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Two dads and one bike versus 1,033 miles. That’s the challenge two Carmel will be facing next month when they bike to Orlando for a good cause. Jim Serger and Scott Golden plan to hit the road and raise awareness for suicide, literacy, cancer and addiction organizations. “We’re riding for other people to understand there are groups out there to help others who face these situations,” Serger said. “There are groups you can turn to for help.” The groups Serger and Golden want to support are the National Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Prospect House in Cincinnati, the Multiple Myeloma Research foundation and the International Reading Association. In 1991, Serger’s father attempted suicide in 1991, and in 2008 was diagnosed with bladder cancer. “My dad is alive because of all four of these programs, “said Serger. “I wanted to CHS student travels to D.C. – Amber Kriech, a Carmel High School senior, is on her way to Washington D.C. to serve as one of 51 National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassadors. Kriech will receive funding and training for her campaign to increase the literacy rate of disadvantaged youth in Title I schools by providing their after-school programs with “Rolling Libraries,” a book cart with 200-400 quality books. “Learning to read is one of the most important skills for a child to develop,” said Kriech. “It is needed for almost everything we do and it impacts our ability to continue our education and be successful.” (Submitted photo)
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Golden, left, and Serger pay it forward because so many of those groups have helped me and my family.” Serger said the idea came to him after reading a book on being an everyday philanthropist. One of the book’s points was that everyone has time to give. “Everyone has time. We gave up our vacation time,” Serger said. Not long after finishing the book, Serger
saw a story on ESPN about Bo Jackson’s 300-mile ride through Alabama for tornado relief. “I thought, ‘That’s it!’ That’s what I’m doing!” Serger said. On Oct. 20, Serger’s father’s birthday, Gold and Serger will head out with one bike and a support vehicle. The men will then take turns riding 65 miles a day. “I hadn’t ridden a bike in 20 years,” Serger said. “I’ve been biking every day and have logged 1,141 miles since June 19. Once you start focusing on something, you can do anything you want if you ask for help.” The main things Serger wants people to learn from their trek is that teamwork is crucial to getting along in life and to never be afraid to ask for help. “Raise your hand, and everyone will come to your aid, but don’t push it off and say it won’t happen to me,” he said. Serger runs a blog with info about the trip and talks about the other organizations of which he wants people to be aware. To donate, go to www.jimserger.com.
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Jackson garners award – Last week, Michele Jackson, founder of Harden Jackson, LLC and Chair of the Adoption and Reproductive Law Practice Group, was awarded the Congressional Colaition on Adoption Institute’s Congressional Angels in Adoption award by Congressman Andre Carson. The award honors individuals whose contributions in Jackson the fields of adoption or foster care have had a national impact. Past honorees include Laura Bush, Bruce Willis, Al Roker, Muhammad Ali and Patti LaBelle. For more information, log on to currentincarmel.com. Chin-ups for charity – Fitness by Design, 96th St. and Ditch Rd., is hosting a CHIN-UP charity event to raise money and awareness for two great charities on Sept. 29. Several teams of four will compete against each other to do the most chin-ups and raise the most money. For more information, visit currentincarmel.com. Girls’ Night Out – On Thursday, Indianapolis-area women will attend Girls’ Night Out Indy at the Ritz Charles, 12156 N. Meridian St. Ten years ago Carmel cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jan Turkle had an idea – what if she brought together at one event the best experts she could identify to provide information about health, wellness, beauty, fashion and more? An event where women could meet and talk with top professionals, retailers and consultants in areas of interest to them? The result was Girls’ Night Out Indy. For all the details, log on to currentincarmel.com. Three new bird foods on the way – It’s a myth that all birds fly south for the winter. In fact, some of the more colorful, more vocal birds remain in their local habitats year ‘round. Wild Birds Unlimited, the largest franchise system of backyard bird feeding and nature stores, wants to help you attract these beautiful birds to your backyard with two new bird food products and the return of a favorite from last year. For all the details, visit currentincarmel.com. GOP hog roast – The Carmel-Clay GOP Club will be hosting its annual Hog Roast from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday. The event takes place at the home of Herb & Sue Miller, 11300 Haverstick Rd. in Carmel. All Republicans are invited to eat, then meet and greet 5th District candidate for Congress Susan Brooks and Indiana state Senator Scott Schneider. Special guest Rex Early will be present to stir up enthusiasm for the November elections. Event cost is $5 per person. RSVPs are a must. Please visit www.claygop.org and RSVP online or call 408-0200. For more information, call 759-GOP1 (759-4671).
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The man in the red bandana By Ryan Zukerman • email@example.com The morning of September 11, 2001, 24-year-old Welles Crowther arrived at the World Trade Center for his job at a finance firm. Soon after the attack it was confirmed that Welles had died that day. Crowther, a hockey, soccer and lacrosse player in high school in Nyack, N.Y. and Boston College lacrosse player and graduate, was known for carrying a trademark red bandana wherever he went. For weeks what he did and how he died remained a mystery to his friends and family, until his mother, Allison Crowther, heard news agencies report of survivors remembering a man wearing a red bandana and helping them to safety. After she contacted those survivors with a picture of Welles, it was confirmed that he that had helped save them. He became known as “The Man in the Red Bandana.” Ten years later, Welles’ story became public and was featured by ESPN in a segment called Outside the Lines, and Michael Bozoian, head coach of the Carmel Icehounds high school hockey team and Hamilton County deputy prosecutor, who also played college hockey at
Niagara University and was in New York on 9/11, when heard about Welles. That’s when he sprang into action. “When my wife and I saw that ESPN special, we decided to name our son Wellesley (Welles),” he said. “I have been in contact with the Crowther family and the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust, since that time and have sent them pictures of my Welles.”
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Taflinger gets deserved honor Commentary by Jeff Worrell Brooke Taflinger gets up every morning knowing she is the last line of defense in the war against exclusion. Her mission each day is to figure out how to reach out and include everyone regardless of physical or mental challenges. Brooke Taflinger is the “You can do it, I know you can” expert for Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation. In 2012, her expertise and attitude have helped 225 families and brought statewide recognition to Carmel. As Inclusion Supervisor for the Parks Department, Brooke looks to adapt programs to allow everyone to participate regardless of ability. Because of her unique skills, parent Catherine Pallotta nominated Brooke for the 2012 Excellence Award for Autism. The Autism Society recognizes advocators and business professionals who help raise awareness. At its annual awards banquet, Brooke will accept her honor, giving confirmation that she is on the right track and her work is appreciated. Brooke said, “The simple fact that a parent took the time to write out an essay and complete an application about me, the Monon Community Center and the adaptive programs here makes me feel so honored and humbled. My hope is that with this award we can draw even more attention to the adaptive programs and be able to serve more families and individuals who are on the autism spectrum. Receiving
this award is one of my greatest accomplishments and I just feel so blessed that others appreciate what I do and are on board with the direction of the program.” Prior to Brooke joining the Department, families with special needs were clearly underserved. Carmel Clay Parks Director, Mark Westermeier says, “This program sets us apart and including everyone is a primary goal for our organization. We advocate participation by all individuals and make every effort to adapt to their ability.” Point well taken, as only 4 years ago the number of families requiring special adaptations to participate in Carmel Parks programs numbered ten. Now hundreds of families from across central Indiana enjoy over 121 different programs which cater to their leisure needs and interests. Over 95 families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder participate in Carmel’s programs regularly. Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation now maintains over 500 park acres and numerous recreation facilities including the Monon Recreation Center. Rest assured Brooke Taflinger is paying attention and making sure everyone has the ability to enjoy them.
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Temple groundbreaking date announced firstname.lastname@example.org The groundbreaking for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Indianapolis Temple is Saturday. The groundbreaking will take place on the site of the future temple located at the southwest corner of 116th St. and Spring Mill Rd. in Carmel. The 90-minute ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. under the direction of senior Church leader Elder Donald L. Hallstrom of the Presidency of the Seventy. He will be joined by Elder Gregory A. Schwitzer of the Seventy and local Church and community leaders. “Indianapolis is currently the third largest city in the United States without a temple,” said N.
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Hartman made Carmel schools great Commentary by James Garretson
Last week, the Carmel Clay community lost one of its great leaders and a man who can share the credit for what is today the best city in the nation in which to live. His About Robert Hartman name was Dr. Robert Hartman. Dr. Robert D. Hartman was He was 81. Most people agree that the Car- born to Emil and Hanna mel Clay School system is one of (Johnson) Hartthe best in the Midwest. How did man on their it get that way? Secor, Illinois Obviously, the nature of the farm in 1930. community has been a big conHartman Hartman tributor. A higher percentage of married Cathepatrons with college degrees and rine Ann (Jenkins) in 1952, and higher income levels are a big reathey had four children and nine son. There certainly is an expectagrandchildren together. tion by families in our commuHartman was superintennity to see their kids go to college. dent of Carmel Clay Schools About 90 percent do so. from 1968 until his retirement However, it also takes leaderin 1993. He received his EdD from the University of Illinois, ship within the system. Carmel and his Master’s and Bachelor’s Clay has been blessed with excelDegrees from Illinois State lent school boards through the University. years, ones that put a premium Hartman served in the US on quality education. Army from 1953 to 1955. He In 1968, Carmel’s first superinwas a member of Our Lady of tendent, Forest Stoops, decided to Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, the retire. The school board launched Carmel Lions Club, the Carmel a national search, and what they Chamber of Commerce and the found was a 38-year old superinCarmel Dad’s Club. He was also tendent of an “elementary” disa life-long Chicago Cubs fan. trict in Illinois. It was Hartman. He would remain superintendent for 25 years. I’ve contend there are two types of leadership: percolate-up and drip-down. The former encourages staff to be innovative and lets the new ideas percolate up from the grass roots, and gives support. The latter, a product of many newly minted Ph.Ds and Ed.Ds, practices the drip-down approach. These “modern day” leaders believe they should lead by coming up with the ideas then passing them down. Not Hartman. He let his principals manage their buildings and staffs. He let them apportion resources among departments and grade levels according to needs as they saw fit. Hartman gave encouragement to principals and teachers when they had new ideas. By the time the ideas reached school board level they had a built in constituency of teachers, parents and administrators. Perhaps times have changed, and certainly the system is bigger, but I don’t think the basic approach to leadership has changed. Carmel Clay patrons owe Hartman a huge debt of gratitude for his leadership in the great growing years of the school district. James Garrison is as Carmel resident and retired teacher and department head, Carmel High School. You may write him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Better late than never Carmel taxpayers should be elated that the City Council is finally taking action to curb the debt machine established by the Carmel Redevelopment Commission. What took so long? I can provide some insight. During my tenure I was the only councilman who supported reigning in the CRC and was very frustrated because no other councilman supported the idea at the time. There were many reasons there was no support, but they all boiled down to politics. Even after Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s ruling that redevelopment commissions could borrow large sums of money without the city council’s approval, there was no movement by my colleagues. Maybe it was the idea that in government there is always tomorrow. I think it was still politics at play. Frustrated as heck back in 2010, with some help I decided to write a letter to State Sen. Kenley recommending changes to the statues so that redevelopment commissions couldn’t continue to borrow themselves into oblivion. He drafted the bill and it passed 49-1. Unfortunately, the bill received no support from House Speaker Brian Bosma and it died in the House. I didn’t
give up and worked with Kenley again last year. Once again the bill died because Bosma did not support it. After three strikes at the Statehouse, the CRC continued to roll up the debt with only faulty revenue projections supporting its actions. We stand today with $300 million of debt on the table, and the CRC unable to make the payments. Despite the Mayor Jim Brainard's promises, it looks like taxpayers will be responsible for paying this debt. At a recent City Council Finance Committee meeting, a special benefits tax was being discussed to make payments on the CRC debt even if the refinance package is approved. During that meeting it became public that as a result of to loan agreements made by the CRC, a $20 million prepayment penalty will be incurred on certain debt being refinanced. Despite all of this, CRC members are saying they would do it all again. Still frustrated, but loving our city, I think it is time all the Carmel Redevelopment Commissioners resign or be replaced.
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From Brett Finbloom's fun
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By Julie Osborne • firstname.lastname@example.org A sip. A chug. A shot. Soon everything becomes hazy. Decisions become impaired. Bodies stumble. Fall to the ground. A friend is dragged to the couch to rest and sleep it off, but this time his body is lifeless. There is no pulse. Panic fills the room. Everything is cleaned up. No trace of a party remains. But, with every second of delay, a life slips away. They don’t know about the lifeline that is available to them and their stricken friend. State Sen. Jim Merritt does. So do Carmel residents Dawn and Norm Finbloom, whose son, Brett, 19, was a week away from beginning his college career at the University of Oklahoma, when he left home for a party on August 3. When reflecting on Brett’s own poetic words, a lesson, indeed, was to be learned but, when young Finbloom penned those words at the end of July, he had no idea his death would be that lesson. On Aug. 5, Brett Finbloom died of alcohol poisoning, and his parents now are the ones left to teach the lesson. “Underage drinking is dangerous. Don’t do it,” says Dawn Finbloom. “And if you see other kids doing it, intervene. The new Lifeline Law will protect you.” Since Brett’s death, his parents tirelessly have been working to spread the word to help others avoid such a tragedy, one that is almost impossible to bear. “Everyday I wake up, I look around and hope the nightmare is over, that Brett really didn’t die. You’re not suppose to bury your kids,” Norm Finbloom says. Despite their grief, they are taking their message to the community to educate parents, and especially teens, on the dangers of underage drinking and the new Lifeline Law. In effect only since July 1, the law gives immunity to a person who calls for help and anyone who acts in concert with the caller, when a medical emergency arises as a result of drinking. The Finblooms wish teens at the party on that fatal night had known about the law, but Norm is quick to admit, “Brett’s drinking that night was 10 | September 25, 2012
Brett Ryan Finbloom November 8, 1993 - August 5, 2012
Family: Father, Norm (54) Mother, Dawn (49), Sister, Jenna (13) Education: Carmel High School class of 2012 Favorites: Soccer (CHS and Club), History channel, vacations with family at Seaside, Florida
Through their grief after their son, Brett, dies, Norm and Dawn Finbloom promote Indiana’s new Lifeline Law
Norm, Jenna and Dawn his own fault. There is no one else to blame. He made a mistake. But, had the other kids known about the Lifeline Law they may not have been afraid and may have called for help sooner.” As of last week, the Carmel Police Dept. had concluded its investigation and now considers the case closed.
MAKE THE CALL
The Lifeline Law was co-authored by Merritt (R-31) with the goal of encouraging teens to “Make the Call, Get Help, Save a Life”. “Too often kids are afraid to call for help,” Merritt says. “Since 2004, more than two dozen students have lost their lives to alcohol
poisoning.” Actually, it was students from Indiana and Purdue, as well as colleges throughout the state, that campaigned for the bill in the spring of 2011. Two IU students, Patrick Courtney and Kyle Straub, both Carmel High School class of 2009 graduates, are passionate about educating others on the dangers of underage drinking and created a program at IU, but then pushed to make it a statewide policy. “Instead of having a culture where people were afraid to pick up the phone and dial 911 in an emergency, we wanted a culture where some of these disincentives were removed and students would not hesitate to make that call,” says Courtney, vice present of the IU Student Association. “(The Lifeline Law) provides immunity for crimes of public intoxication, minor possession, minor consumption, and minor transportation of alcohol to persons who reveal themselves to law enforcement while seeking medical assistance for a person suffering from an alcohol-related health emergency.” What teens need to know is that help is available, say Finbloom’s parents and Courtney. “There is a fine line between promoting underage drinking and informing, but these students need to know that there are various
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Known for: Humor, cheerful personality, swivel hips, soccer pig squeal & “Fin-BOOM” kick, Best-Dressed senior at CHS, community/ school club volunteer. Favorite Memories: Norm - “We would have breakfast and read the paper together before school. It was also great with the two of us just hangin’ out in the hotel at soccer tournaments.” Dawn - “Brett was an ‘old soul’. Recently, at a soccer game he just reached out to hold my hand. What 18 year-old holds his mother’s hand?” Jenna - “One of my favorite and last memories of Brett was Thursday when I begged him to listen to my music, but he insisted on country because he was “older” and it was “his car”. Brett and I drove around for 30 minutes with the windows down while he tapped his hand on my leg and blasted Zac Brown Band. “Chicken Fried” was the last song we listened to together and it was also the first song he ever told me about. We were enjoying that night and not having a care in the world. I had the biggest smile on my face, and I think that’s when I realized the simple things in life are the most precious.” Quote from friend - Ashley. “Brett always had a way of putting a smile on my face ... his personality made me love him ... He was fearlessly true to himself. I couldn’t ask for a better Guardian Angel.” www.currentincarmel.com
The law is intended to encourage underaged drinkers to call when a medical emergency arises, due to intoxication. Immunity for crimes related to underage drinking is granted to the person who calls 911 and those working “in concert” with the caller to help by completing ALL of the following: • Providing information requested by law enforcement officers • Remaining on the scene until law enforcement and medical assistance arrive • Cooperating with authorities on the scene The law is intended to encourage friends to make the call and is not an incentive to drink. Criminal consequences will still be enforced for the intoxicated victim. Other criminal offenses such as providing to a minor, operating while intoxicated, or possession of a controlled substance will not be granted immunity by this law. For more information, see Indianalifeline.org. resources and laws that can help them if they are in an emergency situation,” Courtney says. “We do not condone underage drinking, but we are cognizant that it does occur.”
A RISING TREND?
In fact, Indiana State Excise Police officers issued a “record 258 citations and jailed nearly two-dozen people during IU Move-In Weekend” in August, 25 percent more than last year and nearly double that of 2010, according to statistics made available on line by the state. The IU leaders not only are concerned about what’s happening at the college level, they are turning their attention back to high school, where the underage drinking problem often begins. “Ideally, we would like to educate students on the law and procedures and then take it to the next level, to provide them with the confidence to intervene, not only with alcohol but with bullying, eating disorders, etc.,” IUSA President Straub says. “We want to empower students to make the right decisions and reach out to help.” Intervention often is needed as alcohol poisonings and binge drinking have become more rampant. “Our generation is characterized as pushing the limit,” Straub says. “There is an overwhelming acceptance across our culture that promotes ‘binge drinking.’ When I talk to my parents, they tell me that a heavy night of drinking ‘back then’ is what is considered normal now. It is no longer a beer-related culture. Kids are turning toward hard liquor. It’s a consistent theme we are finding across campuses.” It also is a theme supported by government data at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which states: “About 90 percent of the alcohol consumed by youth under the age of 21 in the United States is in the form of binge drinks.”
‘A GENERATION PROBLEM’
The Finblooms had a similar discovery through their research. “Underage drinking is a ‘generation problem’. Back in our high school and college days, there was drinking but not to the level it is today,” Norm Finbloom says. “Now it’s amped up and moved down to younger groups. Back in college we would do shots and drinking games with beer, (and) now kids are doing it with vodka.” And they are often doing it right in their own homes and, in many cases, without their parents’ knowledge. One common way teens www.currentincarmel.com
are concealing alcohol is with water bottles that don’t have a drop of water in them but are filled with vodka, odorless and clear. Says Straub: “Young people can find ways to get around things. We are creative. Students will always find a way around it. We need to get to the core problem. We need to get back to a culture of care and to help someone in trouble.” And that’s exactly what Norm and Dawn Finbloom are doing. “This wasn’t our plan, it just happened. We didn’t even know about the Lifeline Law, but as we talked to people we realized that we could help people with Brett’s story and get the word out on the new law.” The Finblooms already have visited several area high schools and are meeting with school administrations and also forging partnerships with local organizations, such as Promising Futures, whose stated mission is to provide resources to develop healthy relationships and create positive changes for youth and families. As informal discussions have developed into formal programs, the Finblooms say they plan to start in their own community and then expand, through partnerships, to other areas and to other states; only eight states have their own version of the Lifeline Law. Their long-term goal: “We don’t need to speak because the mentality of underage drinking changes through educating kids and parents.” Their hope is that no parent would have to bury a child as they did last month, and that parents would hear their message clearly: “Don’t be afraid. Be aware. Know what your kids are doing.” Norm and Dawn Finbloom wish they had that night, when Brett left home to say goodbye to his high school friends. Now only his memory and lesson remain. Upcoming Underage Drinking/Lifeline Law Presentations: (The Finblooms will be part of the presentations) • Oct. 9 - Cathedral Parent’s Night • Oct. 23 - Guerin Catholic (9:00 a.m.) • Oct. 24 - Noblesville High School (1:00 p.m.) • Oct. 28 - Carmel United Methodist Church (9:30 a.m.) • Nov. 13 - Bishop Chatard (9:45 a.m.) For more information on how you can have a program at your organization, church, or school, contact bfinnybsmart@ gmail.com. Current in Carmel
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The governor's race From the “Moderate” Side by Jim Blessing Hi, I’m just back from a short trip and fall has arrived. Thought I would touch on our choices in the governor’s race. Republican candidate, six–term US Congressman Mike Pence has been campaigning as a clone of Mitch Daniels. His campaign signs proclaim “Mike” instead of “Mitch!” In reality, his record is much different from Daniels and his views more resemble Rick Santorum’s. Pence is a strong Social Conservative and a former leader in the Republican House. He briefly considered running for the Presidency this year, but opted for the Governorship. As a major player in the contentious US congress, Pence brings a lot of baggage. In 2011, he indicated his willingness to shut down the US government over defunding Planned Parenthood. Pence so hates the Affordable Care Act (aka Obama care) that he likened the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding it to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Anticipating becoming Governor, he flat-out refuses to consider setting up an Indiana health-exchange system to provide affordable low-cost insurance to Hoosiers. The two other gubernatorial candidates are for the system and Governor Daniels has respon-
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sibly taken preliminary steps in this regard. Pence is clean-shaven. Pence’s Democratic opponent, former Indiana Speaker of the House John Gregg, has run commercials emphasizing his Sandborn, Indiana roots. His campaign signs show his trademark mustache. Gregg has quite moderate views similar to those of former Governors Bayh and O’Bannon. As Indiana Speaker, Gregg had a track record of working across the aisle in a nonpartisan manner. A third choice is Libertarian and heavilybearded Rupert Boneham. Rupert gained fame as being a two-time participant on the TV show “Survivor.” He used part of his winnings to start a troubled-youth charity. So, as a voter, ask yourself who you want: a strong Social Conservative with national ambitions, a moderate Democrat with strong Indiana roots, or a Libertarian with a heart? Or, how much facial hair do you prefer on your Governor: none, some, or a lot? The choice is yours! Jim Blessing is a Carmel resident. He recently retired from the U.S. Treasury after 33 years. E-mail him at email@example.com
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DIVORCE – WHAT TO EXPECT: Modification of Child Support In family law cases, there are times when one parent seeks a modification of the child support obligation. Either party may seek a modification of child support on one of two grounds: (1) showing a change in circumstances so substantial and continuing as to make the terms of the current child support order unreasonable; or (2) upon a showing that a party has been ordered to pay an amount in child support differs by more than twenty percent (20%) from the amount that would be ordered by applying the child support guidelines AND the order requested to be modified was issued at least twelve (12) months prior to the date the petition to modify was filed. A modification may be appropriate in a number of circumstances or contexts. This may include, but is not limited to, the following: (1) when one party loses his/her employment; (2) when one party receives a promotion or higher paying position; (3) when the parenting time schedule with the children changes; (4) when health insurance premiums for the children or work-related childcare expenses change; (5) when a child becomes emancipated as a matter of law for child support purposes; (6) when a party has a subsequent child(ren); or (7) a combination of any of the above. One would be wise to seek the assistance of counsel in determining how to proceed if you believe requesting a modification of child support is appropriate, as there can be changes which may impact child support, but which do not warrant a modification of child support. If you request a modification of child support, you may request that the modification be retroactive to the date upon which you file your Petition For
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Opinion Mitt’s misstep? Chance for clarity
Hamilton County Rocks It is our position that Hamilton County is a great place to live, and now we have confirmation of that! Last month Money Magazine named Carmel as the best small town, topping a list of ninety-nine other towns across the country. The article applauds Carmel’s growth from sleepy Indianapolis bedroom community to a vibrant town in its own right. Among the reasons cited for living in Carmel are low unemployment, top schools, diversity of housing, a recreation center and of course the awe-inspiring Center for the Performing Arts. As the magazine article pointed out, as recently as five years ago, Main Street was mostly second hand shops housed in run-down storefronts, with a few die-hard businesses such as a barber shop and music center staying the course, and certainly not a place many people would want to spend leisure time. Today, there are vibrant restaurants, art museums, trendy shops, desserts to suit any taste, and easy access to The Monon Trail should one choose to walk or bicycle there rather than drive and park. It is also worth mentioning that Fishers was named number twelve in the same list. Spread the word: Hamilton County is a fine place to live!
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Was Marley right?
Commentary by Terry Anker
Delusions of altruism aside, most humans are fundamentally self-interested. That doesn’t mean that we are all some form of Dickensonian Scrooge awaiting a visit from the three apparitions to put us on the path to righteousness. Instead, the statement simply acknowledges that we mostly tend to do what makes us feel good. Some of us like to run companies. Some of us like to run governments. Some of us like to teach. Others of us like to create. Whatever the proclivity, our natures will find a way to lead us there. Clearly, one’s motivation is rarely neatly segregated – it would be most accurate to understand that there are a plethora of reasons instigating our actions all-the-while recognizing that overarching themes drive us to make important life choices. This election is being framed, by those who chose to proclaim these kinds of things, as a voter’s decision between competing forms of government. The first, one would imagine, continues to grow and feed the administrative
state. The second, implied by reference, would attempt to shrink it by starvation. But as debates like this often become, the discourse has had very little to do with this issue. Instead, lines are drawn and the opposing sides square off talking more about whether entrepreneurs can own their successes and whether welfare recipients are being victimized by government largess. Does anyone really want to see folks suffer? I have to believe, absent a few sadists, that most of us want good for others. So is it possible that those across the political spectrum are really talking about the exact same thing from very different perspectives? And, if so, how do we come to conclusions about what the best mix might be? And, is it even possible to force an alignment of our individual interests to those of the state?
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We're sure you're aware of the latest controversy surrounding the presidential campaign. Republican challenger Mitt Romney has taken some heat for saying Americans “dependent” on government assistance “believe they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.” We're glad he said it. The camera never blinks. This, we believe, is the fundamental issue in the presidential election to be decided Nov. 6 if not, effectively, beforehand. We need to decide what kind of nation we want to have. Do we want individual responsibility, to keep more of what we earn, to stop runaway regulation and to help only the truly needy? Or, do we want a nation based on collectivism, where the notion of individual is forsaken, thus creating a never-ending cycle of dependency? We’re unequivocally for the former. We hope Romney refuses to back away from his statements. We hope he takes the argument directly to voters. We're no fans of the former Massachusetts governor, who we see as a weak candidate at best. Still, his hopes very well could hinge on his ability to make a silk purse out of this sow’s ear. In the aftermath of his comments, he actually has presented himself an extraordinary opportunity to clarify that message and his policy stances - and to make crystal clear the contrasts between himself and incumbent President Barack Obama are as stark as we believe they are. That, we suppose, will be up to his team of advisors, and given that team’s performance (or lack of it) thus far, it makes for a scary proposition.
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Disappointed and offended
Editor, After reading your recent column in response to the preferential debate on living in Carmel versus Indianapolis, I am disappointed and equally offended. I believe your response is way off base. I am disappointed to read that you have added race as a factor. As I have read all of the articles, the only journalist playing “that card” is you; and a very poor one at that. There was no basis for your comments regarding “playing the race card, slavery, black Americans, a tired act, and the internal
struggles the black community faces today.” I am offended, and I question your journalistic integrity, especially in the role as managing editor. I believe many readers, like me, would’ve been deceived into believing the author was trying to “play that (race) card” if they hadn’t done their homework and read the original articles. Mr. Fisher, it is because of careless writing and poor journalism tactics, such as you displayed, as one of the factors to why problems around race still exist. Albert S. White, 46032
Great community; about perspective Editor, I felt compelled to comment and can somewhat understand the individual’s point of view that you wrote about in “Don’t play that card.” Her position is from the outside looking in. What you have to understand is that most African Americans don’t want reparations or an apology for slavery and want to forget about it as well, but some are hypersensitive about race because of what they might experience quite frequently. These experiences include hostile stares, subtle racism on the job, rude and insensitive racial comments, present day discrimination, etc. So I’m sure she’s looking from the outside at Carmel and thinking she will definitely encounter this since it is majority white. I’m an African American Carmel resident and
I think Carmel is a great community, the best in the state. I live in a very nice neighborhood and was told by my neighbor shortly after I moved into the community that everyone thought I was a drug dealer. The answer, of course, is no. I’m a hard worker and fortunate to have a really good job. I was also once asked by someone in Carmel, how’d I get my car. I’m sure if I looked like Justin Bieber I wouldn’t have been asked that question. Outside of all that, I still think Carmel is a great community with great people and I’ve been treated very well and made wonderful friends. Sometimes you have to put yourself in others shoes to get an idea of how they feel or their perspective. Terry Lester, 46032
Let us know if you find it Editor, I see where Marnin Spigelman has left Carmel. Since things were so bad here, he and his wife had to move on. It would be great if your
staff could find out where he is moving to so we all can be clear where true Utopia really is. Tom Nelson, 46032
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Card game concluded Commentary by Derek Fisher I received a lot of response to my Sept. 11 column, “Don’t play that card” – not surprising, given the subject matter. Thanks to any and all who took time to read it. The responses were varied, as you might imagine. They ranged from like-minded to outraged, from righteously indignant to well-thought-out. Some questioned my skill set (come try this, please.) Other letters included gems like, “You people” (can’t be taken seriously.) A few detailed why they disagreed in a sensible, intelligent fashion (much appreciated). Anyway, if I had to counter the negative respondents simultaneously, using one sentence, it would be: You missed the point. The point was to highlight the folly in another’s thought process; to highlight that the author made her column about race when she didn’t have to. Her work was too preposterous to be taken seriously. It didn’t provoke debate, it provoked incredulousness. What if I had walked through Indianapolis’ most “diverse” neighborhood and penned a column bemoaning what I saw? “It’s 85 percent black here. This just won’t do. We need more Volkswagen Jettas and a Starbucks on that corner.”
I’d be vilified, is the answer. You can’t have it both ways. People are who they are – and that’s OK! One side doesn’t necessarily need to understand the other, but it certainly needs to respect its counterpart. People find it much easier to coexist without pieces like that one ramming the idea down their throats. That’s where the column in question missed the mark. The moment the author typed ‘white’ and ’85 percent,’ the piece’s tone changed. Absent that, what she wrote was perfectly defensible. I’ll close with this: My son is 5, and beginning to notice skin color. When he mentions it, I casually tell him all people’s skin is different, if you look closely. Sometimes I’ll put my arm next to his and say, “See?” I do this because soon, some idiot is going to tell him black people are different, and his world is never going to be the same. Right now, he’s curious but incredibly innocent – something we all should aspire to be. In some Utopian way that’s my idea for the world, and that column reminded me we’re nowhere near Utopia. Derek Fisher is the managing editor of Current in Carmel and Current in Zionsville. You may e-mail at derek@ youarecurrent.com.
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Prison is tough, but so is parenting Commentary by Danielle Wilson Prison is tough, for inmates at least. My husband and I are rather enjoying our term as wardens. We grounded our teenage son, see, and he’s struggling to adjust to a life behind bars. Attica! Make no mistake, Inmate 7 (as we’ve come to call him) is guilty. We warned him at the beginning of the school year about keeping up his grades, and thanks to the Internet, we can view them whenever we want. I couldn’t sleep the other night so I did a cursory background check on the suspect. Turns out our little juvie hasn’t exactly been toeing the academic line. The next morning, Doo and I subpoenaed the accused and heard his side. Then we read him his heavily amended Miranda rights and promptly threw him in the can. No trial, no jury, no phone call. (Chez Wilson is more like North Korea when it comes to civil liberties.) His first day of incarceration wasn’t too bad. He got work-release for school, and the football game he could no longer attend was cancelled as a results of inclement weather. But then the weekend arrived, and his confinement took on a whole new meaning. Fresh fish! Fresh fish! The complaining, whining, and general depression soon morphed into desperate requests for shock probation. Denied. Twice. He did the crime, he’s doing the time. Then it got really interesting. Apparently word of his confinement spread quickly among his
peeps, and we soon saw various attempts to jailbreak him. While he was mowing the back lawn, for example, two would-be accomplices tried to jump our storm-swollen creek and pass him food. Another “friend” boldly rang our doorbell with a mediocre cover story of having left his bike here and needing our perp to ride it back for him. Lame. How naïve do they think we are? And it’s not like he’s in solitary. We let him keep his cell phone, for Pete’s sake, which basically keeps him in touch with his entire posse. But he’d argue abuse is rampant. Physical labor, lack of junk food, and restrictions on electronics make him think he’s being water-boarded or something. Like Geneva even applies here. (North Korea, remember?) Sorry, Inmate 7. You’ll get your three hots and a cot and you’ll like it. Or not. We don’t really care. In fact, it’s almost entertaining to watch him grapple with the knowledge that he did this to himself. Hopefully, he’ll learn from his experience and make smarter choices next time. If not, we have no problem Shawshank-ing his behind again. Some kids just take longer to figure out how to make parole. Yes, prison is tough. But so is parenting. Deal with it. Peace out.
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Commentary by Dick Wolfsie
I have never been much of a handyman, which is why our last fix-it guy charged me $30.00 an hour—unless I helped him. Then it was $50.00 an hour. Now that I’m semi-retired, I have decided to try a few projects that I would never have attempted even a few years ago. My first goal was to do some repair work in the guest bathroom. I told my wife about my plans. “Mary Ellen, I have some exciting news about the toilet.” “Don’t tell me. You’re going to start putting the seat down?” I promised I would, but first I needed to find a replacement for the old one, so I headed out. “I’m looking for a toilet seat.” “Back of the store, in the center, behind the appliance section.” “No, I don’t want to use one. I want to buy a new seat.” “Sorry, Sir. What kind are you looking for— round or oblong?” I tried to picture our guests, but they come in so many shapes and sizes, I wasn’t sure what to do. Plus, just thinking about it was making me feel a little creepy. I took a guess and bought an oblong seat, unpacked it as soon as I got home and got to work. I was struggling with getting the bolts tightened, so I called my buddy, John, who knows about stuff like this. (Last year he repaired our microwave oven in 30 seconds; the
plug had come out of the wall.) I told John that when I sat down there was more jiggling than there used to be. He reminded me how old I was, so I can’t blame the jiggling on the toilet seat anymore. When Mary Ellen got home, I bragged about the bathroom renovation and told her that this week I was going to write my column on the new toilet seat. “Don’t you think you’d be more comfortable sitting at the computer desk?” she asked. I called my friend Bob and asked him to stop by so he would have a chance to see my handiwork. When he arrived, I offered him an ice cold beer. But he wasn’t biting…or drinking. “I’m way ahead of you, Dick. I ran into Mary Ellen at the drug store yesterday and she told me you’d probably want me to come over to admire your accomplishment. Your aim is just to get me to use your new facilities, right?” “Bob, just get in there and worry about your own aim.” Then Bob—just to drive me crazy—finished his beer and quickly left to go home. I don’t know when anyone else is going to stop by our place. I guess I have to be patient…and will try to sit tight.
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Carmel: Josh Turner concert – Expect some classic twang mixed in with Turner’s deep tones when the 34-year-old country singer bringing his tunes to the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are available Turner at www.thecenterforperformingarts.org. Turner, who hit it big with 2003’s “Long Black Train,” recently released his fifth studio album in June.
Potter’s Bridge prepares for 13th fall festival By Robert Herrington • firstname.lastname@example.org The Hamilton County Parks & Recreation Dept. will transform the usual tranquil Potter's Bridge Park, 19401 N Allisonville Rd., Noblesville, into a lively festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6. Guests of the Potter's Bridge Fall Festival can listen to live music, visit the art and craft booths, take your little ones to the kid’s area, and enjoy the natural scenery of Noblesville's most scenic park on the White River Greenway Trail. Oct. 6 marks the 13th year of the free, annual festival. “It’s been a popular event for that long,” said Resource Development Specialist Don Nicholls of the HHCPR dept. Nicholls said the festival will include 70 vendors with a wide variety of products, entertainment and food. “It all takes place in the park setting. Local residents know it is a very peaceful and scenic park and the addition of the historic covered bridge is special,” he said. “Vendors have been coming for a long time and the first spot they ask for is on the covered bridge.” A 10x10 foot booth space is only $30 and Nicholls said the low price provides in home businesses or entrepreneurial individuals an opportunity to showcase their goods. “This is the least expensive way to sell arts and crafts for that kind of traffic and exposure,” said Nicholls. “The great variety adds to the popularity.” In addition to vendors, the festival will include a kid’s zone with the popular bounce house. Nicholls said parks staff will man an arts and crafts table and the park includes a large children’s playground. Entertainment will be provided by the Poison River Boys, a bluegrass band. “We’ll have a hay bale stage but asked they www.currentincarmel.com
Fishers: The Whipstitch Sallies at Hearthstone – This Friday, Hearthstone Coffee House and Pub is hosting the Whipstitch Sallies at 8 p.m. The allfemale, folk quartet The Whipstich Sallies features the mandolin, guitar, harmonica and bass. Take in the tunes with a pitcher of draft, craft beer and some close friends. Hearthstone also features fairly priced pub food. Noblesville: State of the Union – The Belfry Theatre will begin its 2012-2013 season Friday with the drama “State of the Union” – the 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning play and a delightfully fresh satire on America’s favorite pastime, politics. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Reservations can be made at 773-1085 or www.thebelfrytheatre.com.
12th Annual Potter’s Bridge Fall Festival in Noblesville. (Photos by Robert Herrington)
unplug and circulate among the festival so someone with a banjo may walk up to you and start strumming,” Nicholls said. Kara Joray has been a vendor at the Potter’s Bridge Fall Festival for the past three years. The Noblesville resident said she enjoys how it’s close to home, especially since she attends festivals all over Indiana. “I always ask for the bridge, it’s more fun that way,” she said. “I see a lot more local people around the neighborhood who come.” Joray’s business, Alpha Pics, sells photos of everyday objects the look like letters. She then frames or mount letters into words and names. Joray and her sister take all of the photos, which has become popular. “There’s a lot more competition than I had
four years ago when I started,” she joked. Wendy Blaylock of Corner Cottage is also preparing for her fourth fall festival. Blaylock, a resident of Muncie, said she enjoys the sight of the leaves changing colors and variety of vendors. “There are unique vendors there – a little more upscale, with nice quality handcrafted items. You find some interesting things there,” she said. “It’s scenic to walk around. Even if you don’t find anything, you don’t feel like you’ve wasted your time.” If you’re looking for fall flowers, check out Blaylock’s booth, which sells 50 different varieties of mums for $5 and 20 kinds of sunflowers. For more information, call 770-4404 or visit myhamiltoncountyparks.com.
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Westfield: Grand Junction Funkion – The annual derby is 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday on South Union St. in downtown Westfield. This year’s activities include the wacky car race (2 to 5 p.m.), The Why Store concert, Sun King Brewery beer garden, vendors, kids area and corn hole tournament. For more information, visit www.dwna.org. Zionsville: Blues Brothers Revue – The Official Blues Brothers Revue is coming to the Zionsville Performing Arts Center this Saturday. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a silent auction, followed by the performance at 7 p.m. To order tickets, visit www.tix.com. The show is brought to the area by the Zionsville Band and Orchestra Patrons. September 25, 2012 | 17
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men sign on for work as divers. This takes them to an idyllic island on the way to Bali where they vie with each other for the favours of Princess Lala. The hazardous dive produces a chest of priceless jewels which arouses the less romantic interest of some shady locals. • 8:30 p.m. • Forest Park, Shelter No. 1, Noblesville • Free admission
“Breaking Up is Hard to Do” • Set at a Catskills resort in 1960, this sweetly comic story follows two friends from Brooklyn in search of good times and romance over one Labor Day weekend. • Friday and Saturday – 8 p.m., Sunday – 2:30 p.m. • Carmel Community Playhouse, 14299 Clay Terrace Blvd., Ste. 140, Carmel • $17 • 815-9387
Blondie & Devo • Blondie first gained fame in the late 1970s, and has so far sold over 60 million records with hits including “Heart of Glass,” “Call Me,” and “The Tide is High.” • 7:30 p.m. • The Palladium, 1 Center Green, Carmel • $65-$125 • 843-3800
Schoolhouse Rock Live • The pop-culture phenomenon “Schoolhouse Rock” comes to the theatre stage instructing a whole new generation to “Unpack your Adjectives” and “Conjunction Junction.” • 10 a.m. Today, Wednesday and Friday; noon today and 2 p.m. Saturday • The Tarkington, 3 Center Green, Carmel • $15 for adults, $10 for students • 843-3800 “Chicago” • A show featuring everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz • Tuesday to Saturday – 8 p.m., Wednesday – 1 p.m., Sunday – 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. • Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis • $37 to $60, includes dinner buffet • 872-9664 “Gypsy” • Based on the 1957 memoirs of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, this piece of musical theatre has a long and storied Broadway history. • Wednesday and Thursday – 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday – 8 p.m., Sunday – 2 p.m. • The Studio Theater, 4 Center Green, Carmel • $40 • 843-3800
“Critters” • Come and view the latest exhibit by the Hamilton County Artists’ Association. • 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. • The Birdie Gallery, 195 S. Fifth St., Noblesville • Free admission • 776-2278
Friday Classic Movies at Forest Park • This week’s movie is Road to Bali (1952) with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. Having to leave Melbourne in a hurry to avoid various marriage proposals, two song-and-dance
Saturday Classics at Arbuckle’s Railroad Place • This week’s movie is ‘Kelly Heroes” (1970), which stars Clint Eastwood. A group of U.S. soldiers sneaks across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure. • 8 p.m. • 1151 Vine Street, Noblesville • Free admission Zionsville Farmers Market • Come see Zionsville’s greatest farmers and local artisans at the weekly market. • 8 to 11 a.m. • Parking lot at Main and Hawthorne, Zionsville • Free admission • ZionsvilleFarmersMarket.org
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Carmel Farmers Market • One of the largest markets in Indiana, the market features more than 60 local vendors. • 8 to 11:30 a.m. • Carmel Farmers Market, 1 Center Green, Carmel • Free admission • 710-0162 Fishers Farmers Market • Showcases more than 35 high-quality vendors offering fresh produce, live goods, bakery items, meat, cheese and handmade gifts. • 8 a.m. to noon • Fishers Farmers Market, 11601 Municipal Dr., Fishers • Free admission • 578-0700
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Noblesville Farmers Market • Shop local. Pick up farm-fresh produce, vegetables and much more. • 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. • Riverview Hospital Overflow Parking Lot, Ind. 19 and Ind. 38, Noblesville • Free admission • 776-0205 Concerts in the Centerpiece - Stepp Walker Project • Enjoy a Sunday evening relaxing on the stately grounds of Coxhall Gardens. While listening to the area’s best jazz and instrumental performers, visit with family, friends and neighbors. Concessions are not available, but picnicking is welcome. • 5 to 7 p.m. • 2000 W. 116th St., Carmel • Free admission • 770-4400
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Enter Current’s 2nd ‘Halloween Writing Contest’ firstname.lastname@example.org Have a ghostly good time by showing off your creative writing talents during Current’s Halloween Writing Contest. The contest is open to anyone who has a Hamilton County mailing address and winners will be selected in the following categories: youth ages 13 and younger through Oct. 19; and anyone ages 13 and older on Oct. 19. The rules of the contest are simple: have fun, don’t write longer than 450 words and make sure the writing is your own. E-mail your story 18 | September 25, 2012
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SEPTEMBER 7-30, 2012 Tailgating treats to make before the game
Bars are a cross between a cake, pie, candy and cookie. They are prepared in a baking pan/ dish and then cut into hand size squares. They allow improvisation by the cook to add many tasty items not on a precise recipe. Bars can be served into a tailgater’s hand, on a napkin or a paper plate. They are eaten by hand and do not require a spoon or fork. They are served cold so they do not require heating at the tailgate site. Here’s one of my favorites. CARROT CAKE BARS
Ingredients: 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup chopped pecans, 3/4 cup canola oil, 1 cup packed light brown sugar, 2 large eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 cups carrots cut into 1/2 inch pieces Frosting: 6 ounces softened cream cheese, 1 cup confectioners sugar sifted, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 Tablespoon finely chopped pecans Prepare: Preheat oven to 350. Lightly butter a 13x9 baking dish. Combine flours, cinnamon, baking powder, nutmeg and salt in a large bowl; add the pecans; stir to blend. Place the oil, brown sugar, www.currentincarmel.com
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Attendees enjoy delicious food and social time during the Indiana State Chili Championship at Red Bridge Park.
(Left) Barb Brockhoff of Cicero enjoys a cup of chili. (Right) “Red with Envy” (Bob and Linda Hoffman) offer a sample of their chili.
Cicero Friends of the Park hosted the Indiana State Chili Championship Sept. 15 at Red Bridge Park, 697 Jackson St., Cicero. Winners from the CASI competition and showmanship go to the national championship in Terlingua, Tex. in November. Those who didn’t want to compete came and enjoyed the great chili and salsa entries and helped judge the people’s choice award. (Photos by Robert Herrington)
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Haunted Trails wants you – Interested in raising money for your club, group or organization? Then come out and volunteer at one of Hamilton County’s most popular events, Haunted Trails. At this event guests can enjoy a non-scary hayride or be led through the trails at Cool Creek Park to experience a fright. Haunted Trails runs 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 23 to 25 at Cool Creek Nature Center, 2000-1 151st St., Westfield. Several volunteers are needed at this event. Forty trail guides are needed to lead small groups through the trails. Six to seven volunteers are also needed to assist guests with parking. Volunteer groups of four to 10 people are needed for 15 scenes along the trail. Groups will pitch their ideas to the park staff and if chosen will have a haunted scene along the trail. For more information on duties, visit www.myhamiltoncountyparks.com or call 770-4400.
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The basics of prostate cancer screening Commentary by Michael Koch September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – a time to share information about the life-saving benefits of prostate cancer screening and early detection. Prostate cancer can only be cured if treated when the cancer is still contained within the prostate gland. Once the cancer spreads to lymph nodes or bones, it is treatable, but not curable. Prostate cancer screening is recommended annually beginning at 50. Earlier screening is recommended for men with a family history of prostate cancer and African-American men, who also have a higher risk of developing the disease. Men in both groups should schedule yearly screenings beginning at age 40. Because prostate cancer grows slowly, routine screening is not recommended for men older than 75 or for men who are not in good health. Screening consists of a blood test (PSA) and a digital rectal examination. Because prostate cancer does not generally cause symptoms, screening with a PSA and rectal examination is Fight that feeling – Cold and flu season is fast approaching, but the good news is you can look to your diet as a line of defense. Some immune boosting foods to consider include acai berries, oysters, watermelon, and almonds. - www.webmd.com
necessary even in the absence of symptoms. The rectal exam is needed to check for hard areas in the prostate that can signify cancer even in the absence of an abnormal PSA. The blood test, which detects 90 percent of all prostate cancer, measures the level of PSA, a protein made only by prostate tissue. When there is any problem with the prostate, such as infection, enlargement or cancer, the PSA level increases. Common treatments for prostate cancer are surgical removal of the prostate or radiation. Robotic surgeries achieve outstanding results for patients with very few side effects. When radiation is administered, radioactive “seeds” are implanted in the prostate to treat the cancer. Clinical trials are ongoing to find even better ways of treating prostate cancer. Michael Koch, MD, specializes in prostate and bladder cancers and reconstructive urology. He is a guest columnist located at IU Health Physicians. He can be reached by calling 274-7338.
Needles – About three million Americans seek relief from chronic pain in the form of acupuncture each year, but a recent study shows that the benefit of the treatment actually is real. The researchers found that those turning to needles experienced about 30 percent less pain than individuals using pain medications or other standard treatments. - www.webmd.com
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Indiana Heart Hospital gets new moniker, continues serving Hamilton County By Dan Domsic • email@example.com On Oct. 1, the Indiana Heart Hospital is going to begin transitioning into the Community Heart and Vascular Hospital. The hospital, which has been part of the Community Health Network for nearly 10 years, is going through the name change to eliminate confusion and build a stronger connection to the network, Tom Malasto, president of Community Heart and Vascular Hospital and chief operating officer for Community Hospitals of Indiana, said in a phone interview with Current. Malastro “The Indiana Heart Hospital, a long-standing anchor on the Community North campus, is changing its name, not only to bring it more closely into the Community Health Network family by name, but also to reflect the comprehensive range of state-of-the-art services and procedures available,” he stated previosuly in a press release. Many of the services, as well as staff and sup-
port, will not change. Some services will see expansion, according to Malasto. Traditional practices, like vascular surgical services, valve repair and care of congestive heart failure are in place. “We continue to evolve our services,” Malasto told Current. He said the hospital’s cardiovascular genetic counseling center is a point of pride, as well as electrophysiology. Clinicians from the Community Physician Network employ training in cardiovascular and medical genetics, helping patients understand “their risk of inherited heart disease and take steps to prevent or proactively manage the condition,” according to the press release. A combination of each patient’s personal experience and clinical outcomes set Community Heart and Vascular Hospital sets it apart, according to Malasto. Employees will started showing off the new facility name on team T-shirts at the American Heart Association Heart Walk on Sept. 15. The soon-to-be-named Community Heart and Vascular Hospital is connected to Community Hospitals East, North, South and Anderson via heart and vascular physicians in the Community Physical Network.
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Be covered while working from home Commentary by Jamie Ianigro
Question from Juliet M. from Westfield: I work from home once or twice a week. Are there any insurance issues I need to worry about? Response from Jamie Ianigro: If you have an ongoing arrangement that allows you to work at home in any capacity, you will be considered a telecommuter. The special privilege of reduced commuting also brings some special insurance considerations in play. Bringing your work home with you can have some unintended consequences. The main reason is because most homeowners policies severely restrict or exclude coverage for business property. This is further complicated by the fact that business property is usually pretty valuable. Business property could include anything your employer provides for you to work at home including computers, printers, phone equipment, valuable paperwork, etc. Liability issues can also arise when you’re working from home. A typical homeowners policy will completely exclude business related losses. A social guest slipping and falling is a simple, and common, claim that your homeowners policy will cover. Switch it around and make that guest a business guest and you can have liability issues for you and for your employer. Liability claims are never fun, but they’re a lot less fun when your homeowners policy excludes them.
Using your personal vehicle for job-related activities, like making deliveries or client calls, can also cause some issues. Most personal auto policies exclude job-related use. Driving to and from work would not fall under job-related use. Some examples of job-related use would be: picking up a client at the airport, running to the store to restock the office vending machine, driving to and from client appointments, etc. Now that you have a better idea of what you should be worried about, you should take a minute to document what you do so your employer and your independent insurance agent can make sure you’re covered properly. Make note of the following: • What routine job duties do you perform in your home? • Are any tasks hazardous? • Who visits your home because of your job? • Is a certain part of your home dedicated as a work area/office? • What equipment is used in your job? Who owns each piece of equipment? The answers to these questions will be a great start for you and your independent insurance agent to make sure you are adequately protected. Jamie Ianigro is with Shepherd Insurance & Finanacial Services. Have an insurance question you need answered? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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More than 80 employers plan to be in attendance and looking to hire at the upcoming Hamilton County Job Fair, hosted by Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear. The Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Hamilton County 4-H Grounds, 2003 E. Pleasant St., Noblesville. Admission is free. “I think it’s a great opportunity for citizens in Noblesville and all around. If we help somebody that’s the important thing,” said Ditslear. Economic Development Director Judi Johnson said unemployment in Noblesville has dropped from 8 percent in 2010 to 7.1 percent in 2011 to 6.5 percent this year (all amounts are based on July numbers). “It’s gone down every year which is promising,” said Johnson. “We’re really excited and looking forward to another great event. If we can help one person, I feel good about the fair.” Employers in attendance will be from throughout central Indiana and job seekers throughout Indiana are welcome to attend. At last year’s fair, job seekers from 16 Indiana counties attended. In addition to meeting employers, many free resources and four breakout sessions will be taught by job search experts from WorkOne. All session attendees will be entered into drawings for gift cards. The sessions include:
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Killing flies and taking names Commentary by David Cain
I find flies especially irritating. Like a friendly dog that wants to explore you entirely, they are the great intruder of personal space. Unlike the friendly dog however, the fly gets into all kinds of unsavory places and in my mind the fly is indelibly linked to and a symbol of all things dirty. Only the roach comes to mind as nastier than the fly, an overreaction I’m sure. As summer draws to a close, my outdoor activities have increased allowing the fly to take his rightful seat at the throne as king of irritations. Again, I completely understand that I’m on the verge of being considered a germ freak, but the fly is an irritating fellow. You can swat and swipe at them and they still find a way to land on your food or the rim of your drink again and again. Efforts to ignore them go unfulfilled. And, even if you don’t share my opinion of their nastiness, most would agree they are irritating. The proof, most people kill them. For me, the fly also represents a business analogy. This seemingly inconsequential little guy, so tiny you’d like to ignore him, can spoil a party. Consider a cookout. Lots of people, drinks, fun,
kids running about, laughter and smiles. There he sits, the fly with a dozen buddies crawling all over the food and drinks while people talk. You shoo him. He lands on someone’s forehead. You shoo him again, he moves to your arm then to your drink then to your plate. The fly is a relentless, determined spoiler. He always wants to disrupt your party, mildly irritate people, and he’s only interested in himself. Little things can ruin the entire experience. It takes a lot of work to prevent the little irritations in the daily experience of your customers, too. It’s a lot of work to get rid of the flies in your business. I am consistently on the lookout for flies. I’m the flyswatter or at least the fly spotter. Always working to prevent having flies, spot them quickly when they enter the scene, and immediately escort them out of our business party. After all, too many flies are a signal that something must be rotten. David Cain works at Magnitude, a sales and marketing company. Contact David at David.Cain@ MarketMagnitude.com.
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Knock, knock, I am here Grammar Guy by Jordan Fischer
Question: Knock, knock. Who’s there? It’s me … umm … I mean, it’s I? Which is right and why? – From Daniel Silver Answer: Fear not, dear joke-fraught reader, it is I, Jordan the Grammar Guy, here to answer your question. As a matter of fact, I already have. So who’s at the door, you ask? Well, I am. To figure out why, we’ll be pulling out a tried and true grammar trick: sentence parsing. Our sentence above, once we’ve put on our best superhero voice to formally announce ourselves, is, “It is I.” At the simplest level, we know that sentences need two things: a noun and a verb. “I am,” for example, is a perfectly acceptable sentence. “I” is the subject. “Am” is the verb. “Me am,” on the other hand, is only acceptable if you work with Barney Rubble or haven’t advanced your diet beyond pureed carrots (not that there’s anything wrong with carrots). Though both “I” and “me” are personal pronouns, “I” is used as a subjective pronoun, while “me” is used as an objective pronoun. Figuring out which one to use comes down to the action of the sentence. To demonstrate, let’s use one of my favorite actions: eating. If I am eating alone, then I am the subject. I am the one eating. Subjective pronouns are simple enough. Let’s say, though, I’m eating with my friend
Carolyn. Or, more accurately for this demonstration, let’s say that Carolyn is eating with me. Why are we using the objective “me” all of a sudden? The preposition “with” has changed the direction of the action. As a preposition, “with” requires an object. That object, in this case, is I. It can be confusing at first, but the trick is to always look where the action is going. Let’s flip some sentences around and look at how that can change the pronoun. Carolyn and I need to set up our dinner plans, so I call Carolyn. In this case, I am performing the action and Carolyn is the recipient. Of course, Carolyn could always call me, in which case I would become the recipient (thus requiring the objective pronoun “me”) and Carolyn would become the actor. Now you could ask, since there is no preposition in the statement, “It is I,” why does is require a subjective pronoun? And it would be a good question. The answer is that when we come across linking verbs – words like “is,” “was” and “seem” – we use subjective pronouns. I remember this rule by flipping the sentence around, using the linking verb as the axis. For example, though the sentence, “It is I,” seems convoluted, “I am it,” makes a lot more sense than, “Me am it,” would. Or, “Me is it,” for that matter. To return to the knock, knock joke, when someone asks who is there, the answer is, “It is I.” If it helps you to jump into your best superhero pose as
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You are cordially invited to an elegant afternoon with friends of the Carmel High School Ambassadors Show Choir. The occasion is the major 2012 fundraiser supporting this award-winning, nationally-revered group of 50 students whose talent, academic achievement, attitude and caring make them true ambassadors for the high school and the City of Carmel.
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Reporting the Good News Commentary by Bob Walters
News stories typically use an informational structure known as “the inverted pyramid.” It refers to the way a reporter prioritizes, organizes, and presents information. Visualize an upside-down triangle (an “inverted pyramid”), with the wide base at the top and the smaller point at the bottom. News is written to tell us the most important information first, in the lead – the “wide” part – of the imaginary pyramid. Less important information comes later in the pyramid’s narrower, descending part. Obviously it’s important not to lose “the point” in the process. The inverted pyramid does a couple of things. First, it quickly relays the most important information in case one reads only the first part of a news story. Second, it makes the story easy to shorten if space is tight. Rather than requiring a time-consuming rewrite, the story is simply cut from the bottom until it fits. The most important stuff is already up top. I’m glad the Gospel writers of the Bible – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John – didn’t cut off the end of the story as they revealed the truth of Jesus’s ministry. That last part in each of the Gospels about the death and resurrection of Christ isn’t exactly extraneous information. But as I was reminded listening to a recent sermon on the Gospel of Mark, it’s really important that we pay close attention to the first things the Gospel reports – not just the
spectacular last things – of Jesus’s earthly ministry. The lead of the “Good News” of the four Gospels, the first thing Jesus did when entering into his relatively brief but world-changing, life-restoring, and soul-saving ministry was to be baptized by his cousin John the Baptist (Mark 1:9). Jesus’s first message? “Repent and believe” (Mark 1:15). His first ministry invitation / command? “Follow me” (Mark 1:17). Too often, Christians jump straight to the gory and glory parts of faith: crucifixion, dissecting our sin, being forgiven, rebirth, expecting life ever after, and then saying to Jesus, “Here’s what I want You to do for me…” When that happens we’ve buried the lead, lost the joy, missed the story … missed the point. The first information of the “Good News” is that we are to be baptized into Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit; to repent – recognize, apologize, and dry our eyes – of our sins before Jesus Christ; to believe in Jesus Christ; and to follow Jesus Christ. Be baptized, repent, believe, follow. Now that is the lead to the ultimate Good News story. That is the lead of Christ as we write our own story as Christians.
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Commentary by Vicky Earley
Progress is good . . . right? Well, sometimes. Progress in the manufacturing of residential furnishings is really good . . . right? Well, sometimes. The internal workings of newer, lower priced furnishings generally feature a Drop-In Machine-Tied system. This is a pre-assembled, machine-made coil system designed to simulate the hand-tied predecessor. The machine made system drops into the frame and is fastened at the corners. This type of coil system attempts to mimic the traditional method of Eight-Way Hand-Tied Coils, but it is generally considered inferior in the support and comfort it has to offer. One of the problems is that when one of the coils fails, the comfort cannot be retrieved. The frame is critical to the life of your piece, as well. You can find a chair that looks great on the surface only to discover that under the fabric on the arms is rolled cardboard, which is destined to fail under use. Solid wood frames ensure that your sofa is not going to fall apart over time. While engineered wood can provide a decent quality piece, solid hardwood frames are the gold standard in
most quality upholstered furnishings. Corner blocks are used to provide solid support for the sofa frame. A piece of wood is wedged between one side of the sofa and the other and then secured in place. This construction method offers reinforcement for the joints and results in a stronger frame. Glue and stapling corner blocks on a frame is the easiest, least costly way of manufacturing a sofa frame, but it carries with it the poorest reputation for strength. A step up is to nail the corner blocks. Screwing the wood joints together is absolutely the best way to create a secure foundation. A quality piece of furniture … manufactured with methods that were developed prior to the progress in manufacturing should last about 10 years, depending on amount of use. A piece manufactured with some or all of the newer methods could last as little as six months to two years. I guess, even with progress, you still get what you pay for. Vicky Earley is the principal designer for Artichoke Designs in downtown Carmel. If you have an interior design question, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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It’s a warm autumn day. The busy days of summer are over, the kids are back in school and a new routine is in place. You are happily adjusting back into the swing of things and then suddenly it happens. You peer over your coffee mug and take a long look around the kitchen. You find yourself daydreaming of what it would be like to change out that older faucet … and how easy would a large farmhouse style sink be when cleaning big pots and pans? What about that new shade of grey for the walls and a sprinkle of color on a new backsplash? It finally hits you - a case of fall fever. Much like when spring hits and we have the urge to purge, clean closets and plant flowers - this is the time of year visions of the nesting period that looms ahead can be all consuming. So how do you accomplish a little refresh instead of an entire “redo” when it comes to the kitchen or bath? Sink or Swim Replacing the existing kitchen sink is a fairly simple undertaking and with some of the newer models on the market it does not require much extra time or effort. Switching from a self-rimming or under counter model to an apron front or farmhouse style will give the space a new look and demand attention. Many top selling lines allow for the apron sink to fit directly on top of the existing cabinetry (while taking into account the removal of the false drawer if you have one). The result is a spacious basin that serves both function and fashion. Staying a ‘door’ able If keeping a lid on the budget is of utmost importance but the itch for new cabinetry is one you cannot shake then perhaps refreshing the doors and drawers with a fresh coat of paint or finish might do the trick. Swapping out dated hardware for more modern pulls and knobs adds to the “quick fix” appeal. The end result is rewarding not only because it is cost effective but it also achieves the new-look goal with minimal effort. www.currentincarmel.com
A new trend that is also gaining popularity is that of re-facing the actual cabinets themselves through a professional kitchen and bath remodeling specialist. This is appealing to those homeowners who are in the process of exploring an upcoming remodel project anyway but who may be faced with escalating costs and hopes of saving the existing materials. David Decker is president of the Affordable Companies, which include Affordable Kitchens and Bathrooms and now Affordable Custom Flooring. They are based in Carmel (575-9540, www.theaffordablecompanies.com). E-mail home improvement questions to email@example.com.
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Building the finest outdoor oasis Commentary by Randy Sorrell
Phased projects continue to drive the home improvement market and are a smart way to gradually improve your active lifestyle and surroundings. This very cool grill station is daring, custom and fits appropriately into the new screened porch. The generous living space blends seamlessly into the Moffitt Farms custom home. The desire for modern lines and a clean, maintenance free, abbreviated footprint led us to Azek decking as the non-traditional face of the grill station. Azek offers a “plug” system that hides ordinary screw heads and prompts a very finished look. Tile matching the home’s interior was sourced for the counter with tight joints to ease in cleaning. GRILL. FRIDGE. TRASH. Mr. Homeowner did a considerable amount of online research before selecting the perfect stainless steel components. The grill has enough BTU’s to sear a steak in seconds or fuel NASA’s next excursion to Mars. Stainless steel is very compelling in grill stations and drives an expected level of excitement to entertaining. The 36” wide doors offer a bit of storage and access to the interior grill elements. Remember the desperate dorm refrigerator of years ago? Updated, cost friendly versions are cleverly finished, easy to remove for winter
-featuringAPPETIZERS SALADS SANDWICHES STEAKS storage and house a boatload of goodies. Any volume of entertaining produces a fair amount of recyclables that needs disposed of. The trash receptacle insert handles this issue nicely and is an appreciated addition. Angie’s southwest decorating flair was a huge success and the entire project benefited from a diverse range of influences that married well together. The Carmel east-siders are thrilled with the porch / deck / grill station and have com-
missioned phase 2 of the project featuring an arched clay paver patio, shade producing pergola, natural boulder fire pit and tasteful landscape. Installing now. Outdoor living at it’s finest!
Randy Sorrell is president of SURROUNDINGS by NatureWorks+, a Carmel home improvement firm. He may be reached at 317-679-2565, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.choosesurroundings.com.
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Are you looking for part-time employment? Would you like a job that follows the school calendar? Do you have a heart for working with children? The Carmel Clay Schools Transportation Department is currently seeking Bus Aides. School Bus Aides will assist special needs children to and from school. Salary credit for experienced School Bus Aides May earn $10.77 per hour with no experience Paid training program No benefits available but may earn an attendance bonus School Bus Aides will work an average of 4 hours per day running morning and afternoon routes and must be able to pass criminal history background check. Apply on-line to www. ccs.k12.in.us EOE
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Carmel Clay School Corporation
is accepting applications for Executive Secretary in the Human Resources (HR) Office. Position is responsible to serve as support to the Director and Assistant Director of HR in the processing & documentation of all classified staff changes. Will assist classified employees with personnel matters. Will process HR payroll, oversee the application system, process summer school staffing, and organize recognition celebrations. Preferred requirements: minimum of a high school education with five years of secretarial experience or equivalent education, knowledge of word processing and data programs, and payroll experience. HR experience preferred. Work schedule is 12-month, 37.5 hours per week, benefits eligible 1st day of the month after 90 days of employment. Rate of pay: $14.50 - $19.88 per hour, depending on education/experience. Position will start in December 2012. Job description and on-line application is available at www.ccs.k12.in.us EOE
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The Town of Fishers is seeking qualified candidates for the following FT positions: Assistant Director of Planning Assistant Engineer Foreman – Streets IT System Administrator For more information and to apply visit www.fishers.in.us.
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You: Head to toe – a Women’s Wellness event
You can’t take on the world without taking care of yourself. Join the physicians of IU Health North Hospital during a day dedicated to women’s health. Learn about topics that interest you, including breast and heart health, cancer, cosmetic surgery, nutrition and more. You can also receive health screenings. Admission is free.
saturday, october 6 8:30 am to noon IU Health North Hospital – Learning Center and K130 11700 North Meridian St., Carmel
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