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School cameras will deter misbehavior and help in times of crisis, police and administrators say.


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t’s a partnership that has been ongoing for close to 10 years – the Carmel Clay Schools and the Carmel Police Department working hand in hand to ensure student and staff safety. Now with a Secure Our Schools grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, safety measures will increase. The school system and police department recently were awarded $188,256. And since it’s a matching grant that means more than $375,000 will go toward installing cameras in the district’s 11 elementary schools, and upgrading existing cameras at the three middle schools and the high school. “This is all about student safety,” said Carmel Clay Schools Superintendent Barbara Underwood. “Even when we are using these devices to gather information about disciplinary problems, it is still all about student safety. Steve Dillon, director of student services for the school system, agreed. “I think it will have a lot of effects. A person who might want to do harm will think twice if they know there is a security camera in place,” he said. “It increases the chances of getting caught, so vandalism drops. Kid behavior changes, so it is a deterrent. They know the cameras are running.” And, Dillon added, because the cameras will be tied into the police department’s public safety emergency operations center and the mobile public safety command vehicle, it adds another safety dimension. “Obviously if an event happens it will give ‘eyes’ in the building and a point of view of

what is actually going on instead of guessing what is happening,” Dillon explained. “If something is called in from the building, dispatch would be notified and tie into the building and start monitoring the hallways.” Carmel Police Chief Michael Fogarty said that will be a tremendous asset. “To know what is going on in live time inside when we are on the way there or when we actually arrive but cannot initially go in can only help us do our jobs better if something tragic were to happen,” he said. There have been cameras in the high school for close to eight years and in the middle schools for almost seven. Students know the cameras are there. The same will hold true for those installed in the elementary schools. “They are not hidden. Everyone knows

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more in,” junior Ericka Clark said. “It’s going too far. It’s now more of a jail than a school. How many cameras can you put in? We’re not juvenile delinquents; we’re students.” “They have them in the hallways, in the nursing room, etc. I get that they’re Ericka Clark trying to watch us, but it’s going overboard,” Olivia Eisman, a sophomore said. “I think the only other place to put them is in the bathrooms and locker rooms.” But other students see the plus side of extra eyes looking out for their safety. “I think it’s definitely beneficial if there was a problem,” sophomore Zach Conrad Olivia Eisman said. “If we needed evidence of drugs, a school shooting – I don’t think it’s a privacy issue. Their use is for our safety; if we ever need it, it’s there.” they are in public spaces,” Fogarty said his department has not Underwood said. “It is not received any negative calls about the a covert operation. We want cameras. people to know we have “We are not going to arbitrarily flip Zach Conrad the capability of monitoring on a switch and watch what is going on,” those spaces and the ability he said. “That will happen only when to go back and look at the requested by the schools. In the end this tapes if something were to occur.” comes down to being an enhancement to the The cameras will be placed in high-traffic issue of security and the perception of security areas such entrances, hallways and lobbies. – and we think we are doing something pretty There will be no cameras in classrooms or the good here for the kids.” cafeterias. The digital cameras will continuMeetings are under way now with technical ously tape whenever there is movement in staff to work out the logistics of where cameras those areas and will loop back around and will go and how many each elementary school tape again in about a two-week time frame. will receive, Dillon said. The bid process will “There will be no extra staff monitoring start soon and once the job is awarded, work them all day,” Underwood said. “They will be will begin. The grant has a three-year life cycle where somebody – say an office staff person but it’s hoped the installation and upgrades or administrator – wanted to take a look they will be done in the next 18 months. could, but there will not be any personnel constantly monitoring them.” Reporter Liz Juranek contributed to this story. Although cameras have been in the high school for a while, news of more isn’t going over well with some students. “I didn’t know they were going to put

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OUR TAKES It is our position that the recent Indiana Court of Appeals decision allowing our city to complete its annexation of the Home Place community is a good one. But city leaders must progress in a way that is sensitive to the unique qualities and character of that special neighborhood. Residents of this roughly mile-square hamlet have long asserted their independence from both the adjacent Indianapolis and the burgeoning city of Carmel, which now borders it on three sides. Our mayor calls it a good thing for both the improvement of services to Home Place and for

falling-in as the final step in creating community unity across Clay Township. Whether or not Carmel does have or should have its own version of manifest destiny, we have long asserted that no community, regardless of how special, unique or historic, can truly operate as an island from those communities that neighbor it. That said, it is unlikely that this issue is truly resolved. Some of the good citizens of Home Place have pledged a legal fight to last dollar. That passion and commitment to an ideal is to be lauded. And, we highly praise the dedication if not the cause.

PAY UP It is our position that Carmel City Judge cost. Paul Felix is showing good and thoughtful Unfortunately, not all defendants arrive leadership in his presentation to our City in our courts with identical advantages. Council of an ordinance that Celebrities, the rich, the poor, would shift the burden of minorities, and majorities all arrive providing translation services with certain perceived benefits from the city to the individuals or drawbacks based upon factors accused of criminal activity. over which they may or may not Judge Felix asserts that he has have any control. Intelligence, heard scores of cases requiring education and understanding the use of interpreters from of the system also can slant the any number of languages since process for or against a particular Paul Felix taking the bench in January. individual. Ours is not a perfect The legal system in America is system. None is. We are protected sufficiently Byzantine without by law and right. But beyond that, the added complication of non-native we are on our own. The Felix move does not translations. Yet, we do not believe that the disadvantage any particular group; it only taxpayers are responsible to provide for that reinforces a long-established legal paradigm.



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Andy Ray’s column (10/2/2007) attacking Murray Clark for doing his job as chairman of the Indiana Republican Party illuminates perfectly the mindset shared by folks whose politics come “from the left.” Evan Bayh desperately wants to be president. This particular ambition has not worked out for him, so now he desperately wants to be vice president. No surprise there. I am sure he’d want to be president of the Carmel Euchre Club if it gave him a chance to be on television. The problem with this is that Hillary Clinton has no chance at all of carrying Indiana’s electoral votes in the 2008 election. Not only will she get swamped by her eventual Republican opponent, but Democrats across Indiana are terrified that Sen. Clinton’s presence on the ticket will cause their statewide and General Assembly candidates to lose as well. Don’t believe me? Democrat Rep. Dave Crooks, who recently decided not to run for re-election, commented that Mrs. Clinton is “just so polarizing.” I wonder how much Fox News Rep. Crooks watches. Evan Bayh made a choice based on his own personal ambition, and based not at all on what his constituents want. Presidential ambition is why he voted against confirming Hoosier John Roberts as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court. It’s why he voted in favor of the positions supported by the ultra-liberal Americans for Democratic Ac-

tion 85 percent of the time in 2006. We shouldn’t really complain — because he voted their way 95 percent of the time in 2005. And 90 percent in 2004. Does anyone really think Hoosiers are 90 percent in favor of the far-left agenda of the ADA? Clearly, Hillary Clinton represents more government intrusion in our lives and our wallet. Mr. Ray writes that he supports Sen. Clinton in her crusade to get “the rich” to pay more in taxes. In his column he focuses on the top 5 percent of taxpayers. Does he know the top 5 percent of wage earners (whose adjusted gross income threshold begins at $137,056) pay 57.13 percent of personal income taxes in this country? I’d say that’s their fair share. I also find it hard to believe that Mr. Ray doesn’t know a family existing at that level of income, and I bet — if he found one — he would have a hard time convincing them they are rich. But perhaps Mr. Ray has been watching the Clinton News Network too much. Chairman Clark was absolutely correct when he described what a Hillary Clinton presidency would mean to Hoosiers, and what Evan Bayh is willing to trade to fulfill his political ambition. The senator from New York doesn’t represent the Hoosier political mainstream, and, increasingly, neither does the senator from Indiana. Andy Potasnik is a Carmel resident.


Andy Ray’s column “From the Left” (10/02/2007) had some very disturbing thoughts on the war in Iraq. In the future I would like to encourage Andy to quote from (Sen. Hillary) Clinton’s own words so “her stand” could be verified. The comments that disturbed me were, “(Hillary) wants to end the useless and indefensible war in Iraq, a war which originally had nothing to do with the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but which has created a breeding ground for terrorism.” It is true that the reason we invaded Iraq was because of the threat of weapons of mass destruction and that consequent exploring has found none. What we found instead were a people living under a merciless dictator and what we have heard from the troops who have served over there is that these people deserve to be free. A useless war? I guess that would be determined by those soldiers who have served and died in it.

Staff Sgt. Bradley King of LaFontaine died because he begged to go on a mission and took the seat of another soldier. Master Sgt. Kelly Hornbeck also died in a Humvee explosion. He had written his parents that “they (the citizens of Iraq) deserve to be free.” Tech Sgt. Ryan Balmer, killed while riding in a convoy, could have deferred his duty because of the birth of a daughter but “he felt he needed to go,” said his wife. His mother, Patricia Balmer, stated that “those guys were over there to do a job. Ryan was behind that all the way.” Let us be wary of using terms without explaining their meaning and of demeaning the death of U.S. soldiers without a degree of compassion. Kathy Valcore 46032 IMPROVE THE SKADIUM Editor: As a resident of Carmel, I enjoy much of what the city offers. One thing, however, that

Those of you who saw Tim Campbell’s cartoon in last week’s issue might’ve been scratching your heads or (we hope not) kicking the dog. We’ve received calls about Tim’s cartoons before; it’s usually a good thing when our talented contributor makes people think. The calls came again last Tuesday. But before you read too much about Tim’s panel last week as it relates to our own views, it is important to understand that every “opinion” he has portrayed in his works belongs to him. We neither assign cartoons to Tim, nor will we ever. What Tim draws in his gifted, inimitable style, is, in essence, HIS signature on something relevant. We love his work, and we look forward to its arrival each week, but you need to know the two of us believe quite the polar opposite of what Tim depicted last week. That’s OK, folks. Opinions are what make the world go ’round, but we felt the need to make a statement here, because we overwhelmingly believe Ron Carter and Rick Sharp, who were lampooned in Tim’s panel, are among the ones who pull the strings on mat-


Wanna write us a letter? You can do it a couple ways. The easiest is to e-mail it to The old-fashioned way is to snail mail it seems in great need of improvement is the Carmel Ice Skadium. As a hockey player and enthusiast, I’m grateful to have a local place to skate and play. However, Fishers and Westfield offer far newer rinks and atmospheres to the old, antiquated, Skadium. The Skadium hosts many local and out-ofstate tournaments each year. I wish visitors could experience something better than a ’70s era facility. Let’s raise our standards to, or above, what neighboring communities offer! Rob Griepentrog 46032 APPRECIATES WALTERS Editor: I am a reader of your newspaper and a believer in Christ, I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate and admire the fact that you have a column written from a Christian’s perspective (the Bob Walters column on spirituality). In a world that seems to be set on taking God out of the picture it is refreshing to see

Steve Greenberg & Brian Kelly ters regarding development of our city. They are staunch proponents of development done correctly, and we have witnessed both holding developers’ feet to the fire. So there is a difference between Tim’s view and our views from time to time, just as we may not always agree with what Bob Walters writes in his In Spirit column or what Terry Anker writes in his Another Take column. Still, we run those and many other pieces – and Tim’s cartoons – because we’re pretty much an open door here.

to Current in Carmel, 1 South Range Line Road, Carmel, IN 46032. Keep letters to 100 words max (we may make exceptions), and be sure to include your home zip code and a daytime number for verification. that there are people out there who are not afraid of controversy. Bravo to you and keep up the good work! Debbie Nunes 46033 VASECTOMY ALTERNATIVE Editor: In response to the column, “Real Men Get Vasectomies,” (10.16.07) I’d like to suggest a way where nobody gets clipped, nobody takes chemicals: Natural Family Planning. It’s healthy for the body, and healthy for the marriage. It does require abstaining when wanting to avoid pregnancy, but it also gives us the chance to practice the abstinence we teach our kids to practice. For more information, contact Couple to Couple League at (800) 745-9252, or www. Bridget Vickery 46033


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t is remarkable for a city entertainment pouring forth from the size of Carmel to each musical instrument. She has have its own symphony missed only a handful of rehearsorchestra with paid als, where she believes it is her musicians and staff. That duty to provide refreshments. Durthis has been the case since 1976 ing one session she even showed is even more astounding. Arts up on crutches, to the surprise of organizations realize that funding the weary musicians. is a major issue, headache and In the late 1990s, the Women’s obstacle that must be conquered Guild fell on hard times as the continually. Although there have members moved away or simply been many people over the years became too old to carry on, thus who have contributed to the causing the group to disappear Jeff Worrell success of Carmel’s professional from the local fundraising scene. CarmelCan! symphony, there is one lady who But just like the maestro of her has volunteered tirelessly for the beloved Carmel Symphony Orbenefit of our ears. chestra, she climbed back up on the podium, Jeanne Book enjoyed her first performance raised her arms and began conducting her of Carmel’s version of Bach and Beethoven comeback. A newly created Carmel Symphony in 1986. She soon was invited to become a Orchestra League was born and the members member of the Carmel Symphony Women’s set out to recreate the fundraising successes Guild and quickly became its president. Each of the past. year she worked with other women in the The idea to create original artwork on guild to raise funds to keep the fountain of violins and then auction them to apprecia-

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tive art and music lovers grew into the successful Painted Violins of Carmel Gala event. With great crescendo and allegro, Jeanne orchestrated the Jeanne Book most successful fundraiser for the symphony in her 21 years of service. Thanks to Mrs. Book and people like her, our community is enhanced through creative and artistically excellent performances by our very own local talent. Won’t you please join me in giving Jeanne Book a thunderous round of applause? Jeff Worrell is a local business owner. He recognizes volunteers on “Connecting with Carmel” on Cable Channel 16. Contact him at jworrell@

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night and then not being able to fall back asleep because my mind is busy pondering my next column, trying to solve world hunger, debating the quality of Elmer’s versus generic, wondering how I’d look as a brunette, developing a case for Ambien addiction, defending my choice of Orkin over Terminix, and then panicking because I’ve only got two hours left before the alarm goes off. What a nightmare! 10. Pre-teen street walkers: Elevenyear-old girls should not wear midriff-baring halters, cut-off jean shorts and eye makeup as thick as peanut butter. Period. They look like they should be working the corner of 38th and Tibbs. I’m sure there are still some really aggravating things out there, so please let me know if you’ve got one! Peace out!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

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received such a good 5. Cell phones: Granted, response on my “Ten they’re a necessary evil; I wouldn’t Things That Irritate Me” be caught dead road-tripping to column that I thought Louisville (or the Indianapolis I’d give you more. Kind Zoo) without one. But do people of like the totally awesome VH1 have to have them in restaurants, show, “I Love the 80s, Part Deux.” libraries, movie theaters and Thanks to those of you who church? I’m quite sure it’s not God wrote in about your own pet calling. peeves; they were all wonderfully 6. Incontinence: So long annoying! trampolines, good-bye jumping 1. Jungle g ym free-falls: It’s jacks. Since bearing my children, quite clear to me that mothers do my bladder control is shot. Danielle not design playground equipment. I’m lucky to make it through a Wilson Who in his right mind thinks it’s bad comedy without needing a good idea to build a 20-foot Depends. So not funny. high slide with a gap in the railing halfway up, 7. Academic pre-schools: Huh? They’re 3, presumably for a fireman’s pole but in reality, for criminy’s sake! I want my daughter to learn a chance for toddlers to free-fall to their how to play nicely with others, follow finger deaths. Stupid! painting instructions, ride a tricycle and use 2. The Christian agenda: (I’m Catholic, the toilet like a big girl. Can we please save the so I’m allowed to rag on my own here.) If geometry, English lit and astrophysics for first one more right-winger lectures me on how grade? homosexuals, Muslims and pornography are 8. Monon Center cost: The gorgeous our country’s top threats, I’m going to hurl new Monon Center, which my taxes helped right in the offertory basket. What happened build, does not include childcare in the to poverty, racism, illiteracy, drug abuse membership cost. So for me to use the and the freaking Iraq war? Did these “real facility three to four times a week would problems” get resolved overnight without cost approximately $200 per month, anyone telling me? four times the 3. Stealth urine: How in the name of amount I pay the Holy Throne do boys (and men) miss at my current the toilet when they are urinating? I have gym, and two discovered urine on cabinet doors, in air vents hundred dollars and on the wall opposite the toilet. You have a more than built-in aimer! Use it! my mini-van 4. Dishes in sink: The dishwasher is payment. That’s literally two inches from the sink, yet my ridiculous. husband cannot find the energy to load the 9. Midnight darn thing. He’ll rinse and stack the plates, no anxiety: I can’t problem, but ask him to go the extra mile (or stand waking up in two inches)? “No can do!” the middle of the


KIWANIS SPEAKER: Doug Buck will speak about his experiences as a forensic scientist at the next Carmel Clay Kiwanis Club meeting. The talk will be at 7 a.m. Monday at the Life & Learning Center, 515 E. Main St.

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anus Developmental Janus and its programs. Long Services, one of time O’Malia Human Resources Hamilton County’s Director Barb Ash’s two daughgreat assets, is ters, Kelly and Terri, are graduates searching for a new of Janus programs. And my wife, executive director. Rita, served with Barb on Janus’s I recently spoke to Janus Board board for many years. Barb is now Chairman and retired Ivy Tech Janus’s HR person. executive Meredith Carter about Carter outlined some goals for Janus’ search and why Carmel the new executive director. “We folks should be interested. Janus subscribe to the theories espoused is a wonderful organization that in the book ‘Good to Great.’ We serves all of Hamilton County. want to keep getting better so Danny Although they’re based in Noblesthat we’re not just recognized in O’Malia ville, they have served Carmel and Hamilton County but nationwide,” Clay Township extremely well over he said. the years. Some specific goals: Janus helps handicapped people prepare • Improved fundraising for the job market • Improved public and actually places relations many in jobs. It • Stronger advocacy currently serves for the disabled about 40 families in • Stronger relationCarmel. Of these, ships with the com24 are transported munity to the facility on State Road 32 by At Janus HQ, new Janus. There are four programs are springCarmel residents ing from the basic in the Job Developmodel factory work. ment program. Janus Some recognizable helps these folks find businesses that hire jobs and supports Janus for packagthem at the job site. ing, for instance, are And approximately IUPUI, F.C. Tucker, 12 are using Janus’ Porter EngineerTransitional Services. ing and Polymer This program works Technologies (“We with parents, school package the lancets A Janus client works on a job for IUPUI. for cholesterol testcounselors, job placement people ing for them,” says and other “help” Barb). New programs programs to place young people upon graducurrently being introduce include an arts ation. program and computer training. If you or someone you know can benefit Looking for someone to do a job for your from Janus, call 773.8781. If you’re interested company? Cal Janus! in the Transition Services, ask for Patrick Danny O’Malia is a Carmel resident. Contact him Jamison. at I can personally attest to the power of

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What do you believe Carmel will look like in five to 10 years?

How can you help improve the quality of life for Carmel residents?

If there were something you could change about Carmel, what would it be?

I am most concerned with the mounting level of debt held by Carmel.

I am optimistic about the future of Carmel. I like many of the mayor’s ideas and much of the direction he has taken the city. Hopefully most of the major construction, roads and infrastructure in general are completed in five years. In 10 years, the debt should be at a less “scary” level.

I can help to improve the quality of life for Carmel residents by providing a more balanced representation. I would like to help keep the wonderful neighborhoods as they are as much as possible. I don’t want to stop progress, I would just like to make sure we don’t overdevelop and overspend.

I like the small town flavor of Carmel and would like to see less urbanization in our future plans.

As we move toward build-out and a slowing of growth in the assessed valuation, that means flat tax revenues. Therefore, we must ensure that we have put in place the infrastructure for an attractive and functioning community. Efficient fiscal planning is critical to ensure that we build what we need and have enough revenue to pay the debt.

In 50 years, Carmel will be completely built out. But because of over 80 years of progressive municipal planning and active citizens willing to work for a better community. We will have excellent schools, attractive neighborhoods, parks/bikeways and shopping areas that have the added tax support of progressive businesses. Our excellent design requirements begun in the 1970s ensured we were a leader in progressive and livable communities.

While we already have the major pieces in place to make Carmel a great place to live, work and raise a family, we must not forge ahead without checking in with the citizens. Leaders should not get too far ahead of their army lest they turn around and find no one behind them. The same with elected officials. Real and virtual regularly scheduled Town Hall Meetings to inform and elicit feedback from the people of Carmel will ensure that we all buy into the vision.

While I know many people in Carmel are interested in what goes on in their city, they don’t show up at the polls to vote. Does it take a Pearl Harbor, a 9/11 or an enormous tax crisis such as Marion County to focus our attention on our government? When only 50 percent of us are registered to vote and only 35 percent of those actually do vote, a very small number of us decide our future.

What is the most important issue facing Carmel today?

Mary Carter (D) District 5

Luci Snyder (R) District 5

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Edward Chu (D) At Large

How can you help improve the quality of life for Carmel residents?

If there were something you could change about Carmel, what would it be?

The disruption brought about by having two major highways running north and south through our community. These increasingly divide us economically and socially. This will become even more of a problem when the state begins what will be almost a decade-long rebuild of Meridian.

In five to 10 years Carmel will be a well-rounded, well-planned community with a new downtown offering a place for healthy living, shops, cultural events and services for our residents.

I can help improve the quality of life by continuing to lead with vision and foresight.

If I could change something about Carmel right now I would have pedestrian and bicycle connectivity across both Keystone and Meridian to better connect all our citizens.

Although it would be easy to say debt and the extravagant projects funded by it, this is itself a symptom of lack of transparency. A better-informed citizenry would determine the right balance of growth and what level of debt, if any, is appropriate to support it.

That will largely be determined by what the city government does to manage the growth of Carmel over the next four years. Growth that is badly managed will result in growing pains, such as traffic, crowding and difficulty getting services to where they are needed.

By making sure that the people know what its government is doing, and how it is doing it. And by making sure that the voices of the citizens are heard.

Just one thing really: the transparency of city government.

We must continue to create advantages based on the inherent strengths of a diverse and robust economy and tax base. However, we must manage our growth to make Carmel one of the premier places to live and locate new businesses.

We will be in a community that will include a great school system, culture with the performing arts center and arts district, a safe community with high quality police and fire departments and a business center for all your needs.

I will work with the City Council and our mayor to maintain the history of low residential property taxes. Continue building a firstclass parks system, adding to our network of trails and bike lanes.

I believe it is important for people to get more involved. Government is like church and family: the more invested you become the more you can effect change in our community.

The most important issue in Carmel today is that our city government must assert control of both our growth and our debt.

Carmel will continue to be a great place to live. The downtown area may be overly dense, making traffic conditions intolerable if the present trend continues. Annual debt payment in 2011 will approach $25 million, a 250 percent increase in debt since 1998.

Our quality of life consists of keeping our small-city mentality, not overreaching on debt, planning our city so that it is easier to get around, bringing more jobs to the city of Carmel and protecting the jobs that now exist in Carmel.

The first thing that should be done by a new administration is to review all expenses that have contributed to the present debt of approximately, $300 million. The mechanism under which this ever increasing debt has been permitted must be stopped by a new administration and a new council.

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CMS YEARBOOK RECOGNIZED: Clay Middle School’s 2007 yearbook, Reflections, earned recognition at the recent Ball State Junior High J-Day, which was sponsored by the School of Journalism. The yearbook, which incorporated the theme “4,857,400 Seconds,” won a superior rating for theme spread, an excellent for a feature about left-brained and right-brained students and teachers and an excellent for a feature on various events and activities that occurred during the first 15 minutes of the school day.


hen I see people as a mirror of myself, I am less likely to see them as above or below me.” Deepak Chopra, in reference to connectedness. When we begin to feel a sense of “connectedness” with ourselves and our children, we embrace the power of belonging to one another. My wise mother once told me of how I am forever connected to those I love and others I’ve connected Becky Kapsalis with over Ask YiaYia the years. She said “Athena (that’s my Christian name), you need to look no farther than your own hand to recognize your connection to your family.” I will now share her words with you so that you will always feel your connectedness to your children. Extend your arm in front of you. Spread out the fingers and thumb of your hand. Now, focus on each appendage. Notice the fingers are of different shapes. Some are long, some are short; some are thick, some are thin; each

finger has a specific individual purpose as does the thumb, yet they are connected at the palm. Each finger and thumb of our own hand symbolizes our differences, our uniqueness, our interdependence, our working together for a common purpose and, finally, our connection to one another. Next time you use your hand, think of all the accomplishments your fingers and thumb have provided while connected. Over the years, at times of doubt as to why and how events have happened in my lifetime, I look at my hand. It

has never failed to offer me the humility I’ve needed to recognize that with all of our different shapes, sizes, purposes and individuality, our strengths come from our connection. Our children need to look no farther than their own hand to realize that they are never far from us if they should ever doubt their sense of belonging. I’ve passed this on to my children and grandchildren. Our oldest is in college, and he’s already told me how it has, symbolically, helped him stay connected. “HAND it down!” Hugs! Ask Yia Yia (grandmother in Greek), aka Becky Kapsalis, is a mom, grandmother and certified parent coach. She can be reached by phone at 810.9358 or e-mail at

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write as a Christian, but so we would have eternal life in the big religious news in the presence of the living, loving Indiana this week is a visit Creator God. by the Dalai Lama, leader Christians get grace for eternity. of Tibetan Buddhists. A Buddhist is shooting for “conHe is speaking at both Indiana sciousness.” and Purdue universities, celebratThe most important aesthetic ing the payoff of $1.5 million in of Buddhism is “Emptiness” (that’s debt on the Tibetan Cultural Centrue). A Christian on the other ter in Bloomington (announced hand seeks “fullness of Christ” by Elaine Mellencamp), and visit(Ephesians 4:13). Empty or full? ing his brother, Thubten Norbu, You decide. an I.U. professor emeritus. Buddhism’s Four Noble Truths, Bob Walters America has an affection for Eightfold Path and 10 Precepts Spirituality the Dalai Lama that I find logical. might remind one of the 10 ComHe is truly and deeply a man of mandments and various Bible peace (Nobel Peace Prize 1989), has mesverses on, for example, suffering and wisdom. merizing star power, and is censured by the But Buddhism’s tenets are all self-directed, Chinese government. America always roots for and mention nothing of love, community, famTibet (and Taiwan) against the freedom-stifling ily or God — the core of Christian theology. muscle of the Chinese government. As a Christian we can’t argue the Bible Still, my hunch is that most Hoosiers know against a Buddhist (or even your secular precious little about Buddhism, which has neighbor) any more than a Buddhist can argue both some interesting teachings and some his Precepts against us. huge theological holes. Reveal instead the enormous gifts of life, Even if we don’t meet the Dalai Lama, love and grace we have in Christ. That’s the there’s a good chance we’ll talk to a secular story to tell, and remember Jesus is the ultifriend who will challenge us on why our Chris- mate example of peace. tianity works better for us than the peace-lovBob Walters ( encourages ing ways of Buddhism. Christians to learn to step outside the Bible to First of all, let’s not confuse Christians and defend their faith, which resides in one’s heart, not our fallen world with Christ, the ultimate man in a book. His views do not represent those of this of peace; God incarnate who died for our sins newspaper

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GOOD NEWS ABOUT TAXES: The personal exemption, which you claim for yourself and each dependent, will rise to $3,500 for 2008, up $100 from the 2007 level. For folks in the 25 percent bracket, that will save 25 bucks for each exemption claimed. For a husband and wife with two kids, the savings will add up to $100. This is for the 2008 tax year, so you will reap the savings when you file your 2008 return in spring 2009. —


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y oldest daughacross the table from a little girl ter turned anymore. She’s a young woman 18 last week. now. I asked her what she Where did the sarcastically called a “thought time go? Many provoking question.” “In another years ago, for her 8th birthday, I year — when we’re sitting here took her to dinner downtown. Just on your 19th birthday — what her and me. We had dinner and would you like to be able to say then took a carriage ride. It was a about the past year?” Her reply? wonderful evening for both of us. “That I continued to make So wonderful, we both agreed we’d good decisions.” do it again next year. Wow... Last night, we went out for her Parenting is a really hard job. Kent Burns birthday dinner once again. It was When the kids are young and On Success the 11th straight birthday that we sweet, sometimes you secretly drove downtown and ate at the tell yourself that you must be same restaurant. My daughter has doing a good job. They turn into ordered the same entree every year. This teenagers, and you become absolutely certain year there was a brief panic, as the menu had that you must have totally screwed it up. Then changed. However, thanks to a great server all of a sudden your 18-year-old tells you that and an understanding chef, they whipped up her objective for the next year is to make good the same entree for her once again. How cool decisions. You are filled with love and awe and is that? admiration for the amazing person your child Although the menu had been tweaked; has grown into. the restaurant hasn’t changed a bit. We talked And it kinda feels like maybe you didn’t about past birthday dinners there. When she screw everything up after all. was younger, I would offer her a quarter if she Kent Burns is a Carmel resident and partner at could eat the entire entree. Believe it or not, MRINETWORK, the nation’s largest staffing firm. only one time (age 14) has she been successHe is also a professional speaker and author of ful. We had a good chuckle about that. “What’s Your Why?” His blog is www.kentburnThe conversations sure have changed over and he can be reached at kent@ the years. This time, there was lots of talk about college and the future. I wasn’t sitting

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When the plan to fund and launch Current in Carmel was put in motion, co-founder Steve Greenberg decided to celebrate by purchasing a new pair of loafers. He also vowed to wear them until the news-

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what with meetings with potential investors, as well as content and sales calls coming up; he knew he’d log a lot of miles. Suffice it to say,

2 Guys and a Dream One year and 16 months ago today, we, the founders of Current in Carmel, barely knew the other existed. We each had a dream to put a newspaper of some stripe in Carmel. We worked independently, unaware that “the other” was up to the same task. Our dreams were five-plus years in development at that point, goals kept strictly to ourselves.

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And then one of us met a common acquaintance who suggested we get together and talk about combining forces on this effort. We chatted briefly on the phone, agreed to meet, did so quickly and launched our plan to fund the operation and publish in the fourth quarter of 2006. There was independent reader research that led us to our ultimate content plan. Neither of us wanted to practice ivory-tower journalism; that was way too Jurassic for us. No, we instead wanted the community to tell us what IT wanted to read in its newspaper – and it did … in black and white. There was no gray there. We then decided (turn on light bulb now) that news would be what our readers said it would be. We’ve stuck to that religiously, and we won’t waver. It’s part of the reason we’re celebrating our first anniversary today. “We combined our inimitable

content plan with the commanding and highly effectual efficiencies of direct mail, and by virtue of that we have been able to deliver our advertisers’ messages 100 percent into the key areas.”

The other parts are these: We combined our inimitable content plan with the commanding and highly effectual efficiencies of direct mail, and by virtue of that we have been able to deliver our advertisers’ messages 100 percent into the key areas known to us as 46032 and 46033. They are among advertisers’ most-coveted ZIP codes, certainly in Indiana and, we’ve been told, among the tops in the Midwest. We knew that would be a strength for us, because we are able to give any advertiser total market penetration for – literally – pennies on the dollar. So far, so good! Now, as Vol. II, No. 1, has reached your mailbox, we have a lot to celebrate. We gave the community its paper, a rallying point and news and information it requires. Many of our original advertisers have renewed for another year, and still others have been piped aboard since the launch. Since the beginning, we’ve been flooded with wonderful, welcoming comments about our humble project. We listen actively to those

Current fared better than the shoes did, although they DID make it to launch day. One deep puddle later

w i t h We knew you needed evidence to gripes, believe this story. and we’ve taken our lumps. Our letters to the editor are testimony that we really DO believe this is the community’s newspaper, because every “anti” note we receive HAS and WILL make it into print along with the pats on the back. We’ve become active corporate citizens, expending in excess of $160,000 in support of CarmelFest 2007, the Freedom Ball, Rock the District, the Carmel International Arts Festival and this weekend’s Fall into the District. That’s the way we roll, and it won’t change. A staff of talented writers, contributors, editors, designers, sales pros and bean counters keeps us chugging forward on your behalf. We get a tremendous amount of “coaching” from the community. We have, in fact, connected in a quick and important way. “Since the beginning, (Man, it feels so good to write that!) Many have pointed out that we do have an “edge.” Good for you; you noticed we’re not milquetoast. We never will be. Simply put, we’re about you – as it should be, as it will continue to be as long as we’re in charge of this gig.

we’ve been flooded with wonderful, welcoming comments about our humble project.”

So, really, this is YOUR first anniversary, too. You want ice cream with that cake? Thank you, Carmel, for showing us how to matter.

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“I get your Business Leader all the time. I enjoy reading it. The most responses from all the ads that I did with different advertisers is your publication. And trust me, I tried them all. None of them works like Current in Carmel. So, I'd like to get into an advertising schedule of some kind.” - George Nae, House of Martial Arts

“To say that last week was one of the best sales weeks in Dunkin' Donuts' 57 year history is simply not doing the experience justice. To my knowledge, Miracle Restaurant Group's Dunkin' Donuts restaurant in Carmel set an opening-week record for sales for stores in what we call new markets. ... Current in Carmel is, of course, among the top on our list of entities that made it happen. Your assistance in so many things beyond the great-looking (and redeeming) ad has truly been a great help, and we thank you many times over. The ad, the great introduction to key contacts, the great editorial, the cartoon ... all were phenomenal.” - Carl Whitmire, executive director of marketing, Miracle Restaurant Group

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Thank you to our Advertisers “We got one heck of a response.

You have a lot of people reading this paper. We ran out of our special! It was a phenomenal response.” - Doug Kemp, owner, Dooley O’Toole’s Bar and Restaurant A Ribbon of Glass Aisle Be There Wedding Consultants Amanda's City-Chic Consignment American Health Network AMI Gallery Anew Avon at Merchants Square Artichoke Designs Artisan Masterpiece AT&T Indiana Atomic Lawn Dog Avon Beauty Center Baker Scott Bar Louie Basket Case Beazer Homes Bella-Chic Interiors Blakleys Flooring Blu Martini Bridgewater Club Brunchies Carmel Chamber of Commerce Carmel Arts & Design District

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“Thank you very, very much. I have had several customers come in and tell me they’ve seen my ads. I appreciate them telling me, and I know you do, too.” – Jill Sowder, owner,Westwood Paper Co.

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“The results that we’ve measured against our advertising commitment to Current in Carmel show the paper to be a very wise marketing investment. No other product offers me complete market penetration close to that cost.” – Sue Finkam, manager, marketing and public relations, Clarian North Medical National City Bank Noble Romans Northside Landscape O'Malia Fireplace & Outdoor Living O'Malia Investment Trust Pedcor Companies Pepper Heating & Cooling, Inc. Performing Arts Center Pet Butler Pet Waste Removal Polo Jeep Portraiture Prevail Lawn Care and Pest Control Professional Resource Group Qahveh Cha Quiznos Sub Red Star Tavern Residential Warranty Services Revol Wireless Roberts Painting Rotary Club of Carmel Scrubbles Inc. Seasons Gardens Selectos Finest Floors Service Experts Seven Shane Photograghy Shapiros Sign-a-Rama of Carmel Simon Property Group Somerset CPA Specialty Staff, Inc. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton St. Vincent Health Center

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Robyn Brown, executive director of Blue Egg Gallery, also owns Red Robyn Realty. She bought the 100-year-old home the gallery now occupies originally as an investment for her realty company. However, as she, her husband and their sons began fixing up the property, Brown said she got the idea for an art gallery. She began speaking with her artist friends and

fleshed out the idea for Blue Egg, which will have a grand opening Nov. 3. Blue Egg has a cooperative agreement with its 10 featured artists, meanPainting by ing that the Betty Boyle “artists get together and pay the rent for the facility and also man the gallery,” Brown said. “I work as an executive director to combine their talents and manage the details, which leaves them to paint and demonstrate their craft. I think it will work out to be a good combination.”

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Apples: Forbidden fruit’s beneficial effects

DISPATCHES NEW DETOX PILL: A migraine pill seems to help alcoholics taper off their drinking without detox treatment, researchers report. The drug, Topamax, works differently than other medications already approved for treating alcoholism. Experts said it is likely to appeal to heavy drinkers who would rather seek help from their own doctors, rather than enter a rehab clinic. But side effects are a problem, including tingling, itching and dizziness. Topomax costs at least $350 a month. —

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Apples were found to be most consistently associated with a reduced risk of cancer, heart disease, asthma and type II diabetes when compared to other fruits and vegetables. In addition, eating apples also was associated with increased lung function and increased weight loss. A flavonoid found only in apples called phloridzin may help prevent bone loss associated with menopause, suggests a study published in the journal Calcified Tissue International. (That name sounds painful.) Apples are an exceptional source of between 20,000 and 30,000 antioxidants, and when compared to many other commonly consumed fruits in the United States, were found to have the second highest level of antioxidant activity. Many of the phytonutrients found in apples, including quercetin, catechin, phloridzin and chlorogenic acid, are strong antioxidants. Adding just one large apple (about 2/3 of a pound) to the daily diet

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think it was a perfectly we’d still have about two grand in reasonable thing to do. expenses during the trip so I preKnowing that we had to paid the Visa card before we left. board our dog during our Why? So it would seem like we recent two-week vacation got everything in Hawaii for free. in Hawaii, I stopped by the Lucky Isn’t it obvious? There must be Dog daycare center every Monday one person in Hamilton County for two months and gave them $20 who comprehends this. to add to my account. OK, I know what’s happening “That is so dumb,” said Mary now. In half the homes, someone Ellen. “Why would you do that?” is saying something like: It’s hard to explain. I didn’t “Hey, Gladys, listen to this. miss the $20, but if I had to write a Dick Wolfsie does the same thing Dick Wolfsie check for $450 when we got back I do. I’m not alone in the world. Humor from the trip, it would have really Now get off my case.” seemed like a lot of money. In others: “Herb, Dick Wolfsie “But, Dick, you didn’t save any of that is even more of a loony than we ever thought. money; you just dribbled it out over two You have to read this to believe it. His wife months.” must be a saint.” With that, I thought there was some Of course I wish I had never mentioned glimmer of hope that Mary Ellen understood. this to Mary Ellen, because now she’s on the She did seem to grasp the dribble concept. lookout for any misbehavior. When the water But she didn’t know what a habitual pre-payer, bill comes in for $37.18, she wants me to write rounder-upper, and rounder-offer I am. a check for exactly $37.18. How incredibly What’s sad is that I was getting away with weird is that? I’m not sure if it’s an illness, this for my entire 30-year marriage (well, 27, if but my wife does think my behavior is fiscally you want to get precise) — until the dreaded nonsensical. doggy Oh, daycare and as I When I first started driving in the ’60s, I always put incident. write this, in exactly $5 worth of gas in the tank. Later it was When $10. Then 20, 30, 40 … now 50. Never $50.13 See, it’s 10 I get an p.m. on a this is starting to make sense, isn’t it? electric Tuesday. bill for To me, $87.45, I pay $100. Why? First, because I like that’s close enough to call it Wednesday. I’ve those even numbers in my checkbook, and tried to explain this thinking to Mary Ellen a second, because the next month my bill will million times. Wives just never understand, be about $13 less. And if I keep doing this do they? for about nine months, all of a sudden I get a Well, that’s it for this column. I’m month free from IPL. They have no idea I’m supposed to write 600 words each week and I putting something over on them. just hit 570. This obsession goes way back. When I In my world, I’m good to go. first started driving in the ’60s, I always put in exactly $5 worth of gas in the tank. Later it was Dick Wolfsie is an author, columnist and speaker. $10. Then 20, 30, 40 … now 50. Never $50.13 Contact him at See, this is starting to make sense, isn’t it? Oh, it gets worse. Please don’t tell my wife this. I figured that after paying for our cruise,



ell, the new television blabbermouth Regis Neiman Philbin, for $1.59 million? You’ll Marcus also get a film of the concert, and Christmas you get to keep the piano. catalog is I don’t know about you, but out, and once again the folks I look forward to the Neiman there have done a remarkable job Marcus catalog the way we kids of assembling their collection of used to look forward to the arrival Things You Don’t Need, at Prices of the Sears, Roebuck wish book, No Sensible Person Would Pay. although not for the same reason. To twist the old saying, nothing The Sears catalog helped me succeeds like excess. It certainly sort through all the choices I’d works for these people. For have to make before helpfully Mike Redmond example: drafting a shopping list for my Humor How about a two-person parents. The Neiman Marcus book Neiman Marcus edition Gem Triton gives me something to make fun submarine, with a price tag of $1.44 million? of, and a rich source of material it is, too, from Swell guys that they are, the Needless-Markup zeppelins (no home is complete without one) people even toss in a gemstone keychain so to backyard water parks (no home is complete you can impress the neighbors when your kid without one of these, either). says, “Dad, can I have the sub keys?” It also serves as a sort of unofficial kick-off Not flashy enough? Not to worry. They’re to the Starting To Begin To Commence To Sort also offering a 305-carat (which is a lot of Of Kind Of Thinking About The Upcoming carats) uncut diamond for $1 million (which Holiday season, which may be its most is a lot of carrots). The stone will be turned valuable function. into a custom necklace. And don’t pay any Let’s face it, the purpose of the catalog isn’t attention to all those movies about how big to SELL the concert by the Kirov Orchestra; honkin’ diamonds bring a fearful curse to it’s to get us TALKING about the concert by anyone who wears them. They’re just fiction the Kirov Orchestra, which then leads us to … aren’t the rest of the they? catalog, where OK, so they have stuff I wonder if I maybe a you can actually And to think, can smoke in I was going to big honkin’ buy and have there ... make you first diamond delivered to mate ... that might your house. cause Expensive stuff despair and it is, too … Ok, seriously, misfortune but not as it’s a submarine ... I get it. for expensive as Now what? generations a zeppelin. isn’t your And so it idea of begins. There’s a good a holiday stockingseason looming stuffer. For out there, and $73,000 – A Neiman Marcus pittance! A has already mere bag brought some of shells! joy by getting – you can us to laugh get your at the idea own pinkof someone and-white, actually buying diamondtheir more encrusted Vertu luxury cell phone, which fanciful offerings – which at those prices you can use while driving your 2008 Neiman ought to include free gift-wrap. I’m not sure Marcus Lexus, a relative bargain at $68,000. how they’d wrap Regis Philbin, though. Just be careful not to crash into the customPerhaps with some extra tape around the made dragon topiary, made from indigenous mouth. plants with gold-leaf horns, for an oh-soMike Redmond is an author, journalist, affordable $35,000. And for those of you with 499 friends, or at humorist and speaker. Write him at mike@ or P.O. Box 44385, least 499 acquaintances who want to mooch Indianapolis, IN 46244. For information on off you, how about a classical music concert speaking fees and availability, visit www. for 500, by the Kirov Orchestra, hosted by



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Puzzles by Sanchez J. Jiminez



Find the items in the puzzle going up, down, sideways or diagonally and list them. Each letter is used no more than once. Answers below

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Use logic to fill in the boxes so every row, column and 2 x 3 box contains the letters C-A-R-M-E-L. Answer below.

CARMEL WORDSMITH CHALLENGE car-mel-ku Using the letters in the name "Daniels," create as many common words of 5+ letters as you can in 20 minutes. No proper nouns or foreign words. Answers below. alphabetically speaking



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Answers to ALPHABETICALLY SPEAKING: 1) BEHEMOTH; 2) DEFAULT; 3) DETOUR; 4) EXAMPLE; 5) GIMMICK; 6) INQUEST Answers to CARMEL WORDSMITH CHALLENGE: Among the common words in “Daniels” are: denials, aliens, alines, denial, elands, ideals, island, ladens, ladies, nailed, sailed, saline, aides, ailed, aisle, alien, aline, anise, aside, dales, deals, deans, delis, dials, dines, eland, elans, ideal, ideas, idles, laden, lades, lands, lanes, lased, leads, leans, lends, liens, lined, lines, nails, sedan, sidle, slain, slide, snail, snide Answers to HOOSIER HODGEPODGE: Keys: Alt, Ctrl, Enter, Esc, Shift, Tab; Genres: Country, Jazz, Opera, Rap, Rock; Wonders: Great Wall, Machu Picchu, Petra, Taj Mahal; Avenues: Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia; Columnists: Walters, Worrell; College: Ivy Tech

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List the one common word found in a standard dictionary that falls alphabetically between each pair of words. No proper nouns, foreign words, abbreviations or a different form of either word is acceptable. Answers below.



Use logic to fill 4 New Wonders of the World in the boxes so __________________ __________________ every row, column __________________ __________________and 2 x 3 box contains 3 Indianapolis Avenues the letters __________________ __________________ C-A-R-M-E-L. __________________ Answer below.


GREEN FASHION: The Eclipse Fusion Laptop Bag hauls lots of gear and charges it, too. The front flap has a flexible solar panel that connects to almost any cell phone, PDA or MP3 player via a 12-volt car adapter. It also has an inner cavity large enough to protect some of the largest laptops. — wired magazine


he constant price war on computers continues to force manufacturers to find new ways to lower prices in order to keep up with the competition. The PC manufacturers understand that most buyers are not that sophisticated, so they prey on that lack of sophistication by making deals with software manufacturers to subsidize the cost of the computer. For instance, if you buy a PC with a fully licensed copy of Microsoft Office installed, it can increase the overall Gary Hubbard price of the computer Technology by several hundred dollars, making that computer seem overpriced. If the PC manufacturer makes a deal with Microsoft to put a “trial” version of Office on the computer, it does not have to increase the price, but the reseller can say that the system comes with Microsoft Office installed. After 60 days, if you want to keep using the program, you will have to pay Microsoft directly. Your new computer’s “Desktop” is

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NINTENDO DELAYS BRAWL: Super Smash Bros. Brawl has had Wii gamers salivating since it was announced, but original hopes of a 2007 release have been crushed in favor of a date in 2008. Super Smash Bros. Brawl will now come out on Jan. 24 in Japan and Feb. 10 in the U.S. The reason for the delay? They just need more time to finish. —

anyone buying a new computer is to be aware of what is really installed on it. Look for companies that offer computers without trial-ware and don’t charge you to remove what should not have been on the computer in the first place. If you are going to buy a low-priced computer, factor in the cost of getting fully functional security (for instance, antivirus, spyware protection, firewall) and productivity software ( Word, Excel) as well as any expense in getting the system cleaned up so it can actually be useful. While you’re at it, be sure to ask what options you have for getting your new computer to work like your old computer. A new computer that does not have your data, address book, favorites, e-mail accounts, printer drivers and network settings is a pretty useless appliance, but very few buyers think about that part of the equation when they make their purchase.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

LED GETS DIGITAL: One of the last of the megabands to hold out, Led Zeppelin will have its music available on digital platforms from all online retailers beginning Nov. 13. The band has also made a deal with Verizon to have its songs available as ringtones. The remaining members of the band — Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones — are regrouping for a concert Nov. 26 in London as a benefit performance for an educational charity of Atlantic Records founder, the late Ahmet Ertegun. —

considered cyber real estate, and PC manufacturers are selling chunks of your screen to the highest bidder. This allows them to squeeze more profits out of each sale while keeping a low initial price for the consumer. When manufacturers started this sneaky way of doing business, they typically installed optional programs that were not essential to the operation of your computer. Today it is a different story. In my opinion, this approach borders on fraud because it takes advantage of consumers who are naïve. When a computer comes with an antivirus program that expires in 30 days or an office suite that expires in 60 days, it is clearly not in the best interest of the consumer. Most manufacturers and resellers are hoping you are not paying attention so you get hit with the surprise far after the initial purchase. The other impact is that this pre-loaded software slows the computer’s performance. To make things worse, many retailers charge customers to remove the factory installed software on the computer that the retailer sold them in the first place. The bottom line for


‘TOP SECRET’ GOES PUBLIC: Publisher Acclaim’s “Top Secret” project, a $1 million MMO game development contest open to professional, amateur and student developers, is now up and running. The contest pits independent game creators against one another in an effort to win a development deal with Acclaim. If you’re interested in joining the contest, grab an energy drink, lock yourself in a dark room and head to www. and www. to get started.




DISPATCHES READ BEFORE DRINKING: Here are Five Things a Man Should Know About Drinking, by Esquire magazine: Never order a frozen drink in a place that serves pickled eggs. Actually, never order a frozen drink. There is rarely any genuine need to shout “Skål!” “Na zdorovye!” “Slainte!” “Bottoms up!” or

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TOP BODY PRODUCTS: Women’s Health Magazine has selected its top beauty products for the body. They include moisturizer AmLactin XL Moisturizing Lotion Ultra Plus ($33), body wash Olay Body Butter Formulation Ribbons ($4), self-tanner Neutrogena Summer Glow Daily Moisturizer SPF 20 ($8), exfoliant Origins Modern Friction for the Body ($38), and sunscreen Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 55 ($10). GETTING A BETTER SHAVE: If you can, shave after, or even during, a hot shower, which will soften your hair and skin and open your pores. A serious shave cream that provides a good lather is Kiehl’s White Eagle ($14; kiehls. com), but Nivea’s shaving gel ($3; works well for less dough. If you can tolerate scents, try Aveda’s peppermint shaving gel ($12;, which delivers a warming tingle that can become an addiction. — TOP RESORT FOR FAMILIES: According to Travel + Leisure, it is Sanctuary at Kiawah — Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina. Kiawah’s at-your-service resort not only has top-notch golfing, but also pro tennis, miles of shore perfect for bike riding (thanks to its packed sand) and nocturnal sea-turtle watching — all just 35 minutes from Charleston. For info:

DECORATE WITH GLOBAL ACCENTS One of the positive aspects of globalization is that it has increased our choices of decorative styles. Today you can add an international flavor to any room in your home with a few well-chosen touches. Baked by the Sahara sun and washed by the Mediterranean Sea, Morocco conjures up its own exotic allure. Its rich cultural stew combines Moorish, Spanish, French and Arab influences. In Moroccan décor, color is key. Vibrant jewel tones range from intense crimson to shimmering gold, deep cabernet and luminescent emerald and turquoise, all set off against soft earth tones like terra cotta and sandstone. Geometric patterns, beading and embroidery illuminate fabrics and structural elements like carved trunks, traditional tea tables

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ALL ABOARD! The Carmel Clay Public Library will host its Annual Model Railroad Event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. See all types of operating model trains, learn about model railroading, visit the Children’s Department’s special display to check out books and videos on trains, and take part in interesting clinics on model railroading. Free. Call 844.3363 for more information. HALOWEEN ALTERNATIVE: Northview Christian Church will sponsor Trunk & Treat from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31 in the church parking lot, 5535 E. 131st St. Everyone is invited to enjoy a safe alternative to trick or treating. If you would like to decorate your car and hand out and/or donate candy, please e-mail at by Oct. 28.

The idea seems incredible after a 25-year hiatus from oil painting. Maybe more than any other formal eleThough she had worked as an ment in a work of art, an artist’s use of light illustrator for church and training is distinctive. In her work, Carmel artist Chris materials to support herself and Griffin-Woods captures the way her four children, she light passes through translucent hadn’t considered and transparent objects, how it becoming a full-time wraps around solid objects and easel painter. how it bounces off surfaces. A trip to the InIn her solo painting exhibidianapolis Art Center tion “Layers of Light,” on view changed her mind. through Nov. 12 at Frame “It was like com“Grapes” by Chris Griffin-Woods Designs in Carmel, Griffin-Woods ing home,” said Grifshows her command of light fin-Woods, who found “The poetry of paint keeps pulling me past Chris Griffin-Woods using layered paint, subtle tones her painting technique was lying mere technical ability and representation,” she and thin glazes. dormant, but was not dead. said. “I look for the mystery of shadow, the Whether she’s rendering land“Slowly I began to paint again.” rhythm of movement and the tranquility of a scapes in Indiana, France and the American Winning a first-place award in oil painting moment caught in time.” Southwest or exploring light falling on objects in the IAC student exhibition that first year You can see Griffin-Woods’ work at Frame in her studio, Griffin-Woods hones her ability gave Griffin-Woods the courage to move forDesigns, 506 S. Range Line Road, until Nov. to define light. ward. She entered the Hoosier Salon annual 12 during regular business hours (10 a.m. to Although the artist studied painting in exhibition and received a purchase award. She 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 college at Western Michigan University, she entered regional art exhibitions, continually p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday) set aside her brushes to raise a family. After winning awards and selling her work. Along or by appointment. Call 844.9066 for more bouncing around the country, a divorce the way, she studied with nationally recoginformation. and remarriage, she moved to Carmel with nized artists such as Hoosier landscape painter her new husband, who had Hoosier roots. C. W. Mundy. Barbara E. Cohen is a freelance writer who covers Knowing she had studied art in college, he To date, Griffin-Woods has shown her work the arts for Current in Carmel and teaches art suggested she return to her passion once the throughout the Midwest and in New York City. history at Herron School of Art and Design (IUPUI) and Ivy Tech Community College. Please send children moved out of the house. In November, in addition to the current show comments or story ideas at barbara@i-writersstuHer response was: “Paint? What do you at Frame Designs, she’ll have a solo show at mean, paint?” the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery. By Barbara E. Cohen

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SPOOKY EVENING: Join Heartland Actors’ Repertory Theatre Monday for An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe at Easley Winery, 205 N. College Ave., Indianapolis. Actors will read selected works by Edgar Allan Poe. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., reading begins at 6. Reading will be outside, so dress warmly. $12 in advance, $15 day of show. For information, call 636.4516 or go to

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STARRING THE TAFFETAS: Actors Theatre of Indiana’s Second Annual Fundraiser is planned for 6:30 to 10 p.m. Nov. 10 at The Oakhill Mansion, 5801 E. 116th St. Join ATI for cocktails, dinner, a silent and live auction and a special appearance by The Taffetas. Kaye, Peggy, Cheryl and Donna are back with more fabulous hits from the ’50s! Tickets are $85. For info, call 669.7983.


DANGEROUS DANCES: Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre will present “The Scarlet Letter” and other dangerous dances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Pike Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students and senior citizens. For tickets, call the Pike Performing Arts Center Box Office at 216.5455 or go to www.




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Special Events

Fall into the District Date: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Hay wagon, live entertainment, sidewalk sales, fall food vendors, pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating the merchants and more. Location: Range Line and Main Street. Phone: 571.2787. F. C. Tucker Safe Trick or Treat Day Date: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30. Location: F. C. Tucker Carmel Office, 1119 Keystone Way. Haunted Trails Dates: 7 to 10 p.m. today, Wednesday and Thursday. Location: Cool Creek Park, 2000 East 151st St. Cost: $5. Headless Horseman Dates: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Location: Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers. Cost: $7 to $12. Phone: 776.6000. Web: www.connerprairie. org.


Mamma Mia! Dates: Nov. 6-11. Location: Murat Theatre, 502 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis. Tickets:


From Field to Finish Group Show Date: Through Saturday. Location: Hamilton County Artists Association Art Center, 195 S. Cherry St., Noblesville. Phone: 776.2ART (2278) Web: Roman Art from the Louvre Date: Through Jan. 6. Location: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis. Cost: $6 to $12. Phone: 923.1331. Web: www.imamuseum. org.


Sammy Hagar Date: 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Location: Murat Theatre, 502 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis. Tickets: www.ticketmaster. com. Mickey’s Irish Pub Friday: Zanna-Doo! Saturday: The Woomblies. Location: 13644 N. Meridian St. Phone: 573.9746. Web:

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Indy Guitar Summit Date: 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday. Fiveyear anniversary Indy Guitar Summit show, featuring Bill Lancton, Frank Steans, Sandy Williams and Chicago guitarist Henry Johnson of Ramsey Lewis and Nancy Wilson fame. Location: The Jazz Kitchen, 5377 N. College Ave., Indianapolis. Price: $15. Phone: 253.4900. Web: jazzkitchen. com.

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Alice in Wonderland Dates: Through Nov. 10. Location: Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis. Times: 10 a.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays. Cost: $12; discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. Phone: 872.9664. Web:



Jennifer Kirk and Friends Date: Thursday and Friday. Location: Kincaid’s at Clay Terrace, 14159 Clay Terrace Blvd.

Wali Collins Date: Wednesday-Sunday. Location: Morty’s Comedy Joint, 3625 E. 96th St., Indianapolis. Price: $8 to $18. Web:



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magine sometime in the the county. Period. Not to your next decade enjoying the lake house or on a weekend campCovered Bridge Festival ing trip. or hiking trail 3 in Turkey • Apply Bayer Advanced GarRun State Park with oneden Tree and Shrub Insect Control sixth fewer trees. Further, imagine per directions. It may buy you a considerable portion of the some time, but likely will not save dramatic color in our own back a heavily invested tree. yards — gone. Or, consider the Need more help? Call Judd economic impact of removing and Scott, founder of Vine and Branch then replacing 160 maturing trees here in Carmel, a call at 846.3778. at the Indianapolis Zoo. Judd is one of two registered conThose are just a few of the sulting arborists in Indiana with a Randy Sorrell prospects facing Indiana as we portfolio of additional impressive Outdoors fight the emerald ash borer, an credentials. His teams have saved irritating, half-inch-long, metaland cared for more trees than lic-green, exotic beetle that has already wiped most environmentalists’ dream of. He stated out 20 MILLION trees in Michigan, Ohio and that various agencies are working together to now Indiana. Yes, you read that correctly … establish a predator, such as a wasp, to attack 20 million. It’s now drilling through Hamilton the beetle as well as a more affective insect County. control. Actually, the leaf-munching mature insect Is there hope for saving the colorful ash? isn’t what’s causing harm. The larvae are Sure, follow the guidelines and keep your eye responsible as they wriggle immediately below out for the pesky critters. the surface of the tree, interrupting proper There is always hope. consumption of nutrients and water. Look for Happy trails. thinning canopies or D-shaped exit holes in Randy Sorrell is president of SURROUNDINGS the trunk as signs of infection. by NatureWorks, a Carmel design, landscape and Here are a few practices that will provide remodeling firm. He may be reached at 679.2565, some protection from the borer: or www. • Healthy trees are happy trees, so water frequently during droughts • DO NOT transport any firewood outside


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Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that is produced by burning any fuel. If a fuel-burning appliance is not burning or venting properly inside your home, it can become very dangerous. The initial symptoms from CO poisoning are very similar to the flu. They include dizziness, fatigue, headaches, nausea and irregular breathing. High level exposure to CO can even cause death. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, CO poisoning from fuel-burning appliances kills at least 200 people each year and sends more the 5,000 to hospital emergency rooms for treatment.

Homeowners can avoid the risk of CO poisoning by having their fuelburning appliances checked each year. They also should purchase and install a CO detector near the bedrooms. If you have bedrooms on more then one level, you should have multiple CO detectors so they will wake you if CO levels become unsafe in your home. Consumers should also be aware that charcoal grills can also produce CO. Never use a charcoal or gas grill in an enclosed space such as a home, garage, vehicle or tent, and never bring a grill with live coals indoors after use. Also never use a grill as an indoor heat source. Bob Pepper owns Pepper Heating and Cooling. You may reach him at 575.0887.

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Beginners thru Advanced All styles Electric-Acoustic-Bass Private Lessons Parent-Child Lessons Gift Certificates Available Carmel


Experienced Child Care Full-time openings 844-7207, Woodgate area, Carmel

• Licensed • CPR Certified • Trained in First Aid PLUS 28 years of experience and references Warm, balanced meals, planned activies & TLC

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3 MONTHS FREE BOOTH RENTAL • Hair Stylist — Nail Tech • With Clientele • Great Carmel Location 844-8588

SALES PERSON NEEDED A well-established local promotional products company is seeking full- or part-time sales persons. Experience in the advertising and/or promo products sales and/or industry knowledge preferred. Must be able to work on full commission from home. Flexible hours. For more information, please call Dave at 317-506-6160


Do you lead an active and busy lifestyle? Do you want more energy? Thousands have discovered this vital nutrient! Call Beth at 710-5177 for info

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317-802-6565 “The Safe and Reliable Alternative to Boarding” Insured/Bonded Member of Pet Sitters Int’l References Available

Alpha Executive Services provides furnished executive office space, including personalized telephone answering; and additional services for; *Bookkeeping, Word processing, etc. *will pick-up & deliver. *Also available; Virtual Office.

Call 471-3500

HELP WANTED REAL ESTATE SALES New or experienced agents who want unlimited income potential Call Si Johnson at 846.7751 Tucker Co., Inc. NOW HIRING: Dazzles Salon and Laser Center Now hiring Part-time; Theraputic Massage Therapist and Fulltime Manicure Pedicurist Call Kim Young 698-2382


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Kitchen Supervisor for brunchies @13732 N Meridian Need to be available; T-F 6-2; Sat &Sun 7-2; closed Monday; come in and fill out an application see Larry Join a team of awesome people serving a great community: Call 833-5457 for directions

Looking for hair stylists to rent booth space and/or commissioned stylist with clientele. Call Terry at Fine Lines 815.8480 STYLIST, NAIL TECH with clients wanted by upscale spa and salon on Carmel-Indianapolis line. Immediate openings. E-mail salon@ TODAY

HELP WANTED Tan Zone, two Hamilton County locations. Seeking full-time and part-time sales positions and part-time bed cleaners. Page 1 Call Patrick, (434) 770.5449

Groundskeeper Wanted Full-time Groundskeeper needed for commercial property and apartment community. Must be efficient, thorough and have an eye for detail. The qualified candidate can lift 50lbs and operate gas powered grounds equipment. Offers of employment are subject to a pre-employment drug screen and an in depth background Investigation. Interested applicants should fill out an application packet at Providence at Old Meridian 300 Providence Boulevard Carmel, IN 46032 Call 317-818-0080 Email;

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WebTech One is looking for new talent. If you are a web designer with a passion for satisfying customers and producing the very best web sites, we want to talk to you. Email a link to your portfolio and resume to


Recorded Music for Any Occasion

Carmel (Hazel Dell Pkwy) family looking for a part-tim female nanny Monday thru Friday 1:00 6:00 p.m. to help with light housekeeping, elementary homework, transportation and kids laundry. Caring, non-smoker and references a must. Pay will tie to experience and will not be an issue for the right person.


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for singers & instrumentalists *Background Music for *Movies*TV*Radio*DVDs*Games






REAL ESTATE LEASE WITH OPTION TO BUY 2153 N. Pennsylvania, Indpls NEW HOME, 4 bed 3 ba. 2-car gg. $2,250 Monthly/ $384,500 DELANO REALTY 317.923.1066 / 403.9522

FURNITURE For Sale; Sofa and 2 matching reclining chairs just cleaned /great shape $ 375.00 848-7076

Full-time openings 844-7207 Woodgate area Carmel

Stay home. Get jazzed. Stay home. Be moved.

Warm, balanced meals, planned activies & TLC

If you’ve been meaning to update your kitchen, bathroom or basement, we will create the SURROUNDINGS you’ve imagined— and reward you with something to make the process a little easier.

Create an entertainment haven and we’ll turn up the volume!

Call for details. 575-0482

You must sign on by November 1st, and work must be completed by March 1, 2008.

Call for details today. 575-0482.

Stay home. Be moved. 421 S. RANGELINE RD. CARMEL • CHOOSESURROUNDINGS.COM * Extent of upgrade based on scope of project and duration. Renovation work to be completed by March 1, 2008.

Sign on by November 1st for your basement transformation and SURROUNDINGS will provide* your sound system.

We’ll provide dinners during your kitchen transformation, spa visits while upgrading your bathroom, or upgrades in sound for that entertainment room. All with ambitious pricing during the winter months…to make the most of your living space.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

• Licensed • CPR Certified • Trained in First Aid PLUS 28 years of experience and references


22 Clarian North Breast Care

Early detection is the best defense.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

No one is immune to breast cancer. And women with certain personal and family traits are more susceptible than others. The first step to early detection is as simple as asking yourself a few questions: 1. Am I over 54 years old? † yes (1pt) † no 2. Did my period start before age 12? † yes (1pt) † no 3. Did I have my first child after age 30? † yes (1pt) † no 4. Am I childless? † yes (1pt) † no 5. Has my mother, sister or daughter been diagnosed with breast cancer? † yes (2pts) † no 6. Have two or more family members been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer? † yes (3pts) † no 7. Have I had a breast biopsy that revealed atypical cells? † yes (3pts) † no If your score is 3 or more, you may benefit from a breast cancer risk assessment and evaluation by the Clarian North Breast Care specialists. Call 688-5155 to schedule your appointment.

October 23, 2007  

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