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Georgiann Linnemeier blends the responsibilities of scientist and physician as the executive director of WORD By Brandie Bohney Current in Carmel
Serendipity. If you ask Dr. Georgiann Linnemeier how she came to be the director of chemotherapy for Indiana Women’s Oncology (IWO) and later the executive director of Women’s Oncology Research and Development (WORD), that’s the word she’ll use. Linnemeier’s resume is a long and varied one, and one that might not naturally lead to work in women’s oncology. Although she is an M.D., much of her career has not centered around oncology. But when her mother sought treatment for uterine cancer, Linnemeier WORD is a 501(c)3 non-profit discovered an oporganization committed to creating a portunity to use her network of physicians and scientists background to make a committed to conquering gynecologic difference for women cancers through catalyzing new suffering from reproand expanded clinical, scientific and ductive cancers. educational research. “When they were If you would like more information interested in doing about WORD or would like to make a chemotherapy in their contribution to further their research office, they asked me and education capabilities, you can if I would be willing visit http://www.wordoncancer.org or to set the program up write to and get it running, WORD in Indiana. The P.O. Box 40849 and I had plenty of ultimate goal of Indianapolis, IN 46240 time to become eduthe organization cated and informed in is not only to provide research for better this area,” Linnemeier said. treatments or even a cure for gynecologic What started as a way to be involved in helping women suffering from cancer later cancers, but also to educate women regarding the risk factors and warning signs as evolved into the not-for-profit organizawell as spreading the word about preventation WORD. She explained, “It doesn’t tive measures like the HPV vaccination. take too long when you’re involved in “A recent study showed that women are treating patients to realize that there’s a concerned about the health of their reprotremendous amount of need, and I think ductive organs, but yet they really couldn’t frankly it’s a matter of being able to offer hope to women who are suffering the dev- name symptoms or risk factors involved, so there’s a tremendous need for more inastating effects of this type of cancer.” formation to be delivered and delivered in The need Linnemeier saw was one of an effective way,” Linnemeier explained. both research and education. WORD is Linnemeier serves as a translational or the brainchild of Doctors Linnemeier, bench-to-bedside scientist for WORD: John Geisler and Kelly Manahan, all of IWO. They have formed partnerships with she bridges the gap between researchers in the lab and physicians and patients in the Purdue University, the Department of Defense and other MDs around the coun- office. That gap, she explains, is actually quite wide. With one foot in the clinic and try for research. And although Doctors one in the lab, however, she notes that “we Geisler and Manahan are relocating to have the ability to provide the clinical inOhio, WORD will stay firmly planted
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formation to say, ‘this type of cancer is the one we want to look at, this is the one we have the most trouble treating, and this is the one that causes the fewest symptoms.’ ” The position with WORD is one for which Linnemeier receives no paycheck. The reward, however, is great in terms of hope for the future: “I am hopeful because I think we’re on the really steep part of an upswing. I think we’re there with the science and that when we find a breakthrough we’re going to shoot up really fast. The pieces are going to start to fall into place very quickly.” And her work with patients, work that some might see as somber, is also a source of great inspiration for her. “On a purely personal and spiritual level, this type of work is inspiring,” she explained. “These ladies are amazing. They are so resilient and positive and supportive of each other . . . they don’t give up easily, so it’s inspiring in that sense.”
Young Women: • Get the HPV vaccination for cervical cancer if you are 11-26 years old. • Have yearly gynecological exams, including a pap test. Older Women: • Report any bleeding after menopause immediately to your gynecologist. All Women: • Know your family history. A history of ovarian or breast cancer is a risk factor for ovarian cancer. • Control your weight. Being overweight is one of the greatest risk factors for female reproductive cancers. • Pay attention to your body and know what is normal for you. • Report even vague symptoms like bloating, fullness, fatigue or backaches to your gynecologist. • Be persistent with your physician if you feel something is wrong. • If you are diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer, see a gynecologic oncologist – a doctor whose specialty is cancers of the female reproductive system.
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It is our position that the spike in burglaries recently reported throughout Hamilton County is unacceptable. The largest growth over last year in the number of burglaries is actually in Carmel, which has experienced an increase of 29 percent. Our Hamilton County neighboring communities are experiencing a similar problem, but not to the same degree as we are in Carmel: burglaries are up 23 percent this year in Fishers and up 17 percent in Noblesville when compared to last year. It could be that the tightening economy, holiday spending and cold weather approaching is behind the disturbing trend. Or it could be that rings of “professional”
thieves are expanding their business into our communities. Both are likely correct. But even as our good law enforcement officials are reminding us, and appropriately so, that we need to be vigilant and on the watch for criminal activity, we are opening our hearts and minds for the holiday season. How can it be in this time of cheer and good will towards men, that we need to invest in alarm systems and deadbolts? We must pay attention to the travel plans of our friends and neighbors. Watch their homes and property. And call the police if something seems amiss. This community is ours – not the criminal’s.
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Through the Eyes of a Child
very December some newsbeaming smiles depicted in the brochures. caster, columnist or town crier We excuse the behavior with references proclaims that we should look to tight budgets and divided families. But at the holidays through the eyes in truth, many of us have forgotten how of a child. Thus, we must step to relax and enjoy life. Kids spend almost back from our usually jaded every waking minute looking (and often exhausted) adult for laughter, entertainment point of view and consider and joy. And as they age, the the wonder, sparkle and joy serious weight of pop-quizzes associated with being at home and entrance exams begins to with family, snuggled safely focus their energies. That in in the bosom of hearth and itself is not a bad thing. But, home. While I’m not one so many of us forget to cling to long for the days of yore to the legitimate search for – I’ve earned my years and the amusement. wisdom that goes along with With few adult role models them, and have little interest in fun-maintenance, teenagin returning to some idealers often mistake destruction ized and romantic view of the or drinking or irresponsible Terry unpolluted thoughts of youth dating for fun. What hapAnker – it might be worth considerpened to a late-night game of ing why we adults work so pinnacle with goofy grandma? hard to remove all of the fun from our Didn’t that used to be fun? Isn’t it still? lives. If we don’t laugh enough – we should Every few years our family makes the actively seek fun. In the process we might trek to the Magic Kingdom or some such teach our kids (and ourselves) that joy is Mecca of elementary-aged indulgence. all around us. We simply need to accept it. And with each visit we seem to encounter Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current as many cranky, over-sunned and underin Carmel. You may e-mail him at terry@curfunned adults as we do ones with the rentincarmel.com.
FREE CHOICE ACT: THREAT TO BUSINESS The Employee Free Choice Act is inappropriately titled. While it portends helping our working families improve their standard of living, among other benefits, our take is this: We don’t want Congress passing any additional intrusive legislation telling businesses how they can operate. It may be true that workers in unions earn 30 percent higher wages and are 59 percent more likely to have employerprovided health insurance, but wage-andbenefit decisions (absent minimum-wage guidelines) must belong to the companies that make this economy. Congress helping to bring about more unions in the workplace is a direct threat to letting the free market reign. When we use that phrase, we do so with everything connected to a business in mind. That means internal and external workings and initiatives. Would we support a union in our organization? In no way, shape or form. We’ve worked for unions in our industry, and they’ve been limp-wristed organizations that have done very little of what many members believed they were getting upon signing the membership card and paying the dues. Too, a preponderance of union membership in this industry seems to be-
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Vehicular Homicide Of the three American automakers, Ford was able to obtain credit, $19 billion before the banks froze it. Ford is still sitting on that money; they’ve done little to innovate or retool, the product is the same they’ve been offering for 60 years. Chrysler recently sold the rights to their successful mini-van, closed much of their production line and has been stockpiling vehicles around the country. Their assets are in overstocked steel. Ford and Chrysler still have assets to draw from. GM is the only American automaker moving ahead in the field of hydrogen-powered cars. They have begun to retool factories to produce efficient, smaller, hybrid cars that Americans don’t want. Because gas prices are back down, GM is once again selling their behemoths to Americans who want to be bigger. American automakers’ biggest sin is that rather than create a fuel-efficient vehicle that was affordable and reliable, they’ve perpetuated America’s addiction to fossil fuel by offering buyers of trucks gas for a year at $1.99 a gallon. Like a successful drug dealer, they’re keeping the user strung out. All three automakers have been producing small, efficient cars in other
nations; most of those vehicles are not offered in the United States. Much of this should rest squarely on the shoulders of the American consumer. What do you drive? A nice hybrid, an electric car or a NGV? Or are you set on empowering your image with a vehicle that’s so big it has its own zip code, or a luxury import with an unreadable logo? That the UAW is a source of the failure of the American auto industry, may be justly stated; it is estimated that it costs GM upwards of $74 an hour, full compensation, per UAW worker. Taxpayers shouldn’t be tapped to keep UAW workers flush. Yet that retired UAW worker might be your own dad. For every single, active GM employee, 15 retirees are supported
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lieve that “if I’m with the union, you can’t fire me.” Wanna bet? We’re vehemently opposed to unfair labor practices – none of which you’ll find under our roof, so we don’t feel as if we need a watchdog salivating on our heels. Besides, we have the types of relationships with those with whom we work that foster a family atmosphere – and that never will change. Jobs for life, decent wages and benefit packages of which only some can dream are counterintuitive to what makes this nation run. Ask yourself this: Would the Big 3 automakers be asking for huge bailouts if their management hadn’t allowed unions to choke the life out of some avenues of the company? Remember, customers pay those costs, and that has brought the industry to its knees. Are you willing to pay higher prices?
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with their UAW benefits. The economic fallout from the collapse of the auto industry will impact every single American family. Does that mean that our tax dollars should come to the rescue? Only if the automakers consent to building what they should have been manufacturing for the last 30 years. Many folks, if they remember the era, did not like Jimmy Carter, and will disagree that if America had addressed the issue of pollution and fossil fuel dependency in the 1970s when Americans faced gas rationing, we wouldn’t be in the economic, environmental and social upheaval that America is experiencing today.
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ow was your Thanksgiving? I At our Thanksgiving this year, my enjoyed a lovely turkey dinner youngest sister (happily husband- and kidwith all the fixings (including free) had dreams of post-dinner conversacanned jellied cranberry, my tion and games. Silly, silly little girl! Before fave) and some side entertainthe pumpkin pie had even been brought ment to boot. Watching my sisto the table, another sister ters and brothers-in-law tag team (whose 2-year-old had just left throughout the meal to take care a holiday surprise for all of us of diapers, spilled milk, tantrums on the dining room floor; I and feedings filled me with a have pictures!) was packing up kind of perverted joy because her sons and dashing for the my kids are now old enough car, red with embarrassment. to take care of themselves and Two minutes later, the other theirs aren’t. Suckers! The years sister (whose husband was of demanding dinner at a cerworking and whose toddler was tain time to accommodate naps screaming from diaper rash) and packing it up early because followed suit, trying desperately little Cindy Lou Who dirtied to keep from crying herself. She her back-up pair of red tights also has an infant and literally Danielle are officially over for me and my has not slept in something like Wilson family! Ah-lleluia! Ah-lleluia! eight months. Needless to say, We’ve made it to the Promised no one was in the mood for Land and can once again look forward to Scattergories after the mass exodus, aland savor the holidays. though I did get my butt handed to me by Because let’s be honest, Thanksgiving my 7-year old when we rumbled on Wii’s and Christmas are so not fun with little High School Musical III Dance! (I still ones. They need routine and schedules cannot land the poses). and daily Dora viewings. They don’t want The next day, both sisters said how disto hang out at the grandparents for nine appointed they were with Thanksgiving hours watching football and dog shows and how much they are dreading the next and the wine supply dwindle. They don’t round of holiday cheer. Their kids won’t understand that even if you didn’t get a get the idea of “sleeping in” on Christmas good night’s sleep and have a cold that morning, they won’t “rise to the occasion” you’re supposed to be cute and happy and after missing their naps and they sure as not wipe your nose on your new snowsugar cookies won’t “behave themselves” man sweater. They’re kids, and unless just because it’s Jesus’ birthday. So my you keep the sugar and presents coming, sisters will either have to miss out on all they’re going to behave like ones, with all the forced family fun or endure the chaos the crying and fighting and emotional col- of sleep-deprived, gum-drop addicted lapses suitable to their ages. children. So if you happen to be the parent of Like I’ve said before, life will get better one these precious little darlings, don’t as your kids get older. As soon as your kick yourself when you can’t find any youngest hits four, you should be back Christmas spirit. Holidays are stressful in business. Until then, you’ve got to enough, but throw in a newborn who isn’t roll with the snowballs and remember to sleeping through the night, a potty-trainlaugh. At least from my perspective, it’s ing toddler and consecutive roast beef din- pretty darn funny. Peace out. ners at both sets of in-laws, and you’ve got Danielle Wilson is a Carmel resident and conthe prefect recipe for a mommy-on-theedge (shaken not stirred). I bore witness to tributing columnist. You may e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. two such transformations just recently.
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DISPATCHES Book signing with children’s author Adam Seif - On Dec. 20 from noon to 2 p.m., Adam Seif will be signing his latest book, “Tacos, Beans and Rice” at Simply Sweet Shoppe, 30 N. Rangeline Road in Carmel, with profits going to help kids’ wishes come true. Each book is only $5, and there is no other charge. For more information, contact Bernie Szuhaj at 317-818-9866. CARMEL STUDENTS WIN AT HOLIDAY CARD DESIGN CONTEST - Two students from Carmel were big winners of Bright House Network’s annual Holiday Card Design contest. Clay Middle School student Sarah Bruns, a seventh-grader, won first in the contest’s middle school division. Her winning entry featured a happy snowman dressed in a top hat and Bright House Networks scarf with brilliant green evergreens as a background. Winning first in the elementary school division was Alex Brinkman, a third-grader at Orchard Park Elementary in Carmel. His winning entry featured his family - chased by their pet dog - traveling in their mini van to deliver a Christmas tree and presents to the Giving Tree Charity. They will receive a $500 educational scholarship from Bright House Networks and a plaque. Getting creative - A time to create with Adam Seif, newest instructor at Simply Sweet Shoppe and Second Story Playhouse, will be Dec. 20. He’ll be offering 3-D, illustrating and cartooning for ages 6 and up. Free with a donation of a canned foot item. Time is from noon to 2 p.m. Also there are Indyprov shows from 3-4 p.m. and later from 6-7 p.m. ($3 in advance, $5 the day of ) and an Indyprov workshop from 4:30-5:30 p.m. (free with canned food donation). Keystone lane changes - Traffic shifted lanes last week along Keystone Avenue at 106th Street. Construction crews need to shift traffic to set the bridge beams for the elevated roundabouts that will carry traffic east and west across the road. The beams have already been set above the southbound lanes, and when crews are ready to place the beams above the northbound lanes, the traffic traveling southbound, which has been using the northbound lanes, will move to the southbound lanes and continue to use these lanes through the remainder of the project. After the beams have been set above the northbound lanes, the northbound traffic, which has been traveling on the ramp system, will move down to the northbound Keystone lanes and continue to use those lanes through the remainder of the project. Sometime in the next two weeks, the same lane shifts will occur at 126th Street.
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same inclination toward a career in wine until Buckel Joe Buckel and Ty Albers approached him with the met when Ty moved to idea of entering into the Carmel in 1983, their sixthventure with him: “With my grade year. What began as a having a strong interest in friendship then has developed wine, but no experience in into a business partnership making wine, and with his across the country. having limited knowledge in Both Buckel and Albers creative design and marketeventually went to Indiana ing technology, (the business University, Joe in the pre-med partnership) it kind of was program and Ty in the busia good fit for us to work toness program. Albers moved gether on it,” said Albers. to the west coast shortly after TAJ Cellars doesn’t prograduating from college with vide full-time work for either his wife, Sarah Ruch-Albers partner. Buckel now works (also from Carmel), and as the winemaker at a small strongly encouraged Buckel to winery in Colorado while make the same move five years acting as the winemaker for ago when Buckel’s interest in TAJ remotely. Albers works Carmel High School graduates Ty Albers, left, and Joe wine piqued. The friends colfull-time for NexisLexis, a Buckel are two-thirds of the success behind TAJ Cellars laborated with Alex Wilkens, research tool primarily for Winery. who is described on their legal professionals. website as “an expert in wine The launch party for the brand was Nov. After working in various other indusmaking operations” to create TAJ Cellars. 11, and Albers hopes to arrange a tasting tries, he discovered that his science degree Buckel serves as the winemaker; Albers in Carmel in the near future. Currently would work in the wine industry: “It was is the sales and marketing expert. the wine available from TAJ is their Syrah. Buckel’s interest in wine began at home. the only thing that interested me with the It is available at tajcellars.com in quantibackground I have that I didn’t get real He describes his father as a wine collector. ties of three, and the website describes the “Most of our vacations were to wine coun- tired of real quick,” he said. “It made it wine as “tasting of dark fruit, spice and really easy for me to get into the industry.” hints of caramel” and “smooth with a long try, whether it be in the United States or Albers, on the other hand, hadn’t the Europe,” Buckel explains. finish.”
Ballard new assistant director at PrimeLife Sheri Ann Ballard, who holds a Masters of Public Administration degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, will oversee staff and programs and assist with fund development, organizational planning and facility operations for this Carmel based not-for-profit agency which serves Hamilton and contiguous counties. Ms. Ballard, who began her career as a Community Agriculture Extension Agent while serving with the Peace Corp in Mauritania, Africa, has since acquired extensive experience, and achieved great success, in community development and human services with a variety of not-forprofit, as well as for-profit organizations. Executive Director, Sandy Stewart, states: “I am thrilled to have found such an experienced, multi-talented individual for this vital position, and know that Sheri Ann will bring many exciting innovations to our continuously evolving agency. Along with all agency staff, I look forward to working closely with her to better serve the older residents of our community.”
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These are the holiday cookies I make every year for Hanukkah. They have bunches of different names. We call them Tadaleekos. They are best known as Sephardic Ring Cookies. They take awhile to make, but they are so good you can eat them real fast.
Ingredients 4 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon fine salt 3 large whole eggs, at room temperature 2 large egg yolks, at room temperature 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/4 cup tahini (sesame paste) 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract Sesame Glaze 1 large egg white, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon honey 1/2 cup hulled raw sesame seeds Directions
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment, or coat them with nonstick cooking spray. Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl.
Beat the eggs and yolks with the sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until very light and fluffy, about two minutes. Beat in the tahini, oil and vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture until combined to make a soft dough. Cover the dough and set aside for five minutes before forming into rings. Pinch off a walnut-sized piece of dough and roll it into a rope that is about five inches long and 3/8-inch thick. (Dust your hands and the parchment lightly with flour if the dough is sticky). Pinch the ends of the rope together to form a ring. Repeat until all the dough has been formed into rings. To glaze the cookies, put the sesame seeds on a small plate. Whisk the egg white and honey together and then brush each ring with the mixture. Then immediately dip the ring into the sesame seeds. Place the rings seeds side up, on the prepared baking sheet at least one inch apart. Bake rings until lightly browned, about 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer from baking sheet and cool on wire racks. Serve. By Sydney Melrose
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t this same time each year, the does not even know they have been nomiCarmel Chamber of Commerce nated. The exciting finish to the afternoon hands out the hardware during is always the closely guarded surprise antheir December luncheon to nouncement of who will be named the high-achieving members of the Chambers eighth recipient of the Most business community. Joe Lazarra of Joe’s Valuable Volunteer Award. To the crowd Butcher Shop took the stage assembled and those who know and hoisted his new Applause her, it was no surprise to hear Award Trophy high into the air. the name Barbara Eden proGiven to a standout Carmel claimed as the winner. business, it is the Chamber’s Making a difference in version of Business of the Year. Carmel for over 30 years, To catch the attention of those Barbara tends to willingly give responsible for doling out the her support to educational bling, Joe had to demonstrate causes and initiatives where superiority in key areas, some hard work and little recognition not related to just making a go hand-in-hand. An interior profit. However, one area that designer by trade with a long Joe’s Butcher Shop & Fish list of clients and successful Market excelled above the rest projects to her credit, Barbara is Jeff is overall contribution to the willing to help students looking community. for a mentor. She works with Worrell The Civic Pride Committee immigrants in our community of Alana Shane, Joy Stafford, Diana who don’t know where to turn for basic Schmid, Ron Carter, Mike Hollibaugh, services and business information. One of Celest Higgins, Nick Kestner and Mo her many passions is horses, and she has Merhoff were impressed with Joe’s willbeen able to parlay her love for equines ingness to support local charities, school into helping Children’s Theraplay help groups and civic organizations with free kids with crippling diseases. product and monetary donations. For a It was an honor to watch everyone young business trying to get on its feet in the room rise to their feet as Barbara during the tough start-up years, Lazarra made her way to the podium to accept her should be proud of his generosity and award. Her 30 years of giving were well satisfied with the impact he has made in received. our community by helping others. Way to Jeff Worrell is a local business owner. He go, Joe! recognizes volunteers on “Connecting with A tradition since it started, the final Carmel” on cable channel 16. Contact him at award of the Images Of Excellence luncheon goes to an unsuspecting person who email@example.com
Mayor Jim Brainard, Councilman Ron Carter and members of the Carmel Middle School student government cut the ribbon on the new Grand Boulevard.
Good News on Road Project By Bryan Unruh Current in Carmel
Grand Boulevard is open, and itâ€™s under budget. In stark contrast to the widely reported Keystone Avenue, Regional Performing Arts Center and Monon Center shortfalls, the new boulevard arrives about at about $500,000 less than originally projected. â€œThatâ€™s actually how the majority of our projects turn out,â€? Mayor Jim Brainard said. Brainard and At-Large City Councilman Ron Carter were on hand last week to celebrate the Grand Boulevardâ€™s opening. The new road, which connects Guilford Avenue and Old Meridian Street, was esti-
mated at about $2.3 million. It cost about $1.8 million. The road begins on Guilford Avenue, just south Main Street, and ends at an Old Meridian roundabout north of the Providence at Old Meridian townhomes. â€œThis is an important road for traffic flow,â€? Brainard said. â€œItâ€™s going to help reduce traffic on adjoining roads.â€? The road will also impact Carmel Middle School, which sits just to the north on Guilford Avenue. â€œI think itâ€™s a great road to have by the school connecting the east to the west,â€? said Chris Johnson, CMS student council president. â€œIt will be very beneficial to the school.â€?
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The Death of Common Sense
ver the past 30 days, the Big math.” But his waning strength proved no Three asked for $34 billion match for the ravages of overbearing reguto pay for their mistakes, a lations and self-serving lawyers. Reports person was trampled at Walof a six-year-old boy charged with sexual Mart, Plaxico Burress “acharassment for kissing a classmate worscidentally” shot himself in the ened his condition. It declined leg, and the Governor of Illinois further when schools had to get tried to auction off a seat in the parental consent to administer United States Senate. What has aspirin to a student, but could happened to common sense? not inform the parent when a Lori Borgman wrote a piece in female student was pregnant or 1998. Now an Internet classic, wanted an abortion. here is a portion of it for you to Common Sense lost enjoy: his will to live as the Ten Common Sense lived a long Commandments became conlife, but died in the United traband and when a person too States from heart failure. No stupid to realize that a steamone really knows how old he ing cup of coffee was hot was was since his birth records were awarded a huge settlement. Kent Burns long ago lost in bureaucratic Common Sense was preceded On Success red tape. He was credited with in death by his parents, Truth cultivating such valued lessons and Trust; his wife, Discretion; as: when to come in out of the rain, why his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, the early bird gets the worm, and life isn’t Reason. always fair. Not many attended his funeral because Common Sense lived by simple credos: so few realized he was gone. don’t spend more than you earn, the adults Kent Burns is a Carmel resident, investor and coare in charge, not the kids, and winning founder of CrossConfirm. He is also a professional isn’t everything. He survived trends like speaker and author of What’s Your Why? He can body piercing, whole language, and “new be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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was sitting in my second interview that you feel you have to take this job. It’s wondering if there was any way poslike dating and marriage. Have you ever sible I would land this job. It didn’t met anyone that dated or married the seem like the job would be wrong person? I bet they don’t a perfect fit, but still I really think they settled. Chances are wanted it. After all, you have they just selected based on the to start somewhere. The people less-relevant criteria. seemed nice and it looked like The story of my first job can’t a fun place to work. I was ofbe too unfamiliar. You work fered the job and quickly found somewhere that doesn’t seem that the people were nice and to provide you the growth opthe environment was fun, but portunities you need and you’re there was no path for growth stagnate. But worse than that and the people there weren’t very is work there long enough and engaged. you will find you will become It was 1991. By 1993 I knew more than stagnant, you’ll a career change was inevitable. become like the others there. David Cain One day in the office I realized I It’s an old saying, “Show me Marketing was considering cutting corners your friends and I’ll show you and thought to myself, “Have your future,” and it transfers to I become one of them?” That’s the exact the workplace easily. Show me your comoment I knew it was time to go. And workers and I’ll show you your career. this time, I was going to be more selective David Cain works at MediaSauce, a digital about where I worked. media and online marketing company in Being more selective is harder than it Carmel. David welcomes your questions or sounds. When an offer presents itself, too comments at David.Cain@MediaSauce.com. often you become invested to the point
Cindy White Named Business Person of the Year - The City of Noblesville and the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce held their annual Enterprise Awards Dinner to honor standout businesses of 2008. Cindy White, Vice President WHITE and Regional Manager of First Merchants Bank, was given the Business Person of the Year Award. Cindy’s outstanding dedication to her career as well as the City of Noblesville is what has earned her the award. Cindy is a lifelong resident of Hamilton County and is deeply integrated in the City of Noblesville. In addition to all of her community involvement, Cindy has contributed to the growth of the Indianapolis Division of First Merchants Bank through her excellent leadership ability and sales experience. Her division has grown more than any other division of First Merchants in 2008, growing deposits by 20 percent, and increasing revenue by 12 percent. Her division’s deposit base has grown by $32 million in 2008 alone.
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Owner: William Noël Address: 1017 W. Main St. Carmel, IN 46032 Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. – midnight; Friday ,11 a.m. – 2 a.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. Phone: 317-815-6635 Website: www.netheads.com E-mail: email@example.com At 54, William Noël isn’t your average gamer. But despite a target demographic less than half his age, his business, Net Heads, has carved out a sizable market in the Indianapolis area. The company – founded nine years ago in Broad Ripple – moved to Carmel in November. Its new
property and is being sold as is. Due to recent changes in the real estate market in Florida, the price of this home has been substantially discounted, further than it has been in this area in years. Homes in this area are down 40 percent from a year ago and this house has been assessed at $197,000. The bank paid $170,000 for this property. John Pacilio and his team specialize in Westfield real estate with RE/MAX Ability Plus. Contact him at 216.8500 or John@ JohnPacilio.com.
location features 28 computers, 16 Xbox 360s one Nintendo Wii and a boatload of competitive spirit. “Gaming isn’t just about games,” said Noël, who owned a software company for 18 years. “It’s about competition. It’s about having fun with your peers.” Gaming isn’t the only option at Net Heads, either. It offers Noël food, drinks and regular internet access, and it plays host to everything from corporate Christmas parties to rehearsal dinners. “A lot of people say, ‘If I could do this at home, why would I want to do it here?’” Noël said. “I say, ‘You can stay home and drink beer in your kitchen, but it’s a lot more fun to go out and do it with friends.’” The business will host an open house on Wednesday from 3 - 8 p.m.
MONEY MATTERS What is the first thing you saved your money to buy?
“It was books for college. I saved my baby-sitting money so I could buy the textbooks I would need at Purdue.” Marcia Cox Carmel
“To pay off my wife’s college loans.” Michael Wells Carmel
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he U.S. Senator from Tennessee, these other auto companies into profitable Bob Corker, may be the only entities. person in the U.S. Congress that The next year will be terrible for is capable of saving our counAmerican workers and companies. Let me try from this economic mess. repeat, 2009 will be awful from an ecoPresident-elect Barack Obama nomic point of view. The stock has a good strategy of investmarket will eventually realize ing in infrastructure to create the new efficiencies. The welllong-lasting improvements to managed and financed compaour country. Maybe even Carmel nies that have not diluted their can get a bailout for Keystone stock will prosper. However, Avenue. However, Corker underas we adjust to the new cost stands the nuts and bolts of the structure in America, we will be situation. He clearly proved that more competitive and, hopeGM’s president along with the fully, Obama keeps his promise other CEO’s and the UAW leadof energy independence. The ers were on another planet as the work force will be paid less, auto industry came apart. but we will be able to sell more The auto companies can blame products worldwide, which Brian the current recession, but this will create more wealth for the Shapiro has been in the making for over whole system. Corker probably 25 years. Corker explained to the put a dagger into the union and other senators that the auto industry debt executive pay scales, but he probably saved is too great a burden and they could not our nation in the long run. Remember, survive under any plan. He also explained these fat cat CEOs do not have any money the unrealistic deals that management had at risk in their company. They did not pergiven to the unions. Clearly, no company sonally sign on the dotted line. can make a profit paying their workers Brian Shapiro is a Carmel resident and conwhile they do not work. Corker used tributor to Current Publishing. You may e-mail a Nissan, Toyota and Honda model to him at firstname.lastname@example.org show the wages, debt structure and other financial blueprints that needed to turn
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Do I need surgery on my bunion?
Osteoporosis Drugs May Suppress Bones’ Ability to Heal - The long-term use of osteoporosis drugs known as bisphosphonates can actually weaken bones by impairing their ability to heal, leading to fractures, according to a study conducted by researchers from New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Researchers reviewed the files of all 70 people who had been admitted to the hospital’s Level 1 trauma center between 2002 and 2007 for fractures of the thigh bone (femur). Fifty-nine of the patients were women, and 25 were taking the bisphosphonate drug Fosamax, known generically as bisphosphonate alendronate. Of the 20 people who had suffered a stress fracture due to very little or even no trauma, 19 were taking Fosamax. The other individual had cancer. The researchers also found that Fosamax patients with this type of fracture had been taking the drug longer by an average of 6.9 years, compared with an average of 2.5 years in those with other kinds of fractures. The correlation between Fosamax and stress fractures was found to be independent of age, race, weight or osteoporosis history. - naturalnews.com
By Dr. David Sullivan Current in Carmel
Squash your spaghetti - Cut the carbs and keep the spaghetti by combining the squash with pasta. Ingredients • Four ounces of uncooked spaghetti broken in half • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley • Two tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese • One tablespoon melted margarine or butter • One tablespoon chopped fresh or one teaspoon dried oregano leaves • ½ teaspoon garlic salt Instructions • Prick squash with fork; place on microwavable paper towel in microwave oven. Microwave on high for eight minutes; turn squash over. Microwave eight to 11 minutes longer or until tender. Let stand 10 minutes. • Meanwhile, cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package; return spaghetti to saucepan. • Cut squash lengthwise in half; remove seeds and fibers. Reserve one half for another use. From other half, remove spaghetti-like strands with two forks; reserve shell. Add squash and remaining ingredients to spaghetti in saucepan; toss. Return spaghetti mixture to squash shell to serve. - smarter.com
An often-joked-about diagnosis of foot pain is the bunion. What is a bunion? Well, to many people this is no laughing matter. A bunion is not a callus or corn, but rather a bony prominence on the inside of the joint where the great toe and foot connect. It is typically caused by a combination of poor biomechanics and commonly worsened by ill-fitting shoes. Many people have large bunions that cause them no pain, whereas many suffer from bunions that are not that big at all. So, you may wonder, ‘Why is this and how do I treat mine, if I need to treat it at all?’ Conservative treatment options should always be exhausted prior to surgical intervention. These include:
• Proper shoes with adequate width, depth and support. • Orthotics, which often slow or halt the progression of the deformity. • Corticosteroid injections which calm inflammation and/or associated nervetype pain. • Padding/splinting which, when used alone, seldom works effectively.
If one is still in pain and their activities are hampered, then it is time to consider surgery. There are many ways to surgically correct a bunion, but all involve the removal of the bony prominence and should also involve a proper repositioning of the involved bones and soft tissue structures. It is important that patients not be talked into surgery. While the vast majority of patients do very well with bunion surgery, the ones who don’t were typically either poorly educated prior to surgery or not in that much pain to begin with. New technologies and techniques have helped to improve outcomes significantly over the past few decades, but it is still important to realize that when bone is being cut and repositioned, there is going to be pain afterwards. Make sure that you are thoroughly educated prior to having any elective surgery. Dr. David R. Sullivan is a board-certified foot surgeon and certified wound specialist with Westfield Foot and Ankle, LLC. He can be reached at email@example.com or 317-896-6655.
Lemons Shrink Kidney Stones Lemons and other citrus fruits contain chemicals that can help prevent against the development of kidney stones, says John Milner, a urology expert from the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. “Lemons are very high in citrates, which inhibit the growth of kidney stones,” Milner said. “(Real) lemonade, not the powdered variety that uses artificial flavoring, actually slows the development of kidney stones for those who are prone to the development of kidney stones.” Drink plenty of water, too. “Dehydration is a leading cause of kidney stones.“ - NaturalNews.com
Laid Off? Here’s What to Do
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Nearly two million American jobs have been lost in the past year, and hundreds of thousands of people will likely be laid off or have their hours scaled back in 2009. Here’s what you need to do within . . . …One hour Take a few minutes to collect yourself and relax as much as possible. In the coming days and weeks you’ll have to make a slew of decisions regarding your health care and personal finances, and you’ll need to stay calm. …One day Whether security is waiting to walk you out the door or you have time to clean out your desk, grab the paperwork related to your employer-issued benefits. Carefully read over the fine print on your contract and the terms of your health-insurance plan. Then ask someone from human resources: Am I entitled to a severance package? When exactly will my health benefits expire? Is there any room for negotiation? Do you have any advice for me? Don’t leave without asking for a certificate of creditable coverage. This document includes the dates that your health insurance began and ended, and proves that you were covered during that time. - health.com
Feta Cheese Truffels Try this easy holiday appetizer, a fun and inexpensive way to serve a cheese plate: 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 (4-oz.) container crumbled feta cheese 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons finely chopped onion 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley Cucumber slices Grape tomatoes Kalamata olives Whole almonds
Beat first five ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until well combined. Cover mixture tightly, and chill at least one hour or until firm (can chill up to three days). Roll cheese mixture into 3/4-inchround balls. Roll each ball in parsley. Serve immediately, or cover and chill until ready to serve. If chilled, let stand 30 minutes before serving. Serve with cucumber slices, grape tomatoes, kalamata olives and whole almonds. - find.my recipes.com
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