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Snapshot: Boy Scout Breakfast (Above left) Hamilton County Sheriff Dept. Jason Sloderbeck, Jeff Marcum, Tom Gehlhauiew, Todd Burtron, Mayor Cook’s Chief of Staff, Guest Doug Carter, Sheriff Mark Bowen. (Above) Cook starts his day with at the Boy Scout breakfast. (Far left) Former Boy Scout Mic Mead, Fifth District Candidate David McIntosh, and Jim Anderson. (Left) Troop 152: Peter Lintzenich, Brian Lapaglia, Chris Endrine and Troop Leader Joe Lintzenich (Photos by Lindsay Eckert)
Major Moves U.S. 31 Project in Westfield: What to expect this summer By Lindsay Eckert • firstname.lastname@example.org Roundabouts in Westfield – There will be teardrop or dogbonestyle roundabouts that will control 161st and 191st streets’ cross traffic at the U.S. 31 entrance and exit ramps. Additional roundabouts will be built in the planned Carmel section of U.S. 31. 151st Street and Meridian intersection – During construction, U.S. 31 (Meridian Street) will remain two lanes in each direction from 146th to 191st streets, except during off-peak times, such as nights and weekends. Farther north, where traffic is lighter, U.S. 31 is being restricted to one lane in each direction for construction of the new Ind. 38 interchange. Access roads in Westfield – Intersection improvements and access to neighboring properties will be built to support the operation of nearby interchanges and conversion of U.S. 31 into a controlledaccess freeway. Access roads and other off-line improvements in Westfield will be built at the same time as the interchanges and U.S. 31 lanes with one exception: Off-line improvements for the Ind. 32 exit are planned to precede interchange construction by one year. Wendy’s in Westfield – This property is in right-of-way negotiations, so this information is not yet available. Target in Westfield – Some of the needed land purchased for the 151st Street interchange includes parking along the eastern boundary of the Target property, as shown on the project Web site. To view a map, visit us31hamiltoncounty.in.gov/assets/images/ maps/b_146_union.jpg.
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E-mail Basics – Join us at the Westfield Washington Public Library for a free class, E-mail Basics, designed for beginners who want to learn how easy it can be to keep up with friends and family through the Internet. Learn to set up a free e-mail account, as well as how to send and receive messages. The class is offered March 29 at 3 p.m. Space is limited, so please register by calling Information/ Reference Services at 896-9391.
Joint network breakfast – Carmel, Noblesville and Westfield chambers are joining forces at Mudsocks Grill, 14741 Hazel Dell Crossing at Noblesville, for a networking breakfast Thursday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The event is designed to encourage members and guests to triple their networking contacts. Members with reservations: $10; nonmembers and billables: $20.
Internet-Safe Kids – Being safe is a must for anyone who goes online, but with kids, it is especially important. The Westfield Washington Public Library is presenting Internet-Safe Kids, a program that discusses the threats children may encounter while online, how to protect them and talk to them about being safe and responsible. Designed for children grades four and higher, this program is free, but each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. It is offered on March 28 at 6:30 p.m.
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Rotary Club of Westfield – Anniversaries are always time for celebration, and the third anniversary of the Rotary Club of Westfield being chartered is no exception. The club celebrated its three years at Kelties Restaurant in Westfield with present and past district governors. Rotary members also used the occasion as a fundraising opportunity. For more information about the event, how you can be a Rotarian and to learn about the group’s contributions to Humanitarian Grants, visit currentinwestfield.com Grand Park update – The dust at Grand Park is swirling as construction for the 350-acre sports complex takes its next steps in building the facility for hundreds of local and traveling families competing in athletic tournaments this summer. Currentinwestfield.com has all of the latest updates and photos of progress. WFD safety – The Westfield Fire Dept. will host Indiana’s EMS Commission meeting. Formed in 1974 by the General Assembly and appointed by Gov. Mitch Daniels, the EMS Commission is charged with overseeing first aid and emergency medical services for Indiana. For details about the latest developments in advanced safety systems and safety advice from WFD firefighters, visit currentinwestfield.com We Run Westfield – The Westfield-based running group that meets Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. at Quaker Park is racing to help youth succeed in the Indy 500 Mini Marathon, and now, the runners are racing for a cure to help save one of their own. Find out how you can join the running team to support the Westfield Youth Assistance Program and Relay for Life. Read running tips and stories from the group’s runners on their latest athletic experiences, fundraising efforts and overcoming challenges at currentinwestfield.com What to do in Westfield – Check out great entertainment ideas for the outdoors, indoors, where to hear live music, dining deals and some of Westfield’s favorite parks at currentinwestfield.com We asked, you answered. Here are the results from the recent online poll question: “Do you think the annual sales of specialty license plates should determine if the organizations can continue raising money through that outlet?” Yes – 79 percent (11 votes); No – 14 percent (2 votes); Neutral – 7 percent (1 vote). Total voters: 14. To vote for the new online poll question – “How do you celebrate March Madness?” – visit www.currentinwestfield.com.
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Meet Your Teacher – Katy Harbison Name: Katy Harbison Grade/subject at what school: Advanced Placement English literature and composition, Honors junior English and junior English, Westfield High School. Number of years teaching: 17 Background/Schooling (college & high school): WHS; Bachelor’s degree in secondary education from State University of New York at Oswego, N.Y.; Master’s degree in English literature from Butler University. Why did you become a teacher? When I was a little girl, whenever my mom couldn’t find me, I was usually holed up in my room reading a book. Because I love literature and because I love the energy and enthusiasm of teenagers, teaching English seemed like a perfect career for me. I also knew I wanted to have kids myself, so having the same schedule as my kids was a plus! What goals do you have for your students? I hope all of my students will become lifelong readers and learners. I also hope they will be able to express themselves through both speaking and writing. What do you encourage parents to do at home to help their children strengthen particular skills? Encourage teenagers to read. Try to get them to turn off the TV and open a book, magazine or newspaper. Name your favorite movie. “The Sound of Music” Name your favorite musician or band. Coldplay What’s something your students might not know about you? WHS Principal Dr. (Stacy) McGuire was once a student in my Honors junior English
WHS Advanced Placement performance outpaces state expectations email@example.com For the second year in a row, Westfield High School graduates have surpassed the Indiana Dept. of Education’s goal for 25 percent of high school graduates to pass Advanced Placement exams. More than 56 percent of the class of 2011’s 340 graduates took an AP exam and 33.8 percent received a passing score (3, 4 or 5 on a 1:5 scale) on an AP exam. “We are extremely proud of our students and their academic achievements,” said WHS Principal Stacy McGuire. “Each year, we have more students take AP courses, but more importantly, those students who score at 3, 4 or 5 on the exams earn college credit.” The IDOE released the 2011 school-level AP data and the results show more Indiana schools than ever are reaching the state’s goal for 25 percent of high school graduates to pass AP exams. WHS students have shown steady gains during the past Teens needed – Be part of the Teen Advisory Group when it meets at 3 p.m. next Tuesday at the Westfield Washington Public Library. We need you to help choose and plan teen library activities. These programs are for you, so come and tell us what you want!
two years. In 2009-2010, 55.8 percent of the 394 graduates took an AP exam and 25.9 percent passed an AP exam. WHS offers 18 AP courses in these subject areas – biology, calculus AB, calculus BC, chemistry, economics, English language and composition, English literature and composition, environmental science, European history, U.S. government, U.S. history, physics, psychology, Spanish, statistics, studio art 2-D and world history. Statewide, according to the College Board’s Eighth Annual AP Report to the Nation, Indiana students achieved the nation’s sixth highest one-year increase in graduates earning a passing score on an AP exam. WHS ranks 12th in the state for the percent of graduates that passed an AP exam among public high schools and locally; WHS is fifth. Other area high schools in the top 12 were Zionsville Community High School (2nd), Carmel High School (5th), Fishers High School (9th) and Hamilton Southeastern High School (10th).
Facebook Fundamentals – Want to get started on Facebook? Already have a Facebook account, but not sure what to do next? Come to the Westfield Washington Public Library for Facebook Fundamentals, a class for beginners that teaches you to set up your page, manage privacy settings and connect with friends and family! Learn to update your status and add a photo, all while you interact with others online. An e-mail address is required to register for Facebook, but the class is free and offered next Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Space is limited, so please register by calling Information/Reference Services at 896-9391.
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Wade Burtron, a Westfield High School senior, recently signed a letter of intent to continue his football career at St. Joseph’s College. Wade is pictured (left to right) with his sister Emme Burtron, his mother Beth Burtron and his father, Tony Burtron. Back row: His brother, Zane Burtron, Jake Gilbert, WHS varsity football coach and Ben Carnes, WHS assistant football coach.
Burtron commits to play football for St. Joseph’s College firstname.lastname@example.org Wade Burtron, a Westfield High School senior, has signed a letter of intent to continue his football career at St. Joseph’s College. During his high school career, Wade played football, basketball and baseball all four years. Wade was named All-State Honorable Mention twice in football and All-State Academic Honorable Mention in baseball. He was AllConference three times in football – once in
basketball, twice in baseball. He was a member of the Indiana High School Athletic Association state runner-up in baseball his freshman year. As the quarterback, he guided the Shamrocks to the school’s first win in the Class 5A Sectional. Wade holds school records in career passing yards. He also holds the first and second records in single-season passing yards and third in career points scored in football. Wade plans to major in criminal justice at St. Joe College. He is the son of Tony and Beth Burtron.
Luke Schaeffer, a senior at Westfield High School, recently signed a letter of intent to continue his wrestling career at the U.S. Naval Academy. Luke is pictured with his mother Gina Schaeffer (left). Back row: His father, Eric Schaeffer, and Terry O’Neill, WHS wrestling coach.
Schaeffer commits to wrestle at the U.S. Naval Academy email@example.com Luke Schaeffer, a senior at Westfield High School, has committed to attend the U.S. Naval Academy and be a member of the Midshipmen Wrestling Team. Luke was a four-year letter winner in wrestling and played football for two years. He was a Wrestling State Qualifier in 2011 and 2012 – and finished second in the 182-pound weight
class in the 2012 State Championship. Luke was a Hoosier Crossroads Conference Champion, Hamilton County Champion and Academic All-State First Team. He has also been involved in the National Honor Society and was a Helping Hands Mentor. Luke was a ROCKS Boy, one of five students who carry the flags at sporting events painted green to show school spirit. Luke is the son of Eric and Gina Schaeffer.
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Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years By Robert Herrington • firstname.lastname@example.org
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Girl Scouts, hundreds of Noblesville and Hamilton County leaders, business professionals and citizens joined area scouts, volunteers and leaders for the annual Hamilton County Leadership Luncheon at the Hamilton County 4-H Grounds, 2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville. Among the luncheon’s speakers were Maeve Van Hoorde, Georgie Perkins and Deirdre Gengenbach – a family of former Girl Scouts and volunteers with roots in Hamilton County. “The unifying bond in my family for decades was Girl Scouts,” said Van Hoorde. “I have been raised wearing green.” As a Girl Scout, Van Hoorde earned the Gold Award – Girl Scout’s highest award, equivalent to the Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts. “When I got married, I had two boys and thought my green clothes were going to collect dust,” she joked, adding she later had two daughters who now participate in Girl Scouts. Since its founding in Savannah, Ga., in 1912, Girl Scouts have helped young women around the world develop life skills – the most essential being leadership. “Girl Scouts helps girls discover the leader they can be,” said Gengenbach. “This generation of girls deserves to lead the boardrooms and courthouses.” In addition to celebrating its centennial, Girl Scouts has launched the boldest cause campaign dedicated to girls’ leadership issues in the nation’s history. Officials said the campaign, ToGetHerThere, will help break down
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societal barriers that hinder girls from leading and achieving the highest ranks in all fields and industries, from science and technology to business and government. As it launches this cause, Girl Scouts is asking all members of society to help girls achieve their full leadership potential. Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Board Chairwoman Crystal Livers-Powers said one in five girls doesn’t believe she has what it takes to lead, and 61 percent of girls are either deeply ambivalent about leadership or say it’s not important to them at all. “If this continues unchecked, millions of our girls may not reach their full potential as leaders in our society,” she said. “Our cause will seek to alter this pattern.” The luncheon also served as a fundraiser for the organization. The annual cost to provide the Girl Scout program for one girl for one year is $223. “(A large amount) $1.2 million is needed so every girl has the opportunity to experience the Girl Scout activities in Hamilton County,” said Perkins. “Many of the skills and beliefs we (as women) can do started in Girl Scouts.” “I really know it takes a community like this of caring adults to make the world a better place,” added Deborah Hearn Smith, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana CEO. Luncheon co-coordinator Mary Burns said there are 5,556 Girl Scouts in Hamilton County this year, and 4,132 registered adult volunteers. “Aside from Marion County, we are the largest girl membership in our council of 47 counties in Indiana,” she said. “Hamilton County is divided into seven Service Units – Carmel Central, Carmel East, Carmel West, Hamilton Southeastern, Fishers, Jo-She-We and Manuka.”
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Westfield graduate named Marine of the Year By Lindsay Eckert • Lindsay@youarecurrent.com A Westfield High School alumnus has made a national impact as a marine. The 2009 graduate was recently named Marine of the Year. Cpl. Andy Nguyen, First Maintenance Battalion, who joined the U.S. Marines after graduating high school, said the honor is an opportunity he may have never had if he wasn’t passionate about joining. “My parents were very hesitant about me joining, but once they realized I was dead-set on this they accepted it,” Nguyen said. According to Nguyen’s father-in-law, Mike Williams, the real story is the dedicated support system between Nguyen and Nguyen’s wife, Michelle, also a WHS graduate. “When I first saw Andy he was dressed kind of like a skater, sitting on our kitchen countertop, and I thought 'this isn’t going to work',” Williams said. “He Exceeded every quality a father would want for his daughter.” Although the Nguyens are stationed in San Diego, Williams said moving his youngest daughter across the nation was a more than tearful experience. “It was a heartbreaking thing to leave her in California, but Andy is the kind of guy who can put a parent at ease,” Williams said. “He put his hand on my shoulder and said, ‘I got this, it’ll be OK.’” Although Nguyen has a stoic and strong role serving our nation Williams said he still has the same qualities that made Williams’ daughter fall
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It doesn’t take a raging feminist Grammar Lesson by Brandie Bohney When I was in college, my own grammar guru used a grammar test in all of her classes. You had to pass the test at some point during the semester, or you failed the class. The test was about a style manual she wrote, and the manual contained more than one hundred rules for various grammatical issues. Several of the issues were, in my collegeminded opinion, stupid. Why was she so hung up about the use of hopefully as anything other than an adverb? Who needed to know what an anacoluthon was, anyway? What was her problem with lady? During the years since my graduation from college, however, I’ve come to determine she was right about almost every one of those rules: they are important for various reasons. And the lady rule smacked me right in the face a few weeks ago. So in honor of Women’s History Month, here’s my little lesson about grammatical chauvinism. The rule was (and is) about using lady as an adjective to describe just about any type of profession or activity: lady doctor, lady lawyer, lady singer, Lady Panther (for a sports reference). By adding the adjective, it seems as though the writer or speaker is trying to differentiate between a lady doctor and a regular doctor. It’s as
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if the lady doctor is not a real doctor, per se, but instead a female pretender. At the time I was in college, I thought, “OK, I get it. It does sort of seem that way. But surely, no one means it that way. What’s the big deal?” It turns out it is a pretty big deal. And I found out by being referred to as a lady teacher. Not a teacher. Not an English teacher. A lady teacher. And somehow, the argument took on new meaning. Would the person who referred to me as a lady teacher have ever referred to one of my male colleagues as a gentleman teacher? No. No way. Men who teach are teachers to this person. Women who teach are lady teachers. And that’s a problem because it differentiates the job we do only by our gender. So let me just remind you: Women who are doctors, lawyers, singers, teachers or Panthers are just that. You can say, “My doctor is a woman,” but it would be best to avoid saying, “I see a lady doctor.” The connotation is ugly, even if you don’t mean it that way. Brandie Bohney is a grammar enthusiast and former English teacher. If you have a grammarrelated question, please email her at email@example.com.
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Cover Story How WPD K-9 Unit is keeping you safe
By Lindsay Eckert • Lindsay@youarecurrent.com Man’s best friend has been a four-legged companion through the years, a loyal sidekick domesticated to protect and be part of a family. Westfield Police Dept. patrol officers Jeff Swiatkowski and Song Kang not only have a dog that protects them, but protects people in the City of Westfield as part of the WPD K-9 Unit. Lopez and Gorky may look like pets, but they are fierce co-workers and an salve to apprehensions. “The general public needs to understand, yes, we have been so close with dogs and we mostly see them as a companion. But these are working dogs. They are a tool for work,” Kang said. “My family understands Gorky is a dog that works with Daddy to help capture criminals. Although they (the dogs) look like a pet, my family understands they can’t treat them like one.” Kang added handlers are responsible for getting that message across, ensuring their working dogs don’t become a fire station dalmatian-type mascot for the department. “It’s our jobs to understand these are not normal dogs you’d see at someone’s house,” Kang said. “We make sure we train other officers (to understand) even though they may be lovable partners and lovable dogs, they are working dogs here to serve a purpose.” Kang, who has been part of the K-9 Unit in Westfield for six years, said the dogs are there to see and smell what police officers can’t. Kang
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added the bond developed from working alongside his dog every day is a major tool for success. “We’re always watching our dogs. We make sure the other officers know we’re the ones paying attention to the dogs, and they’re (the dogs) paying attention to their surroundings, so we’re safe and they’re safe, and we can read that dog to the best of our abilities,” Kang said. The ability for the K-9 to develop a safe bond and understand body language begins in Holland, where the WPD are from. Then the dogs are purchased and matched with the officers’ personalities at Vohn Liche Kennels in Denver, Ind. Not only are the dogs purchased for local police departments, the dogs and their handlers undergo extensive training during a five-week course along with FBI, Secret Service and all military branches. “Before school starts, we pick out our dogs a
week in advance. The matching process is conducted by the kennels to make sure we will be a good fit for each other,” Kang said. “We will be partners for years to come, and not only that, but we have to take them home and be part of our family. We take our time in picking out the right partnership.” Kang said the training covers a wide array of skills the dogs and handlers will need every day. “We train with narcotics, marijuana, meth, cocaine and heroin,” Kang said. “We train with the dogs on tracking a fresh scent on foot or car,” Kang said. “They learn to use their noses to a find suspect or person, and we learn how to understand what they’ve found or are close to finding.” Although Kang has undergone consecutive years of training at the kennel, every year he starts from the beginning, just like Swiatkowski
did two years ago. Swiatkowski said in his two years of training at the facility, he learns more about his relationship with his dog every year and more effective ways to cue each other. “We start the class like it’s a brand-new experience. We go back to the basics of understanding the dog,” Swiatkowski said. “When you first get started (for training), you have to understand the drive and understand why these dogs do what they do. As you get to know your dog even more and develop better skills to work the leash, you truly build more on that bond.” Swiatkowski said the training week and regular training days introduce new ways to help keep the city safe. “Since there isn’t verbal communication between dogs and handlers, we know each other by body language,” Swiatkowski said. “Every year, we learn from the ground up how to really cue off each other’s behavior. We get to the fundamentals of the dog in order to become a successful K-9 team out in the street.” Although Swiatkowski has only known his dog, Lopez for two years, he said their bond is one that lasts far after their daily work experiences. “We’re pretty much one. We enjoy each other. We can learn from each other. It’s a mutual relationship,” Swiatkowski said. “When I bring his leash out and his little vest, he’s enjoying it. He’s tugging it to get the car because he’s excited to come to work.”
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Editorial Look at this train wreck in-the-works
It is our position misplaced, overblown patriotic rhetoric smothers intelligent discussion. Sen. Dan Coats’ defense of the Respect for Conscience Amendment on religious freedom grounds is an excellent example. Search YouTube for “Coats says we must stand for religious freedom.” The Respect for Conscience Amendment, defeated by Democrats in the Senate on March 1, would have allowed any employer (not just faith-based organizations) that offers health insurance to refuse to cover any “specific item or service contrary to the (employer’s) religious beliefs or moral convictions.” This amendment is caught up in the brouhaha about health insurance for contraceptives – subject for another editorial. Our point is different. We object to Coats’ “religious freedom” rhetoric because it obscures permitting employers to deny insurance coverage for items contrary to the employer’s religious beliefs or moral convictions does nothing to protect the religious freedom of living, breathing human beings. Search as you might in Coats’ grandiloquent tribute to freedom of religion; you won’t find a single syllable explaining how the Respect for Conscience Amendment would enhance the religious freedom of actual, real-life people. We welcome thoughtful discussion about what treatments employer health care plans must cover. But Coats wrapping himself in the flag certainly doesn’t lead to such a discussion.
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Robbing hood Commentary by Terry Anker Maid Marian may have found him dreamy, but is the story of Robin Hood one that makes sense today in the world of big government and, as some might say, the ubiquitous nanny state? Certainly, the need continues. Without regard to how much we collectively produce as a society, some of us will have more than others. Even in the most altruistic communist or utopian examples, certain ones stand above his or her peers. While most thinking folks can agree with this simple assessment, the cooperation ends there. Many believe with great passion those in our midst who have excelled are to be rewarded for their industrious nature, superior intellect and use of given talents and resources. Others, in describing the same set, would levy equally-fervent charges of robberbaronism. They might denounce those at the top of hierarchy of, at best, using undue force or position to elevate themselves over their peers, or, at worst, label them criminals to the end of ultimate persecution and prosecution.
Like most matters, the answer is unlikely found at the fringes of either argument. Some success is attributed to hard work, and some to luck or other advantage. But back to our friend and his merry band. Is it ever right to steal from or force disadvantage upon those about whom we have decided have taken unfair advantage? Robin Hood redistributed enough of the King’s money that various legitimate projects must have been affected. The French mobs beheaded enough aristocrats they must have ensnared an innocent or two. Even convicted tax-dodger Wesley Snipes failed to make a case our own government takes just too much. To certain among us, it is an alluring notion to knock down the rich and powerful. But when we take the power, does our solution become the problem? Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current Publishing, LLC. You may e-mail him at terry@ currentincarmel.com.
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Whoa, what a surprise! We hope you’re sitting down. The Congressional Budget Office, the independent arm of Congress, recently extended its cost estimates for President Barack Obama's health care law out to 2022, and, we’re shocked, SHOCKED, that the bill substantially is more expensive. Actually, twice as much as the original $900-billion price tag. Projected cost: $1.76 trillion. And this doesn’t even include implementation costs. So, in essence, the bill is going to cost nearly twice as much as projected and cover possibly 2 million fewer people. Fear not: the CBO goes on to say the law will actually reduce the deficit thanks to a projected $81 billion more in income than prior projections, courtesy of new taxes and penalties on individuals, employers and insurance companies. Just another government train wreck waiting to happen. ••• We’ve been watching the start of the U.S. 31 project these last few weeks, and while we are impressed with the dispatch by which the crews are operating, we’re less than thrilled our fellow motorists cannot seem to read signage. Just last Wednesday after work, we were on U.S. 31 North, where the speed limit decreases to 40 mph – owing to a shoulder-less thoroughfare – and one would have thought it was an invitation to run a grand prix course. We were just at the speed limit – and clearly were in jeopardy of being run off the road and into the concrete barriers. This is serious business, folks. Crews are doing their best to complete the prep work in an expedient fashion. Read the signs and believe them; the local officers of the law will teach you a very expensive lesson if you choose to do otherwise. Brian Kelly, publisher, and Steve Greenberg, general manager, are co-owners of Current Publishing, LLC. Write them at info@ youarecurrent.com.
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Commentary by Danielle Wilson Well good day to you! March marks the fifth anniversary of my writing for this prestigious journal, and so I thought it time to take a moment and reflect on my experience. For starters, you should know I pen this column for fun, so don’t look to me for any hard-core journalism. See, I used to be a stayat-home mom of four and provide daycare for a nephew and two nieces, and I desperately needed a way to cope that didn’t include narcotics or cross-dressing. The mommy groups I attended were either too preachy or hoitey-toitey, and bitchin’ to my neighbors just wasn’t cutting it. So the good folks at Current agreed to give me a platform to share my thoughts on soccer mom issues like hemorrhoids, snoring husbands, potty training and the occasional run-ins with my nemeses, self-righteous Christians and breastfeeding Nazis. (Current also allows me a great deal of editorial latitude as evidenced by my frequent use of made-up words and swearing. Go freedom of speech!) Low and behold, it worked. This weekly column has literally saved me thousands in counseling and Maker’s Mark. Secondly, I am of the liberal persuasion and usually vote Democrat (unless I am under so much stress from living with my in-laws I accidentally vote Republican – true story.) This
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That time of year
Laughs by Mike Redmond
It is spring cleaning time, and because I always follow the rules (sometimes) I have begun my annual ritual of trying to make things presentable around here, starting with the refrigerator. My refrigerator is more than just a place to store foodstuffs. It’s also a time capsule. The more you dig toward the back, the more you find evidence of a once-proud civilization that clung to those last remaining teaspoons of jam in the jar, the cups of orange Jell-O, the rinds that cradle a small crescent of Swiss cheese. Oh, and pickles. Lots and lots of pickles. For which I blame the McKenzie family pickle rule. The McKenzies, my mother’s family, are big on pickles. Well, actually, we’re big on everything, in the wide-load, hearty-eater, two-desserts sense of the word. But we really like pickles. Maybe it’s because we’re from LaGrange County, where just about every family tree – including ours – has an Amish or Mennonite branch. Anabaptists have some fine pickle traditions, although that business about each meal having seven sweets and seven sours is a myth. Sorry if that bursts your bubble. The McKenzie pickle rule says any time you have family over for a celebration dinner, you’re supposed to put pickles on the table. A lot of them. In several varieties.
It further states the pickles should be of the highest quality (as I said, we like pickles), meaning they should be from an unopened jar. Homemade are preferred, but there’s nothing wrong with good store pickles. OK, so this means every time people come over, I have to buy a lot of pickles. And that means I invariably have pickles left over, which go into the fridge, where somehow they migrate to the back where they can’t be seen. Then another holiday comes along. Which means time to buy new pickles. And I can’t use the leftover ones because that is against the rules. By the end of the year and all the dinners – Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, plus birthdays – you have an entire shelf of the refrigerator pretty much dedicated to quarter-full jars of pickles. Some of which have gone beyond mere picklehood and into that territory known as “laboratory experiment.” And so in spring, that season of renewal, I turn my attention to the task of cleaning out the fridge and giving the old pickles a decent send-off. I’ll deal with the olives in the fall. Mike Redmond is an author, journalist, humorist and speaker. Write him at mike@ mikeredmondonline.com or P.O. Box 44385, Indianapolis, IN 46244.
Stop! Thief in Minnesota Laughs by Dick Wolfsie
I recently discovered another newspaper columnist has been stealing my material and claiming it as his own work. Apparently this culprit has lifted the exact words from other writers, as well. But had this plagiarizer stolen from me? I picked a distinctive paragraph from a recent piece I wrote … “We’ve had critter problems before, but there’s a big difference between having a mouse in your kitchen and having a woodchuck in your backyard. A woodchuck is something you can mention at a cocktail party and someday those very same people will sit in your kitchen and gorge themselves on your homemade guacamole.” Bingo! My column popped up, nearly word for word, in a Blooming Prairie, Minn., newspaper. Except the byline wasn’t mine. The only change the writer made was he dumped the guacamole and served onion dip instead. I guess that was to add a little local flavor. The first thing I did when I learned of this literary pilfering was to tell Mary Ellen. Her response: “This is incredible, Dick. Are you telling me he could have stolen from any of hundreds of humor columnists in America and he picked you?” You’d have to know how Mary Ellen said the word “you” to understand why I lost an entire night’s sleep thinking about that. She had more
to say. “So people know about me in Blooming Prairie, Minn. How cool is that?” “I think you are missing the point here. I work very hard every week to write my column.” “Right, sure you do. So tell me, did he steal that adorable piece you wrote where I make fun of your bad habits like shaking your leg and leaving caps off jars in the fridge? And how about that hysterical column where you put on someone else’s underwear at the gym by mistake?” “Yes, but he also used the one where you have no idea how to use your cell phone, the column where I make fun of your relatives and the one where you pack and repack three or four times before going on a trip.” “The man must be stopped, Dick.” I agreed. This was inexcusable behavior. The Minnesota plagiarizer was confronted with the evidence and left the paper in disgrace. The publisher has apologized to all the writers, acknowledging how reprehensible this behavior was, but he added the column would not be missed, because some weeks it wasn’t that funny. That was another night of sleep I lost.
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HEALTH Wellness Study explains weird urge to jump from high places Ever felt an urge to jump from a ledge but have no desire to kill yourself? This feeling now has a name. In a research study published last month in the Journal of Affective Disorders, a team from Florida State University’s psychology department explored this freaky feeling and dubbed it high-place phenomenon. It could, researchers thought, shine light on one of Freud’s ideas, that some people have a “death wish,” and that some suicides are purely impulsive, absent any sign of depression or even sadness. They surveyed 431 college students, asking them about urges to jump from high places and thoughts of suicide. They also assessed the students’ levels of depression, and their sensitivity to anxiety. That doesn’t mean how anxious they are; it means how sensitive they are to the physical effects -- faster heart beat and shortness of breath -- that accompanies anxiety. Those physical sensations can themselves be interpreted as dangerous. About one-third of the sample said they’d felt the urge to jump at least once. People who had thought of suicide were more likely to say yes, but more than 50 percent of those who said they’d never considered suicide experienced the phenomenon, too. - www.bodyodd.msnbc.msn.com
Four food swaps to flatten your belly in days 1. Shrink your fruits and veggies. Avoid any raw fruits and vegetables, and eat canned varieties in natural juice or small portions of dried fruit, such as raisins and dried plums. A half-cup serving of cooked carrots delivers the same nutrition as one cup raw, but it takes up less room in your GI tract. The same goes for fresh fruits: Compare the size of a few grapes to a few raisins. 2. Stop chewing gum. If you chew gum by habit or just like to bite down on something crunchy, reach for some nuts, like roasted or raw unsalted sunflower seeds. You probably don’t realize this, but when you chew gum, you swallow air. All that air gets trapped in your GI tract and causes pressure, bloating and belly expansion—none of which help flatten your middle. 3. Avoid barbecue sauce and hot sauce and replace it with inseason fresh or dried herbs like dill, basil, mint, sage, tarragon and rosemary. You can also use curry powder, lemon or lime juice all perfect with fish or chicken. Also avoid black pepper, nutmeg, cloves, chili powder, onions, gar-
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Implants, lasers and peels Commentary by Dr. Barry Eppley Q: I had a breast reduction done when I was a teenager (now age 30) and now, if you can believe it, I’m thinking about getting breast implants. I am a 34B and was thinking of getting 350cc silicone gel implants if this will not make me too big. My main concern is am I more likely to have something go wrong. Is it (augmentation) more difficult since I already had breast surgery? A: Surprisingly it is not rare that a former breast-reduction patient will one day later desire a breast augmentation. Teenage breast reduction has the potential for this to happen as the reduced breast will be exposed to pregnancies, which cause breast involution or breast-tissue shrinkage. When coupled with the prior breast reduction, a woman can eventually end up with almost no breast tissue at all. The desire for augmentation after reduction may also occur if the amount of breast tissue removed was excessive. Prior breast-reduction surgery has no negative influence on the subsequent placing of breast implants. Reduction surgery occurs above the muscle; implants are generally placed below the muscle. Q: I have a few wrinkles and extra skin on my lower eyelids I would like to get rid of. I have read about lasers and chemical
peels. Which of these two lasts the longest? Which is the most natural looking result? Which is least likely to excessively tighten skin? I am curious as to why laser resurfacing is so popular over chemical peels. A: Both methods, laser versus trichloroacetic acid chemical peel, are commonly used and it is a matter of comfort and experience as to which method plastic surgeons use. It is likely you may also benefit by a pinch lower blepharoplasty with a TCA peel, but I would have to look at your lids to answer that question. This is a favorite method of mine for the lower eyelids because it works very well with a very small amount down time. It is also the most minimalist method to guarantee lower lid skin would be tightened to some degree. Lasers are more popular than peels today for a few reasons. First, they are more “hightech,” and with that comes the assumption they produce better results. In addition, their high cost and the need for the manufacturers to sell them drive a lot more visible marketing efforts. Dr. Eppley is an Indianapolis board-certified plastic surgeon. Comments can be sent to info@ eppleyplasticsurgery.com
Bananas lower blood pressure – You probably know eating too much salt can raise blood pressure, but most people aren’t aware of the benefits of potassium, which counters sodium’s ill effects. According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, people with hypertension may especially benefit from upping the amount of potassium in their diet. Adults should get at least 4,700 milligrams a day. A few good sources: bananas (422 milligrams each), a baked potato with skin (738 milligrams), orange juice (496 milligrams per cup) and nonfat or low-fat yogurt (531 to 579 milligrams per 8 ounces). - www.health.com Chocolate milk for jocks? – Chocolate milk has a new target audience: adult athletes in search of a better recovery drink. But is drinking chocolate milk after a workout really a good idea? At least one study (OK, an industry-funded one) has shown big improvements in follow-up workouts when subjects drink proteinrich chocolate milk instead of regular-old sports drinks like Gatorade after exercise. And Michael Phelps swore by the chocolaty stuff to aid him in the Athens and Beijing Olympics, then proceeded to win 14 gold medals. But it should be said: For the more casual weight lifters, joggers and stationary bike-riders among us, guzzling a carton of sugary chocolate milk is probably neither necessary nor advantageous to your overall fitness. - www.esquire.com
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Serious as a heart attack Commentary by David Cain
A friend of mine recently had a heart attack. He is a young guy with a healthy lifestyle and few risk factors. Ironically, this happened while he was returning from the gym after a workout. He felt pains and, home alone, called my wife. It went to voicemail. She noticed the missed call and returned it. He was short of breath on the other end of the line and complaining about his chest as he asked my wife to come to the house. Before she left our house, she called 911. When she got to his house, he was delusional as the ambulance arrived. He arrived at the hospital and the on-top-of-it medical team had a stint in place in a matter of minutes. As the medical staff joined us in the waiting room, they looked at my wife, thinking it was his, and said, “You saved your husband’s life.” That was March 11. The following Wednesday afternoon, I stopped in at the butcher shop to pick up some meat. I heard the bell on the door ring behind me and, when I turned around, it was my stinted friend. He was already out of the hospital and, on his way home, was at a butcher shop. I don’t know if a butcher shop would have been my first stop, but I do love steak and can’t say The bizarre reason you aren’t satisfied – People who are ambitious may achieve more success, but that trait doesn’t necessarily translate to living a happier life, says a recent study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. Researchers tracked 717 people during a 70-year period. When they compared people who classified as ambitious (i.e. graduated from a prestigious school and went on to a high-paying job) against more laid-back subjects, they found the ambitious folks actually came out less satisfied. The problem: Ambitious people tend to escalate their goals based on attainments. -www.menshealth.com
for sure. I remember when my grandfather had a heart attack; it was bypass surgery and months of recovery. I realize my friend was lucky, but still, it’s amazing how the medical profession has progressed. It was probably Thursday of that same week when I was reading on Facebook, checking out updates of friends. I see a post about the event. It starts, “I had a wakeup call last Sunday …” and retells the story and cites how grateful he is for everything. I read it and was impressed, so I “liked” the story. The title of the post was “Heart Attack.” Next to the title it says, “David Cain Likes This.” Maybe next time I’ll just leave a comment instead. It’s a different world today. If not for the advances in technology, my friend’s Facebook post may have read a lot differently. Technology not only allows us to keep up with and learn from others, it can even save your life.
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His name is David and for the last three years, he has shown up to work 15 minutes late every single day. Her name is Sharon and she has neglected to learn how to use the new inventory software since it was first purchased in 2008. Their co-worker, Brian, refuses to turn in his weekly reports on time. If you have a leadership role in a company, you have undoubtedly run across a David, Sharon or Brian at some point. Are you ready for the worst news? It’s probably your fault. A certain portion of the workforce (about 20 percent) has an innate sense for what these people need to do to make themselves and their company more successful. Then, there’s everyone else. The majority of these people are honest, hardworking and do whatever it takes to meet expectations. They are an extremely important part of the workforce. Another interesting characteristic of the 80 percent is, for the most part, these people will do whatever is asked of them. If you ask them to follow up with all outstanding prospects, they will make the calls; they will strive to meet expectations. There are three reasons why many leaders complain to me it’s hard to find “good em-
ployees.” The first, and most often referred to as “the real reason,” is the 80 percent is lazy, doesn’t listen and is not bright enough to add value in today’s complex workforce. It’s my belief most people want to work hard and be successful. I also believe just about every task can be learned and base-level intelligence plays a lesser role than you might think. The next reason is most leaders do a terrible job of setting clear expectations for their staff. Finally, most people tend to continue missing expectations because they aren’t held accountable for their behavior. Interested in getting the most out of your staff? Here’s a simple plan anyone can implement. On Monday morning, sit down with your team and hand out a simple list of the key fundamentals you need them to complete during the week (for a sample, e-mail kellie@ goreachmore.com for a template). Next Monday, pull out this same sheet and see what was completed. As with most things in life, the solution is simple. All you need to do is execute. CJ McClanahan is the founder and president of reachmore, a leadership training and consulting firm, and also the author of “Thrive.” To contact CJ, or to find out more about reachmore, go to www.goreachmore.com.
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Our studio samples have a very active social life and tend to invite more and more swatches to the party. The piles are stacking up and the stacks are tipping over. As a result, the less crucial instruments of this business, like mundane office space, take a backseat to the real drivers like fabric pieces and wood chips. I am not complaining, but the office space squeezed into extinction is mine. Yep … I have been compelled to move from a spacious room complete with shelves and a view to a, dare I say it … a closet! Don’t get me wrong … I am grateful for my closet. After all, it is a walk-in closet with a window overlooking the Arts District. Closets, however, tend to run a bit smaller than the typical room. My new office space boasts 15 square feet. The walls of my tiny office are painted stark white with a few carefully-selected contrast elements. This is critical in a real room situation where too many elements make the space seem smaller and cluttered. Sage advice for small rooms is typically to incorporate multifunction furnishings. One of my favorite tricks is to use a desk in lieu of a sofa
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15” Toshiba laptop, Satellite 500 series, HP desk jet F4400 All in One printer, computer case, wireless mouse, all $300. Martial arts weapons, youth tonfa and sci, sparring gear, women’s gi, size 4. 317-850-9633
Real Esate DISTRESS SALE
Bank Foreclosures Hamilton Co. Free list of Foreclosure Properties. Receive a FREE daily list by e-mail; www.hamiltoncoforeclosures.com
FOR RENT Artist studio space for rent
at 421 South Rangeline Road. aprox. 225 square feet $400 per month includes conference room / gallery area, etc... 317-679-2565.
Carmel Condo rental
$800 / month; security deposit $800; large and spacious; hardwood floors; window treatments; one bedroom / bath; den; formal dining (or third room); no smoking; no pets; Fireplace; balcony; Quiet; 846-1452
CASH FOR CARS
489.4444 ext. 202
Now Hiring Customer Service Reps $10/hr For The First 90 Days! • Avg. pay $11/hr after training plus bonus opportunities • Full time employment • Medical, dental, & 401K • Paid time off Apply in person, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, at 2828 Enterprise Drive Anderson, IN 46013 Apply online at www.acs-inc.com/acs-careers.aspx Job #11004365 or call 765-778-6219 EOE/AA
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Principal Analyst, PSO (SCALE), Supply Chain Solutions – Manhattan Associates, Inc. (Carmel, Indiana): Oversees dvlpmnt & delivery of modifications/customizations for supply chain solutions for Manhattan SCALE™ product through consulting proj activities. Req’s bach or forgn equiv degree in comp sci, engin’g, or a rel field & 5 yrs prog resp exp executing all phases of System Dvlpmnt Life Cycles (SDLC). Also req’s 5 yrs prog exp programming w/ Object Oriented concepts & techniques; dvlping w/ programming languages: C# & ASP.Net; dvlping w/ Microsoft .Net technologies; & querying in T-SQL & dvlping stored procedures. Req’s 5 yrs prog exp dvlping & supporting SW using Windows Operating Systems, DCOM, Web Services, SOAP, XML, & Remote Desktop/Terminal Services. Req’s 5 yrs prog exp performing query optimization, troubleshooting, & performance monitoring on SQL Servers. All development exp must be using Microsoft Visual Studio in source controlled environ. Req’s approx 50% travel. Exp may be, but need not be, acq’d concurrently. Apply: http://www.manh.com/about-us/careers
Market Master Needed
A part-time manager for the Noblesville Farmers market is needed to provide operations and management assistance. For complete job description and requirements, go to www.noblesvillemainstreet.org Send resume and letter of interest to email@example.com or mail to: Market Master Position Noblesville Main Street 839 Conner Street Noblesville, IN 46060
WEEKDAY (11am-5pm) at Cold Stone Creamery at Clearwater 82nd/Keystone or Clay Terrace,Carmel location.501-6468.
Join a workforce dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities live meaningful lives! Noble of Indiana is now hiring Direct Support Professionals for residential and community-based services on the Northside, and for Respite (with ASL experience),. Requires HS diploma/ GED; must provide own transportation, have a valid driver’s license and meet driving insurability and background check requirements. Variety of shifts available. Please send resumes to Careers@nobleofindiana.org or by fax, 317-375-2719.
Guitar Lessons With Baker Scott
Beginners thru Advanced All styles Electric-Acoustic-Bass Private Lessons Parent-Child Lessons
Auctions Skip’s Auction Gallery
near Carey Road & 146th Carmel 317-
Every Thursday Night 6pm Auction Zip #26565
14000 St. Rd. 32E, Noblesville, IN 765.606.6001
Current in Westfield
Full TIme AM Servers Full Time Housekeeping Part Time Host Part Time Operator 3 - 11 p.m. Apply in Person! 11925 N. Meridian Street Carmel, 46032
FT office position available in our busy “Castleton” office. Must be a “go-getter” w/ great people skills. Multi-tasking office exp a plus! Send or fax Resumes to: ATTN Angie 765-284-1211 Fax 765-284-1239 4008 N Wheeling Ave Muncie, IN 47304 E.O.E Advantagehhc.om
Poblano’s Mexican Bar & Grill will be taking applications from March 26th through March 29th at our New restaurant location: @ 17417 Carey Rd. Westfield Indiana: Hours for application are 1-4: Any questions, please call 765-431-2002 and ask for Jessica young.
Unemployed or underemployed? Recent college graduate looking for a way to go from retail or food service into a grown-up office job? Base pay ($330 per week). Mostly desk work and inbound call support. If motivated, some sales (software services) would earn commission above salary. Offices in Carmel just off of the Monon Trail. Good work environment for a positive, upbeat person who wants to contribute to a young and growing team. Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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You’ve created a miracle. One that deserves unmatched maternity care. Our partnership with Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health means greater comfort and nationally recognized neonatal care. Enjoy the journey to motherhood with the superior care of IU Health North Hospital and Indiana’s top children’s hospital. Whether you have a normal or high-risk pregnancy, our local partnership with Riley at IU Health ensures the peace of mind that comes from having immediate access to the most skilled and experienced pediatric specialists in the state. And our spacious, state-of-the-art maternity suites make for the most private and comfortable delivery possible. To arrange your on-site tour, call our childbirth educator at 317.688.2465.
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