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It is our position Carmel City Council members should not have passed a resolution entitling themselves to health and life insurance benefits. These elected officials (who are considered part-time employees and also hold other jobs outside of city government) cited an increased workload as one of the primary reasons for awarding themselves the additional tax-free perks, which will cost tax payers an estimated $120,000 a year. Is this the right message to be sending to their constituents in a weakened economy when most politicians are voluntarily ending their perks and stipends for the good of the community? The answer may be clear if the Council would do the right thing and place the issue on a ballot for the residents to decide. Politicians are elected on their promises and willingness to serve for public good and not personal gain. Thanks to the Internet, we are all open for business 24 hours a day. It’s the new normal. Perhaps the increased workload is a reflection of discourse surrounding poor spending decisions by those governing. The “drop-in-the-bucket” mentality is not an effective way to manage public funds for long-term success and survival of a community - neither is the service of self-awarding politicians.

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It is our position that lessons can be learned from the actions of two city governments in Hamilton County. With the threat of another recession looming, out of control deficit spending, 9.1 percent unemployment, poverty levels the highest since 1993, a drop in personal income, our elected officials need to “wake up and smell the coffee.” It isn’t business as usual anymore. Hamilton County may be faring better than other parts of the country, but it is not immune to the economic downturn. Recently, the Carmel Redevelopment Commission announced its approval of an installation of an $80,000 statue in the roundabout at 136th Street and Rangeline Road. The work was awarded to an out of state artist. By comparison, Westfield also erected a statue in a roundabout at 151st Street and Carey Road. The cost was $8,000 and the work was done by a local artist. Some may think these types of purchases are frivolous. However, if the money is going to be spent, wouldn’t it be prudent to show some amount of frugality and use homegrown talent to boost the local economy? It is time for our public servants to adapt to the new reality.

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Section 4. Oath Every person elected or appointed to any office under this Constitution, shall, before entering on the duties thereof, take an oath or affirmation, to support the Constitution of this State, and of the United States, and also an oath of office. Section 5. State seal There shall be a Seal of State, kept by the Governor for official purposes, which shall be called the Seal of the State of Indiana. Section 6. Commissions All commissions shall issue in the name of the State, shall be signed by the Governor, sealed with the State Seal, and attested by the Secretary of State.

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Students make Midwest’s gala a success anything else with their time, these students COMMENTARY were in formal attire and volunteering for their By Kevin Kane school. Going to a Catholic elementary school, I was What really caught my attention, however, often asked to help in the school’s fundraising efforts. And by “asked,” I meant “required.” This was that previous Midwest students also were giving their time to help. Some recent Midwest typically included selling pizzas, but my lack of grads spoke at the event. interest in going door to Another was the official door always left my parOn a Friday night, when photographer, and I’m ents with a freezer full of tasteless pies. they could have been doing sure there were several Many of the students almost anything else with more. There was one group at Carmel’s Midwest Academy, however, do their time, these students that wasn’t working night: the Midwest so much more to help were in formal attire and that faculty. their school – and do it volunteering for their school. Not only do the stuvoluntarily. dents’ efforts help make In a cover story on the important night a Midwest from 2010, I success, but the fact that they work the event called it a “school of second chances,” and it means the teachers and administration can truly is. Students who have difficulty succeedenjoy it and, more importantly, interact with ing in a traditional school setting – perhaps as parents and school supporters. a result of learning or social disorders – come I haven’t seen the figures from this year’s gala, to Midwest for a fresh start and a chance to but there’s no doubt it was the school’s biggest. graduate. The attendance increased by more than 100 The school is filled with stories of kids whose grades, and lives, were turned around by attend- people compared to last year, and the live and ing Midwest, and many of these students return silent auctions were very lively and competitive. But I believe the students were the key ingrethe favor whenever possible. dient that made this year’s gala a great night. Oct. 14 was the best example. The school held its annual gala that night at the Ritz Charles, and dozens of students worked the Kevin Kane is the managing editor event to help make it a success. The gala is the of Current in Carmel. You can school’s biggest fundraising effort, and the stureach him via e-mail at Kevin@ dents understand its importance. So on a Friday youarecurrent.com. night, when they could have been doing almost

Reader’s View Cartoon warps perspective Editor, I would think, based on the contents of your local paper, that it would take a political position that was either apolitical or fair and balanced. The big fat pig cartoon in the Oct. 18 issue was neither. Sucking on the corporate teat and then complaining is certainly good humor, but it warps perspective in a time when the media has been aggressively supporting whoever has money. Is that now the purpose of your paper? That your paper is somewhat free for your readers should mean that it is free of a political point of view as well. A political cartoon that shows American rabble sucking at the corporate teat is funny to some, but it opens up a series of questions that residents of one of the top communities in the United States might ask. How did that bloated pig get to be so enormous?

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Given all the wondrous possibilities of free market capitalism, why do so many people feel that they need to protest while sucking at that teat? And how many more won’t protest, though they’d like to, because they’re afraid to lose their place at the corporate teat? And why, if we are the freest country on earth, why do our mature, responsible citizens feel that whining or making fun is their only recourse, their only way to let off steam? The good people in the “Occupy” movement (and the Tea Party as well) fear for their families’ futures. Laughing at people like that in some ways seems so political, as this cartoon seems to confirm. Rather than taking the simple, easy way out with a cartoon, maybe you should open a serious political forum. Or not, cheap laughs solve so many issues in a country with few worries. Gary Levey 46236

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DISPATCHES » Financial expert and Guilded Leaf – The Carmel Clay Public Library will present Susan L. Hirshman, author of “Does This Make My Assets Look Fat?”  Friday at 10 a.m. For more information, call 571-4292. CCPL also will hold its seventh annual Guilded Leaf fundraiser Thursday. For event details, visit at currentincarmel.com.  » Halloween party – Detour an American Grille will host Halloween festivities all day Saturday. The events start with the Detour Spooktacular Celebration, a free fun-filled event for kids from 3 to 5 p.m. The festivities turn 21 and over from 7 to 11 p.m. with the Jim Beam Devil’s Cut Costume Party. There is a $5 cover charge for this event that boasts prizes including $500 cash, a four-night Bahamas Cruise and a VIP Limo Ride with Casino Cash to Hoosier Park Casino. For more information, call 571-0091. » Parent awareness night – The Hamilton Co. Fatal Alcohol Crash Team will host a program Nov. 2, 7 p.m. in the CHS Freshman Center cafeteria to educate parents about the current trends, tips and tricks in teenage drug use. Parents will be updated about illegal drugs, legal drugs and household products teenagers are using to get high. For more information, call 571-5922 ext. 7448. » Rotary meeting – Rotary Club of Carmel will meet Friday, noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Mansion at Oak Hill, 5801 E. 116th St. Program: Butler Business Incubator. Contact: Wendy Phillips, 501-4955. » Kiwanis meeting – Carmel Golden K Kiwanis will meet this Thursday, 10 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, 852 W. Main St. Speaker: Mark Snyder, “The Growth of Carmel.” Contact: Don Moehn, 873-1956. » NCMA meeting – The National Contract Management Association Indianapolis Chapter will host a dinner meeting at Buca Di Beppo in Castleton (6045 E. 86th St., Indianapolis) tomorrow. The keynote speaker will be Lee Sullivan, division director. Price will be $28 for fulltime students or retirees, $30 for NCMA members, $32 for non-members. Please feel free to bring a guest. Registration opens at 6 p.m. For more information, visit intranet.ncmahq.org/indianapolis.

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COMMENTARY By Danielle Wilson I am really angry right now. My daughter has been yelling, “Our trees have been cut down, Mommy!” She’s referring to some white pines my husband planted in the spring on the far side of a creek lining our property. I’ve just confirmed the attack: all eight have been mowed flat. I ask you, good citizens of central Indiana, who cuts down trees? Trees are not yours to cut down. Who could cut down young trees that could have grown to be mighty furs, reduced erosion and provided oxygen. Who does that? Murderers. Here’s what’s particularly frustrating: Although our neighborhood owns the property lining the creek, no one is allowed to plant trees or erect fences and sheds within that area. Were they serious? By that definition, half of our street is in violation. So we talked with a “very nice gentleman” from the surveyor’s office, who said the area is a non-enforced easement, which translates to “everything is cool.” He said he would double-check with his boss to be sure. Plus, we could always file a petition if it turned out to be a problem. We never heard back, so the six-foot saplings remained in the ground. Now, without warning, someone has bushwhacked eight thriving pines. I can see their

carcasses from my back deck. The perpetrator was not in the neighborhood association or our property management company. While I type this very column, the “very nice gentleman” is checking to see if his office might have, accidentally, ordered a contractor to hate on nature. I may have red hair and a rifle-totin’ husband, but normally, I’m a fairly even-keeled gal who avoids confrontation at all costs. Only two things cause me to go ballistic: Messing with my kids and treating me unfairly. I’m more worried about Doo’s reaction. Unlike me, he’s not afraid to go medieval on people when they deserve it. Plus, the trees were his idea when we moved in. He thought they could help reduce traffic noise and block an unsightly view of a busy round-about. There’s no telling what he’ll do if it turns out a hit was placed on our mini-forest. Turns out, the county did send out an assassin to obliterate our trees. It’s about to get ugly. I’ll be sharing every nasty detail with you, the voting and tax-paying public. Peace out. Danielle Wilson is a Carmel resident and contributing columnist. You may e-mail her at danielle@ currentincarmel.com.

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Run to help our schools VOLUNTEERS By Jeff Worrell Carmel long has been known for having a school system for which people are willing to relocate. The buildings, curriculum, teachers and staff comprise a corporation that routinely receives a grade of A-plus. However, the excellence was not built only by tax dollars and people receiving a salaries. Thousands of volunteer hours have been used to raise literally millions of dollars for the direct benefit of teachers and students in each schoolhouse within our city limits. The Carmel Education Foundation can take a significant amount of credit for the reputation our schools now enjoy. Year after school year, CEF provides the rich, creamy icing to top off our educational cake. One of those hard-working volunteers, Diane Schussel-Klein is the event coordinator for the largest, most spectacular and heart-saving event of the season: the Ghosts & Goblins 5K/2K & Wellness Fair starting at Carmel High School. Saturday, at 8:30 a.m., serious runners and folks just out for a stroll may preview their favorite Halloween costumes as the course winds its way through Carmel’s scenic Arts & Design District. Klein said, “The Ghosts & Goblins event promotes fitness and fun while raising funds to support important grants we use to support teachers in the classroom.” A friendly competition is heating up among the 11 elementary schools, three middle schools

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By David Heighway Hamilton County Historian Every community seems to have its share of legendary monsters, particularly to attract tourists. Scotland has the Loch Ness Monster, the state of Washington has Bigfoot, and even Lake Manitou near Rochester, Ind., has a giant serpent. What about Hamilton County? Do we have a stray monster or two wandering about? Interestingly, we have more sightings than we have legends. Our “monster” doesn’t have a proper name, but the mysterious cat that is supposed to roam the banks of the White River has been a part of the local consciousness since the middle of the 20th Century. As near as anyone can tell, the first time an unusual sighting was reported was in January 1951 when a “black panther” was reported along the river. State police officers investigated and found nothing except vague animal tracks and some fur. However, this didn’t prevent carloads of hunters (mostly non-residents of the county), from arming themselves to the teeth and searching the underbrush. The greatest danger to any human was from getting shot by a trigger-happy hunter, but fortunately, no one was injured. Eventually, the hullabaloo faded. The next reported sighting was more precise, but still provided no answers. In October 1965, a “dark colored” and “cat-like” animal was seen to leap over the fence of the Home for Friendless Animals at Horseshoe Prairie, kill and eat a small dog, and then leap back out. This occurred at least seven other times. There were also reports of livestock attacks in the area. However, once again, nothing definite was found. The beast made several appearances in the mid-1970s. County residents who lived along the river heard its screaming cry and saw what they thought were paw prints. A security guard at Conner Prairie claimed he spotted a large cat prowling around the grounds of the museum. A local cattle breeder saw his herd of cows running in panic around their pasture. Some black, brown and white fur was found in places where the animal had been sighted. Regrettably, none of it was saved, because modern DNA testing would settle the matter very quickly. The naturalists who investigated the sightings felt fairly sure the animal was a large, stray dog. The witnesses felt otherwise. In the latter part of the 1990s, the beast really put on a show and gave the game wardens quite a headache. A large cat estimated at 60 to 100 pounds, was spotted near New Whiteland in June 1996. Although an effort was made to capture it, there were no reports of success. Then Noblesville had two mountain lion sightings in June 1997. One animal was seen behind the Kroger store on Logan Street and the other was seen on a farm at 206th Street. Investigators found nothing at the store and felt the animal at 206th Street was probably a coyote. The farmer disagreed and acrimonious letters were exchanged in the newspapers. In May 1998, a hog farm in Miami County had five pigs killed and mutilated by an animal that roared and left a distinctly catlike paw print. The DNR investigated and this time they believed it was a big cat. But they pointed out it probably wasn’t a “wild” cat because the hog carcasses had been left mostly uneaten. Usually, wild animals only kill to eat. An animal had been raised in captivity might know how to kill, but not what to do afterwards. Unfortunately, there are people who raise wild animals in secret as a kind of a pet. This is, of course, illegal and they often don’t know what to do with them when they are grown. These animals sometimes escape or are let loose, like the alligator found one year in an Indianapolis pond. Whatever was let loose in Miami

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County was apparently never captured. The beast made big headlines in 2001. A creature was spotted in Elkhart County in early September. Officials played this down until a horse was injured in late September on a farm near Lebanon in Boone County. A large paw print was found nearby. Sightings increased after this, but they may have been in reaction to the newspaper stories. There was debate between the witnesses and naturalists about the creature, as well as debate between the naturalists and other naturalists. In the end, almost everyone agreed there was some animal, but no one was sure exactly what it was. So, is there a real beast out there? If there is, it’s not the wild animal scientists call Puma concolor, and the rest of us call puma, cougar, catamount, or mountain lion. The primary reason is the mountain lion has been presumed to be extinct in Indiana for more than a century. The last lion in central Indiana was killed around 1851. The last lion in the state was thought to have been killed in 1868, although Benton County reported a “beast” killing cattle in 1874 and Spencer County had problems with a “lioness” in 1881. Could a family of lions have somehow survived to the present day? The biological facts won’t support this idea. A mountain lion could be described as a 150-pound killing machine. The animal’s body is almost pure muscle and has a very high metabolism that requires 6,000 calories a day. To get this, it eats on average about 13 pounds of meat a day. Biologists estimate it kills a deer every seven to 10 days and feeds on small animals in between major kills. This amount of food needed to survive increases when there are cubs to feed. The lion prefers fresh meat and it will not scavenge from garbage unless it is starving. When you multiply these factors by the numbers of animals needed for a healthy breeding stock, it suggests it would be impossible in an area as heavily populated as Hamilton County for this activity to go unnoticed. So what is it people have been seeing in Hamilton County for the past 50 years? Well, there is another kind of cat that definitely has lived in Hamilton County in the past and has had a much better chance of surviving. That is Lynx rufus, or the common bobcat, also known as the wildcat. William Conner was the first non-native known to have contact with these animals. He offered the Indians 50 to 67 cents for each cat skin, the same price he offered for fox skins. Heady Hollow, located near William Conner’s house, had its own population of wildcats, and their distinctive screaming could be heard until the early 1900s. An actual wildcat was caught in November 1927 near Cicero. It was a female with six kittens and she was three feet, nine inches long, 21 inches tall, and weighed 27 and a half pounds. This is somewhat larger than the average bobcat. It’s understandable how a bobcat might be confused with a cougar or black panther. They are twice as large as the average domestic cat, and a person’s mind can play tricks on them when confronted with an animal of that size. Although the coats are spotted, their fur can

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range in color from tawny to very dark. Although their tail is very short, it does exist. Most importantly, even though they are very rare in modern Indiana, they are not extinct. Whoever sees one is seeing an actual animal, even though a person’s mind might change it into a larger creature. Incidentally, it’s also possible to confuse the bobcat with its rare and slightly larger cousin, the Canadian Lynx. For example, a piece in the Nov. 8, 1890 edition of The Ledger said, “Tis said a wild and hungry lynx prowls around near Huntington. No one has been killed by it.” Of course, no one was likely to be killed by it since it rarely went near humans. Actually, by that time, the lynx had disappeared from Indiana. Today, the lynx has a very limited territory, mostly in the north of Canada. You would be just as likely to see a moose in Indiana as you would a lynx. Many naturalists refer to odd animal sightings as “UFO’s” or Unidentified Furry Objects. They wouldn’t deny a person saw something; they just want more proof before they decide what it is. In 1998, the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources began a program to track bobcats with sightings and radio collars to see if the population is on the increase. However, spotting a bobcat is very difficult, since it avoids humans as much as possible. Bobcats are much happier hunting birds and rodents in the deep forests. So keep your eyes open as you travel through the Hamilton County forests. You might see a rare bit of Indiana fauna run by. But, if there is some other animal on the banks of White River the biologists don’t know about – a Felis Rufus Hoosierensus – watch out! The Beast of White River might be on the prowl.

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Hamilton County Halloween events » Haunted Trails at Cool Creek Park – Make your way through the “boo-tiful” woods of Cool Creek Park, 2000 E. 151st St., Westfield, during the annual Haunted Trails Halloween event from 7 to 10 p.m. today through Thursday. Ghouls and goblins are lurking at every turn and waiting for you to arrive. Trail not recommended for children under 12, but there will be plenty of fright-free activities available. Cost is $5 per person. For more information, call 770-4407 or visit www.myhamiltoncountyparks.com. » Headless Horseman at Conner Prairie – Time is running out to enjoy the annual fall event at Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers. Gather family and friends close and prepare to jump and scream as the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow rides again. And when your racing heart begins to slow down, join in for night entertainment at the barn dance and enjoy fun activities that present the story of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Headless Horseman runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Presale tickets are $9-$13 and tickets purchased at the gate are $11-$15. For more information, call 776-6006 or visit www.connerprairie.org. » Mystery Café at The Mansion – The Mansion at Oak Hill, 5801 E. 116th St., Carmel, pairs up with the Mystery Café of Indianapolis to present a spooktacular evening Friday at The Mansion with a five-course dinner and a Mystery Café show; Bats: The Non Musical. Tickets are $55 per person and include a five-course elegant dinner with hors d’oeuvres, soup, salad, prime rib and

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chicken dinner and dessert as well as the show. Dress in your favorite “cluesque” costume and enjoy the meal while trying to solve the “Who Done It” mystery. For reservations, call 843-9850. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. » Ghosts & Goblins 5K Run 2K Walk & Wellness Fair – To benefit the Carmel Education Foundation will host its Ghosts & Goblins 5K Run 2K Walk & Wellness Fair beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Carmel High School, 520 E. Main St. Safe costumes are welcomed. The event will include a costume contest, fun prizes and gift certificates. For more information, contact the Carmel Education Foundation at 844-9961 or visit www.carmelghostrun.com. » Halloween Westfield Historic Underground Railroad Ghost Walk – Unseen Press will host a ghost walk from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Monday at Asa Bales Park, 132 W. Main St., Westfield. The walking tour is filled with stories of ghosts of the Underground Railroad mixed with modern-day gangsters and spirits from Westfield’s haunted history. Reservations are required. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and children 11 and younger. For more information, call 840-6456 or visit www.unseenpress.com.

Haunted Houses Fright Manor Address: 2909 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis Times: 7 to 10 p.m. Weekdays and Sunday, 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday • Web site: www.frightmanor. com • Cost: $20 Asylum House Address: 8600 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis Times: 7 to 10 p.m. today, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and Monday, 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday • Cost: $19 Necropolis Address: 2525 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis • Times: 7 to 10 p.m. today through Thursday and Sunday, 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, 7 to 11 p.m. Monday

Web site: www. darkarmies. com/necropolishaunted-house/ • Cost: $19-$27 Scarevania Address: 1911 N. Granville Ave., Muncie Times: 8 to 11 p.m. Thursday and Monday, 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Saturday and Sunday • Web site: www.scarevania. com • Cost: $10 Fear Fair Address: 800 A Ave. E., Seymour Times: 9 to 11 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 8 to 10 p.m. Sunday and Monday • Web site: www. fearfair.com • Cost: $10

U.S. locales with a Halloween theme • Candy Town, Ohio • Cape Fear, N.C. • Frankenstein, Mo. • Pumpkin Bend, Ark. • Pumpkin Hollow, N.Y. • Scary, W.Va. • Skull Creek, Neb. • Spook City, Colo. • Tombstone, Ariz. • Transylvania County, N.C. • Witch Hazel, Ore.

Halloween pranks that won’t damage property » Thick glasses – A funny prank for trick-or-treaters: Answer the door wearing ridiculously thick-lensed glasses (costume or real) and pretend to have extremely poor eyesight, repeatedly missing the mark when trying to drop candy into the treat bags. You’ll be amazed at how many kids fall for this and try desperately to move their bags underneath your misguided hands.  » Caramel onions – Another classic for family and friends: Wrap an apple-shaped onion in a caramel-apple wrap (available in grocery stores this time of year). Add a Popsicle stick, melt the caramel slightly in the microwave for an authentic look, and let it cool. Serve to the sucker of your choice. » Double surprise – This one requires some acting ability. Open the door for trick-or-treaters wearing a bathrobe and slippers, with your hair wrapped in a towel (for women). Act completely surprised by the commotion, saying, “Oh, geez!. I forgot it was Halloween. I was just getting ready to take a bloodbath.” Follow this with whatever ghoulish behavior you choose-bare your teeth to reveal blood-stained fangs, pull the towel from your head to show a bloody skull cap pierced with a spike or saw blade, etc. » Sick at work – Instead of wearing a costume to work, show up looking terribly ill and complain of unusual and odious symptoms. Explain to coworkers in confidence that you knew you shouldn’t have come to work today but you just couldn’t miss the Halloween party. And scratch a lot. -www.foxnews.com

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Council approves budget, sets levy cap By Kevin Kane kevin@youarecurrent.com Many of the City Council’s public discussions leading up to its vote on the 2012 budget were on the levying of tax dollars – not spending. The council last week approved appropriations for the city’s 2012 budget totaling $112,074,356, and the budget ordinance passed in tandem with a resolution changing the process by which property tax bills are determined. Driving the proposed change was an average citywide decrease in assessed valuation of 2.5 percent, which Mayor Jim Brainard said was the first decrease in Carmel’s modern history. To offset the overall decrease, a resolution was proposed to use a maximum tax levy instead of a flat tax rate. “Of course, the cost of city services hasn’t gone down even if property values have,” said accountant Curt Coonrod. “We’ve calculated the levy to offset that decrease in assessed values so that the average tax bill will be the same as last year.” Coonrod added that the “average taxpayer”

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Board dismisses complaint against Seidensticker intention of returning.” By Kevin Kane The board determined that there kevin@youarecurrent.com was insufficient evidence of SeidenThe Hamilton County Election sticker’s intent to make a permanent Board will not proceed with an inresidence outside of his district. vestigation into the residency of Eric “The code is gray in this area; the Seidensticker, Carmel’s City Council code does provide some language for president. temporary residency,” board member Seidensticker went before the board Keith Clock said. “Unless someone last Friday to respond to an anonySeidensticker can file a formal complaint that’s not mous statement sent to the board questioning his residency and council eligibility. anonymous with some proof that there’s intent to leave the district, I’m not seeing a violation yet.” A motion to send the complaint to the prosecuSome of Seidensticker’s fellow councilors tor’s office for further investigation failed for came to his defense on Friday. Councilwoman lack of a second, and a subsequent motion to Luci Snyder presented a letter from Clerk-Treadismiss the complaint was later approved. surer Diana Cordray stating that Seidensticker’s Seidensticker said before the meeting that paychecks from the city are still mailed to his he has temporarily been staying outside his address on Ash Drive, and Councilman Kevin home on Ash Drive as a result of a family matRider said he was “offended” that such a meetter, but that his permanent residence remains ing was necessary. unchanged. “Does anyone else see the flavor of this?” he “That’s where I’m paying my mortgage,” he said. “First of all, it’s anonymous. It’s shameful. said. Under Indiana Code, a member of a common It’s slanderous. (Seidensticker’s) character is so far above this. I’m offended for (him). I’m ofcouncil “forfeits office if the member ceases to fended by this procedure. I’m offended that any be a resident of the district or city.” And residence, under Indiana Code, is defined as “where of us have to sit here and talk about this.” Seidensticker said he was “confident this is a person has the person’s true, fixed, and pernot a political issue but a personal one.” manent home and principal establishment; and Jordan Fischer contributed to this report. to which the person has, whenever absent, the

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Five years ago this edition, we launched our humble, little enterprise, Current Publishing, LLC, with the inaugural issue of Current in Carmel. Gail Bardach, now the judge of Hamilton County Superior Court 6, was our first cover subject; at the time, she still was in her 13-year run as Carmel city judge. Back in the day, when Bardach was cracking down on drunk drivers and youth offenders, among others, we were just setting out to begin cracking wise (on occasion) in this, our weekly column, From the Backshop, and run this newspaper the best way we knew how to do it. In many respects, it is, indeed, a long way back to our early days in what we called Cubicleville in the former Thomson Consumer Electronics building at West 103rd Street and U.S. 31. One of our partners, associate editor Terry Anker, had taken up “residence” there for his consulting business. “You guys should give it a shot until you find what you want,” he said to us. Brian had worked in that building as the head of a not-for-profit publishing concern, and he liked it well enough, so Steve agreed to give it a go there. It was, indeed, a city of cubicles once full to capacity with tech types, and we were fish out of water in that place. We played well with others, though, especially folks that to this day remain good friends, among them Alex and Alla

Brian Kelly & Steve Greenberg Morozov, Carmel residents and owners of Swan Software Solutions. Actually, it took everyone a bit of time and patience to get used to Steve’s, uh, “newsroom demeanor.” He grew up on the “blue” side of the business – especially with respect to deadline - and also the side where the tie comes off as soon as you enter the building. Brian is happy to report he cultured Steve to a point – that being the point where Brian simply gave up. As soon as an inner office became available, Brian wisely took the chance to get out of the “war zone.”

Steve, though, heard Brian’s laughs so frequently from that little room that it only encouraged more of the same. An audience was born! Brian, meanwhile, was hunkered down over his laptop – an open-box buy, naturally, from the former Circuit City – converting pennies to coils of copper. He’s damned good at it. We believe it’s a match made somewhere between heaven and hell, and once we figure out where we shall let you know. Truth: In the 16 months of ramping up this enterprise and all through the ensuing five years, we’ve never exchanged a cross word. It’s kinda sick, we think, and as business partners we complement each other - at least that’s what we tell one another. We are politically and fiscally joined at the hip and we tend to finish sentences for one another, as has been the case since July 5, 2005, the day we met and decided to combine strengths to put a local-local newspaper in Carmel, where we both live. So we bolted Cubicleville for a tony address, 1 S. Range Line Rd., Suite 220, in Old Town Shoppes I, the public-private partnership project. (Great alliteration there, we

think.). And that 668-square-foot space became our World Headquarters™ from December 2006 through early August of this year. Sometimes, we had up to 11 people working in the office on those deadline days – including our office manager, who had to keep her sanity in the “din of inequity.” We brought in Table 1™ as overflow workspace. (Who were we kidding? It instantly became permanent workspace.) As uncomfortable as that joint was, we made it work. Reporters and editors took to the outdoor balcony/ walkway to accept phone calls and interview folks on the other end of the line. Was it embarrassing? Hell, yes, it was. But it also contributed to the “you won’t believe this” preface that went into making Carmel’s Best Weekly Newspaper™ and still does. Good times were had by most, and refreshments most assuredly were served. These days, we’re in a by-comparison vacuous 1,970 square feet at 30 S. Range Line Rd. We actually have spaces to call reception, sales, the newsroom, the dungeon, the “executive suite” and the “executive catering department.” Everyone has his or her own workspace, and the park-

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what they want – NOT what we “think” they want – they will linger with the paper, read it in multiple sessions and view our advertising partners’ messages. To that latter point, at the end of 2010, we were retaining 90.7 percent of our advertising partners year over year. That. Doesn’t. Stink. OK, then. People. Really good people. Characters, each and every one of them. Our team today is the strongest we’ve ever assembled, and that is stated with no disrespect to those who played with us along the way. At the head of the parade is Dennis O’Malia, the former grocery executive, who once told us, “Guys, I don’t know the first thing about selling newspaper advertising. I’m an operations guy.” We told him, “Good. We’ll show you how.” Straight out of the gate, The Big O led all sellers in revenue generation, just as he has every month since. He is an indefatigable machine, granted with his own quirky systems, and he is our most ef-

fective seller to date. He also makes us laugh on a regular basis, which helps cut the tension around here on deadline. O is what our company stands for – superlative relationships in which we super-serve our advertising partners. He also is the “vice president” of nicknames, operations, flagpoles and archives. Long ago, one of Steve’s bosses told Steve that he should “greet me at the elevator every morning and see me to it every night.” Translation: Put in the hours. While we’ve never asked that of O, the man relentlessly pursues customer pleasure. He’s in the office when others are sleeping or are taking full advantage of the weekend. It’s a pleasure to have him in our midst and as a partner in the company, which we recently made him. It’s an award richly deserved. Our art director, Zach Ross, and our managing editor, Kevin Kane, shepherd the content into the paper each week in fine fashion. Characters in their own right, they do well more than their share in keeping this ship moving forward. Our other editions similarly are directed by Jordan Fischer (Fishers, no kidding), Robert Herrington (Noblesville) and Lindsay Eckert (Westfield.) Our ad traffic manager, Lara Acton, ad de-

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Stone Creek The scoop: Get ready for a whole new experience when you visit Stone Creek. You will find class and elegance in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Located in the Hamilton Town Center, Stone Creek is a perfect respite after a day of shopping. The widelydiverse menu offers many choices for adventurous diners. Stone Creek is prepared to meet all dining needs for a large group, family occasion or an intimate dinner for two. A bar complete with a flat panel TV is perfect for catching the big game while enjoying the Stone Creek experience. Type of food: Steak, chicken, and seafood. Price of entrees: $13.99 to $24.99 Specialties: Steak and seafood Smoking: Not permitted

Melissa Lasup, manager, Firehouse Subs Where do you like to eat? Pizza King What do you eat there? “I love the Large Feast pizza, but it has to be thin crust.” What do you like about Pizza King? “I just love their food. I guess because I was raised on it.” Pizza king is located at 1225 S. 10th St., Noblesville. They can be reached at 7701738.

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I had seconds. The problem was I never got the recipe or her name. In the handbook I wrote a whole chapter lauding this best-of-all soup, and lamented the lost recipe. After the book was published a relative of Joyce’s approached me with a copy of the recipe and a book to sign for Joyce. You’ll love this soup. It tastes like a country club cheeseburger. soft. Season the beef mixture to taste with salt and pepper. Add the soup and water and then heat. This soup is great for a substitute for the old favorite - chili. Serve with dill pickle chips and rolls for dipping.

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DISPATCHES » St.V receives top ranking – The St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana received the state’s top honor for cardiology services for the seventh consecutive year by HealthGrades, an independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings. In addition, St.Vincent Health hospitals in Indianapolis, Anderson, Carmel and Winchester all received national recognition for specialty services. » Foods that lose weight for you – Want to lose weight? Try increasing your daily fiber intake in the form of nutrientrich high-fiber foods. Why fiber? Recent research in the Journal of Nutrition suggests eating more fiber as a way to prevent weight gain or even encourage weight loss. Over the course of the twoyear study, the researchers found that boosting fiber by 8 grams for every 1,000 calories resulted in about 4 ½ pounds of weight lost. Try it for yourself. If you’re consuming 2,000 calories per day, aim to increase your fiber by 16 grams. -www.eatingwell.com » The impact of three hours – Three hours of vigorous exercise a week can reduce a man’s heart attack risk by 22 percent, a new Harvard study suggests. The Harvard School of Public Health researchers also found that about 38 percent of that decreased risk was due to the beneficial effects of exercise on a man’s levels of “good” high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. -www.healthday.com

The making of Barbie COMMENTARY By Barry Eppley The pursuit of the idealized female appearance is not a realistic goal for any woman; regardless of what plastic surgery has to offer. Improving your own body through diet and exercise with a little plastic surgery, if desired, is the common sense approach. Women should only want to have a pleasing face and body proportions within their natural genetics. The Barbie doll, introduced in 1959 who celebrated her 50th birthday in 2009, has always been a controversial figure when it comes to body image. One of the most common criticisms for the doll is its unattainable body image for young women to emulate. Based on her 1/6 scale at a height of just under 12 inches, she would be the equivalent of 5’ 9” with a weight of 110 pounds. Technically at these dimensions she would have a body mass index of about 16, which would classify her as anorexic. Although looking like Barbie isn’t a look young women should admire, it is interesting to know what plastic surgery procedures one would have to go undergo to achieve it. In the October issue of O magazine, former model Katie Halchishick showed what she would have to do to achieve Barbie proportions. Posing for a photographer, she used her body to diagram what she would surgically have to do to change her features to emulate Barbie’s proportions and

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Dr. Jeffrey Schoonover’s new Fishers-based vein clinic seeks to help patients maintain their active lifestyles By Jordan Fischer jordan@youarecurrent.com Whether you’re a 20-something with a job that keeps you on your feet all day, or a retiree looking to maintain an active lifestyle, vein disorders can present a serious impediment to everyday life. While varicose veins, or spider veins, are perhaps the most commonly visible vein disorder, conditions can range from venous leg ulcers to restless leg syndrome, and can be a sign of a more serious problem, said Dr. Jeffery Schoonover. “Ultimately, we know the arteries carry healthy blood to the tissues,” Schoonover said. “The veins carry the blood back into general circulation.” When this process is disrupted by vein disorders, blood can begin pooling in the legs, causing swelling and bruising, and hindering the legs from doing their job as a “second heart muscle,” according to Schoonover. “Your body depends upon your calf muscles to pump blood back up into your system against gravity,” he said. Schoonover is the owner and founder of Indiana Vein Specialists, which opened its doors this month at its new Fishers office, 11876 Olio Rd. The practice offers treatment of varicose and spider veins; treatments which have become drastically less invasive over the last five years, Schoonover said. His initial studies done in family medicine, Schoonover went to medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine on a health profession scholarship from the U.S. Air Force, with which he served as a major for four years. While serving with the Air Force, Schoonover was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Air Force Commendation Medal for Outstanding Achievement while assigned to a humanitarian mission in El Salvador. In 2008, Schoonover became a member of the first class of board-certified phlebologists, medical specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of venous disorders. “Certainly the technology component (of phlebology) is extremely interesting,”

vein disorders Varicose Veins – Twisted, enlarged veins near the surface of the skin that are commonly seen in the legs and ankles. They can pose a serious health risk, leading to a number of conditions, from bleeding, venous leg ulcers and phlebitis to lifethreatening blood clots. Risk Factors – Heredity, age, sex, pregnancy and standing for long periods of time. Spider Veins – Thin, threadlike veins that lie close to the skin’s surface and are commonly red or purple in appearance. Risk Factors – Typically hormonallyinduced and associated with pregnancy and menstruation. Venous leg ulcer – An open wound caused by severe varicose veins. Can be found anywhere below the knee. Risk Factors – Presence of longstanding varicose veins, age, arthritis and immobility.

Dr. Jeffrey Schoonover and the staff at Indiana Vein Specialists Schoonover said, “but there are a lot of elements from family practice involved too. It’s extremely rewarding to offer these procedures with minimal invasiveness and see our patients improve.” Schoonover said, his patients come from all walks of life, everyone from the “weekend warrior to the triathlete.” And, with an aging population, and more than 80 million people already affected by varicose veins (80 percent of which are women), Schoonover said he sees a growing demand for these types of services. “With so many Baby Boomers aging and pursuing these healthy, active lifestyles, these treatments are right in line with their age group,” he said.

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WORLD TRAVEL By Leonid Plotkin People say that travel promotes understanding, but after a day in the small Bolivian town of Macha, watching Quechua Indians beating each other up for tradition’s sake, I wasn’t so sure. It was a scene at once shocking, revolting, fascinating, and utterly incomprehensible – one of the most bizarre things I’d ever seen. They call it the “Tinku,” which means “Encounter” in the local language. For one day, every May, people gather in Macha for a day of ritual combat. But after a few hours in the mayhem and confusion of this strangest of all events, little about it seemed ritualistic. I found myself amidst a chaotic, no-holds-barred general brawl in the town square. Men fighting with men. Women slapping, scratching and pulling each other’s hair. The young battling with the young. And a special area seemed reserved for grandpas spoiling for a fight. “Why do they fight?” I asked someone standing nearby. “It’s a kind of sacrifice, a blood offering to the earth,” he told me, “ . . . to have a good harvest next year.” “These people are the descendants of Inca warriors,” explained someone else. “They fight to keep alive their martial traditions.” Another person offered an alternate theory, “They fight to show that they’re tough. People here respect the hard, the brave and the

Public fighting is a tradition in the small Bolivian town of Macha. Photo by Leonid Plotkin

strong, and for a man to have a broken nose is a sign of status.” Someone else seemed puzzled by my question. “We fight ‘cause we’ve always fought,” the guy said matter-of-factly. Evening came, and for me the point of it all remained as impenetrable as the day I first heard that such a strange tradition exists.

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Defeating dangerous infections COMMENTARY By Dr. Jugnoo Husain Recently, a friend developed unrelenting diarrhea, a fever and stomach cramps. My friend was diagnosed with a Clostridium Difficile infection. She had recently taken antibiotics and then visited a hospitalized relative who had CDI. She has recovered, but described the infection as a miserable and scary experience. CDI is a contagious, spore-forming bacteria causing symptoms such as mild-moderate diarrhea and life-threatening colonic inflammation. A significant risk factor for CDI is recent antibiotic use. These drugs alter the balance of “good” bacteria in the gut and allow CDI to grow when someone becomes infected. CDI incidence has more than doubled since the mid-1990s. Elderly people and hospitalized or nursing home patients are the most at risk. These patients are also more likely to be immune-compromised and taking antibiotics. However, more aggressive and resistant infections are also increasing in the community, reportedly affecting younger people with no history of hospitalization or antibiotic use. CDI spores are shed in the stool of infected persons, contaminating their clothing, bedding and other surfaces. The spores can be transmitted to other patients via the hands of healthcare workers. Visitors can be at risk if they touch the contaminated surfaces and then touch their

mouths; studies show adults touch their faces 15.5 times per hour. Therefore, strict hospital infection-prevention is imperative, and the most important one is hand washing. Visitors should also wash their hands before and after their visits to prevent contracting the infection and spreading it to others. The same hygiene principles apply for infected people at home: Try to stay in a separate bedroom, wash your hands religiously with soap and water. Do not share the kitchen or other items with anyone. Have family members wash their hands after touching you. Clean surfaces and clothing with a chlorine-based disinfectant. Alcohol-based hand rubs are not effective against C-diff spores. Continue these precautions until the diarrhea has stopped for 48 hours. Treatment depends on disease severity, ranging from just stopping the offending antibiotic to (paradoxically) treating with another kind of antibiotic. Some severe cases may even require surgery. Certain probiotics, containing beneficial bacteria, may be added. The best strategy is to prevent C. diff in the first place, and good hand hygiene is the most important factor. Dr. Jugnoo Husain is a board certified anatomic and clinical pathologist. She currently resides in Hamilton County. Dr. Husain can be reached at jugnoohusain@gmail.com.

Falls: When should you schedule an evaluation? COMMENTARY By David Sullivan An often overlooked problem among our senior population is how often they fall or nearly fall.There are plenty of treatments available for what happens after the fall, whether this is hip fracture repair, stroke treatment or physical therapy. But what about trying to prevent the fall as a primary concern?   Millions of dollars are spent each year on these often quality-of-life-ending events. If more attention could be paid to this group that have a much higher chance of falling, then a lot of psychological, financial, and physical expense could be spared. Factors that contribute to falls include, but are not limited to: 1. Dizziness 2. History of falls or near falls 3. Being female 4. Compromised vision

5. Steadiness of gait (as observed and graded) 6. Ankle Strength and stability 7. Medications (many can affect balance) 8. Diseases such as Parkinson’s, a history of strokes or seizures, arthritis, diabetic or other neuropathy 9. Ability to get up out of a chair and ability to walk and talk (as observed and graded) If you see any of the above as a potential way for you or a loved one to suffer a fall, then schedule an evaluation. There are many options available from, physical therapy and gait-assistive devices to simple braces that are quite supportive and stabilizing while still being comfortable. You can e-mail me at drs@ westfieldfoot.com if you have any questions regarding this important issue. Dr. David Sullivan is with Westfield Foot and Ankle, 16411 Southpark Dr., Suite B. E-mail him at drs@ westfieldfoot.com.

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It’s time to Speak Up! Commentary By Marcia Wilson “Okay, now we’re going to check your cataracts.” That took a moment to register in my brain before I responded that, in fact, I don’t have cataracts and that’s not why I was there. “Of course you do” the technician insisted, and so it went as we argued back and forth until I was starting to wonder if I might have cataracts! She left me with “we’ll see if the doctor thinks you need surgery.” So now, blood pressure rising, I’m making a list of questions concerning cataracts when this stranger in a white coat walks in and asks how I’m doing. That was the last straw, and finally my brain remembered Speak Up. So why did I feel guilty when the doctor looked a little put out when I asked for my regular ophthalmologist, the one who knows my history – these are my eyes, this is about my health! Finally my doctor came in, and guess what? No cataracts, no surgery, everything looks good, and because she is part of my “team” I accepted her sincere apology about the mix-up. Isn’t it funny how most of us are willing to speak up about everything else in the world, but when it comes to our own health care we have a bad habit of just nodding, not asking questions, and withholding tidbits of information that might seem insignificant or embarrassing. We’re more likely to share T.M.I. (too much information) about health issues with our friends, neighbors, and strangers in line at the grocery than with our doctors, yet we expect the doctors

to have all the answers. In 2002 the Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued this great (and underutilized) initiative to encourage us to be more active, involved and informed in our health care. As an acronym Speak Up is a little complicated to remember but worth carrying a copy right next to your insurance card: Speak up if you have questions or concerns. If you still don’t understand, ask again. It’s your body and you have a right to know. Pay attention to the care you get. Make sure you’re getting the right treatments and medicines. Don’t assume anything. Educate yourself about your illness. Ask a trusted friend or family member to be your advocate (advisor or supporter). Know what medicines you take and why you take them. Use a hospital, clinic, etc. that has been carefully checked out. Participate in all decisions about your treatment. You are the center of your health care team. That’s worth repeating: You are the center of your health care team. So “Go Team”, Speak Up, and keep moving! Marcia Wilson holds an M.A. in gerontology and teaches exercise courses for aging adults in Fishers. Wilson can be reached at wanderw@iquest.net.

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DISPATCHES » HD keeps dividends steady – Despite a weak housing market, The Home Depot continues to deliver better-than-expected results. The world’s largest home improvement retailer reported second quarter earnings per share 5 percent ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate driven by solid same-store sales growth. The company also pays a dividend that yields a solid 2.9 percent. Valuation is reasonable too, with shares trading well below the industry average. -www.forbes.com » Celebrate entrepreneurs – The Entrepreneurship Advancement Center will host its Entrepreneurship Celebration Awards Thursday, beginning at 7 a.m. at the Monon

Center East, 1235 Central Park Dr. E., Carmel. Individual tickets are $30. Half tables (four tickets) are $100; whole tables are $185. Registration is required and can be done at eaccelebration.eventbrite.com. » Smarter remodel – The average return on investment for a home renovation has fallen from more than 80 percent in 2006 to a mere 60 percent today. Ergo, a blowout kitchen remodel makes no sense. But with contractors hurting for business, try a smaller project such as a new deck or patio. Almost two-thirds of home buyers are looking for outdoor entertaining space, according to a survey last year by ZipRealty. No surprise, then, that a new deck has an ROI of 73 percent, according to Remodeling magazine.  -www.money.cnn.com

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How can I protect expensive jewelry? INSURANCE Q&A By Andy Warren Question from Anonymous from Westfield: I’m getting ready to buy an expensive piece of jewelry for a special lady. What do I need to do to make sure it’s properly protected? Response from Andy Warren: Congratulations on your purchase! I hope your special lady likes it and whatever else you might have to say when you give it to her. As you know, jewelry is high-valued, easily lost or destroyed and vulnerable to theft. Jewelry is covered on a standard home policy, but usually has a special limit on the total amount of coverage (usually a few hundred dollars). It doesn’t sound like a few hundred dollars is going to cover your potential purchase. Luckily, there are a few options available to protect your jewelry. Adding an endorsement to your home policy is the easiest way to protect your jewelry, but you can also purchase a separate policy or roll the dice and leave it uninsured. When deciding which method you are going to go with, there are a few questions you should keep in mind: • Does the coverage consider jewelry values that increase over time? • Does it cover mysterious disappearance (it’s gone, but you don’t know when or how it disappeared)? • What causes of loss does the policy cover and exclude?

The next thing you need to figure out is what your piece of jewelry is worth. Since this item will be newly purchased, you have a store receipt or certificate from the jeweler. If you don’t have a receipt or the item has not been appraised recently, it’s time to seek out an expert and get an updated appraisal. Sometimes a jewelry store that you frequent will offer free appraisals, but usually you have to pay for an appraiser’s services. The American Society of Appraisers is a good resource if you’re looking for an appraiser. You can use the “Find an Appraiser” feature on their website, appraisers.org.  It is common practice to have your appraisals updated every three to five years. In addition, there are a few other things you should consider doing: • Take photos of your jewelry from several angles. • Keep original receipts and appraisals. • Consider keeping your jewelry in a hidden safe or storage area Make sure you’re not being overprotective, though. Jewelry is bought to be worn and can’t be enjoyed sitting in a safe.

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BATTERED STOCKS WORTH A LOOK Digital Realty Trust (DLR) – Digital Realty Trust is a REIT that owns datacenter locations throughout the country. Datacenters are in high demand right now, as new trends in cloud computing and internet-enabled mobile devices strain the abilities of the country’s current networks. That secular demand is one good reason why DLR isn’t subject to the typical ebb and flow of the real estate market; its niche properties are too specialized. Another reason (as with most REITs) is the firm’s use of long-term, triple-net leases with tenants. Those leases mean that DLR isn’t on the hook for any maintenance costs or property taxes -- the tenant pays for all of that, and pays DLR a set, consistent rent (with built-in inflation increases). Idexx Labs (IDXX) – Bringing new products to market quickly has been one of Idexx’s biggest benefits in recent years. By staying at the cutting edge, Idexx is better able to attract veterinary practices that are looking for medical products that provide faster results and better treatments.

The majority of Idexx’s products are relatively high margin; as a result, the company currently enjoys net margins in excess of 15 percent. From a financial perspective, Idexx is in solid shape. The firm carries a meaningless amount of debt that’s more than offset by a $160 million cash position. Investors should keep an eye out for earnings on Oct. 21. Garmin (GRMN) – While Garmin’s core market is challenging right now, shorting in this stock is overblown. Financially, this stock is in a rock-solid position with approximately $2.5 billion in cash and long-term investments and no debt. That cash position makes up almost half of the company’s market cap right now -- and it helps to reduce uncertainty over its 4.62 percent dividend payout. (Garmin is one of the top-yielding electronics stocks.) That level of financial wherewithal means that Garmin can afford to push into novel markets with its products going forward. -www.thestreet.com

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The story of Henry the handyman DECORATING By Vicky Earley We always hope decorating projects will have a happy ending. We always hope the changes will be perfect and the room will be transformed without a single glitch along the way. But, that is not always the case. Angie, a dear client, showed up at my doorstep several years ago with impeccable taste in decorating and style in general. Henry, an on-again, off-again, handyman came to Angie with the credentials of “he works cheap” and he needs the work. Angie bit. In spite of his critical need for dental assistance and a laundromat, Angie admits she viewed Henry as the perfect decorating partner for the projects she had piling up as a successful, attractive and single woman. First project out of the box was painting the detached garage. Henry was shown the paint can and was advised since it was the same color, it should take just one coat. Somehow, between the client’s garage and the paint store, the message muddied and the paint matched a yellow school bus. When Angie arrived home to a yellow garage,

Henry insisted he had taken the right can for color matching because there was a drop of the blue-gray on the lid. Henry moved forth with confidence and christened the garage Canary yellow in spite of the blue-grey that stared back at him as he painted. The next job was to install a chandelier in her foyer. The chandelier was large so it was shipped assembled and had an iron cage to act as support through the shipping process. To avoid repeating mistakes my client enlisted her dad to stay with Henry while he installed the chandelier. Everything went as planned; wires were tight and screws were secure. The light worked beautifully. However the two men in charge of the project, Henry and Dad, failed to see a reason the remove the iron shipping support, they thought Vicky Earley is the principal designer for Artichoke Designs in downtown Carmel. If you have an interior design question, please contact artichokedesigns@aol.com.

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Skip the rants from raking COMMENTARY By Randy Sorrell Although fall is a spectacular time of year with trips to the park, hiking trails and debating if “this is the best year ever for colorful leaves”… it does couple itself with one of the most distasteful homeowner chores. Leaf removal. Hamilton Counties’ tree canopy continues to mature and our green cities plant thousands annually in an effort to remain on the Tree City USA favored list, a responsibility growing more painful every year. One stately Oak tree, four messy Maples, an obese Riverbirch and a variety of knee surgeries have encouraged me to develop a leaf-removal process you may appreciate knowing. As you read this, it’s “game on”. Blow, mow and work with a helper. Start with the beds, walks and drive and employ a powerful blower to encourage the leaves into the lawn while your bribed partner is mowing up the leaves. A mulch mower at the highest setting performs best and don’t even dream about using a bag on the mower to capture them. It’s not necessary and is more work. Did you know mulched leaves are 75 percent nitrogen and water? As these pulverized beauties decompose, your lawn receives a juicy bonus. Expect to make several passes with the

mower to adequately pulverize. Wait a few days and repeat. Repeat. Repeat. My favorite tool? Hungry teenagers and college students. Is there a better answer to leaf removal or any chore not requiring a caring attention span? A buck a bag is teenager-union standard. Delay bagging leaves as long as possible. The mowing strategy should resolve 90 percent of leaf removal. The final phase requires a serious clean-up and will prime your lawn and landscape beds for success next growing season. Adopt the above strategies and expect to bend, squat and stuff a lot of bags this time. The leaves are often too densely wet at this stage to adequately pulverize. No-No’s…like secretly blowing them in your neighbors’ yard is a gardening sin and should be completely avoided; unless your neighbor is out of town or he hasn’t returned your borrowed shovel. Have a colorful fall and a joyful leaf-removal experience. Randy Sorrell is president of SURROUNDINGS by NatureWorks+, a Carmel home improvement firm. He may be reached at 317-679-2565, randy@choosesurroundings.com or www.choosesurroundings.com.

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Boo! Angels and where they find us Spirituality By Bob Walters “You’re going to love this story!” a Christian coworker recently exclaimed. I knew immediately this was a Kingdom faith story. A non-Christian would have said, “You’re not going to believe this, but …” My co-worker’s brother, Mike, (also a believer), slipped and fell the day before outside a busy gas station in a small northeastern Indiana town. Mike was numb from the neck down, tingly all over and unable to move. A friend comforted Mike, told him to lie still and dialed 9-1-1. A crowd gathered. Amid the confusion, seemingly out of nowhere, a woman appeared. Telling Mike’s friend she was a nurse, she knelt down, stroked Mike’s hand and quietly assured him, “You’ll be all right.” Then she walked away. Everyone’s attention was focused on Mike. The “nurse” came and went without being recognized. Immediately after she left, Mike’s feelings began to return. When the paramedics arrived, Mike was fine. Certainly, it’s possible the injury was less severe than initially thought. And having been around sports injuries and charitable paralysis foundations, I know “stingers” can come and go quickly. Or not. A small town and nobody recognized the nurse? She left before the ambulance arrived? (Most nurses would stay.) Mike’s paralysis

disappeared just like she did? Gotta’ be a God thing; an angel moment. My wife and I had a similar “close encounter” this summer when our right-rear tire exploded on northbound I-465 nearing the I-69 highspeed connecting ramp in heavy traffic at 10:30 on a Saturday night. We were driving in the middle “thru” and unable to get to the road’s shoulder. We were forced into the most dangerous place imaginable no-man’s land in front of the ramp-split crash barriers. We crept a hundred yards down the I-69 ramp (not the way home), still situated horribly: with a disintegrated right-rear tire exposed to whizzing traffic feet away. Suddenly, the way I like to tell it, “Jesus showed up.” A slight, scruff-bearded man in dirty work clothes stopped his rusted compact car, backed up the ramp’s left shoulder, dug through his cluttered trunk for loose tools and changed our tire crouching inches from the speeding ramp traffic. With my profuse, astonished thanks and $30 he didn’t ask for (all I had on me), he drove off. I just love that story. Bob Walters (email rlwcom@aol. com) encourages people to tell angel stories this Halloween instead of ghost stories.

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Amidst the mindset of Amish COMMENTARY By Mike Redmond Let’s talk about that gang of marauding Amish men in Ohio who are accused of cutting off the hair and beards of Amish people who disagreed with them. I have a special interest in this case because I’m from LaGrange County, home to the third largest Amish community in the United States. Some 37 percent of the population is Amish, and if you climb high enough into most family trees you’ll find a few beards and bonnets hanging from the branches. I know firsthand the Amish are, for the most part, nice, gentle people who lead lives in harmony with their surroundings. However, before we get all misty-eyed and say “Awwwww,” I’d like to point out I also know Methodists, Presbyterians and Roman Catholics who do exactly the same thing. For years I’ve said when you peel away all the stuff that makes the Amish folk different – the simple life, the distinctive dress the language – you find they’re human beings just like the rest of us, with the good and bad and in-between we all carry around with us. The Amish enjoy a sort of exalted status around here, at least where marketing is concerned. It’s a standing joke if you want to sell a product in Indianapolis, all you have to do is

put the words “Amish Country” in the name. When my brother started raising guinea fowl we toyed with the idea of selling them as Uncle Mose’s Amish Guineas. Anyway, back to the gang in Ohio. I’m not completely sure what set off the ruckus, but I do know it is in keeping with a long tradition of schism. Heck, the church began that way when the Amish sect broke away from the Mennonites in the 1690s. Let’s take the hypothetical example of Jake and Levi, who worship together until Jake gets an insight telling him hat brims should be four and a quarter inches instead of four. Levi disagrees, his insight says the measurement is four. Jake and the folks who agree with him decide they better scram before the lightning strikes, and presto: Two groups where there used to be one. Or maybe it’s just a malicious act by a bunch of morons who happen to be Amish, acting on their basest instincts. I kind of think that’s the answer, and I’m sure even Jake and Levi would agree.

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LAUGHS By Dick Wolfsie Some scary research about death rates has made its way to the U.S. from Australia. A well-respected magazine about coronary disease says watching too much TV, even if you are not overweight, can shorten your life. The original study did not get much attention because the publication has limited circulation. The periodical states watching TV for one hour can reduce your lifespan by about 22 minutes. The original study said 30 minutes, but the scientists all had TiVo so they didn’t have to count the commercials. I know the joke makes no sense, but remember you are still better off spending your time reading this silliness than watching re-runs of “Six Feet Under” on HBO. However, the show will give you some idea where your life is headed. The study followed 8,800 people over a threeyear period. All TV habits were monitored and deaths were carefully noted. Approximately 300 in the study died: 87 from heart disease, six from cancer, and four were hit by a truck while waddling across the street watching Iron Chef on their iPhone. We also learn from the journal vegging in front of the TV for half a day is as bad for you as smoking two cigarettes. Dr. Genevieve Healy from the University of Queensland in Melbourne said the findings are

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handyman , repairs hauling, yard work call Tom - 847-3753

FOR RENT

Nails by Hilliary 317-730-2544

Updated Ranch Home 2 Bedroom & 2 Bath: Brookshire Village off of 126th street: 12545 Charing Cross , Carmel, In. $1,350 per month: call 317-815-5797 or 317-697-1794

To your door nail services. Great for moms, or anyone in a nursing or assisted living facilities. Buy a Spa pedicure get a manicure for FREE!! *Ask about my frequent customer discount *We do Spa parties for any occasion. “Let me take care of you”

PLUMBING BY GRANT

Services

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Master’s Degree Instructors SAT/ACT Test Prep, College Prep, Math, Reading, English, ENL (English as a New Language) for all grades through adult Call 317 776 7615 Golden Education Strategies, Inc

Chances are, you don’t have any Plumbing Problems now but if you ever need a Plumber, call me! My name is “Mike”. My Work includes Repair and New Install: I am 24 years in the Profession, Licensed, Bonded, and Insured, Sure like to hear from you; Call me anytime 317-485-5449 or 317-728-9698

Happy Pets In-Home Pet Care

A less stressful and economical alternative to boarding with loving care for your pets in the comfort of your home. Experience in Exotics. Insured/Bonded Member of Pet Sitters Associates LLC happypetsitter@gmail.com 317-645-6043 References available

FOR RENT:

FOR SALE FOR SALE

Three prime burial plots in The Garden of Devotion at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. Call 317-622-1717

FURNITURE

Executive conference table. Nearly new. Mahogany with 8 matching leather swivel chairs. Too large for our new space. Value approx. $9,300. Will sell for $3,000 OBO. Call 847.5022.

IMMIGRATION CLERGY

Prepare and deliver sermons in church. Lead religious services. M. Div. degree reqd. Send resume to New Hope Baptist Church at 2240 106th Street Carmel ln. 46032

Current in Carmel

Now HIring

www.shcindiana.com

CAREGIVERS FOR THE ELDERLY Top ranked agency looking for mature, energetic adults to assist seniors in their homes

$11.00 per hour

FOR HIRE Book author and journalist available

489.4444 ext. 202

Now HIring

CHILD CARE

Carmel-Westfield Day Care Opening 1 year and above. 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 30 years experience, family setting, meals included. References available, Reasonable rates, call 844-0450 ask for Lea.

NNLS 267466

Senior Home Companions of Indiana, Inc. Helping Seniors Remain in their Homes Since 1996

We invite you to come by our office and fill out an application between the hours of 9-12 on Mondays and Thursdays mornings.

7164 Graham Road, Suite 170 • 317.841.0296 • Indianapolis, IN 46250

NOW HIRING

Carmel CPA office has an immediate opening for a top-notch individual with excellent communication, organizational and computer skills. Position involves answering the phone, filing and a variety of administrative duties. Some Saturday hours during February, March and April. Send resume and salary requirements to: Human Resources, Slattery & Holman, P.C., 12900 North Meridian, Suite125, Carmel,Indiana 46032, or email to: recruiting@slatterycpa.com.

NOW HIRING

Part-time (18-22 hours/week) assistant in Podiatrist’s office. Duties include preparing exam rooms and small procedures, taking histories, electronic medical records, maintaining inventory, etc. Must be personable with patients and hard working. Salary is based on experience and credentials. Position starts ASAP. Send cover letter and resume to appt@ westfieldfoot.com”

Receptionist Needed

Now hiring a part-time receptionist in a busy, upscale optometry office. Computer experience, high energy personality and phone presence a must. Please fax resume to 317-660-7438.

Customer Service/ Dispatch

Noblesville company looking for a full timecustomer service professional that can manage multiple duties at the same time in a small office atmosphere.  Will be responsiblefor customer service, data entry, back up dispatching and other miscellaneous office duties.  Must have great attitude, great customer service skills with excellent organizational skills. Full time position with full benefit package.  $11-$12/hr. depending on experience. Email resume to michelle. hepburn@summersphc.com or fax to 317773-2645

NOW HIRING

Donatello’s Italian Restaurant Kitchen and Dining Room Staff Good Pay: Part-Time Schedule Applicants send resumes to Donatellositalian@gmail.com

TOWN OF FISHERS

Now Hiring: LABORER - WASTEWATER SUPERINTENDANT – STREET Part Time Laborer – Building Maint. Also seeking SEASONAL ON-CALL SNOW PLOW DRIVERS For more information and to apply visit: www.fishers.in.us

START IMMEDIATELY

Sales positions available in the Hamilton,Co. Territory paying $625 per week base pay plus bonuses and commission. Top Reps average over $2000 per week. Pay checks issued weekly. Seeking positive minded individuals with energetic personalities, professional appearance and great people skills. Sales experience is helpful but not required. Company training is provided. For immeidiate interview call 317-564-4957 Mon-Fri 9am-9pm

Head Start Now Hiring

Family Development Services Head Start preschool program has immediate openings for Classroom Assistant in the Westfield area. Responsibilities include assisting the Lead Teacher in planning and implementing appropriate activities for our Head Start children.Must have a High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 1 year experience working in a childcare setting. Apply now at www.fds.org

AUTO FOR SALE SATURN VUE 2004

$6,900 Contact via e-mail @ ccollins@actorstheatreofindiana.org

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