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It is our position that children ultimately become the losers when adoptive parents and biological parents are at loggerheads. A recent case of a family being forced to release custody of the three-year-old child they had raised since infancy to the boy’s biological father is illustrative. How did the system fail to ensure that both biological parents had relinquished their individual rights to claim the child? A father missed the first three years in his son’s development; and, the couple that adopted the boy has lost the child that they nurtured for those years. Assuming good intentions by all parties, the biological father assuredly had right to claim his progeny. Likewise, the adoptive family intended only to provide for what they believed to be an essentially orphaned child. Was the failure caused by an irresponsible pattern of behavior on the part of the father? Did the adoptive family move too quickly in its hubris to care for the child? Was an adoption agency overly zealous in meeting the needs of its clients? All or none could be true. Cases like this make for great public frustration. All wish for a child’s happiness; and, picking whose rights are wrong is tough work.

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It is our position we should begin to prepare ourselves for winter driving. Each year around this time, we seem to get caught off guard. Now is the time to prepare our cars for snowy and frosty conditions. All vehicles should be equipped with a bag of snow removal salt, which can be found at your local home store, as well as warm weather apparel: hat, scarf, mittens and blanket. It’s not a bad idea for drivers of lighter cars to consider placing additional weight in the rear of the automobile to help decrease the changes of sliding. If you or someone you know will be driving for the first time in wintery conditions, please remind them of the dangers and what to expect. Not only can roads extremely slick, but other drivers, experiencing the same difficulties, require attention. We must be vigilant that other vehicles may be set to do something unexpected. While we all may take heed and follow each precautions considered, nothing will make a slippery road entirely safe. Use caution. Drive slowly. Allow plenty of breaking distance. Accidents are bad enough without having to stand outside in the freezing cold and exchange insurance information.

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From the backshop A valuable lesson in philanthropy There were six of us at the table. We had just been seated for dinner at The Legacy Fund’s annual Celebration of Philanthropy at Ritz Charles late last week, when Brad Little, president of the organization, told us we were about to give away money. Whose? We left the checkbook at the office! Actually, it was The Legacy Fund’s money. In what became an exercise in introspection and deliberation, each table grouping at the event at which there were in excess of 500 attendees - was charged with the responsibility of identifying a not-for-profit organization that would receive its $200 allotment. Snap! Pick a favorite cause, fill out the certificate and move right along to the dessert. Not so fast, friends. Little wanted each of us to identify our five leading visions (among a list of dozens), and then our five leading interests (among another list of dozens). Then we were to tally the results, get a Top 3 for each and, ultimately, gain consensus for a No.1. It wasn’t as easy as you might believe (and that was the point). That settled, we turned our attention to which cause we would benefit. Mind you, all this was accomplished as we ate and conducted a spirited and produc-

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READER’s VIEW Earley’s article came too late Editor,  I just read the Nov. 9 issue of Current and Vicky Earley’s column hit me between the eyes.  Ouch. Did someone come to my house and look around?  The definition of hodgepodge decorating fits me to a T. I really never understood why my house didn’t come together even though I was spending so much time and money on it.  Where was this article about $5,000 ago?

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back inside, left a voicemail for my boss explaining my predicament, then called my husband for some moral support. He couldn’t help me, no surprise, but I couldn’t think of one other guy to call. My father-in-law was out of town, my brothers-in-law were working, and I just couldn’t bear to knock on the doors of my retired male neighbors at that early hour. Light bulb: On! I remembered a workfrom-home mom two doors down. I called said mom and she gladly drove over. Neither of us had ever jumped a car, but we both felt it couldn’t be hard. She asked how many children we had between us, I replied, “Too many to leave motherless,” and we proceeded. Red to red, blue to blue. She started hers, we said a prayer, and then I started mine. Success! My car came to life and we did not die. I raced inside to update my boss, and then quickly checked email. A co-worker had written “Meeting is next Monday.” Frick on a stick! Though, I did learn that I am quite capable of jumping a car sans men. Girl Power! Peace out. w

COMMENTARY By Danielle Wilson Here’s my Girl Power story for the year: So earlier today, after I’d climbed into my minivan and situated my coffee in the cup holder in preparation for my thirty minute drive to work, I turned the key and heard “click, click, click.” I immediately flashed back to two weeks ago: I’m loading up the van for a Fall Break trip to Louisville, or Looneyville as Doo calls it. The kids have all used the bathroom, charged their Nintendo DS and iTouch’s, and prepped their survival snacks. We piled into the car and... “click, click, click”. After several attempts and a few choice swear words, I determined it was a dead battery and ordered everyone out. (Unbeknownst to me, my daughter had been playing the radio for the 20 minutes I was packing.) I had jumper cables, but no other car, and my husband was twenty minutes away. My father-in-law was unreachable by phone, as were my two immediate neighbors. So I began hiking the new hood in search of a random man. I found one almost immediately, and he graciously agreed to jump

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Councilman to run for mayor readily available to anyone. Mr. Accetturo By Brandon Bowman has not attended a meeting of the Carmel Current in Carmel Redevelopment Commission for months, Citing a need for transparency and fiscal yet is complaining that he doesn’t know responsibility, Carmel City Councilman what is going on,” Brainard said. “Had John Accetturo last week announced his he attended those meetings I would think candidacy for mayor of Carmel. Accetturo that he would know more. The meetings He will oppose previously declared are even videotaped and are placed online candidate Marnin Spigelman and incumso that any member of the public can see the bent Mayor Jim Brainard. Each is a Republican. meetings.” Accetturo told a gathering at The Fountains his Transparency of Carmel’s government is an experience as a resident of Carmel for more than issue on which Spigelman also is running. When 30 years and as a member of the Carmel City asked about the similarities, Accetturo said “It’s Council since 2008 make him the right man for not who I’m running against. It’s what I’m runthe job. “I have a plan to bring Carmel forward ning for.” Spigelman kicked off his campaign in in the coming years. Public-private partnerships mid- June, and he said be believes the addition will not continue to be public-profit socialized of another Brainard challenger only helps the risks for Carmel residents,” Accetturo said. mayor’s reelection chances. With respect to his fiscal plans, Accetturo spoke “I can’t tell you how many conversations I had on the economic recession and its impact on with him regarding the (Congressman Dan) BurCarmel. He said that Carmel’s government needs ton situation, and how he couldn’t understand to run on a balanced budget. Accetturo especially why one person couldn’t have made an agreement emphasized transparency, saying he would seek to go head on with the incumbent which very to make the cost of all city projects public, and well might have led to his defeat. Yet, here is Acreduce the size of Carmel’s government. cetturo doing the same thing, which very well Carmel must have an executive with extensive might guarantee another Brainard term,” Spigelmanagerial experience making government work man said of the man first elected in 1995. beyond the bricks and limestone that we see,” Spigelman also said it’s his belief that the mayAccetturo said. or is more vulnerable than in any previous elecMayor Jim Brainard said he believes that lack tion, and though competition for the office has of transparency is a non-issue in this upcoming increased, he said he has assured his supporters he election. “I don’t want to criticize my opponent, will “remain in the campaign until the end.” but I do want to point out that information is

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Before the first rehearsals could be held, Shiel Sexton and CSO Architects signed a certificate of substantial completion last Monday afternoon, handing over the structure over to the city and stating that it is ready for its intended use.

Mayor Brainard and Michael Feinstein perform together at First Notes.

Coming to life First Notes played on the Palladium stage By Margaret Sutherlin Current in Carmel The sounds of construction were replaced with footsteps of an eager audience, and the glossy marble floors, gleaming railings and untouched seats were unwrapped from their plastic coverings like an early holiday present last week, as the much anticipated first musical notes rang out in the Palladium. Together, Artistic Director Michael Feinstein on the piano, and Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard on the French horn took to the stage to perform in the First Notes concert, selecting Indiana-born composer Hoagy Carmichael’s “Stardust” as the first song for the space. Brainard played French horn in high school and college, and was clearly pleased to be able to share the moment. “Well that sounded fabulous,” Feinstein said afterwards. He said that the space was like one he hadn’t ever seen, in the attention to detail, aesthetics and acoustics. Brainard shared stories from the construction process, but also the long awaited vision for such a lasting space for music. “This building here is the center of our new downtown,” he said. “Why should we have to go to Chicago for a cultural center? It can be done here.” After several years of construction, controversy, and growing anticipation, the Palladium is ready to embark on its final musical journey before Jan. 22, when it is set to open officially to the public. For now, a series of tuning concerts and rehearsals during the next three months will allow acousticians from New York-based ARTEC to tune the hall, adjusting the glass canopy and other settings in the Palladium, so that any performance can be heard as it is intended. “We really got to work with people with a quality vision and quality leadership,” said Tateo Nakajima of ARTEC. “The scale of their ambition to achieve something extraordinary really was amazing, and we wanted to work with them to help them achieve it.”

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As Brainard and Feinstein took to the stage the audience jumped up into a standing ovation before any music had even been played. “I couldn’t be prouder for the city of Carmel and the Indianapolis area to have such a place for music and other events,” said Winston Long of Omni Productions, which also helps with local programming on Carmel’s public access television station. “It’s wonderful to see it come to life.” Enthusiasm for the new space for the arts and community was certainly on hand. “Our architect David M. Schwarz said he hoped this space would become the living room of Carmel,” said Brainard. And Wednesday’s crowd seemed to agree.

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Above the stage of the Palladium a massive four-tiered canopy of glass panels will help diffuse sounds and blend the music performed in the concert hall. ARTEC consultant Damian Doria said that glass is very difficult to work with acoustically, and to compensate for this, they have used layers of glass in a variety of the thicknesses and combinations to prevent the panels from resonating at the same frequency. This way, the panels interact and create a diffusion of sound across the stage and hall. “The panels do two things that are very important. They’re important first for cross stage communication, so performers can hear each other and to a degree, so a soloist can hear himself. But by adjusting the height of the tiers and opening gaps allows more sound up from the stage to create a blend when it comes back down after being up and reverberating, something that would be desirable for say a choir. Controlling reverberance and blend, and the onstage communication are the chief functions,” said Doria.

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Quiet is Key

While there are many adjustable parts of the Palladium’s acoustics, from curtains to a canopy, any outside noise or vibrations are a major concern for the acoustics inside the hall. For this reason, the Palladium’s concert hall walls are very thick and there are specially designed doors to keep out noise. Moreover, there are no air vents in the hall, but under each chair is a small register that air circulates out of from a room under the hall, rather than blow air like a traditional heating or cooling system. All technical equipment, heating and cooling, boilers and the like, is kept off site to keep noise pollution down. “The quiet here is not an accident,” said Tateo Nakajima with ARTEC. “Things are fine tuned and cleaned up to prevent noise. The air handling system keeps sound out and construction focused on keeping vibrations to a minimum. Noise is anything that isn’t desired by the artist.”

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Making the holidays special COMMENTARY By Jeff Worrell

‘Twas the night before Christmas And all through the Fire Station The presents were stacked Due to generous Carmel donations. The firefighters were nestled snug in their beds While visions of happy children danced in their heads Morning comes as they launch the Christmas Assistance Program of 2010 Carmel Firefighters, with your help, will have delivered again.

Yes, delivered again. For more years than anyone could count, the Carmel Fire Department will assist needy families in the Carmel area. And, as it has always been in the past, CFD is counting on your generous support to make this year bigger and better. The firemen and firewomen of CFD are using the same tactics they employ when fighting an aggressive fire. Having identified families in our area with the assistance of The Good Samaritan Network, they will attack the problem from several different perspectives. First, they are accepting cash donations to purchase clothing and gifts for children in need or perishable food for the food baskets. The organizers of CAP understand that sometimes people want to do more. So, the second tactical response is their Sponsor A Family program. By calling the CAP hotline 317-571-2690 x7000, or registering online at www.CarmelFD.com,

you can be matched up with a family. Once connected, then you can shop for Christmas gifts based on the makeup of the family you choose. Sign up for the family sponsorship program runs November 1st through December 3rd. All gifts need to be submitted to the fire department by December 8, 2010. The last tactic in their multi-pronged approach is the Food Basket and Gift Delivery program. Helpers are needed to assist with the delivery of food boxes and gifts to families in need. Saturday, December 11th, CFD elves could use your help to distribute the hundreds of deliveries to homes throughout Carmel and Clay Townships. Go to Fire Station 41 at 9 am. Deputy Fire Marshall, Keith Freer is heading up the entire project this year. He expressed his admiration for the Carmel community’s support of CAP by saying, “We are always pleasantly surprised by the generosity of people in Carmel. The program grows each year and by working with the citizens of Carmel, we can brighten a lot of lives during the holiday season.” If you know of a family that could benefit from this program, have them contact The Good Samaritan Network at 317-773-5030. Jeff Worrell is a local business owner. He recognizes volunteers on “Connecting with Carmel” on cable channel 16. Contact him at jworrell@advantagemedical.com

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Teacher remembers former student fondly “I’ve encountered few students Current in Carmel more earnest, hard working, Patti Balchan had Andrew diligent and determined than AnCompton in her class for two drew…Where some kids would years at Carmel High School and look for the easy way out or be remembers him as a soft-spoken tempted to just give up, Andrew young man who loved his family continued to plug away.” she said. and was without a mean bone in “I remember the day he told me his body. he would be attending Sullivan “Andrew was a very kind, softCompton University. He was so excited and spoken, gentle soul,” Balchan proud.” wrote to Current in Carmel. “But when he Compton was last seen on Oct. 28. As of had something to say I learned to listen inpress time, the searches for his body had so tently. At those times, he was either asking for far been unsuccessful, but last week police help studying or he had something cute and charged a man in his death. humorous to share. His subtle wit often made “I’m so shaken by this senseless tragedy,” me smile. Because of his quiet countenance, Balchan said. “I’m truly heartbroken. I can’t it would have been easy to not notice Andrew even imagine what his parents, family and Compton or not listen to what he had to say. friends are going through. My prayers and But, I’m so glad I took the time to slow down support go out to them as they grieve and and pay attention, and because I did, I’m by grapple with this.” far the better for it.” CHS Principal John Williams expressed Compton graduated from CHS in May and was attending Sullivan University in Louisville similar sentiments in a statement released last week.  to study culinary arts. Balchan said Compton “We are deeply saddened to hear of the enjoyed this subject as well as photography, as tragic death of one of our fellow Greyhounds,” they provided him a creative outlet, but she Williams said. “He will be missed by all who said he also was a good student who worked knew him.” hard for the good grades he’d earned.

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Holiday on the Square Current in Carmel Carmel’s annual Holiday on the Square will be Saturday, Nov. 20 from 4:30-6:30 p.m., at Carmel Civic Square, or the Fire Department if it rains. The tree lighting ceremony is at 5:45 p.m. The event is free and will, as always, feature a visit from Santa Claus and his reindeer live music and dance, as well as the Holiday Market. This year entertainment will be provided by the Carmel Voices, who will be joined by Blair

Clark. The Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, Carmel Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet and Clay Middle School Choir will also perform. Everyone is encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped gift for the Carmel Fire Department’s Christmas Assistance Program. The Holiday on the Square is sponsored by the Carmel Arts Council and the City of Carmel. For more information visit: http://www. ci.carmel.in.us/cc%20calendar.html.

Carmel business joins Scrip Companies Current in Carmel Scrip Companies, a leading medical distribution company, has acquired Carmel-based Advantage Medical Equipment and Supply, Inc. “Advantage Medical is a terrific business and its President, Jeff Worrell, is a thought leader in the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation space who is also one of the founders of the National Medical Alliance, now known as MOtion1,” Scrip CEO Matt Taylor said in a statement. Worrell, an active member in the Carmel community and contributor to Current in Carmel, will continue serving as president of Advantage Medical, which he has done for more than 16 years. “We’re focused on growing Advantage Medical’s business and taking our signature ‘turnkey’ approach to national accounts,” Worrell said.

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“We really are about excellent customer service, close attention to detail and using a good model, the turnkey, that works that other national brands can’t do, to help our clients get better faster.” With the acquisition, however, Worrell also will serve as the vice president of Scrip Companies’ PT/Rehab Division. Scrip Companies has divisions in many specialty health care markets including massage therapy, chiropractic and spas. “As I listened to the proposal and thought about it for some time I really could better understand the synergy that was possible between the two companies and wanted to move forward,” Worrell said. “This really puts Advantage Medical in a national position for rehabilitation.” For more information, visit www.scripcompanies.com or www.advantagemedical.com.

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View of the destroyed strip mall on Range Line Road Photo by Kevin Kane

Fire destroys two businesses Current in Carmel (This story first appeared on currentincarmel. com on Nov. 11) A three-alarm fire left two Carmel businesses in ruins last Thursday. Five fire departments responded to a blaze at the Dunkin’ Donuts at Carmel Drive and Range Line Road. The fire originated in Dunkin’ Donuts before spreading to Grape Inspirations Winery. Hours later, both stores were destroyed. Firefighters at the scene said Donatos, which

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is adjacent to the winery, suffered some smoke damage yet no other businesses in the strip mall were affected. The Carmel Fire Department was reportedly called to Dunkin’ Donuts around 2 a.m. Thursday morning when employees claimed they smelled smoke. Finding no signs of fire, CFD left but was called back to the scene later that morning when the building was in flames. No injuries were reported, and an investigation will determine the exact cause of the fire.

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DISPATCHES » Creekside wins Spell Bowl – Creekside Middle School recently won the Hamilton County Spell Bowl competition. Wildcat spellers earned 70 out of 72 possible points, easily distancing themselves from runner-up Fishers Middle School. Team members include: eighth-graders Edward Zhang, Chrishan Fernando, Logan Farrell, Alice Zhu, Miriam Hu, Scott Liu and Aster Samuel; seventh-graders Christine Fernando, Natalie Ciresi and Jamie Weerakkody; sixth-graders Brendan Yap and Melissa Yap. Spell coach and sixthgrade humanities teacher Sheri Seifert. » Staub wins award – Westfield Washington Elementary School art teacher and Carmel resident Bev Staub received the Outstanding Art Educator of the Year award at the annual AEAI (The Art Education AssoStaub ciation of Indiana) convention earlier this month. Award recipients are nominated by their peers and are teachers who show outstanding artistic achievement and service in education.   » Educational open house – Discover what classical Christian education means today when Coram Deo Academy holds its annual fall Community Meeting and Open House from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in their facility at the Carmel Friends Church (651 W. Main St.).  Current and prospective families are invited to meet the school board, new Headmaster David Hardesty, and the teachers, and experience the vision of this K-12 school. For more information or to make reservations call 844-4224. » The ‘Twilight’ generation can’t read - A newly released study by the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW) strongly suggests that two factors—a fragmented English curriculum and a neglect of close reading—may explain why the reading skills of American high school students have shown little or no improvement in several decades despite substantial increases in funds for elementary and secondary education by federal and state governments. Among the study’s findings: 1. The works teachers assign generally do not increase in difficulty from grade 9 to grade 11 2. Teachers do not favor close, analytical readings of assigned works. -www.educationnews.org

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Harvey’s wish for our kids PARENTING By Becky Kapsalis Radio Commentator Paul Harvey wrote this wish for our kids. “We try so hard to make things better for our kids that we may be making them worse,” he said. He gave this list to his grandchildren in a new effort to make things better. • I’d really like for you to know about handme down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meatloaf sandwiches. I really would. • I hope you learn to make your bed and mow the lawn and wash the car. And I really hope nobody gives you a brand new car when you are sixteen. • It will be good if at least one time you can see puppies born and your old dog put to sleep. • I hope you have to share a bedroom with your younger brother. And it’s all right if you have to draw a line down the middle of the room, but when he wants to crawl under the covers with you because he’s scared, I hope you let him. • When you want to see a movie and your little sister wants to tag along, I hope you’ll

let her. • I hope you learn to read books. • May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn your hand on a stove, and stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole. • I don’t care if you try a beer once, but I hope you don’t like it. • And if your friends offer you dope or a joint, I hope you realize, they are not your friends. • I hope your Mother punishes you when you throw a baseball through a neighbor’s window and that she hugs you and kisses you when you give her a plaster mold of your hand. • These things I wish for you – tough times and disappointment, hard work and happiness. To me, it’s the only way to appreciate life. I agree. How about you? Hugs!

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More reasons to proofread GRAMMAR LESSON By Brandie Bohney I got lambasted by some readers a few weeks ago when I wrote a column about the t-shirt I found at an outlet mall. A few readers thought I was being too hard on the company: the shirt was at an outlet, after all (a fact I stated clearly), and they did fix the problem (lazily and transparently), so what was I so worked up about? Touché. My intention was to point out that when you make a mistake, it’s better to correct it completely than try to cover it up. If you discover the issue after the printing is done, however, there isn’t much you can do. Take for example the volunteer shirts printed for the 2009 Hood to Coast Relay Race. The 3,500+ volunteers for the 197-mile race got the shirt you see in the photo. It seems that most of the volunteers were amused with the “offical” error. Hood to Coast President Robert Foote noted that the mistake was “pretty irrelevant in the grand scheme of things.” And he’s partly correct. A race the size and scope of Hood to Coast, with 12,000+ runners coming from across the country and around the globe to run 24-hours a day from Mount Hood to Seaside Oregon, is a logistics nightmare. A typo on a t-shirt hardly seems worth getting worked up about.

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What is worth getting worked up about, though, is how the shirt blunder wasn’t noticed until it was given to volunteers. It doesn’t speak very well of the Hood to Coast brand or the sponsors of the race to have such a glaring error on the chests of so many volunteers. So the graphic designer didn’t notice it. Didn’t anyone else look at it before they printed more than 3,500 of them? Honestly? It just goes to show: it pays to proofread. Brandie Bohney is a grammar enthusiast and former English teacher. If you have a grammarrelated question, please email her at bbthegrammarguru@gmail.com.

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DISPATCHES » November gardening tips – 1. Cover strawberries two inches deep with hay or straw. 2. Work a trowelful of bonemeal into the soil around your rosebush, then hill up more soil around the base. 3. It’s never too late to apply lime to your lawn. The minerals in lime retain their value until the grass is ready to grow again. 4. Give all trees and shrubs plenty of water before the ground freezes. -www.almanac.com » Airline launches winter sale – Southwest Airlines is launching a winter sale for dates surrounding, but not including, peak holiday travel days. The airline said fares are available nationwide starting at $59 each way. Prices are available with a 14-day advance purchase through Nov. 22, the Monday before Thanksgiving. Fares are good for travel between Dec. 1 and Dec. 16 and between Jan. 4 and Feb. 16. Learn more at www. southwest.com. » Try Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron – Drink this one for its story, as much as for its taste: Dogfish Head's Sam Calagione traveled to the wilds of Paraguay to find one of the hardest, heaviest woods on earth and used it in a tank built to age just this beer. The dark, extra-strong brown ale gets an added kick of vanilla from the wood's unique oils. Buy it at www.shoppersvineyard. com, among other sites. -www.gq.com » ‘Mad Men’ book out today – ‘Mad Men’ character Roger Sterling has a book coming out. For real. "Sterling's Gold: Wit & Wisdom of an Ad Man" is scheduled for release today. The writing and publication of the book is a subplot on AMC's ‘Mad Men.’ It's a collection of observations from ad firm executive Roger Sterling Jr., who is played on the show by John Slattery. The book's real author is not being revealed. Find it at www.amazon.com. » Steakhouse opens in Castleton – LongHorn Steakhouse has opened a new location in Castleton, 5910 E. 82nd Street. The 7,400-square-foot restaurant will employ more than 90 team members and can seat 233 guests. Thomas Jordan, a restaurant industry veteran of 25 years, will serve as managing partner.

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French Bleu opens with savoir faire By Barbara E. Cohen Current in Carmel The newest venture on Carmel’s Main Street, French Bleu Fine Art Gallery, owes its polished sureness to owner/artist Susan Mauck, who worked for 11 years out of the Stutz Business Center before moving her painting studio back to Carmel this fall. “I spent a long time looking for just the right space for a gallery in Carmel,” Mauck said. “I lived above the shops on Main Street for a while, and I always knew I would return here one day, as part of my never-ending journey of self-reinvention.” Mauck greeted well-wishers with champagne and sparkling conversation during the grand opening festivities that took place as part of the well-attended Carmel Arts & Design District Gallery Walk on Nov. 6. Artist Janet Chilton, whose work is on view at the gallery, was also there to welcome strollers to the revamped gal-

French Bleu Fine Art Gallery 111 West Main Street, Carmel 317-752-1722 Open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment

lery space, which is next door to Jerry Point’s new Eye on Art Gallery, which also launched this fall. French Bleu derives its name from Mauck’s signature cobalt/aquamarine blue paint, which she uses in all of her figurative and plein air canvases, coupled with an allusion to the French Impressionists, the movement of artists whose style she most admires, “because they were risk-takers,” she said. But the gallery isn’t limSusan Mauck in the gallery ited to showcasing Mauck’s Photo by Barbara Cohen work alone. Visitors can also Although posted hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. see paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment, by Indiana artists such as Susan Brewer, Nikko Mauck plans to keep the doors open any time Minichiello, Michele Soncini, Sarah Boyle, Kyle she’s in her studio and especially on evenings Ragsdale, Caroline Tabac-Shank, April Willy, when the weather is warm enough for strolling and Janet Chilton, as well as works by landscap- along Main Street. ist John Lassater, from Arkansas. “I spent the last three years looking very Mauck’s intent is to offer an ever-changing seriously at available spaces in the Arts & Degroup of top-quality works at modest prices. sign District,” Mauck said. “I have been really Current works on view range in price from pleased with our reception so far, and I can’t $300 to $5,000. wait to see how this experience will evolve.” Mauck also takes portrait commissions, for which she has relocated her painting studio Barbara E. Cohen covers the arts in Central Indiana. Please from the Stutz to the gallery’s back room. send story ideas to barbara@i-writersstudio.com.

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mary's wedding What: Stephen Massicotte’s play which takes the audience through a dreamscape of love, heartache, passion and heroism when the main character wakes from a recurring dream about a childhood love the night before her wedding. When: On stage through Dec. 4, various show times Where: Indiana Repertory Theatre, 140 W. Washington St. Cost: Ticket prices vary based on performance dates but range from $36 to $52 each. Info: www.irtlive.com Details: Set against the backdrop of World War I, “Mary’s Wedding” presents lives and hearts caught in a time of stunning change. Dreams and life collide in an intimate and powerful work that asks, do we see the truth in our sleep, or after we awake?

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COOKING By Chef Michael Vlasich Can you smell it roasting, bathed in sage and garlic? One of the most recognizable aromas in America’s history happens the fourth Thursday of each November. Americans come in from the brisk outdoors, met with the smell that immediately triggers their Neanderthal senses, increasing the hunger pains by the tenfold. It has been surveyed that the popularity of this smell is only surpassed by that of bacon frying in the pan. Turkeys are indigenous to northern Mexico and the Eastern United States. Recognized by the first settling Europeans as a superior poultry and egg product, they immediately began to domesticate them for use throughout the year. Most do not know but, this was not the primary meat featured in the first Thanksgiving. It was mostly venison and duck. It wasn’t until 22 years later in a story of “The History of Plymouth Plantation” that told of the first feast, which people associated turkey with the holiday. At the time of our forefathers and the infancy of the country turkey had became so popular that Benjamin Franklin lobbied congress to make turkey the American National Bird over the bald eagle but, we all know how that turned out. Fortunate are we that we do not have to scale the mountain cliffs or tree tops to find those birds to cook for the holiday. Thanksgiving has become America’s holiday of stuff your face with pure gluttony as a patriotic duty, for everyone from young to old. If you are not a white meat and stuffing lover you are probably from another planet. The following are some interesting turkey trivia: Why can’t you take a turkey to church? Because it uses fowl language! Did you know that turkeys are known for jumping? Can they jump higher than a 3 story house? No. Houses can’t jump! Which side of a turkey has more feathers? The outside, the inside has none. Why did the turkey join the band? Because he had the drumsticks! Well I hope that wasn’t too

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Stuffed Turkey Tenderloins Wrapped in Bacon Ingredients • 2 each turkey tenderloins • 1 package of stove top stuffing mix • ¼ onion small diced • 1 ½ sticks of celery small diced • 8 slices of thick cut bacon [apple smoked is preferred] Directions 1. The reason we use the bacon is, turkey tenderloins are so lean [lack of fat] they tend dry out and get tough. Without bacon they are not nearly as succulent. 2. Measure the water according to the directions on the stuffing box, add an extra 1/3 cup water and the onion and celery, simmer for 8 minutes. Finish making the stuffing according to the box and let cool. 3. Cut the turkey tenderloins length wise and stuff with the stuffing, then wrap the bacon around it slightly overlapping the pieces to have it help hold all the stuffing in. Roast in pre-heated 350 degree oven for 1 hour [bacon should be thoroughly browned]. 4. Make turkey gravy & mashed potatoes on the side and you have a great Thanksgiving dinner.

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Ingredients • 1 (16 ounce) package lasagna noodles • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach • 3 cooked, boneless chicken breast halves, diced • 32 ounces Classico Creamy Alfredo Sauce • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese • 2 pints ricotta cheese • Salt and pepper to taste Preparation 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Cook spinach according to package directions; drain. 2. In a medium bowl, combine chicken and one jar of alfredo sauce, stir together. In a separate bowl, combine ricotta and drained, cooked spinach, and stir. 3. In a 9 x 13 baking dish, place one layer of lasagna noodles, edges overlapping. Pour chicken and alfredo sauce mixture over noodle layer and spread evenly. Sprinkle 1 cup of shredded mozzarella over chicken mixture.

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Celebrating philanthropy Legacy Fund, a Central Indiana Community Foundation affiliate serving Hamilton County, held its second annual Celebration of Philanthropy last Thursday at the Ritz Charles. 1. Legacy Fund President Brad Little 2. Kay Hartley and Richard Hayes read the rules of a philanthropy exercise during which each table had to unanimously decide how to give $200. 3. Scott Cox playing taps in honor of Veterans Day 4. Sue hacker Nelson, Director of Development for Prevail, and Charlie Nabor 5. Pam Leal and Deb Harmon of Center Director for Family Development Services 6. Mark Winzenread, Sage Hales and Stephanie Boettcher display their 2010 Governor’s Award. Photos by Karl Ahlrichs

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THEATRE White Christmas

The Christmas holidays arrive early at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 N. Michigan Road, with Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” continuing through Nov. 21. Based on the favorite Paramount Pictures film, the musical tells the story of two entertaining Army buddies who pay tribute to their former general by putting on a show in his picturesque, but struggling, Vermont inn. Tickets range from $35 to $58. Price includes a buffet, with a fruit and salad bar, unlimited coffee, tea and lemonade. For reservations and show times, call the box office at 317.872.9664 or visit www. beefandboards.com.

Redneck Christmas

Main Street Productions at Westfield Playhouse is bringing a little Redneck to Christmas. "A Good Old Fashioned Country Redneck Christmas" opens for a limited engagement on Thursday, December 2. Show dates are December 2 – 5, and 9 – 12.  Curtain is at 7:30 p.m., with a 2:30 p.m. curtain for Sunday matinees. Tickets are $12 for adults, and $10 for seniors. For reservations, call 896-2707.  For details, visit www.westfieldplayhouse.org.

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Inspired by the Golden Age of television, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, is taking a fresh approach to its own original holiday extravaganza, "A Beef & Boards Christmas 2010", opening its 18th edition, Nov. 26 and continuing through Dec. 23. The new version is styled after the classic variety shows of Jackie Gleason, Ed Sullivan, Red Skelton, Dinah Shore and Bob Hope. For reservations, call 317.872.9664. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays. For complete show schedule, visit www. beefandboards.com.

Follow the North Star

Conner Prairie’s award-winning “Follow the North Star” program, a dramatic reenactment of the fears and challenges faced by Indiana’s runaway slaves, is from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 18-20. In the 90-minute program, participants play the parts of runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad as they search for freedom. Cost is $19 per person ($16/member), and reservations are required. Call 317.776.6006 or visit www. connerprairie.org for more information. Conner Prairie is located at 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers.

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The following performances and events will take place this week at Mickey’s Irish Pub, 13644 N. Meridian Street. For more information call 573-9746. Friday – Henry Lee Summer and Friends Saturday – Toy Factory

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The following musical acts will be playing live at Mo’s Irish Pub, 13193 Levinson Lane in the Hamilton Town Center, Noblesville. For more information, call (317) 770-9020. Nov. 19 – Loo Abby Nov. 20 – Blonde Sonja Nov. 26 – Forte Nov. 27 – Greta Speaks Dec. 3 – Sour Mash Dec. 4 – Through Being Cool Dec. 10 – Loo Abby Dec. 11 – Cari Ray Band

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The following musical acts will be playing at Noble Coffee and Tea Co., 933 Logan St., Noblesville. For more information, call (317) 773-0339. Nov. 26 – Steve Newby.

HOLIDAYS Tree lighting ceremony

The annual Holiday Tree Lighting in downtown Noblesville Nov. 26 will begin at 7 p.m. at the Hamilton County Judicial Center. The event will holiday music, a reading of The Night Before Christmas by Mayor John Ditslear, and the lighting of the downtown lights.

Stoneycreek Farm Country Christmas

Continue a family tradition and take a hayride to the field to choose and cut your own Christmas tree, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. every day, Nov. 21-Dec. 21 at Stoneycreek Farm, 11366 State Road 38 East, Noblesville. Visitors will also find a wide selection of freshly cut trees, fresh wreaths and garland at the greenhouse. Sip hot cider and browse through the gift shop featuring custom-made wreaths and other unique items. Info: 317.773.3344, www. StonycreekFarm.net.

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DISPATCHES » Pointy shoes, perfect proportions? – Pointed-toe shoes are back in style this fall, and these are highly recommended to those women who would like to add some fine angles and dimension to their silhouette. Those who struggle with extra pounds in various delicate areas will have the opportunity to create the illusion of a perfectly proportionate figure when sporting these shoe styles. The slimming quality of this shoe style makes it even more popular with ladies who long for a slender and more feminine body. -www.becomegorgeous.com » Try several hairstyles at once – Want to see yourself with a number of different ‘dos without having to cut your hair or grow it out? Elle.com has a virtual makeover feature that lets you do just that. Simply upload your photo and see yourself with a number of different hairstyles, makeup combinations and accessories. To try it, go to www.elle.com/beauty/virtualmakeover-tool.

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INTERIORS By Vicky Earley Here’s to autumn! This season is replete with amazing decorating possibilities that fall right outside your front door. Nature is a bountiful provider of some of life’s most beautiful “accessories”. Fall decorating can be as simple as combining elements found in the garden, the backyard, along a wooded path, and treasures from the grocery store or farmer’s market. When combined with prized possessions that are tucked behind cabinet doors or in the china cabinet, these ordinary fruits of the season can take on an air of simple beauty. Whatever gifts of nature are selected for decorating, pumpkins, gourds, apples, pears or acorns, they must be used in abundance. In classic mythology, the traditional fall accessory, the cornucopia, is described as a goat horn containing food and drink in endless supply. An urn or vase can serve as a stylized cornucopia if it is placed on its side while the fruits of the season spill on to the table with a splendid demeanor. One of my favorite autumn accessories is the white pumpkin. There is elegance about this rotund gourd that is typically relegated to the front porch. Imagine a table setting complete with a pumpkin used as a vase teeming with fresh fall flowers or as a candleholder completely

filled with autumn illuminations. When carved and cleaned, this autumn treasure can even double as a tureen for harvest soups. In the event that you and Mother Nature have differing decorating tastes for the abundance of pumpkins, there is always spray paint. Yep, spray paint. I have seen pumpkins and gourds painted in thick layers of fuscia, stark

white and gold and they offer an unexpected spark to the decor. Another favorite decorating resource is the humble cornhusk. It is time to take those stringy clumps of husks, tied with old ribbon, off the front door. Use them in a more imaginative way by wrapping the husks around votives or small glass containers, trimming them to the top of the container and securing with raffia. A sprig of fresh flowers is an unexpected surprise as your candles cast a glow that dances with a rich, warm aura. Autumn is the perfect time of the year for double duty decorating. The rich, harvest bounty which decorates the home when the chill in the air is new, easily transcends into a more elegant Thanksgiving home. When it comes to decorating for the season of welcoming family and friends, remember that it is not about spending vast sums on seasonal decorations that will reside and collect dust for the remainder of the year in the attic. Beautiful autumn decorating is about attention to details that make your home feel warm and inviting for family and guests. 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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DISPATCHES » Halloween candy collected for troops – Carmel Family Dentistry purchased kids’ excess Halloween candy this year and spent much more than expected. The practice’s buyback program offered $1 per pound of candy to kids who protected their teeth by handing over the sweets. More than 325 pounds of candy were collected, and these treats will be sent to our troops overseas. » Feel tired? Here’s why – Still tired despite adequate sleep? A sluggish thyroid, the organ at the base of your neck that regulates metabolism, is a common energy sapper among women over age 50. More than 5 percent of all 50-plus females have signs of a failing thyroid, but the problem is frequently overlooked by doctors. Have a blood test to screen for hypothyroidism every five to 10 years after the age of 50. If you're pre-menopausal, get checked for anemia—a common cause of fatigue in younger women.  -www.prevention.com » Clarification on recovery time – An article in the Nov. 2 issue of Current on a new hip replacement procedure stated that recovery time for this procedure is about two weeks. In actuality, however, patients can often return home after two to four days. » The downside of bathing – The dead skin cells and oils that live on our skin are there to help protect us from undesirable bacteria, and they can make it harder for some harmful chemicals to easily penetrate the skin. When you strip your skin with harsh soap or body washes—which can contain a cocktail of chemicals—you make it more vulnerable. Instead, use soap only where you need it, and make sure you use a nontoxic one with as few ingredients as possible. -www.good.is » Cell phones to diagnose STDs? - If a group of British researchers have their way, your mobile phone will soon be able to tell its users if they have an STD. People who suspect they have been infected will be able to put urine or saliva on to a computer chip about the size of a USB chip, plug it into their phone or computer and receive a diagnosis within minutes, telling them which, if any, sexually transmitted infection (STI) they have. British health experts hope the testing kit will help slow the rising rate of infection, which is highest among the nation's young and tech-savvy people. -www.msnbc.com

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Lycopene is a super anti-oxidant NUTRITION By Laura Marenco Lycopene, a carotenoid in the same family as beta carotene, is what gives a tomato and several other fruits their deep red color. Because of its peculiar chemical structure, lycopene is currently the most potent carotenoid single oxygen antioxidant known, with an antioxidant power approximately a hundred times greater than Vitamin E. An antioxidant of this type quenches singlet oxygen produced in our body, such as exposure to ultraviolet light that is a primary cause of skin aging. Antioxidants such as lycopene greatly reduce the amount of DNA damage received by our cells, which is why we age over time. Lycopene may reduce the risk of developing diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and male infertility. The Mediterranean diet, which is rich in vegetables like tomatoes, has been suggested to be responsible for the lower cancer rates in that region. Studies have been conducted to analyze the link to lycopene in prevention of cancer. Different studies have been conducted, showing lycopene to have inhibitory effects for different kinds of cancer cells including breast and endometrial cancer cells, prostrate carcinoma cells, and colon cancer cells. The link is not

entirely clear, but there does appear to be some evidence that those with more regular intake of the antioxidant lycopene have lower incidences of cancer. One study was conducted by Australian and Chinese in southeast China investigating the benefit of foods rich in lycopene and its prevention with prostate cancer in men. After factoring in age, total fat and caloric intake, as well as family history, diet appeared to have an influence on the odds of developing prostate cancer. The risk of prostate cancer declined with increasing consumption of lycopene containing foods. The researchers conclude that “carotenoids in vegetables and fruits may be inversely related to prostate carcinogenesis among Chinese men.” (International Journal of Cancer, March 1, 2005) Try taking in foods such as tomatoes and pink grapefruit to get lycopene in your diet. A whole food based lycopene supplement is also a great way to ensure you get the benefit of this powerful antioxidant. Laura Marenco is a certified personal trainer and nutritional advisor for PointBlank Nutrition. You may e-mail her at laura@pointblanknutrition. com.

Basics of vitamin B-12 deficiency COMMENTARY By Angela LaSalle Struggling with cold hands and feet, irritation at the corners of your mouth or twitchy eyelids? Have your vitamin B-12 level checked. Vitamin B-12 is essential for nerve conduction, energy production and for making of red blood cells. After the age of 50 it is more common for us to run lower B-12 levels due to decreasing acidity in the stomach. The body needs the acid to cleave B-12 from its food sources so it can be absorbed by the body. The other culprit in decreasing B-12 levels is the common use of antacids and heartburn medications in both the over-the-counter and prescription forms. These lower the stomach acid and inhibit the absorption of B-12, especially when used long term. Another common prescription medication that affects B-12 levels is the diabetes medication Glucophage or Metformin. Any one on these medications should have their B-12 levels checked and be on a supplement if needed. Vegetarians and those with poor nutrition may also be deficient. Signs of B-12 deficiency include: • Anemia with enlarged red blood cells • Neurological symptoms, such as balance issues, numbness in hands, feet or face

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Urban plastic surgery dictionary COMMENTARY By Barry Eppleu When it comes to slang words or phrases, plastic surgery has many such terms. Used everyday with patients or in the operating room, here are a few of the most common ones: Elevens – Popularized by the manufacturer of Botox in their advertisements, these wrinkles are vertical lines appear between the eyebrows when a person is scowling or frowning. The elevens are exactly what Botox injections were initially FDA-approved to treat. Crow’s Feet – Long recognized as the wrinkles that radiate out from the corners of the eyes as we smile, a crow would probably be delighted to have its feet so described. Since wrinkles on our face always form perpendicular to the direction that the underlying muscles move, these naturally occur from eye squinting. Botox works well to reducing these. Dog Ears – These have nothing to do with a dog’s ear or anyone’s ear for that matter, this is the bunching of skin at the tail end of a scar. They commonly appear when skin areas are elliptically removed, like the shape of a football, and the closure results in a straight-line scar. From procedures such as tummy tucks and breast reductions, dog ears may develop at the ends of the scars. They are a frequent source of minor scar revision.

Turkey neck – Who doesn’t recognize this one, particularly if you are middle-aged or older? It needs no description and it often drives the desire for a neck lift procedure. Saddlebags – An older, urban plastic surgery term that many women recognize. That fat collection at the side of the thighs that resists every form of diet and exercise, but which liposuction can treat so well. Parentheses – These are the lines that develop from the sides of the nose down past the sides of the mouth. They are one of the major places for the use of the very popular injectable fillers to make them look less obvious. Muffin Tops – These are the classic fat rolls that stick out from the side and back of your pants. Liposuction is a good option to rid of this. Puff Daddy – Men won’t recognize this problem, but most women will. It is the fullness or puffiness of the pubic area just below the waistline. It can become evident after a tummy tuck when the waistline becomes narrower than what lies below. It can be an embarrassing bulge in pants that no slimwear can flatten.

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DISPATCHES » Free finance talk at library – Stanley Gurka, of Primerica Financial Services, will speak at free financial literacy program at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Noblesville Library. Stanley Gurka will discuss “How Money Works,” including paying yourself first, budgeting, how interest can work for you or against you, how to be sure you have the right kind of insurance, and how to eliminate debt and defer taxes. Registration is requested, but not required. To register, call the library at 317.776.6939 or go online at www.hepl.lib. in.us. » Inner You expands – Responding to client demand, Inner You Pilates recently expanded into a space four times larger than its previous one. At 2,000 square feet, Inner You Pilates’ new studio is one of the largest of its kind in the area. The two-year-old company also bolstered its staff to offer more classes. » Despite improvements, spending to decrease? – Consumer Reports’ various indexes that measure consumers’ financial difficulties have shown improvements for five straight months. Still, the publication’s Next 30-Day Retail Index for November,

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How to waste more time and be less productive DOUGH By David Cain It’s hard to stay focused. It’s tough to be productive. And, being accountable is often tough to accept. Being productive is elusive for many. Below are my top three picks for wasting more time and increasing your lack of productivity. Focus on unimportant things. I desperately needed to work at the office last weekend, so I cleaned out the garage. I procrastinate at a graduate level; I arguably might have a Ph.D. in procrastination. I’ve not only perfected it, I teach it to others. We all have a natural tendency to put things off. We shelve the hard stuff and look for the easy, quick wins. And, it’s more human nature than you might think. We try to conserve energy and do so by avoiding the things that require a lot of effort, like thinking, working, exercising, etc. We’re like big computers that hibernate after we boot up. It takes a lot of effort to focus and achieve. Want to be less productive? Procrastination and unimportant tasks is your silver bullet. Welcome interruptions and distractions. Last week I sat down and tried to work for one hour without interruption from phone calls, text messages, emails, or people. I turned off the phone, shut down the email, and started the timer. In one hour, I had six interruptions without the phone

on or my email open. Yikes. That translates safely to six to ten interruptions per hour or 50 to 80 interruptions per day. Each interruption takes an unmistakable toll on productivity. What if each interruption took five minutes? That’s four to seven hours a day of interruptions. Practice your excuses. Excuses can be a disease. Whatever excuses you use, you’d generally accept them from anyone else. If I miss deadlines, generally that means I’d forgive someone else doing the same. If you are a common excuse maker, you’ll often find that you accept excuses from others. Continue that direction and you’re future will be paved with idle hands and slow outcomes. Without excuses, you have to be accountable. Phase out the excuses and you usher in higher productivity. Do you ever wonder how you could fit more in a day? Do you ever feel overwhelmed by what you have to do? Do you ever feel like you keep spinning your wheels? Chances are, some of the answers to greater productivity are right at your fingertips. David Cain works at MediaSauce, a digital media and online marketing company in Carmel. David welcomes your questions or comments at David.Cain@MediaSauce.com.

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Buying cars with lasting value INVESTMENT AUTOS By Shawn Miller As a dealer I attend used car auctions more than once a week. What brings the money at these sales outside of the normal lot fodder has been interesting to track. These sales are quite large with anywhere from a couple of hundred to more than 1,000 cars running through multiple lines simultaneously. In this endless sea of cars, it’s pretty easy to pick out which ones will have a bunch of dealers clamoring to buy it and stick it in a prominent place on their lot. In a nutshell, boring cars bring boring money. You might not realize it, but even in today’s million-car production runs there are still rare cars being produced. In Ford trucks it’s the “Stepside”- hardly any of these are produced, and every guy likes them. So years down the road, a Stepside will always sell for more than a Fleetside. The “MegaCab” Dodge produced for a very short time is in great demand because you can’t get one anymore, and it’s got a lot of room. I have always been a fan of “order the biggest motor available,” which is normally a good bet for increased value down the road, but don’t do

this with a car whose primary appeal is that of economy. A good example of this is the BMW 5 Series. Sure, the 540 is a much better car, but it’s expensive to maintain. The best bet is the six-cylinder car with a manual gearbox for long term value. Pretty bulletproof; it will last for decades if you don’t slog it thru the salt too much. While we’re on the subject of salt, I had a person come by the showroom once looking at a car we had that had come out of Chicago with some rust issues. I stated that the salt/sodium chloride mixture used on winter roads in the Midwest is particularly nasty, and that one should wash his/her car weekly when there is salt on the roads. No matter what car you buy, if you treat it like an appliance and don’t properly maintain the car, it will be worthless in short order. Good maintenance starts with cleanliness. Shawn Miller is a lifelong car collector and president of SignificantCars.com, a successful collector car brokerage with a showroom at 2225 E 54th St, just west of Keystone.

In a nutshell, boring cars bring boring money. You might not realize it, but even in today’s million-car production runs there are still rare cars being produced.

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How you get spam from yourself TECHNOLOGY By Gary Hubbard Do you receive e-mails in your spam folder that say they are from your own e-mail address but when you look in your sent folder there is nothing in there showing you sent yourself anything. How can someone be using your e-mail address? As with most things that involve the online world, you can’t take what you’re seeing at face value (in other words, the messages aren’t actually being sent from your account). The good news is that your account likely isn’t compromised; the bad news is that there’s little you can do to stop it. The most likely cause of these messages is that a spam-bot forged your return address on junk messages as a diversion tactic or in hopes of fooling those that may know you. This generally doesn’t mean that you’re infected or that your account has been hacked or hijacked, but rather someone that has your e-mail address in their address book has been infected by an auto-spamming ‘bot’ or the spammers are simply trying to fake out your spam filter by using your own address to yourself. The automated code randomly selects someone from the address book of the infected computer to appear to be the sender and then sends the junk message to everyone else in the address book. The spammers figured out a long time ago that if they sent spam from an account and included the actual infected comput-

er’s e-mail address as the sender, it wouldn’t take long for the victim to be notified that they were infected. They also realized that the chances of the recipient opening the junk message increased if it came from someone that they may know. The reason that you’re seeing messages in your spam folder that appear to be from you is your mail system is automatically filtering out messages that they figured out didn’t actually come from you. Most major e-mail systems use a process to ‘authenticate’ messages that come from their mail servers so messages that have your e-mail address as the sender that were not authenticated will end up in your spam folder. If you think your account has actually been hijacked, change the password and update any of the security questions to play it safe. Every mail system has specific guidance for what you should do if you suspect that your account has been compromised, so check the support section of your specific mail system for the proper steps.

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Strong marriage, strong family RELATIONSHIPS By Rachael Noble We all know that children need to see a strong family unit: a mother and father that act as one, put each other first and make time for romance. I think our society has the mind set that kids will naturally take over the household. But I’d like to open your eyes to another viewpoint. When children rule the roost, there is a possibility of them actually losing respect for the marital unit and the family. Consider the business world. If employees see management as divided and uncommunicative, why would they show respect? However, when management is on the same page, the foundation is stronger and employees enjoy a strong sense of team. My mother won’t mind my sharing with you that her children were definitely her top priority, and her marriage did not survive as a result. Once my sisters and I left for college, my father divorced her. But fortunately, she learned from that difficult experience, and she and her new husband are a strong unit, as they should be! Here are some tips for keeping your marriage strong, for your kid’s sake and for your own: • Take a moment to set goals for your marriage. For instance, set a date night each week, read a relationship book together, etc. • Just like a start-up company writes a business plan, write a “family plan”. This

might entail something like: As mother and father, we are of one mind with discipline and putting each other as priority over our children. Our family will volunteer in our community at least one time per month. We will work on our budget monthly and stick to this budget. Financial hardship will not break apart our marriage and family (and so on). • Occasionally touch base to evaluate how you think your family and marriage can improve. • Remember to back up your spouse on discipline, decisions and rules for the family. And as I’m sure we all know, but don’t always practice, never belittle your spouse in front of your kids. If there is reason for discord, do so in private. Find opportunity to praise your spouse in front of your kids. This will encourage them to also be respectful and to see a good example of how to treat their future spouse. What a wonderful gift we can give our children if we show them a loving, romantic and strong relationship!

Rachael Noble is a single Carmel resident and contributing columnist. She can be reached at nobleadvice@yahoo.com.

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Throwing God's weight around SPIRITUALITY By Bob Walters “My yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:30) That is Jesus talking to the Galileans about resting their souls in Him. Jesus isn’t saying “take Me lightly.” Jesus is saying that since God the Father Almighty and Creator of All Things has committed all things to Him (11:27) – think about it – the smartest play is to take Jesus very, very seriously. Jesus is saying, to the weak, the weary, the beat down, the sinners, that He is the answer to all questions, provides the strength to face all problems, and shows us with humility and gentleness that our faith is safe with Him. Thankfully, most of us enjoy an occasional earthly success when we feel upbeat instead of beat down. Jesus is telling us that in Him, our own joy can be a permanent condition, not an occasional symptom. This good news follows some really bad news in verse 20 when Jesus denounces the cities that heard Him teach but did not repent. “Woe to them,” He says. There was a long period when I was not secure in my faith in Jesus Christ, but there was never a time as a church slacker, agnostic or whatever (don’t know if you can relate) that I would have wanted to bear the weight – with the certainty of having heard it from Jesus Him-

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self, of Jesus the Son of God denouncing me. “Woe to Bob.” Yikes. That weight, the weight of God, is more than we can imagine. Jesus Christ on the Cross is what makes that weight bearable. And you know, God throws His weight around. God’s weight, in fact, is an almost perfect way to describe God’s Glory. When God appears, his weight makes the earth quake. We see it over and over in the Bible. Life being the surprising banquet it is, I found myself in Dallas on a recent Sunday morning sitting with my elder son Eric in Northway Village Church, listening to Matt Chandler preach an engaging, convicting, 50-minute-that-seemed-like-20-minute sermon about God’s glory, weight, and reality. Have we learned yet that God doesn’t flex His muscles for us, but for His own glory? Have we learned that the purpose, point and power of our own existence are to seek and understand the reality, weight and glory of God? Only in Jesus Christ can we know it, bear it, and hopefully reflect it.

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Cosmetic remodel on a budget

REMODELING By Larry Greene ORIGINAL KITCHEN: This home on the west side of Carmel was built in 2002 in Kingsborough subdivision which is a relatively new neighborhood. The homeowner wanted to remodel the kitchen on a budget by avoiding the cost of completely replacing all the cabinetry. DESIGN ON A BUDGET: The homeowner was facing multiple home improvement priorities so the design focused on creating maximum impact at a minimal cost. This was accomplished by using careful design and focusing on several small details that in combination gave the kitchen a dramatic new look. COSMETIC UPGRADES: The new design centered on making minor modifications to the existing white thermofoil cabinets. After the modifications were made, the new wood trim was painted to blend into the existing cabinets. The cosmetic upgrades included the following changes: • Range Hood: The existing range included a recirculating microwave without venting to the exterior. The existing cabinet above the range was modified to allow for a new ventilation riser, ducting to the exterior and a new vent hood. • Island: The existing island was at a diagonal. This island was relocated to be parallel to the sink & new base moldings and beadboard were applied. • Double Ovens: The existing cabinet opening was modified to fit the new GE Profile stainless double ovens.

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HUMOR By Mike Redmond Food has become our default topic of conversation with my friends. While we’re yammering away about “Foods We Used to Love”, someone mentions an old favorite that gets a rare unanimous vote of enthusiastic assent. I am speaking, of course, of, the legendary Fried Bologna Sandwich. Among people of a certain age (mine) in a certain part of the country (this one), the fried bologna sandwich ranks as one of the top three sandwiches at all time, along with the bacon, lettuce and tomato and the peanut butter and dill pickle. OK, that last one is still open to some debate. Anyway, the mere mention of a fried bologna sandwich will cause eyes to close in bliss as faces stretch into broad smiles of fond remembrance – Mom standing at the stove, turning the slices with a granny fork and then placing them, perfectly browned, onto a bed of soft white sandwich bread. This is where we diverge. Some like our fried bologna served with a generous lashing of mayonnaise. Some prefer mustard. And some are purists like me, needing only the meat (ok, meat product) and bread to make their meal. Now, what’s funny about this conversation is that while we all love fried bologna sandwiches, none of us are eating them. They are consigned

to kidhood and memory, which is another way of saying “the era before we knew what exactly went into bologna.” For us, fried bologna is part of the Good Old Days Continuum, along with Mister Softee ice cream trucks, Bullwinkle cartoons and sandlot baseball. Food is, of course, one of our strongest memory triggers, and we are heading into the season where memories mean so much to us. The smell of onions and celery sautéing in butter transports me instantly to the farmhouse up home, and I am for that brief moment a boy waking up on Thanksgiving morning. A pan of baking gingerbread cookies and I am once again with my brother and sisters, each of us armed with a cookie cutter, fighting for territory on a rolled out piece of dough. So it is with the mention of a fried bologna sandwich. It isn’t really the food we miss. It’s the time before we obsessed over fat and sodium, when the only things you had to worry about were your grades and whether that girl in Mrs. Shoemaker’s class liked you like the guys said. (As it turned out, she didn’t. What a bunch of baloney.)

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DISPATCHES » Tigers nearing extinction – A recent study found that more than 1,000 tigers were killed by poachers in the last decade, and with only about 3,200 left in the wild, the species is nearing extinction. The poachers, the report said, sell the animals both dead and alive for their fur and skeletons. Habitat loss is also contributing to the population decrease. -www.msnbc.com » Cat grooming made easier – The sturdy, easy-to-use Zoom Groom by Kong pulls off a near-impossible trick: making cats feel like a vigorous brushing is a spa treatment! The brush features soft, rubber bristles that massage your feline during grooming, ensuring that you'll tire out before your cat will. And with a retail price of under $6 at some online outlets, the Zoom Groom is an affordable winner.  -www.pawnation.com » Pets becoming increasingly overweight – As human waistlines have ballooned, so has pets' girth: A 2009 national survey of veterinarians by the Association for the Prevention of Pet Obesity found that 45 percent of dogs and 58 percent of cats were overweight or obese. Those numbers revealed a 2 percent increase in dog weight problems from the year before, and a 5 percent increase for cats.

For the stair impaired CANINES By John Mikesell What should you do when your dog won’t go up or down stairs. 1. Get a veterinary/chiropractic check-up. If your dog is hurting or otherwise physically challenged, it may be too painful or difficult for him to negotiate stairs. A chiropractic adjustment and/ or pain medication may have him scampering up and down in no time. 2. Carry him. Some small dogs (like Pomeranians or yorkies) just aren’t big enough to handle a full flight of stairs. If you have a small dog that does not like to be carried, you can teach him to into a carrier, and tote the carrier up and down the stairs. 3. Provide and alternative. In some cases a ramp can be added to the stairs. This is also an option for aging dogs that might have difficulty with stairs. If your geriatric guy is having trouble and a ramp is not an option, you can use a towel as a sling under his abdomen to assist his back end up the stairs. 4. Shape it. Your dog may simply be afraid to go up and down stairs, and the more you pressure him to do it, the scarier it feels to him. Shaping allows the dog to make his own decisions and reinforces him for tiny pieces of stair behavior so he gains confidence. Just start at one end of the stairway, top or bottom, wherever he’s more comfortable and click (or use

Pets of the week Bella Bee is a one-year-old female tan and white American Pit Bull Terrier mix.  Bella Bee is a very outgoing and energetic girl who loves to share kisses with everyone she meets.  She is a smart girl who does get excited and tends to jump up on people, but she would excel in obedience school where she can learn that is not a good behavior.  She loves toys and long walks so an active family would be best for her. 

a verbal marker) and give him a treat for any small movement toward the stairs. No coaxing, no luring, just let him make all the decisions and all the moves. 5. Back chain it. This is another solution for tiny to medium dogs, not practical for large dogs, but it can work like a charm with smaller ones. Instead of starting at the bottom step and working your way up (or vice- versa), carry your dog up the stairs and set him down one step from the top. He sees safety just on step up and makes the attempt- one step is manageable for him, even if he’s afraid of stairs- and goes for the top. He made it! Feed him yummy treats too, as an added reinforcement for his superb effort. Repeat that process just one step at a time until he does that happily and easily then add steps.

Jamie is an 11-year-old female gray DSH.  Jamie is a gentle and quiet girl who has been depressed since arriving at the shelter after her owner passed away.  However, she craves attention and she would certainly begin feeling better in a home environment.  Jamie is spayed and her front claws have been removed.  She would even benefit from a foster home to help her lose weight while recovering from a UTI (urinary tract infection).  She is a sweet girl and would love a family to call her own again.   For more information on these and other animals at the Humane Society, call 317-773-4974 or go to www.hamiltonhumane.com

John Mikesell, owner of Izzy’s Place, A dog Bakery in Carmel, can be reached at john.mikesell@att.net.

Puppy Pre-School & Intermediate Obedience Classes Start November 20th!

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Puppy Pre-School: 6 weeks $160.00 Pups 8 weeks to 6 months, only 6 pups per class Manners, Basic commands, House training tips and more! Intermediate Obedience: 10 weeks $250.00 Any dog with some basic obedience, 8 dogs or less per class Loose lead walking, stay, come when called, off lead work and more! Register at: www.awagn-time.com or Call Michelle Goldner 317-727-0342 for more information

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