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Carmel Symphony Orchestra cellist Jennifer Weber, shown in her hospital bed and performing with the symphony (bottom right), is recovering from her double-lung transplant on Jan. 10.
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After a double-lung transplant, Carmel Symphony cellist Jennifer Weber can breathe normally for the first time in her life
By Kevin Kane Current in Westfield Lying in a bed at Methodist Hospital, surrounded by walls of cards reading “get well soon,” Jennifer Weber has been on the slow road to recovery following a double-lung transplant. The Carmel Symphony Orchestra cellist, attorney and Indianapolis resident was born with cystic fibrosis. Until recently, she’d spent her entire life with two bad lungs. A few years ago, however, Weber said she was becoming progressively more ill. Nearly every non-surgical tactic had been employed with no success, leaving a transplant as her only remaining option. So Weber went on the waiting list for two new lungs. Several factors, including her subfive-foot height, made finding a matching pair more difficult than normal. While she said average time on the wait list is about two years, she spent five years hoping for a match. After waiting so long, she said her hope for receiving new lungs started to fade, but she remained positive. “Towards the end of last year, I sort of took the philosophy that even if I didn’t get a transplant, if more people became aware of organ transplants, that would be a good thing,” she said. But on Jan. 10, Weber got the call she’d began to doubt would ever come. While at Starbucks getting coffee, she received a call from Methodist informing her that a match had been identified. Weber rushed to the hospital a few blocks away with little time to make arrangements. “I was calling my friend and saying, ‘You’re in charge of taking care of my cats,’ and I called a coworker and said, ‘You’re in charge of telling my boss,’” Weber said. Nine hours after receiving the important call, Weber was under the knife, receiving her new lungs. The operation was a success, with few
Double verus single One doctor at Methodist Hospital who chose to remain unidentified, said doublelung transplants are becoming more popular than single transplants, as replacing both lungs provides better long-term improvements. At that facility alone, the doctor said several double-lung transplants are performed each month.
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Jennifer Weber has been a cellist with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra for the past 10 years. Born with cystic fibrosis, Weber had a doublelung transplant on Jan. 10 after waiting five years to find a matching donor.
complications. Weber spent her first post-transhospital and go home in time for Sunday’s plant days in intensive care, but soon she was in Super Bowl. An infection and headaches delayed a normal room, undergoing breathing exercises her discharge by one week, but last week she and physical therapy as she tried to recover her was scheduled to be home by the weekend. strength. In time, she will be able to breathe Though she said she may “go bonkers” waitbetter than ever, but for someone who’s never ing to return to work, Weber said she may breathed normally, even that will be a challenge. be able to practice on her cello in the mean“Half the battle’s just training yourself how time, which she said may also be good for her to breathe with these new lungs because my muscles. After such a long layoff, Weber said it old ones didn’t work so well,” she said. “Two isn’t a slip in technique that concerns her – it’s weeks ago, I couldn’t have talked in a complete her lack of stamina. While she works to return sentence.” to old form, some are suggesting she try new Weber said her doctors have told her she can things. The 10-year member of the CSO said go back to work, and she’s never been interthe symphony, in ested in or able to play how to donate three months. Until woodwind instruthen, her actions are ments, always sticking somewhat limited. to strings. You can register to become an organ An avid Indianapolis However, she said donor at any Bureau of Motor Vehicles Colts fan, Weber several musicians from branch or online at https://www. indianalastwishregistry.org/donors.aspx. said her short-term the CSO’s woodwind goal was to leave the section have offered to
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let her try with their instruments now that she has new lungs and more breathing capacity. As a joke, one even gave her a recorder as a gift to help her get started. Weber said she doubts she’ll ever ditch stringed instruments, but at least now, she has the option to do so. “Maybe I’ll get the inclination,” she said.
more donors needed According to the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization (IOPO), more than 25,000 lives were saved from organ transplants in the United States alone. However, more than 100,000 in this country are currently waiting for new organs, including over 1,000 in Indiana. Statistics from the IOPO state that over 1,800 patients are awaiting new lungs, 58 of whom are from Indiana.
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It is our position that Senate Bill 64 (which passed this past week by a vote of 48-1) serves to remind us of the sacred nature of political speech in our nation. The bill dictates that Indiana homeowners’ associations no longer have the authority to restrict the display of political signs within 30 days of local, state or national political elections With the caveat that some limits may be placed on the size, number and location of the seasonally ubiquitous signs, Hamilton County resident, state senator and author of the bill, Mike Delph, says the law is necessary to reinforce the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. While we believe the issue could also have been appropriately resolved via legal challenge by homeowners against the draconian associations, we support the move to clarify that such expression of view, within reasonable limits, cannot be abridged. But now homeowners’ associations face the unenviable task of preserving good taste and neighborhood appearance absent a blanket prohibition. Good judgment and thoughtful enforcement become more important. And undoubtedly, with strong viewpoints among disagreeing adjacent property owners, the domestic tranquility might be at risk. But the preservation of personal liberty rightly trumps other considerations.
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It is our position that Senate Bill 150 (which passed this past week by a vote of 31-19) makes sense. The bill dictates that Indiana public schools will resume session not earlier than Labor Day and adjourn for the summer on or before June 10. The idea, as expressed by Hamilton County resident and State Senator Mike Delph, is to return to a policy that allows for a full summer for all kids (and their families) in our fair state. If necessary, the need for instructional time can be addressed by a longer school day throughout the year or other mechanism. However, we are concerned that the move shows the increasing tension between political bodies all seeking control over the education of our future generations. The state superintendent of public instruction has introduced a number of centralized actions changing business as usual for teachers and administrators. And the Governor’s recent economy-driven funding cuts are further pushing educators to be creative. But at the same time, a number of local school boards are seeking referendum on primary ballets to avoid complying with the cuts. Whether directed at the local or state level, Hoosier kids (and all of us), must demand exemplarily educational opportunity balanced against a robust and high quality of life.
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Our nation has all sorts of arcane, nonsensical laws on the books. Each week, we’ll share one with you. In Colorado, it is illegal to have snowball fights. Source: Weird Laws (iPhone application)
Every week, we will print a portion of the U.S. Constitution, followed by a portion of the Indiana Constitution. We encourage you to benchmark government policies against these bedrock documents. Today: the U.S. Constitution.. Article. II. Section. 1. continued No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States. In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resigna-
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From the backshop O, Canada! We have his back (and heart) We’re certain you found it to be as interesting as we did that Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams will undergo heart surgery in the United States. Needless to say, his decision to leave Canada for the operation here on our soil has raised questions over his shunning of Canada’s health-care system. ••• We’re getting a bit tired of President Obama’s swipes at Las Vegas. Did you hear his latest comment: “You don’t blow a bunch of cash in Vegas when you’re trying to save for college.” That’s right. Apparently, it’s much better to send your money to Washington, which has demonstrated such stellar stewardship of our dough. At least in Vegas there’s a chance you’ll get something back on your investment. Not so – and not even close - with Washington. ••• Are you still laughing over IPS and the whole Super Bowl fiasco? You’ll recall, IPS initially wanted to cancel classes yesterday on the heels of the Super Bowl. The reason? Apparently many school bus drivers called in sick the day after the Colts’ last Super Bowl appearance. So, instead of firing these irresponsible employees, Supt. Eugene White was simply planning to cancel
Brian Kelly & Steve Greenberg classes. That’s leadership, isn’t it? He ended up compromising, after being criticized (ad rightly so) and starting the school day an hour later than normal, and adding a half hour at the end of the day. Again, why is he compromising? And, why is the school’s top administrator spending time on an issue such as this? So, next time you hear about the problems and failures at IPS, this might give you a clue as to the reasons why. ••• If you missed it, there’s always next year, but the Home Show was quite an event, featuring a show-stopping edgy urban backyard creation by Randy Sorrell’s Surroundings by Natureworks.
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COMMENTARY By Terry Anker By the time this appears in print, I hope and expect that we will all be basking in the afterglow of a well-executed Colts Super Bowl victory in Miami. And kids will be back in school, whether they started on Monday (on time or on a two-hour delay) or appeared on Tuesday after a bout with the Blue Flu. The debate about whether the youngsters will be able to make it though the day after an important sporting event will be largely behind us. But will the lesson on work ethic and commitment to higher principles remain? And will that lesson be one of which we can be proud? As thinking and responsible people began to suggest in earnest that schools should be cancelled in a wholesale fashion because the students (fresh from an important cultural event) would be either too tired or too excited to make it through the day, it struck me that we might be expecting entirely too little of our progeny. Later, it ultimately became clear that the
Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current Publishing, LLC. You may e-mail him at terry@ currentincarmell.com.
Readers' views Anker's column hits home Editor: Terry Anker’s column “Seeing your own name on a tombstone” (Jan. 12) hit home! Thank you. It reminded me that life is too short! My brothers and I have not spoken since my dad’s funeral. I continue to send Christmas cards and
Easter cards and e-mails their way, but to no avail! Thank you for the Dickens example. Life IS fleeting!!! Julia Keller-Welter Carmel
Wilson needs to reevaluate her parenting Editor: I read with utter disbelief Danielle Wilson’s column titled “Bravo modern medicine! Pills are awesome,” which ran in the Jan. 19 edition of Current. This column went way beyond her normal brainless diatribes. This time, she openly admits to sending a child to school suspecting he had pink eye. It’s bad enough she decided to medically evaluate and treat with prescription drugs without consulting her family doctor, but to send a child to school with the possibility of having a severely contagious disease is appalling!
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desired move might be more to accommodate school employees (especially Indianapolis Public School bus drivers who last Super Bowl called in “sick” in astounding numbers). It seems some believe a late night of television justifies that the children (and their families) are told to wait on learning. This is not some bah humbug on sport. On the contrary, sport teaches many important life lessons, and I’m a fan. But would the Colts achieve success if they took off the next day after a big night out? Would the team cancel practice because American Idol had a late start time the night before? Excellence is earned specifically by not taking the easy path. Isn’t the antidote for hard partying hard working? Do we really deserve a pass?
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And all because “it was a looonnngggg winter break,” obviously indicating she wanted the kids out of the house. She obviously has no concern for any of the other kids in her child’s class. If I were a parent with a child in that school who comes down with pink eye, she would be getting sued for the doctor’s bills and the “awesome medications” I would have to pay for because of her stupidity and selfishness. Curt O’Brien Carmel
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State needs to rethink cuts in education budget
Commentary By Danielle Wilson I’m a bit miffed. I attended an informational meeting last night for parents of soon-to-be middle schoolers, and while I was impressed with the administrators and the curriculum, I was very disturbed when I heard how Indiana’s $300 million education cut was going to affect our school system. Four million right off the bat, starting this fall. FOUR MILLION. And one of the ways the school board is looking to offset that deficit is to eliminate the team teaching program at the middle school level. Now, this is my first child to enter junior high. (It’s now called » Gallery Walk – On Feb. 13, the Arts & Design District middle school, by the way, for all of you old-timers. When I told will welcome visitors to enjoy a romantic evening of art, my husband I was leaving for the meeting at his alma mater, he food and entertainment at its third-annual Valentine’s said, “No. I didn’t go there. I went to Carmel Junior High.” He’s Day Gallery Walk. From 5 to 10 p.m., the galleries and old too.) merchants of the District will host themed open houses The only experience I have had with team teaching was back in with entertainment and refreshments. For more infor1995 when I did a short-term substitute stint for sixth-grade scimation, visit www.CarmelArtsandDesign.com. ence in Louisville, Kent. One group of seventh-grade teachers was trying out a new pedagogical approach based on a team of teachers who work with the same kids – five teachers, each covering a dif» Rocks to play at Conseco – The Westfield High ferent course of study, per 100 children. They all got to know each School varsity boys’ basketother’s students, resulting in better overall communication and ball game on Feb. 23 versus more cross-curriculum teaching. The teachers on this team had Mt. Vernon will be played at also elected to wear uniforms … the teachers wore the uniforms … Conseco Fieldhouse. Tickets which I think is why I remember this group. Weird. are on sale in the athletic Anyway, as a high school teacher who may have 150 students office. Tickets are $8 for kids a semester without ever having one who is also being taught by a 18 and under and $10 for friend, I think team teaching sounds awesome, particularly at the adults and $2 more if bought middle school level when it’s pretty easy for kids to slip through at the door. Westfield the cracks. But apparently, by cutting the system out and returning Athletics will get $1 per ticket sold in advance. Advertisement to a traditional teaching approach, the city could save $750,000. See, withoutDIVORCE team teaching, teachers can teach more classes and COST EFFECTIVE MEANS TO A RESPECTFUL » Special Olympics afternoon – The Carmel Repertory Theatre is hosting a Special Olympics afternoon Feb. 21 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person/ student if related/involved with Special Olympics. Otherwise tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students/seniors. Concession specials will be offered, too, with some proceeds going to benefit the Special Olympics. Visit www.carmelrepertory.com for details.
more students, thereby eliminating the number of faculty positions needed and saving thousands on salaries. Traditional teaching schedules make more financial sense, I suppose, and certainly seems to be a more efficient way to educate, but what are we sacrificing in the name of fiscal responsibility? These are our children. This is their education. And this is middle school for God sake’s, where children are going through puberty and all its magical ugliness. Now more than ever, they need good communication, constant encouragement and as much emotional and academic support as they can get. You remember being 12 don’t you? It sucked. And for the state to say that education is a priority just makes me sick. How can it be a priority if they’re taking money away from it? Our towns may be able to cover the differences because we are lucky enough to live in fairly affluent communities, but what about the rural counties who are already suffering? What about some of the urban neighborhoods who don’t even have PTOs to help pay for new playgrounds and school libraries and science labs? What are those kids going to do? Indiana lawmakers, this is ridiculous. We’re already way behind most of the country in education. We don’t have free full-day kindergarten, we make parents pay for books, and now we’re forcing school boards to cut teacher positions and eliminate important programs like team teaching (and the arts, vocational classes, world languages – don’t even get me started!) Get your priorities straight: Our future (read: our children) should come first. Peace out.
Danielle Wilson is a Carmel resident and contributing columnist. You may e-mail her at danielle@ currentincarmel.com.
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The purpose behind the purchase isn’t merely to increase St. Vincent’s already thriving cardiology specialty, but to provide better care. Improvements would be primarily include eliminating unnecessary or repetitive testing, improving the patient’s ability to understand and navigate the health system, and providing overall better service and results. Being part of the same group may also put the hospital in a better position to negotiate with insurers. The two groups expect to reach a deal in coming months.
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Members of the Indiana/Kentucky Regional Council of Carpenters stood in front of Westfield High School Feb. 4 in protest of Ritsema & Associates. The protesters, who chose to remain unnamed for legal reasons, claim the construction company doesn’t pay its employees adequate wages.
The four-way-stop personality test COMMENTARY By Robin Chaddock “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” - Winston Churchill You can tell a lot about a person at a four-way stop. In particular, you get a glimpse of their attitude when two of you have arrived at the stop at approximately the same time and one will need to let the other go first. I know there is protocol about who technically gets to go first, but usually in actuality it has to do with who wins the “I’m waving you out” contest. Now some people are willing to wave another person out, but it’s the look on their face as they do it – and the tone of their hand movement – that tells you everything. There’s the person with the cranky face that sort of commands you to go through. They look as if it is a supreme pain in the neck for you to even be alive and in their space, and they
are letting you know that by their controlling demeanor. There’s the person who also acts like you’re in their space, but they give more of a “well pardon me for being here at the same time” look that lets you know they’re doing you a big favor by letting you go first, but it sure is at a personal sacrifice to them. Then there’s the person who will make pleasant eye contact, give a smile that indicates that they know we’re all in this together, and they are actually sort of happy to be able to do something nice for another human being. Their hand gesture is neither demanding nor condescending, and you feel like you’ve just made a new friend. Yeah, you can tell a lot about a person at a four-way stop.
Westfield youth organization helps locally, overseas By Haley Vannarsdall Current in Westfield Lions Clubs International’s youth organization, LEO clubs, emphasizes children and gives them the opportunity to contribute and help the community in multiple ways. Westfield has now incorporated the LEO club locally to involve Westfield High School students in community service. LEO clubs was founded in 1967 and is open to males and females ages 12 to 18 advocating the motto, “leadership, experience and opportunity.” To join, the student must be reviewed by LEO sponsors and voted on by the membership. But having the basic desire to serve is entrance into the club, and there is no limit as to how many or who can join. “Hopefully, the LEOs will continue to be Lions serving their respective communities when they become adults,” said Lions President Dan Wilcox. The LEO club has already completed one service project, “Desert Santa,” during which several students boxed items for men and
women serving in the Middle East. The LEO sponsor, Westfield High School teacher Laurie Russo, was the inspiration behind this idea honoring her brother, who was seriously injured in Afghanistan last summer. “The LEOs are free to work projects they themselves have identified," Wilcox said. "They may receive support or guidance from the Westfield Lions, but the club is theirs." The projects can be either local or global, and the LEOs have decided to tackle another project, “Hearts for Haiti,” where they are raising one dollar for every student at Westfield High School, and the Westfield Lions Club will provide matching funds. All proceeds will go to the Lions Club International Foundation, which is currently helping with relief efforts by mobilizing more than $1.5 million dollars providing hope for the people of Haiti. “We hope the LEOs and their teacher sponsors enjoy the experience, building a solid LEO foundation for generations to come," Wilcox said.
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Making the most of new experiences Commentary By Ken Kingshill I attended my first Toastmasters meeting the other night. I’ve always felt I needed to improve my public speaking abilities, and I’ve known that Toastmasters is the way to do it. I’ve just never been able to get over the inertia of doing nothing about it. So when I heard Toastmasters was forming a club in Westfield, I decided to take the plunge. There I was, with three other complete newbies and a bunch of Toastmaster veterans. The meeting was exactly one hour long with an agenda specific down to the minute. Each new agenda item required a different person to come to the podium. No one left the podium without shaking hands with the person taking their place, and each new speaker was met with a round of applause – or did each speaker leave the podium to applause? In any case, I don’t think I’ve heard so much clapping outside of a State of the Union address. The official grammarian for the meeting introduced the word of the day. In this instance, it was “rapacious,” an adjective meaning “given to plunder; seizing by force; greedy.” Amazingly, at least six times during the remaining portion of the meeting, various speakers found a way to weave that word into their speech. Three people gave 5-minute speeches. Two of them were “icebreaker” speeches, the first op-
portunity for a new member to make a prepared speech, usually about themselves. The third speech was a “competent communicator” speech – well researched and informative. Then two unsuspecting attendees were offered the opportunity to make an impromptu speech on a surprise topic. Naturally, notwithstanding my best efforts to avoid eye contact, I ended up having to get up and talk about my experiences with snow and/or ice sculpture. If you know me, you know that’s funny. After the prepared and impromptu speeches were finished, each speaker was evaluated by a Toastmaster veteran. For the most part, they were gentle but constructive. A few more items of general business accompanied by the requisite rounds of applause, and the meeting adjourned. I think I’ll keep going to the meetings, because I now understand that I have a rapacious appetite for learning how to be a better communicator. Meetings are Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the City Services Center. For more information contact Brian May at BMay@ MayInsuranceIndy.com. We’d love to see you there. City Councilor Ken Kingshill is a Westfield resident and Realtor. You may e-mail him at kkingshill@ westfield.in.gov.
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• The William K. Nasser, MD Dining A La Heart 19th Annual Fundraiser is endorsed by The Care Group, a statewide network of cardiologists and primary care physicians and proceeds benefit The Reviving Hearts Program to place automated external defibrillators (AEDs) into area high schools. • To date we have placed 35 AEDs with training and follow up procedures in local high schools. Two high school student’s lives were saved this year because of the availability of an AED, which was presented to their high schools through our fundraising efforts.
• The 19th Annual Dining A La Heart Fundraiser features over twenty area chefs presenting samples of delicious, heart-healthy entrees and desserts. The event will also include a raffle of fabulous items.
Wednesday February 10th Concert Featuring Lowrey Concert Artist
Dennis Awe 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Agio Alcatraz Brewing Company Arisano’s Oils and Spices Barto’s Banquets & Catering Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream Centerplate Food Service at The Convention Center Dainas Petite Pies Flemings Prime Steakhouse George’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill Indiana Chef Academy
Thursday February 18th Concert Featuring Lowrey Concert Artist
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Gone and went: Shades of grey COMMENTARY By Brandie Bohney Last week, I discussed the difference between gone and went. This week, I’d like to expand on that topic just a little more. Since last week I basically just covered the fact that gone gets an auxiliary verb, and went doesn’t, this week, I want to focus on the difference in meaning between have gone and went As far as most people are concerned, there is no difference between the following statements: He went. He has gone. The second sentence is slightly longer, and therefore, students struggling to reach a minimum number of words for an essay will use that construction more often. The problem for them and others is here is a slight change in what the sentences mean. The construction of a form of have with a past-perfect verb creates a present-perfect verb (has gone). A past-tense verb by itself is simple past tense (went). I know, I know. My head still spins when trying to explain this. One of the main purposes of using present-perfect tense, though, is to describe an ongoing event or an event that happened at an unspecified point in the past. Therefore, if I say, “He has gone,” it is reasonable to assume, simply because of the construction of the verb, that he is still gone. If, however, I say, “He went,” the meaning shifts slightly to
connote that he may be back already. You can take this connotation even further. If I tell you Jim went to Jamaica twice, it can indicate that he will not be going back. But if I tell you Jim has gone to Jamaica twice, you may assume he will return. These are crazy shades of gray, people. Platinum and silver. Lead and iron. Most people will not take notice of the difference, but the thing to remember is that if you want to connote one meaning or the other, it’s important to know the difference. The same slight change in meaning exists between have gone and have been as they relate to a location. If I say I have been to St. Thomas, you can safely assume I am not there now (unfortunately for me). But if I tell you I have gone to St. Thomas, the meaning shifts to indicate that All consultations discreet and held in strict conﬁdence, no information is shared. I am currently there (and I wish are I were). Again, the similarity is much greater than the difference, and most people won’t notice. Something you cannot do with the past perfect tense, though, is assign a specific date or time to the reference. Simple past is required for that: He went to Fiji in 2005, and he has not come back. Get it? Brandie Bohney is a grammar enthusiast and former English teacher. If you have a grammarrelated question, please email her at email@example.com.
able. Patience is persevering calmly in spite of temper tantrums, backtalk, hitting, spitting, bullying, cursing and any generally poor behavior. Patience does not include power struggles or egocentric behavior. Patience sets in when we realize we do not own the above mentioned behaviors. They belong to the perpetrator. Patience does not blame, accuse, excuse, manipulate, judge, evaluate or compare. Patience endures! Patience perseveres! Patience is not gender specific and does not discriminate. The ability to endure waiting is, probably, the greatest evidence of a patient parent. Waiting for the school bus to pick up and deliver our children; waiting in checkout lanes in the grocery store to see our kids are fed properly; waiting for our kids to get to and from extracurricular activities. See yourself in any of these “patient” driven activities? How you handle your patience is what you are teaching your kids. Patience is a learned virtue. Hugs! Becky Kapsalis. aka YiaYia (pronounced Ya-Ya.) is a certified parenting advocate and child behavior coach. You may reach her at 317-848-7979 or e-mail becky@ indyparenthelp.com
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Ten foot-care tips for the New Year 1. When shopping for shoes, choose quality and comfort over style. 2. Pay closer attention to your feet and toes. Scrub them clean, just like you do every other part of your body. If you can’t reach your toes, shop around for assistive devices or forget your pride and ask a loved one to help you out. 3. Moisturize everywhere except the webspace between the toes. Too much moisture there increases your chances of getting fungus (athlete’s foot). 4. Ladies, watch the heel height. Try your best to keep it under 1½”. Going from higher heels to being barefoot in the house increases stress on your Achilles tendon and can develop into other issues. 5. No flimsy flip flops! (unless you really like coming to my office) 6. Avoid “medicated” corn pads. This medication is acid that is not healthy for the skin around the callus or corn. 7. Use the PedEgg for callused heels – not once a month, but daily or every other day. Make it part of your routine. 8. If you have a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, ease into it. Don’t jump on the treadmill and see how far you can go on day one. You need to adequately stretch and increase mileage slowly. If you don’t, you are increasing your risk of developing a painful condition that will halt your workout routine and stall your weight loss efforts 9. The wart virus and fungus like similar environments – moist, dark, and dirty. So avoid the nasty old tennis shoes you use to mow the yard with, etc. 10. Do not ignore foot pain. If your foot hurts, there is a reason for it. If it does not improve within two weeks or causes you to limp or is swollen, bruised or infected, come see me.
Children who live with patience COMMENTARY By Becky Kapsalis Patience: “The ability to endure waiting, delay or provocation without becoming annoyed or upset or to persevere calmly when faced with difficulties.” Children who live with patience learn to endure waiting, delay or provocation without becoming annoyed or upset and to preserve calmly when faced with difficulties. I’ll bet you didn’t realize your children were learning patience while you were living patience. Our kids live with our patience every day. Consider that in the course of raising children, we have the ability to endure waiting (doctor’s visits come to mind); we endure delays (getting homework done on time); we endure provocation (sibling rivalries). We do all this without getting annoyed or upset – hmmmmm – we may have to rethink this one. But I know we persevere calmly when faced with difficulties. See, in a course of one day, you’ve exercised patience without knowing it. I think it’s time you recognize your patience so you can take credit for having it. Patience is not about letting our kids get away with any behavior we find unaccept-
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DISPATCHES » Valentine meal tips – Whether you're cooking as a couple or presenting a meal to your partner, a low-key supper is always a safer bet than an elaborate multicourse meal that leaves you feeling stressed and exhausted. If you’re into folklore, the following items have been long considered aphrodisiacs: chili peppers, mint, ginger, peaches, honey, chocolate, mangos, saffron, almonds, rosemary, vanilla and figs. Include them in your recipes for the big day, and you’ll be sure to have a passionate evening. - www.epicurious.com » Avian forecasters – Can birds predict the weather? Sort of. Birds are particularly sensitive to changes in the weather like barometric pressure, and their behavior can mark those changes. For example, you can often expect a storm if you see robins acting restless and perching in bushes in the middle of the day. - www.almanac.com » February gardening – February is a tough month for gardening, because its weather is so unpredictable. Still, here are a few things to do in spite of the volatile weather conditions: • Order seeds • Sow seeds for hardy spring-blooming plants • Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants) • Sow seeds for cool-weather vegetables • Sow frost-tolerant perennials indoors - www.backyardgardener.com » Colors of spring – While this past spring fashion season saw a number of blues, yellows, and greens, the following spring season concentrates on pinks, grays, purples, browns and natural tones with an underlying color. Many grays have a pink, blue or purple undertone to them. Below are the best colors to go with when you organize your wardrobe for the upcoming spring season. • Peppermint/mint green • Cardinal purple (more red than blue) • Chinese sherry (red with a sherry tone) • Purple ash (grey with a lavender undertone) - www.associatedcontent.com
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Heartland program reaches out to high schoolers By Brandie Bohney Current in Westfield Heartland Truly Moving Pictures is probably most widely known, at least locally, for its downtown Indianapolis festival of films each year. The company strives to encourage young aspiring filmmakers to consider creating work that inspires, educates and engages the audience. A new program recently unveiled, the Heartland High School Film Competition, embodies that desire. The contest is open to any currently enrolled high school student – nationally or internationally – to produce a movie 10 minutes or fewer in length that embodies Heartland’s core values. The theme for the inaugural year is “hope.” “We like to reward films that are inspirational and hopeful,” said Film and Research Coordinator Ray Mills. “We want to help grow those kind of filmmakers.” Mills added that it is the hope of the creators of the competition that students will not only be encouraged to make this single inspirational film, but to help them understand that, “there are people out there who appreciate those kinds of films,” and to lead them to make more films of that nature. The call for entries is currently open, and Heartland will continue to accept films through
May 15. The first 100 entries are free, and all entries after that are $15 each. In addition, each student filmmaker is required to have an adult mentor, whether that person is a parent or teacher, and Mills stressed the importance of having educators involved in the process. Mills also said that students who don’t have the resources to use the latest film equipment should not shy from the competition. “When the story is strong, that’s what gets noticed,” he said. “The story will come through, no matter what equipment you use.” Winners will be announced this summer,
MORe information For more information or to submit a film, go to www.trulymovingpictures.org and click on the High School Film Competition link.
probably in July, Mills speculates. In addition to cash prizes ($500 for four finalists and $2,500 for the grand-prize winner), tickets to the 2010 Heartland Film Festival and special recognition at the event will be awarded to all finalists.
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What is this thing called love? When: Friday, Feb. 12; 8 p.m. Where: The Columbia Club Cost: $75 per person Info: www.thecabaret.org Details: For one night only the Columbia Club will present “Shannon Forsell: What is This Thing Called Love?” For the price of $75 per person, couples can enjoy a luscious, three-course dinner, tax, gratuity and a rose on the table. While eating, couples can enjoy a musical valentine performance including love songs from the Great American Songbook, torch songs, jazz and more. Dinner seating and cocktails will start at 6:30 PM. Reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased online at www.thecabaret.org or by calling 2751169.
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portobello mushroom bisque Makes approximately 1 ½ quart Ingredients: • 1 # Portobello with the gills cleaned out, thinly sliced • 2 each shallots minced • 1 each fresh thyme sprigs, cleaned and minced • 1 each bay leaves • 3 tbsp. whole butter • 3 cups chicken stock • 1cup heavy cream • Corn starch slurry to thicken • Salt and pepper to taste • Oyster crackers to garnish Directions: Sauté the ¾ mushrooms with the shallots and thyme in the butter until cooked. Then add the stock and bay leaf, and simmer 45 minutes. Puree all (remove bay leaf) and slightly thicken with the corn starch slurry. Temper the cream, add to puree mix and simmer 15 minutes. Strain the liquid, and on the side sauté the remaining mushrooms, add to the soup, season with salt and pepper. Oyster crackers to garnish.
Bartender at Mickey's Irish Pub Where do you like to eat? Famous Daves BBQ in Greenwood, Ind What do you like to eat there? BBQ pork and bread pudding for dessert, it’s to die for! What do you like about it? It’s just a simple restaurant with delicious food.
Bella Pizzeria serves New York style pizza to the Midwest, starting with their Clay Terrace location. The mom and pop pizzeria has two additional locations in the area at 96th St. & Keystone and Hamilton Town Center. Bella’s Carmel location has been running since August of 2005. They are open seven days a week and offer room to sit as well as carry-out service. Delivery isn’t offered yet but is something that a Bella Pizzeria fan can expect in the future, as the demand for New York style pizza is larger than one may expect. There are many New York or East Coast natives living in Hamilton County and surrounding areas who have found Bella Pizzeria as a great replica of their hometown favorites. Bella Pizzeria also offers a 30inch pizza for larger groups or daring individuals. Outside of their famous pizza, Bella Pizzeria also has enough appetizers, pasta and beer to satisfy any palate. The friendly customer service and authentic menu brings the East Coast to the Midwest.
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And within a couple years, the public would pay any price. Fast forward to present day. While sales and demand have slowed quite a bit, they are still popular, and though not as hyped, they have found their way into American culture. What’s next, you may ask? Well use the formula above. There are some items already in this paradigm, most obviously the super fruits of South America, with wonderful antioxidants and health benefits.
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COMMENTARY By Chef Michael Vlasich In conversations with students, peers and clients, a common topic is that of food trends and predictability. As a high-profile chef, what does my crystal ball show? They are correct in asking me, because as a chef I do watch and measure trends. It’s important to be aware of and able to fulfill my guest’s needs, no matter what they may be. Over the years, I have learned that trends must pass through certain phases before either becoming a part of American culture or fading into oblivion. Throughout my career, all trend stages have been created and projected in the media but influenced by the marketplace. The starting point of a trend is when it first appears in an upscale chef ’s restaurant. Then it appears on gourmet cooking shows, when he guest appears, or on the ethnic travel shows on public broadcasting and NGEO TV. They tend to catch on as part of ad campaigns or in dishes for large mid-level chain restaurants. Next, the intimidation factor drops and you read about them in home journals like Family Circle and “Better Homes & Gardens” and the food section of the newspaper. Lastly, you will find them in the supermarket, available for everyone to use at home in their cooking excursions or for everyday meals. It’s not hard to think of past food or cooking trend examples. Not long ago, there was the nocarb diet; everywhere you turned, it was available. There were products featured and menus written; it was mentioned on talk shows, in cook books, blah, blah blah. But now you hear nothing of it. Oblivion! A food example is Portobello mushrooms; 15 years ago, no one had heard of them. Found in caves growing among the cultivated mushrooms, they were being discarded for decades – possibly even centuries. Finally, one day, as all great chefs do, someone took Portobellos and featured them on a menu. With a little marketing, before long they were being sold as appetizers, sandwiches, entrees, even desserts.
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These days, everyone’s looking for a deal. Now through March, 31 Shapiro’s is offering our famous rare roast beef sandwich for just FIVE BUCKS! Now that’s a “Real Deal.” One per customer, Dine-in Mon-Fri at the Carmel store only. Not valid with any other offers. Offer not valid on holidays. Ex. 03.31.10
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THEATRE ‘All Shook Up’
From Feb. 19 through March 7, Carmel Repertory Theater will present “All Shook Up,” a musical featuring the sweets sounds of Elvis. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays, and a special performance will take place Feb. 20 in conjunction with the Carmel High School Dance Marathon. Call 317-767-3973 for details.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Carmel Community Players will present Tennessee Williams' timeless play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” during a two-week run beginning Feb. 11 at the Carmel Community Playhouse at Clay Terrace. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students/ seniors and can be purchased at www.carmelplayers. org or by calling 317-815-9387.
Midwinter Dance Festival
Butler Ballet’s 2009-2010 season continues Feb. 12-13 with Midwinter Dance Festival, featuring the masterful work Dark Elegies by Antony Tudor. Performances begin at 8 p.m. both days in Clowes Memorial Hall. Tickets are $21.50-$28.50 for adults, $17-$23 for children, students and seniors, and $14-$20 each for groups of 15 or more and are available at Clowes Hall or at ticketmaster.com.
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Carmel Symphony Orchestra
The Carmel Symphony Orchestra will hold a performance on Feb. 14 to be enjoyed by music fans of all ages. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. at Westfield High School. Call 317-844-9717 for details.
Be My Valentine with Blair Clark
Join local entertainer Blair Clark at the Woodland Country Club on Feb. 12, 7 to 11 p.m.. Heather Ramsey will join Clark for duets throughout the evening. Tickets are $45 and include a buffet dinner. Visit Hblairclark.com to purchase online, or call 324-8320 for details.
The following musical acts will be playing live at Mickey’s Irish Pub,13644 N Meridian, Carmel. For more information, call 317-573-9746: Feb. 12: Henry Lee Summer and Friends Feb. 13: Peace Train & the Flower Power Brass Feb. 19: The Good Seed Feb. 20: Toy Factory Feb. 26: Lemonwheel Band Feb. 27: Big Daddy Caddy
Mo’s Irish Pub
There’s live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at Mo’s Irish Pub, 13193 Levinson Lane in the Hamilton Town Center, Noblesville. For more information, call 317-770-9020.
THEATRE Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.
Christian Youth Theater will present “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Junior” Feb. 12 at 7 pm, Feb. 13 at 2 and 7 pm and Feb. 14 at 2 pm at Heritage Christian School Auditorium. 51 children, mainly from Hamilton County, have rehearsed for weeks on this latest production. Ticket prices are $10 for adults; $8 for children, seniors and groups of 10 or more. All tickets are $2 more at the door. For reservations call the CYT box office at 317-896-2004.
Ben Vereen coming to Carmel
Carmel Community Players is bringing Tony awardwinning Broadway entertainer Ben Vereen to Carmel High School for its major fundraiser for 2010. Vereen will present his educational, entertaining and inspirational Broadway lecture at Carmel High School's Dale E. Graham Auditorium at 7 p.m. on March 7. Tickets are $34 and are on sale now at www. carmelplayers.org.
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Ready for Spring Soccer? Get in the game with Westfield Youth Soccer! Recreational Soccer Sign-ups Underway Walk up (in persOn) registratiOn:
all walk up registrations will be at Shamrock Springs Elementary school: Saturday Feb 13th, 11 AM - 1 PM Tuesday Feb 23rd, 6 PM - 8 PM Saturday March 6th, 11 AM - 2 PM We will have copies of the registration form, scholarship application and coaches application available for all. You can also visit wysa.org to print and fill out the registration form ahead of time.
Online registratiOn: Register online at wysa.org, if you’re interested in coaching visit wysa.org
Practice starts the week of April 11 • Games will start April 17 and run through June 6th • Fall 2010/Spring 2011 Travel Soccer Tryout dates for U11U18 teams have been announced. The dates will be June 16th, 17th and 19th. Registration for tryouts will begin soon.
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About 90 people and several organizations attended the Home Show on Feb. 2 including the Carmel Chamber of Commerce board, the Carmel Rotary Club and Current Publishing among others. 1. (Left to right) Carolyn Yost, Joe Kempler, Randy Sorrell, Joey Kempler 2. Joey Kempler with David Testerman from Shepherd Community Center 3. Kimberly Sorrell with Lara Acton of Current Publishing 5. Brian Kelly with Teresa Goble, wife of John Goble, CEO of Clarian North Hospital 6. Matt Peelen, co-founder of Truth at Work
Sunday, March 7, 2010 7:00 pm Carmel High School Dale E. Graham Auditorium Carmel, Indiana
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DISPATCHES » Hot flash breathing – Here’s a breathing exercise that slashed the number of hot flashes in half in three small studies: • Sit in a quiet room in comfortable clothing. Don’t lie down (to avoid falling asleep). • Inhale slowly and deeply through your nose for five seconds, then exhale slowly through pursed lips for 8 seconds. Focus on the air going in and out. Breathe into the bottom part of your lungs. • When your mind wanders, return your focus to your breath. • Repeat for 15 minutes each in the morning and afternoon. -Nutrition Action Health Letter » Vasectomy and prostate cancer – There’s no plausible reason that vasectomy would increase the risk of prostate cancer, but the rumor exists still. Men who undergo vasectomy tend to be health-conscious people who see their doctors frequently, so the higher cancer rate found in some studies probably just reflects better diagnosis of prostate cancer in those men. -Consumer Reports The Best of Health
Does the popularity of cosmetic procedures indicate economic growth? COMMENTARY By Dr. Barry Eppley The recovery from our recent and ongoing recession has been speculated by numerous economic experts. The recent State of the Union address assures us the worst is over. Frankly, I take solace in any of the above pontifications about as much as I trust giving the government 1.5 trillion dollars in an ill-conceived overhaul of our health care system. A recent survey says the number of cosmetic procedures was up during the fourth quarter of 2009. Manufacturers of Botox, injectable fillers and lasers have reported their sales increased in the fourth quarter of 2009 for the first time in years, up anywhere from 2 to 8 percent. Are these results a sign that the economy is really improving? Luxury and discretionary spending are often viewed as a sign of renewed consumer confidence. But I would take these apparent positive signs with a grain of salt. As the most expensive plastic surgery offering, operations are being temporarily (and maybe permanently) shelved by some, and patients and cosmetic doctors are turning their attention to lower-priced treatments. One may have to pass on that facelift or eyelid tuck, but Botox and fuller lips remain within the budget. Consumers appear to be trying to hold on to their cash in these troubling economic times, but they
haven’t given up completely on some more economical forms of feeling and looking better. A better yardstick of economic recovery is in the number of breast implants. Larger amounts of discretionary spending are a better indicator of how people are really feeling about the economy. When these elective medical device sales, which remain down in 2009, return to the more familiar territory of brisk double-digit growth, we will have more than one reason to be optimistic. The use of Botox and injectable sales as a gauge of economic recovery is just one way that numbers and statistics can be twisted to support one’s hopes. They are up because the biggerticket items that often come with them are done. This is like saying the economy is improving because Starbucks coffee sales are up – while customers frequenting Ruth Chris’ are down. While the government may be hinging optimistic forecasts on upswings in graphs and charts, I will look for more familiar enlargements in different indicators before feeling better about where the economy is headed. Dr. Eppley is an Indianapolis board-certified plastic surgeon. Comments can be sent to info@ eppleyplasticsurgery.com
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The true anatomy of pain COMMENTARY By Dmitry Arbuck M.D. I already mentioned on a number of occasions and will mention many times again that acute pain and chronic pain have little in common. Acute pain ultimately starts with peripheral pain receptors, which are located at the tips of the nerves. Impulses follow through the nerve trunks into the dorsal horn of the spinal cord, cross to the other side, and follow ascending pathways to the brain, where they are felt as pain. The whole structure is designed to sense what is going on in the periphery of the body and protect oneself. Chronic pain, on the other hand, involves the indiscriminate firing of the nerve endings, the nerve trunks, or even the spinal cord and the brain itself. Pain signals, which come from the peripheral nervous system, enter the central nervous system through the spinal cord. Chronic pain sets up frequently when this crossing is disturbed and pathways that are supposed to carry information about pressure or touch or temperature cross with pathways that are supposed to carry pain. As a result, temperature and pressure or
other inferences are being felt as pain. Pain is constantly being analyzed, reanalyzed and labeled along the way to the brain, and this labeling – even on the level of the nerves themselves – may be disturbed, distorting the pain perception. The brain itself may malfunction, either complicating already disturbed information coming from the periphery or creating its own pain, which has nothing to do with the body. It takes excruciating efforts to untangle this complexity, understand what causes what, and come out with an appropriate treatment. Frequently chronic pain develops when acute pain is not controlled adequately; therefore, the prime goal is to never let acute pain last for longer than a few weeks and to use everything in medical power to stop development of chronic pain. Dmitry M. Arbuck, M.D., is a psychiatrist and pain management specialist at Meridian Health Group. For more information, visit www. MeridianHealthGroup. com.
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What the heck is a trigger point? TOM WOOD COMMENTARY By Sally Feldman In the 1940’s, Dr. Janet Travell defined a myofascial trigger point as, “A hyperirritable spot, usually within a taut band of skeletal muscle or in the muscles fascia. The spot is painful on compression and can give rise to the characteristic referred pain, tenderness, and autonomic phenomena.” Trigger point therapy operates under the basic assumption that waste products from the body tend to accumulate around nerve clusters and form a nodule or band that exerts a pressure on the nerve cluster. Evidence suggests that most chronic pain is either caused or made worse by these nodules and bands pressing on a nerve cluster. The purpose of trigger point therapy is to eliminate pain and to re-educate the muscles into pain-free habits. Really? “Re-educating muscles” seems to be thought of as nothing more than Karmic rainbows topped with candy-coated-fantasies to some of those “in the know” - but not to massage therapists. After several treatments, muscle pain, swelling and stiffness are reduced, range of motion is improved, tension is relieved, and circulation, flexibility and coordination are enhanced. Eureka! It’s a Karmic-massage-miracle. Referred pain, the major characteristic of all trigger points, is a pain that originates in one
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Type: Cottage style Age: Built in 2005 Location: Near 146th Street and Hazel Dell Parkway Neighborhood: Lochaven at Noble West Square footage: 3,931, including 1,398 in the unfinished basement Rooms: This three-bedroom home offers a stylish kitchen with stainless appliances, solid-surface countertops, center island and butler’s pantry. Other features include a great room with gas fireplace and built-in bookshelves, formal living and dining rooms, unfinished basement and three-car garage. Strengths: This home is well crafted with unique features, such as arched doorways, a curved staircase wall, built-ins and a stone and Hardiplank exterior. The community has an abundance of amenities and a great location near shopping, dining and entertainment. Challenges: This home has an irrigated side courtyard instead of a rear yard, which may deter some buyers. However, this low-maintenance alternative may appeal to the buyer looking to cut back on yard work.
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Chef Neal Brown, former executive chef at L’explorateur, has opened his newest restaurant in Carmel. Pizzology opened in November, bringing a unique menu to the area. Pizzas at Pizzology are 13 inches, following the Italian style, and only cost $13. Pizzology serves two styles of pizza with many options for each style. Pizza Rosa is the traditional red sauce pizza while Pizza Bianca uses olive oil instead of sauce. Their menu includes a variety of pizza, pasta and salads. As far as appetizers are concerned, Pizzology is known for their Italian mussels and chop salad. Past the dining area there is also a full bar with tables available. Pizzology offers a wide range of wines, Italian and beyond. Their bottled and draft beer selection includes many local Indiana breweries, such as Three Floyds, Sun King and Mad Anthony, as well as other unique breweries from across the country. Pizzology has multiple flat screen TV’s which adds to the pub atmosphere. They also provide a carry out service that will take only a few minutes to order and prepare. Pizzology is unique in that it allows its customers to enjoy a quality menu in whichever environment they choose. Their restaurant side provides a more traditional Italian feel while their pub side allows a laid back environment without losing quality, great for any group or occasion. Owner: Neal Brown 13190 Hazel Dell Pkwy, Carmel 317-844-2550 | www.pizzologyindy.com
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» Camp Bow Wow plays matchmaker – With Valentine’s Day approaching and puppy love in the air, Camp Bow Wow Carmel will once again act as matchmaker for humans seeking their furry, four-pawed soul mates. The annual Cupids & Canines fundraiser will be held on Feb. 13 from 12-3 p.m. at Camp Bow Wow Carmel, located at 489 Gradle Drive in Carmel.
Burgandy is a 6-year-old female buff and blue American pit bull terrier/American Staffordshire terrier mix. Burgandy is a beautiful girl with adorable ears – one stays up, the other flops over. She is quiet and a little shy around new people, but she warms up pretty quickly, and if she thinks she can trust you, she'll be more than happy to play a game or two. Burgandy is extremely intelligent and knows the commands “sit,” “stay,” “down,” “come,” “shake” and “off!” She does need to work on her leash manners as she does tend to pull quite a bit, but once she's with someone she loves and trusts, she will be easier to manage on walks.
» HSHC Valentine – Instead of getting your special someone fattening chocolates, flowers that wither away or a sappy card, why not your give them something special that not only shows you love them, but that you also love the animals at the shelter still waiting for their forever homes. For a $30 donation, the HSHC will send an acknowledgment card to that special someone or you may choose for them to hang a heart on the kennel or cage of a cat or dog your sponsorship is helping. The deadline, though, is Feb. 10, so contact Mandy Maxwell at email@example.com or call 317-219-4630 right away. » Pilling your pet - For a pill or capsule, you have to reach inside the mouth and get it over the base of the tongue. Then you quickly hold the pet's mouth closed and gently give a puff of air in the pet's face/nostrils that will cause the pet to swallow reflexively. - www.marthastewart.com/pet-health
Pet snatchers on the rise in U.S. COMMENTARY By John Mikesell An alarming rise in “dog nappings” is prompting legislators to propose laws to toughen penalties for those who steal pets, according to the American Kennel Club (New York). Pet theft has been on the rise since 2008, according to the AKC. Through November 2009, the organization had tracked more than 115 stolen pets via incidents reported by news media and customers. In 2008, the AKC tracked a total of 71 thefts. A bill introduced in Texas last year would have made it a felony to steal a pet, punishable by up to two years in jail.
The AKC also noted a New York assemblyman’s recent vow to make the theft of a companion animal a felony offense, carrying a penalty of up to four years in jail. In addition, California and Delaware tried to regulate roadside pets sales as a way to combat the trafficking of stolen pets, the organization said. The FBI’s National Crime Information Center, which tracks stolen property, currently lists 200 stolen dogs. Be sure to have your dog chipped and never leave the pet unattended. John Mikesell, owner of Izzy’s Place, A dog Bakery in Carmel, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blair is a 10-month-old female black DSH. Blair is a very sweet and very affectionate little girl. She loves to be held and carried around or is content to be a lap cat. Blair arrived at the shelter days before Thanksgiving, and she had a serious trauma sustained to her left eye which required it to be surgically removed. Blair has healed from her surgery, and she desperately wants to find a loving and forever home with a family. For more information on these and other animals at the Humane Society, call 317-773-4974 or go to www.hamiltonhumane.com.
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And the truth shall hit you upside the head COMMENTARY By Mike Redmond I had one of those Kabong Moments the other day, and as you might imagine, it wasn’t very much fun. A Kabong Moment, for the uninitiated, is when a realization hits you so hard – Kabong! – that you could swear you hear the sound of a guitar being broken over the top of your head, like Quick Draw McGraw used to do to the bad guys when he was disguised as the one and only El Kabong. Mine came when I was waiting for Cookie to come in from doing her business, and Cookie was, as usual, taking her sweet time about it, dinking around over here, sniffing over there, ambling around like she had all the time in the world. Which, I guess, she probably does. What’s time to a dog? Anyway, I said what I have always said to Cookie when she does this: “While we’re young, dog.” And then – Kabong! – I realized that I can’t use that expression anymore, because neither Cookie (10 years old) nor I (more then 10) qualify. And while we’re not exactly old, I can see that day coming. A good Kabong gives you a lot of
clarity about these things. It helped me to see the signs that are already there. For example, I have about 17 different passwords and secret codes I use for various computer programs and such. I keep a cheat sheet close at hand because the chance of me remembering them is about as good as the chance of me walking to Hawaii. However, I can remember every locker combination I ever had at Lakeland High School. This is definitely old-guy stuff. Wait. There’s more. I teach The History of American Popular music at a local university, and every year I find it a little harder to believe that not a single one of my students has ever heard of Bo Diddley. This causes me to do a great deal of fuming and grousing until it dawns upon me that teaching them about Bo Diddley is actually in my job description. I can’t believe how much it costs to buy a pack of cigarettes. If I smoked, I’d never have money for drugs and alcohol. Don’t get excited. I mean prescription drugs and rubbing alcohol. Old guy, remember? Such things as the price of cigarettes invariably lead me to the conversational gambit, “I
remember when the price went up to 40 cents and we were outraged.” All I need to do is add “by cracky!” or “sure as shootin’” or “gol-durn it!” to the end of the sentence, and I’m ready to be shipped to the Old Ex-Smokers’ Home. I learned last year that my students and I have a great deal of variance between their definition of “party line” and mine. Theirs sound a lot more fun than sharing the phone line with eight other families. Frankly, I don’t know if I could handle being a young person these days. They’re under an awful lot of pressure that simply did not exist when I was their age. The technology alone is enough to drive you nuts (see above under “passwords”). The world turns much faster now. Maybe Cookie has the right idea. And here comes another Kabong: We’re not getting any younger. We’re moving the other direction. There is no need to hurry. Mike Redmond is an author, journalist, humorist and speaker. Write him at mike@ mikeredmondonline.com or P.O. Box 44385, Indianapolis, IN 46244.
Frankly, I don’t know if I could handle being a young person these days. They’re under an awful lot of pressure that simply did not exist when I was their age.
Grocery shopping isn’t as easy as you’d think COMMENTARY By Dick Wolfsie I’m in a lot of trouble. I just tried to sneak in the back door without my wife seeing me, but I got caught with you-know-what on my breath: salami. Yes, I had been out carousing. At Kroger. I was returning home with a bagful of goodies. I usually shop while Mary Ellen is at work so I can take my stash and squirrel stuff away without her seeing what I bought. I have devised many clever places to hide questionable food choices, but none better than strapping the Meat Lovers Tombstone Pizza to the top of my SUV. It’s a terrible thing, this deception, but the tactic is required. Normally a sweet and understanding person, my wife is often judgmental of my supermarket purchases. She also questions my choice of books (she’s not a fan of non-fiction), movies on DVD (no violence, please) and TV shows (she doesn’t like people screaming at each other on cable news), but she generally keeps those opinions to herself and allows me to shuffle into my home office and indulge in private. Back to my attempted covert entry into the house. Mary Ellen carefully eyed each item as I unloaded everything onto the counter …
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EGGS: “Did you check the expiration date? Did you see three of them were cracked? These are not free-range eggs. And they’re cheaper at Sam’s Club. Brown eggs don’t go with the new fridge.” FRENCH BREAD: “It’s just going to go bad. You never finish it. It gets hard as a rock overnight because you don’t seal the package. After three days, the birds won’t even eat it. PISTACHIO NUTS: “Why did you buy those? You know we’re just going to eat them. Almonds are better for you.” MILK: “A quart? It’s so much cheaper by the gallon. And how many grown men still drink chocolate milk?” HARD SALAMI: “That reminds me, did you remember to pick up your Lipitor at the pharmacy?” Except for the occasional piece of dark chocolate, my wife doesn’t really have food cravings like I do, which is why I often return home with a shopping bag full of exotic provisions. I must admit that most of my purchases are just based on a momentary hankering for a particular taste treat. If Mary Ellen turned to me one night and said, “I have this craving for a grilled bratwurst with sauerkraut and a dill pickle,” well, I can tell you right now, I’d want to check her photo ID
before we spent the night together. Last week I had this yearning for a jumbo shrimp cocktail. By the time I got to the store, I had lost that desire and opted instead for a quart of Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey. This poor nutritional choice required finding the perfect hiding place at home to avoid my wife’s disapproving eye. I can’t use the space under the back porch. Even the dog has figured out that’s my prime wintertime location for stockpiling frozen delights. Another drawback to this trickery is that I forget where I’ve hidden things. Doritos in the laundry cabinet, Slim Jims in an old eyeglass case and Peppermint Patties stacked up in the back of the medicine cabinet. Who can keep track of all this? Truth is, I get a kick out of this game of Hide and Eat. I recently stuffed a Hostess Twinkie under my pillow. Before we drifted off to sleep, Mary Ellen made me promise to quit eating junk food. I told her I’d sleep on it.
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