between the ones he loves


Miranda is a 2-year-old female brown tabby with white DSH. She is a real sweetheart and quite the purring machine. Miranda is a beautiful girl with gorgeous green eyes and she thrives on attention. She wants a home with a family who will cuddle with her and allow her to be a lap cat.

must not be distracted by noise or other environmental and S c o t tfactors M. W h amust r t opass n , an advanced obedience course. Their handlers owner are also evaluated extensively. In some Whandler h a r t o nmay I n sbeu rthe a n dog’s c e &owner cases, the F i n a n c i a l S e r v i c e s , I nthe c . dog who undergoes the training with as a team. In other instances, a trained SAR dog is placed with an appropriately-matched handler who serves in law enforcement or emergency services. These handlers essentially are the dogs’ partners and are responsible for providing the dog with a home. As volunteer organizations, search and rescue groups are always in need of funding. Consider sponsoring a SAR dog’s training, purchasing the group’s apparel or merchandise or participating in fundraisers. You never know when they may be looking for you or your loved one. Lisa is the Marketing Dog at Camp Bow Wow Carmel. You may reach her at


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So what does the ultimate back yard escape consist of and how do you get there? Well, it certainly starts with Randy a vision of what the family wants it to Sorrell feel like and what sort of memories they hope to generate. Comprehensive projects often require several creative design sessions where visions are married, materials are selected (only to be adjusted later) and budgets are openly discussed. After the pictured final design was agreed upon and phases discussed, necessary construction drawings and building permits were secured. In this case, the height of the elevated patio with footers and the lanais triggered the city monitored


process that consumed a few weeks followed by regular inspections. Then . . . let the games begin. Multiple teams and trades ascended from electricians and carpenters to masons and patio guys, and caused huge progress quickly. After the initial surge, progress occurred in managed waves between periods of change orders / alterations and consumed 70 calendar days of attention. Most projects require only a few days or weeks.


This space just about has it all. An upper-level brick patio with coordinating stone columns supporting the substantial pergola offers both a nice transition and an abbreviated grill kitchen. The three pergolas and lower level lanais cedar posts all smartly echo interior architectural wood details and the iron railing pulls in the space while providing safety. Gracefully stepping down to the spacious lower level patios exposes stunning landscape elements that afford just the right amount of fragrant privacy while forwarding your attention to the naturalized water feature and more elaborate outdoor kitchen counter. The gem of the space, however, is the detailed covered lanais and outdoor stone fireplace. Imagine the family gatherings and memories this will produce.



ctually, the “before” wasn’t all that bad. The deck was somewhat benign and perhaps the space a little exposed lacking inspiring landscape elements, but it was very livable. However, the “after” absolutely ROCKS!

Most projects are not this elaborate, nor do they need to be to create that special space many of us dream of. Often a simple, yet elegant, patio virtually hugged by thoughtfully landscaped beds and maybe a cool boulder fire-pit or gurgling water urn will more than satisfy our hunger. Vision, details and emotion can transform everyday patios and landscapes into virtual retreats. Retreats where we gather to celebrate life, heal and remind ourselves how incredibly blessed we are. This is fun! Randy Sorrell is president of SURROUNDINGS by NatureWorks+, a Carmel landscape, design and home improvement firm. He may be reached at 317.679.2565, or

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chrysanthemum bring a blooming fall


The chrysanthemum does best in full sun. In most places, five to six hours will be sufficient to produce a healthy plant. When a choice exists between early morning sun and afternoon sun, select the morning sun. There, early drying will help to avoid mildew and other diseases.


Another condition to be considered in site selection is water drainage. Chrysanthemums require good drainage, so a low, level site in which rain collects should be avoided. When higher ground fails to drain well, the solution is to construct raised beds.


Light at night serves to delay the bloom date. If you wish to push the bloom date further into fall, plant the mums

near a street light where the artificial light will trick it into believing the days are longer than they are.


When possible, beds should be located at a sufficient distance from larger plants to avoid extensive root competition. When root competition cannot be avoided, a barrier may be considered. Walls or barriers eight to twelve inches deep are generally more than sufficient.


Finally, consideration should be given to this factor of which few people are aware. Air flows in the same manner as water. Heavier cold air flows downhill while lighter warm air rises. Plants should be located away from walls or obstructions which would hinder air flow.


With limited yard or no yard at all, chrysanthemums can be grown successfully in containers. With containers, the soil can be formulated for good drainage and the containers can be moved to provide maximum sunlight and protection from the elements.


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The chrysanthemum is nearly synonymous with Autumn. In August, as fall looms, nurseries and home stores bring out the pots of mums in staggering numbers. When selecting a good location to grow chrysanthemums, a number of things should be considered.

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put a red line under the word Emali when he typed it, but apparently the guy doesn’t trust spell-check. To be fare, sometimes it doesn’t dew such a grate job, so I’m going to give the guy a brake. By the way, he misspelled B. I’m sure he meant D. And finally: I can do Research for you . . . Please

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