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Concerns raised about utilities transfer By Robert Herrington Although residents expressed some concerns, the City of Westfield did not receive much strong opposition to the potential transfer of ownership of its water and sewer utilities to Citizens Energy Group during the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission public hearing at Westfield High School on April 9. “We did an aggressive public education campaign with question and answers in March,” Todd Burtron, the city’s chief of staff, said. “There were about 10 different opportunities and all documents are on the website.” Two dozen people attended, but only four people addressed the council during the 45-minute hearing. David Zapp, chief financial officer of Mike’s Car Wash, spoke first and provided support for Citizens. Mike’s has had a location in Westfield since 1996. “I can speak to the reliability of Citizens,” he said. “They are very concerned with conservation and what their customers are doing to save energy and water.” Jose Beyer expressed his apprehension about the ownership of the utilities. “My concern is the transfer of ownership. The residents take care of it and their main goal is for profit. They have the option to sell to anybody and we might be out of luck,” he said. Likewise, Westfield resident Robbie Shuck said he was concerned about selling the utility following the hearing. “Westfield lies on a very large aquifer. It’s one of Westfield’s main sources of money besides taxes,” he said. “I’m concerned about moving the money from our resources. If the city sells, it's one-time money. If they keep the utility it makes a certain profit each year.” Westfield resident Ted Sommer talked about a small section of homes along Anthony Road. While the 18 homes along a one-mile stretch of road do not use the city’s utilities, Sommer is worried about the potential cost he and his neighbors may face if forced to hook-up to main lines. “I heard costs of $30,000 to $35,000 to hook-up to the intersection,” he said.

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Mind-blowing jazz – The Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts in Carmel will present two evenings of note-bending jazz this week as Doc Severinsen & His Big Band visit Thursday and Chick Corea and Gary Burton come on Saturday. To buy tickets, visit

U.S. 31 construction – Beginning this week, 161st Street will close between Oakridge Road and Union Street for construction of a new roundabout interchange. The official detour will be signed and will direct traffic north to the signalized 169th Street intersection. The closure is expected to last no more than 120 days.

Westfield resident Linda Naas (left) addresses the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission during its public hearing at Westfield High School on April 9. (Photo by Robert Herrington)

Linda Naas, also a Westfield resident but not a city utilities rate payer, spoke on behalf of 161st Street neighbors. Naas expressed similar concerns as Sommer about rural homes that use septic tanks and wells. “If we are forced to hook-up to sewer lines and replace septics and wells, we’re not sure what to expect,” she said. “Those of us that are satisfied don’t want to be forced in.” The process to sell the utilities began in April 2012. On Nov. 5, the Westfield City Council voted 6-1 to transfer its water and wastewater assets to Citizens for $91 million Monday evening. Mayor Andy Cook said the sale was a way for the city to pay off $45 million in water utility debt. The remaining amount will be used to assist Westfield’s transition into a growing city

with roundabouts, trails and other infrastructure needs. Cook said the sale only affects those that currently fall under Westfield utilities. IURC’s Danielle McGrath, executive director of external affairs, said the OUCC will accept written comments through May 3. On May 8, the OUCC will give its position based on evidence on behalf of the public. The city and Citizens will then have a chance to submit its rebuttal on May 29. Testimony and witness cross examination will take place June 24 through 26. McGrath said the hearing will be open to the public and available online with live streaming. Once a decision has been made by the IURC, a 30-day appeal process begins. McGrath said a decision should be finalized in the fall.

Know more – Consumers who would like to submit written comments in this case may do so online at, email to, or by mail to Consumer Services Staff, Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, 115 W. Washington St., Suite 1500 South, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Written comments the OUCC receives by the close of business on May 3 will be filed with the commission and included in the case’s formal evidentiary record. Comments should include the consumer’s name, mailing address, and a reference to “IURC Cause No. 44273.” For more information, call 1-888-441-2494.

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State Fair concerts – Styx, Joe Nichols, Montgomery Gentry and Theory of a Deadman are among the 11 concerts scheduled at the Indiana State Fair. The Marsh Free Stage concerts and events are free with paid admission to the fair, which will run from Aug. 2 to 18. For the complete list of musical acts, visit Recalled products – Food items that were distributed in Indiana are being voluntarily recalled by Rich Products Corp., following a multi-state outbreak of Shiga toxinproducing E. coli. Two cases have been reported in Indiana. Most of the recalled items, including mini frozen pizzas, mozzarella bites and mini quesadillas, among others, are under the brand names Farm Rich and Market Day. Road construction – The intersection of 96th Street and Towne Road will be closed for 75 days for the construction of a new roundabout intersection beginning this week. During the closure, local traffic should use the signed detour route of 86t Street to Ditch Road to 106th Street. Benefit concert – First Christian Church, 16377 Herriman Blvd., Noblesville, will host a concert by Raye and Friends at 3 p.m. Sunday to raise money for orphaned children in Langa Township, Capetown, South Africa. Obituary – Mary Margaret Boyd, 83, of Carmel, died on April 5, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Born Jan. 13, 1930 in Winamac, Ind., she was the daughter of Gerald C. and Cletha M. Lane Kestle. She taught in the Indianapolis Public Schools for 12 years. For her complete obituary, visit

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What happened: Modification of commitments at Walnut Ridge Estates What it means: Beazer Homes, LLC, has proposed its plan to complete the development of Walnut Ridge Estates by introducing its new landscaping plan and home elevations. Walnut Ridge is 40 acres on the southeast corner of 169th Street and Carey Road that was developed in 2008 into 40 home sites. Since that time, no homes have been built in the development and Beazer is making no changes to the standards in the previous commitments.

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What happened: Additional appropriation to the General Fund What it means: The city is looking to appropriate $35,828 within the approved budget that was not originally included. The primary use will be by the parks and recreation department.

What’s next: The appropriation was unanimously approved.

What happened: Annual tax abatement review What it means: The city has to submit paperwork for property owners in compliance for tax abatements to the Hamilton County officials preparing tax bills. Westfield has nine abatements – four for real property and five for personal property. The abatements for 2013 total $185,152. Abatements for 2012 were $79,055.

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Mayor ‘demoted’ for an evening By Robert Herrington • In a green tie and sport coat, second-grade student Evan Cummings, 8, banged the gavel to officially begin and end the Westfield City Council meeting on April 8. As “Mayor for the Evening,” Evan got a front-row seat to local government as he joined Mayor Andy Cook in presiding over the meeting. “It’s really exciting, and I was kinda nervous,” he said. Evan, the son of Jennifer and Travis Cummings, is a student at Carey Ridge Elementary School. During the school’s PTO Winter Carnival, the Cummings won the silent auction item for Evan. “I wanted to see the mayor, bang the gavel and get to say what ordinance I wanted to have passed,” Evan said. “My favorite part was meeting the mayor.” For the final action taken at the meeting, Evan proposed extra recess every day at his school. Council President Jim Ake received a motion to write a letter to Carey Ridge Principal Susan Hobson in support of the proposal, which was unanimously approved by the council. “He did a great job, and I think he’s going to make a great leader one of these days,” Cook said. Before the meeting, Evan and Cook had dinner at Italia Mia Ristorante where Evan tried

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Mayor for the Evening Evan Cummings assists Mayor Andy Cook in presiding over the Westfield City Council meeting on April 8. (Photo by Robert Herrington)

squid for the first time. “We talked about what I was going to do at the meeting and some sports,” he said. This was the first time Cook participated in a Mayor for the Evening event. “My daughter-in-law (a teacher at Carey Ridge) had something to do with it,” he joked.

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Teacher needs your votes By Robert Herrington

“With my history theme, the sites I plan to visit directly connect to the Indiana seventhgrade social studies standards. Each winter, I teach a two-month unit on Ancient Egypt and Zach Zimmer, a seventh-grade social studnearby Nubia. The trip will allow me to explore ies teacher at Westfield Middle School, has the the architecture and burial grounds of chance to win a dream vacation but the civilizations and leaders that we needs assistance from the communistudy during the unit. Through picty. Zimmer was selected as a top 30 tures, videos, and notes, I will be able finalist for the Hilton Hotel Teacher to bring history to life in my lessons Trek Grant and now needs support when I return,” he said. in the final public voting phase. Regarding cultural awareness, Zimmer is in his fourth year of Zimmer will be able to explore a teaching at WMS. He also serves country that is home to a very differas the eighth-grade head baseball ent culture than his students expericoach and assistant football coach at Zimmer ence in Westfield. the high school. Zimmer’s proposed “While exploring the country, I will be able adventure plan is based around three essential themes that will ultimately benefit and inspire his to try new foods, learn words of a new language, wear traditional clothing, and interact with peomiddle school students: history, geography and ple of a different religion,” he said. “The matericultural awareness. als I purchase and the knowledge I obtain of this “Based on my seventh-grade social studies curdifferent culture will allow me to show students riculum and the Indiana state standards, Egypt is how different people live across our world.” the perfect location for my plan and for covering all three of its themes in a way that correlates to my classroom,” he said. “I’m going by what the How to help – To vote for Zach Zimmer, book says. I don’t have a personal touch.” visit Zimmer has outlined a trip that will allow com/teachertreks/:b=firefox19/. You must him to experience the country in an adventurlogin using an e-mail address to vote for ous, organized manner that will lead him along “Zachary Z,” whose profile is located at the the Nile River as he travels to the Hilton hotel bottom of the page. sites of Alexandria, Cairo and Luxor.


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Students learn from entrepreneur By Robert Herrington • Students in Laurie Russo’s entrepreneurship 2 class at Westfield High School learned important business and life lessons from Angela Alney, owner of Air-Tan, last Wednesday. “I didn’t know what to expect. It was fun to get back into high school and learn what they are thinking about,” Alney said. “They know more than I did when I was in high school. I was impressed to know they already had a goal or something they were thinking of doing,” Alney provided her experience as an entrepreneur and asked students about their business goals later in life. “I was very impressed with the kids. I talked with everybody about business ideas and at least 85 percent of them had something they were already thinking about,” she said. Air-Tan is celebrating 10 years of business in the Broad Ripple area and recently opened a second location in Fishers. Alney started the business with the intent to provide a healthy alternative to tanning beds and sun tanning - and the trend continues to move forward. “People love to be tan – and Air-Tan offers them a safe, healthy, instant alternative to UV rays,” she said. “Air-Tan is a member of the community – with happy customers, long term employees and a thriving business.” Russo said Alney’s presentation provided her

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Home destroyed by fire By Robert Herrington • A residential fire caused $270,000 worth of damages and destroyed a Westfield home on April 7. Westifled Fire Dept. Spokesman John Barrett said people near 176 W. Tansey Crossing saw thick, black smoke billowing into the sky in the afternoon and immediately called 911. “Firefighters saw the smoke before they even left the station and called a second alarm – bringing in more crews from neighboring fire stations,” Barrett said. “When firefighters arrived, flames were shooting from every window and door in the front. They couldn’t even see

the back because of heavy smoke and flames.” Westfield firefighters fought the fire and saved the two adjacent homes that were beginning to catch on fire as well. Barrett said firefighters spent more than an hour putting the fire out. “While the home will have to be rebuilt, the good news is that everyone made it out safe and no one was injured,” he said. Investigators believe the fire started on the rear porch from discarded smoking materials. Barrett sad the homeowners were coming back from being out of town, but their adult children were home at the time of the fire.

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Retention pond safety being studied By Robert Herrington • Westfield police detectives are investigating the death of a Noblesville resident that has brought into question the safety of something drivers encounter almost each day. Sasha Cottom, 22, was driving his Jeep Cherokee on April 6 when his car went into a retention pond near the area of the Sandpiper Lakes subdivision at Ind. 32 and Sanibel Circle in Westfield shortly after 8:15 p.m. WPD Cpt. Charles Hollowell said witnesses told police they saw a white SUV-style vehicle turn into the neighborhood and then moments later, turn into the pond. They also reported not seeing anyone get out of the vehicle before the SUV became fully submerged in the water. Hollowell has been a member of the Westfield police force for 11 years. He and Todd Burtron, the city’s chief of staff and former Westfield fire chief, said the unfortunate accident was the first retention pond accident they can remember. The area in which the accident occurred has not been a problem for law enforcement in the past. “We haven’t had major incidents in that area and that intersection,” Hollowell said. Cottom’s fiancé, Allison Grant, said he was on his way to a friend’s house in the Sandpiper subdivision where she was going to meet him with their two children at the time of the accident. Cottom’s father, Steve, who said his son “was greatly loved and will be sorely missed,” would like to see safety barriers put up around retention ponds to save other families from the pain he is going through. The hardest part for rescuers when dealing with retention ponds is the unknown. Burtron said many factors influence the pond’s depth including its width and how much water the pond is trying to shed. “We don’t know if it’s six feet or 15 feet deep,” he said of rescue personnel responding to the scene. Burtron said Sandpiper Lakes was built before 2006, when the city created construction standards for retention ponds. Before Cottom’s accident, the city had begun identifying older subdivisions to ensure proper barriers or distance from the road to prevent future accidents. Current standards require between 100 to 150 feet from streets to ponds depending on the roadway. “We’re identifying where we should put guard rails,” he said, adding that the city owns the road but the homeowners association is responsible for the pond. “We have four slated for installation based on proximity to roadway and speed of roadway.” A barrier in Sandpiper Lakes is planned to be in place within the next year. Unfortunately, the barrier wasn’t there when

Sasha Cottom June 22, 1990 – April 6, 2013 Sasha Cottom, 22, died April 6, at St.Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on June 22, 1990. He worked for King Systems and also for Automated Business Solutions. He loved spending time with his daughters and playing basketball. He also Cottom loved playing on his PlayStation 3. Survivors include his father, Steven (Oksana) Cottom; mother, Oksana (Raymundo Coyota) Cottom; daughters, Annalysa and Audrina Cottom; fiancé, Allison Grant; brother, Andrew; step-sisters, Alexandria Cottom and Anastasia Leinnik; stepbrother, John S. Cottom; uncle, Vladimir (Helen) Khimich; and grandparents, Vladimir and Nataliya Khimich. Funeral services were last Thursday at Randall & Roberts Fishers Mortuary, 12010 Allisonville Rd., with burial at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Indianapolis. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a trust fund, set up for his daughters, through Huntington Bank in Westfield.

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Cottom’s vehicle entered the water, but four WPD officers were and they jumped into the 40-degree water after arriving on the scene, but were unable to reach the vehicle due to its depth and the water’s temperature. “They tried to go in as quick as possible. Some lost personal items but they were focused on trying to save a life,” Hollowell said, adding the officers are not part of the dive team and did not have equipment or oxygen tanks. Cottom, who was the only passenger in the vehicle, was removed nearly 45 minutes after the vehicle entered the pond and was airlifted to St.Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis where he was pronounced dead a short time later. “Initial thoughts are that Cottom died from drowning and/or hypothermia,” Hollowell said. Hollowell said police are still looking into what caused the crash and if there was an equipment failure with the Jeep or if Cottom possibly overcorrected while making the turn. Hollowell said a blown tire is not believed to be a reason for the accident. “Detectives are still looking. We want to get as much information as we can,” he said, adding an autopsy was performed but results take weeks to get back. “There were no initial indications of foul play. At this time, it is still unclear on what caused the vehicle to drive into the retention pond.”

Pancake breakfast – Westfield Fire Dept. Station No. 83 will host a pancake breakfast Saturday to raise funds for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The breakfast is 7:30 to 11 a.m. at Westfield’s newest firehouse, 17944 Grassy Branch Rd. Cost is $5 for pancakes and sausage. The Westfield Relay for Life will be May 17 and 18 at the Westfield High School football stadium. For more information on the relay, visit

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Each month, Chaucie’s Place holds a Stewards of Children event in a different Hamilton County city. Many school districts and even some local corporations have put their staff and administration through the program. Earlier this year, Chaucie’s Place launched its latest program, Lifelines. This youth suicide prevention program targets the entire school community, not just the students. Through four different components, the program targets administration, school faculty and staff, parents and students in eighth, ninth, and tenth grade. In February, Sheridan Community Schools became the first local school district to implement Lifelines.

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Community history

For more than a decade, Chaucie’s Place has stood up for child victims of sexual abuse throughout Hamilton County. Chaucie’s Place was a child advocacy center specializing in forensic interviews for victims of sexual abuse, acting as a hub for law enforcement, prosecution and child protective services for the first 10 years of its existence. Since 2010, Chaucie’s Place has refocused its efforts on community and school prevention programs aimed at stopping abuse and suicide before it happens. The change came after a rift between old leadership of Chaucie’s Place and law enforcement officials eventually led to the creation of a second, competing child advocacy center. “(That was) a very difficult time for this community,” said Toby Stark, Chaucie’s Place’s executive director. “We shifted our focus to prevention, rather than reacting to abuse when it takes place. Reacting is so important, but at the end of the day, if you can prevent harm from coming to our children in the first place, there is no greater calling.” Between 2001 and 2010, Chaucie’s Stark Place conducted more than 2,600 interviews with sexual abuse victims. According to Stark, the organization still conducts interviews when asked and now averages around 10 per year.

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Body Safety, Chaucie’s Place’s first program, has been a part of the organization since 2001and is aimed at young children in kindergarten, second and fourth grade. “The program recognizes good touches from bad touches,” said Julie Williams, a counselor at Noblesville’s White River Elementary. “The program’s benefits range from prevention all the way to letting the

of child victims know their abuser

Child abuse victims are seven times more likely to commit suicide Suicide is the third leading cause of death for teens. Source: Darkness to Life, Lifelines

Chaucie's Place transitions to preventional education for Westfield During the past two years, local child advocacy center Chaucie’s Place has shifted its focus from trauma minimization to sexual abuse and youth suicide prevention. The organization recently launched its latest program, Lifelines, aimed at preventing youth suicide.


Fourth Annual Friends of Chaucie’s Place Breakfast What: An open-to-the-public, community event of breakfast, donations and a panel including two survivors of sexual abuse and a parent who will speak about their journey. According to Chaucie’s Place, this event will be an emotional, but important morning for the community. When: April 24, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Where: Ritz Charles, 12156 N. Meridian St., Carmel Cost: Free, but reservations are required and donations are encouraged More info: To RSVP and for more information about the breakfast, visit children be heard. It empowers them to have control over their own bodies.” Body Safety is Chaucie’s Place’s most successful program and has been implemented in all Hamilton County school districts, even reaching into Boone and Marion counties in recent years. In 2010, Chaucie’s Place staff became authorized to train parents and any adult working with children as part of Stewards of Children, a national child sexual abuse prevention program designed to educate adults about how to prevent, recognize and react appropriately to child sexual abuse. “The Stewards of Children training program that I attended last fall really was very impactful for me as both a father and a principal,” said Corey Hartley, principal of Westfield’s Shamrock Springs Elementary. “My greatest treasures on Earth are my family, and I want to do all that I can to take care of them and keep them safe.” For Hartley, the Stewards for Children program was a logical step toward ensuring the safety and future well-being of Westfield students. Both he and his staff have taken part in the program. “I am humbled by the trust that parents put into the entire staff at Shamrock, and I want to do everything in my power to protect the children. Chaucie’s place has helped all of us here to further understand our role in protecting the students. It’s not a comfortable topic to discuss, but I felt it is necessary for me and my staff so that we are able to protect our students just like we would protect our own families,” Hartley said. Current in Westfield

Community involvement

Chaucie’s Place relies heavily on its volunteers. With only two full-time and two part-time staff members, it simply would not be possible for Chaucie’s Place to reach as many students throughout Westfield and the county as it does without a large group of community volunteers. One of those volunteers, Jenn Funk, has been guiding Body Safety sessions on her own and has seen the effects on herself, the students and even her own children. “As a volunteer, it’s been very eyeopening. Things you assume that children would know, you are surprised to find out Funk that if they aren’t told or taught, it’s not intuitive,” said Funk, a Fishers resident. Chaucie’s Place has implemented its Body Safety program in schools throughout the county and expects to reach as many as 10,000 students this year.

Looking forward

Beyond this month’s annual breakfast event, Stark hopes to continue to grow Lifelines and the other prevention programs throughout the surrounding communities. Chaucie’s Place will be holding its annual Beach Bash fundraising event in October. With admission of $75 per person, Stark is expecting to see more than 250 people at this year’s event, which will feature a luau theme. “Traditionally, we have had a speaker (for this event), but we are going to be looking at changing things up this year,” said Stark, smiling. For more information on Chaucie’s Place and what is being done to prevent child sexual abuse and youth suicide through Hamilton and Boone counties, visit Donate and Volunteer Now – To donate to Chaucie’s Place and help fund future prevention programs throughout Hamilton County as well as the construction of a training room, visit To volunteer and see what opportunities are available, visit www.,

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Unclaimed funds It is our position that the Indiana Attorney General’s office is helping Hoosiers by uncovering millions of dollars in unclaimed funds. Beneficiaries of long-forgotten insurance policies may soon be able to recover proceeds they may not know even existed. Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s office has recently uncovered $18,026,392.08 in unclaimed property through agreements with some of the nation’s largest life insurance providers. The funds were discovered as a result of an audit performed on behalf of Indiana and other states. According to the Attorney General’s office, these initial funds are only a portion of the proceeds that are expected to be uncovered. These unclaimed properties belong to Hoosiers who may have forgotten details, misplaced a policy or not even known they were listed as a beneficiary on the account of their friend or relative. Turned over funds to the state are posted online at www.IndianaUnclaimed. gov. The Unclaimed Property Division’s toll free number is 1-866-IN-CLAIM (1-866-462-5246). It is our opinion that the Friends of Chaucie’s Place Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. on April 24 at Ritz Charles in Carmel, is an apropos opportunity to focus on National Child Abuse Prevention Month. We urge your attendance. To make a difference, please visit for more information.

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How much work is too much work? Even as unemployment has ballooned to alarming levels in recent years, those of us who are working are spending more hours at our labors than ever before. In fact, time on the job has increased precipitously in the last generation. Now, the ubiquitous “smart” phones indicate that, even as we seem to find greater freedom from the tether of the traditional 9 to 5 existence, we are expected to be available night and day. Early humans developed language to improve face-to-face communication. From there came the written word. Then as we became more civilized, we added traditional post (snail mail). For centuries, we managed. Then, electronic communication was next with telegraph, telephone, email, voicemail and text in short order. With each, another order of magnitude was brought to already full days. In timelines now measured in days not centuries, we swim in newly created and available information. All

of these tools make us more productive, perhaps. And besides, few if any of us are ready to give up the modern conveniences. So how do we manage to remain engaged without succumbing to info obsession? How do we create boundaries? And, are we facing an epidemic of workaholicism? If an alcoholic drinks because they cannot prevent themselves from doing so, then does it stand to reason that a workaholic is likewise impaired? For many, finding the balance between a productive and gainful existence and a dangerous obsession may not be clear cut. When work, some might say, things that need to be done – emails to answer, calls to return, tasks to crossoff the list – is awaiting attention, can we find the will to walk away? Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current Publishing, LLC. You may e-mail him at terry@

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Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher may be gone, but her legacy, we hope, will live forever. The “Iron Lady” died last Monday, and, among other things, she left us with powerful insights too numerous to list here. In tribute to her, we’ve chosen our favorite: “I think we’ve been through a period where too many people have been given to understand that if they have a problem, it’s the government’s job to cope with it. ‘I have a problem, I’ll get a grant.’ ‘I’m homeless, the government must house me.’ They’re casting their problem on society. … People have got the entitlements too much in mind, without the obligations. There’s no such thing as entitlement, unless someone has first met an obligation.” It is our opinion that Thatcher was the most dynamic and decisive leader of our time, a politician of true conviction. She took office following Britain’s “Winter of Discontent” of the late 1970s; hers was a nation plagued by strikes by public-sector unions. She, in effect, saved Britain from socialism, turning around a moribund economy. And, her steely resolve and candid relationships with President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev converged to help end the Cold War. Not a bad legacy. In this day and age of wishy-washy politicians without conviction - think House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton - it’s painful to learn of the passing of a vanishing breed of leader. What a shame Lady Thatcher wasn’t born an American. We could have used her in the White House. We’ll leave you with one more Thatcher quote: “When I’m out of politics, I’m going to run a business, it’ll be called Rent-A-Spine.” Brian Kelly, publisher, and Steve Greenberg, general manager, are co-owners of Current Publishing, LLC. Write them at info@

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Happier when I get to leave Commentary by Danielle Wilson I was a stay-at-home mom for nine years. NINE. YEARS. And it seemed more like 20 while I was living it. I think that’s because parenting is tough, and when you feel isolated and bored on a daily basis, month after month, the time does not pass swiftly. At least that was my experience. I know many moms who absolutely love being at home with little ones. And I have to admit, now that I’m working full time again, there are moments when I long for the neverget-out-of-my-pajamas-because-the-baby-willjust-vomit-on-my-clothes-anyway kind of day. So when our freak spring blizzard shut down work and school, I was ecstatic that I’d have the chance to spend a quality day with my kids. With Norman Rockwell as my guide, I planned everything out: I’d prepare delicious pancakes and bacon for breakfast, and then we’d have family fun creating the perfect snowman in the back yard while our lab frolicked among the drifts. The boys wouldn’t even be tempted to play Xbox because the lure of board games would be too strong to resist, and the girls would while away their afternoon painting with watercolors. Perhaps a pot roast for dinner? We’d finish our day with a rousing game of charades – fireside, of course! Well, Normal Rockwell can stuff it. I did manage to get breakfast on the table, though only two of my four children woke up in time to enjoy it. At noon, I chucked the batter and

told my just waking teenager he’d need to fend for himself if he wanted lunch. And I was able to spend about an hour outside, though shoveling the sidewalk and driveway do not a snowman make. My daughters eventually joined me, but by then I was suffering from lower back strain and frostbite, and had to go back inside. They only lasted another 30 minutes before calling it quits. Apparently, the snow was too powdery for anything except snow angels. An afternoon game of Monopoly started off fine but soon reduced to several wanna-be real estate moguls bickering over shady deals and money-laundering scams. At 3 p.m., I called a moratorium on all supposed family activities and ordered everyone to go enjoy his or her favorite electronic device in solitude. Just shut the hell up and leave me alone! When my husband asked about dinner, I nearly bit his head off. Bedtime could not come soon enough. So, even though the day didn’t pan out quite as I’d hoped, and Norman Rockwell totally stood me up, I was reaffirmed in my decision to return to work. I’m definitely a better (and happier) mom when I get to leave the house. Peace out.



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Mayo vs. Miracle Whip Commentary by Mike Redmond I look around and I see a country divided, two sides facing off in bitter opposition, neither showing the slightest inclination to compromise or indicating any interest in closing the rift between them. I wonder: Is there any way, any way at all, to bridge the gap between Mayonnaise People and Miracle Whip People? No kidding: When it comes to the white stuff people put on their bologna sandwiches and in their potato salads, people act like there is religion involved. It’s almost as if Mayonnaise People hold themselves to be keepers of the One True Faith, the abiding and unchanging rock to which American lunches are anchored, while Miracle Whip People believe a new covenant was formed when Kraft introduced the product in 1933, at the Chicago World’s Fair. In fact, people can be more religious about this than they can about religion. Far be it from me to say mixed marriages never work, but I do think Condiment Compatibility is something we ought to be looking at in pre-marital counseling. Why do we get this way over something so seemingly inconsequential? I think it is because we are tribal by nature. Seeking congenial relationships with compatible people, we naturally form ourselves into groups based on shared

interests and beliefs. And then, because we still struggle with the whole live-and-let-live thing – we are only human, after all – we feel called to defend these interests and beliefs from those who do not share them. Or, to put it the short way, we’re ridiculous, and we obviously do not have enough to do. Where mayonnaise vs. Miracle Whip is concerned, the disagreement diverts us from serious questions, such as Should we be eating this stuff in the first place? and Have you ever seen what goes into bologna? and What kind of wine should you serve with a fried bologna sandwich? Occasionally, our tribal instincts do us credit. When we all come together as one Supersized Tribe of Americans, we’re pretty impressive. We’ve saved the world a couple of times doing just that. The thing is, we have to get over our differences to accomplish anything, and we don’t seem inclined to do that these days. As for me, I’ll continue my own ecumenical work. You see, I use both mayonnaise AND Miracle Whip, and occasionally I interchange them. Perhaps in this way I can set a good example. Mike Redmond is an author, journalist, humorist and speaker. Write him at mike@ or P.O. Box 44385, Indianapolis, IN 46244.



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Carmel: Chick Corea and Gary Burton - Pianist Chick Corea and vibes master (and Indiana native) Gary Burton form a Grammy-winning duo whose unique take on “standards” have garnered widespread critical acclaim. See them perform live at the Palladium, 1 Center Green this Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 to $93 with a student discount available. For more information, visit or call 843-3800.

The Poison River Boys perform at Nickel Plate Arts in Noblesville. From left, Jon Coleman, Bill Haines, Bruce Neckar and Roger Bedwell. (Photo by Mark Johnson)

Poison River Boys keep the legacy of bluegrass alive By Mark Johnson •

landed, perhaps the foundation that binds the group is the 35-year relationship between When asked how their band, the Poison Riv- Neckard and Coleman. “Bruce and I met at the Bean Blossom Festier Boys, got its name, all eyes turn to mandolin val,” Coleman said. “We were introduced by a player Bruce Neckar. third party. That was around 1974 or ’75. We “Well,” he said, chuckling slightly, “I guess it goes back to the fact that I’ve always lived on hung around together, played together. Nine the river even when I was at Ball State. It’s that years ago, we started jamming in Bruce’s studio, and that’s when we formed the band.” and also the importance of not dumping junk Bedwell’s entry into the band happened in the river!” by chance. On a visit to Barnes and Noble, Neckard’s comments are greeted with laughBedwell struck up a conversation with Neckard ter and nods of approval from guitarist Roger Bedwell and banjo player Jon Coleman. The en- regarding music. “We started talking music, mainly guitars,” vironmentally-conscious group are all members of the Friends of White River and also are serious Neckard said. “Roger mentioned that he was a guitarist. Our guitarist had just left the band, about their other passion: bluegrass music. “I really wasn’t raised on it,” Coleman said. “I and I invited Roger to sit in with us.” For Bedwell, bluegrass was a welcome respite had no idea what bluegrass was until I heard it on a radio program called ‘Chow Time.’ Then, from some of rock music’s histrionics. “In rock, you have these guys trying to see I had a college roommate who was into it.” how fast they can go, how fast they can play. “My dad played professionally in old time With bluegrass, it’s different. We like it because country bands,” Bedwell said. “And I played it’s geared toward melody,” Bedwell said. professionally in various rock and roll bands “There are several other features too. There is for three years. I spent some time in the backing band for a female lounge singer. We toured an emphasis on instrumental virtuosity, on how everything fits together. There’s also a lot of the Midwest, mainly Central Indiana, Ohio, emphasis on practice,” Coleman said. Illinois.” Bass player Bill Haines rounds out the quarJust as the love of bluegrass music was the common ground on which the group members tet. Haines, a veteran of bluegrass bands, brings

with him an impressive list of credentials, having played with bluegrass legends such as Bill Monroe and the Stanley Brothers. “Bill Haines is the rudder to this ship. He’s a fantastic player,” Neckard said. In performance, this camaraderie could not be more evident. Throughout their sets, the four members joke with each other, share stories and history with the audience, and take a very informal approach to their shows. In fact, sharing the history of the music is a major part of the experience. “John has a vast knowledge of song history,” Bedwell said. “If we have fun, then the audience has fun.” Fun and an appreciation of the music are the driving forces behind the Poison River Boys. One might suppose that such gifted and seasoned musicians would seek a larger audience. However, for this band, the reward lies in the music and the fellowship. “We play private parties, libraries,” Coleman said. “We play quite a bit at the Nickel Plate Arts and that really suits us. We don’t play bars or tour.” “We don’t want it to be a job,” Bedwell said. “We just want to enjoy practicing and playing together. We’re just four old guys doing something we love to do and having fun doing it!”

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Fishers: “Brave” • The Fishers Movies in the Park series returns, but with a new twist. The series will be held at the new Nickel Plate District Amphitheater. The first movie of the season is Pixar’s “Brave.” The movie starts at dusk. • 6 Municipal Dr. • Free • Friday • Noblesville: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ – The Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., will present the cult classic at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. A down-and-out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon Audrey II grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing Carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite. Cost: $17 adults/$12 children. For more information, call 773–1085 or visit Westfield: Saturday Morning Spring Migration Bird Hikes – Catch a peek at some beautiful birds as they make their return north this spring from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Cool Creek Park and Nature Center, 2000 E. 151st St. The hikes are led by wellknown birder, Keith Starling. Hurry, some birds will not stay around long. After the hike, stop by the Nature Center’s Wildlife Viewing Area for coffee and doughnuts. Don’t forget your binoculars! Spring migration bird hikes meet in the north parking lot. Zionsville: Blues on the Bricks - On Saturday, The Sad Sam Blues Jam along with Alan Long will perform at Eagle Creek Coffee Co., 10 S. Main St, from 8 to 11 p.m. Hopwood Cellars Winery will have wine available at discounted prices for a glass or bottle, and Eagle Creek Coffee Co. will have drinks available. There will be a $5 cover charge. April 16, 2013 | 17

NIGHT & DAY Event Calendar Earth Day Celebration • Bring the whole family to an afternoon of entertainment; Clang Interactive Percussion Duo performs as kids can check out educational games, crafts and more. • Founders Park, 11675 Hazel Dell Pkwy., Carmel • Free • 3 to 7 p.m. • Call Traci Pettigrew at 573-5243 • be-active/events#earth-day-celebration


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Cool City Swing Band at the Jazz Kitchen • Kick back with some local entertainment at the Jazz Kitchen, voted one of the “World’s Top 100 Jazz Clubs in the World.” • 7 to 10:30 p.m. • $10 • 5377 N. College Ave., Indianapolis • 253-4900 • ‘Menopause, The Musiwednesday cal’ • A side-splitting musical comedy about women going through “the change”; hot flashes, memory loss and changes in sexual appetite set to music from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s • 1 p.m. • 8 p.m. shows Tuesday, Thursday (with additional 1 p.m. show), Friday and Saturday; 1:30 and 7 p.m. on Sunday • Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis • Starting at $37.50 • 872-9664 • Butler Artsfest ‘Revolution 2013’ • Butler hosts a variety of activities, performances, concerts, exhibits and more that the whole family can appreciate. • Hours and activities vary each day, with tickets required for some • Butler University, 4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis • 940-6444 • www.blogs.butler. edu/artsfest/





44th Annual Hoosier Antiques Expo • Highend antiques, including pottery, porcelain, silver, jewelry, toys, dolls, Oriental rugs and more. • Expo Hall, Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1200 E. 38th St., Indianapolis • 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday • $7 admission; kids 12 and under free • 618-635-2895 •

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‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at The Belfry Theater • A floral assistant living on skid row has his luck changed after discovering an exotic, carnivore plant that becomes foul-mouthed, irritable and sings R&B after tasting fresh blood. • 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville • 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday • $17 adults; $12 for those 12 and under • Make reservations at 773-1085 •


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Highlights of the 2013 Amendments to the Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines The Indiana Supreme Court recently approved the order amending the Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines, (“Guidelines”). The amendments became effective March 1, 2013, and will not apply retroactively to Court Orders entered prior to that date unless the parties (1) formally agree to adopt the same or (2) petition the Court to ensure the amended 2013 Guidelines apply to their Parenting Time Order. Some of the significant changes include amendments to holiday parenting time, communication provisions, options for additional parenting time, and to address high conflict cases. Holiday Parenting Time: Under the former Guidelines, holiday parenting time was to take precedence over the regular parenting time schedule. In the event that the holiday schedule resulted in one party receiving three (3) consecutive parenting time weekends, the third weekend the parties were to switch weekends. The purpose was to ensure that neither parent would have three (3) consecutive weekends with the children. Unfortunately, the effect was often to disrupt the regular parenting time schedules previously agreed upon by both parents. Under the new Guidelines, holiday parenting time still takes precedence over regular parenting time, but clarifies that the possibility of three (3) consecutive weekends does exist and is not prohibited. Further, the holiday parenting time schedule was updated to include different holidays and others were removed from the official listing, including New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day which are no longer outside the normal Winter break schedule. Additionally, Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, President’s Day weekend, and Fall Break were added to the list. Parallel Parenting Order. “Parallel Parenting” is a section newly incorporated into the Guidelines, which includes a model

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Parallel Parenting Order in the appendix of Guidelines. Such Orders are appropriate in “high conflict” situations. Parallel Parenting is designed to limit communication between parents in high conflict cases. To do so, it is suggested that the midweek parenting time visit and/or option for make-up parenting time are not allowed. The Orders are subject to periodic review by Court so as to allow for a modification when appropriate. Importantly included for the first time is a list of unacceptable reasons for one parent to deny the other parent parenting time. Finally, amendments have been made to the provisions concerning communication, including suggestions to use Skype and video chat and the use of long term planning calendars is encouraged. The commonly-known “Right of First Refusal” has been redefined in a more positive light as an “opportunity got additional parenting time.” As part of these revisions, Indiana takes its first steps into specifically addressing the idea of the parties developing a parenting time plan and incorporating this into their decree terms. There are a number of additional amendments which have been adopted not addressed within this article. Thus, it is imperative that parents read the new Guidelines to become informed on all issues which may impact their parenting time. At Hollingsworth & Zivitz, P.C., our team has the experience, the understanding, and the compassion to assist with your family law needs. If you have questions or concerns regarding divorce, mediation, collaborative law or any other family law concerns, please contact our firm at 317.DIVORCE or visit our website at

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Breakfast: Don’t forget the most important meal Get Cooking! by Claudia Pierson With the weather changing and more active lives inevitable, it is still important to remember to grab a quick breakfast on the way out the door!

Muffin base (makes 1 dozen) Sift together: 1 1/4 cup flour, 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour, 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder. Cream together: 1 cup sugar, 1 cup half-andhalf, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup melted unsalted butter, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Directions: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and grease muffin tin. Blend all above ingredients and add in 1 1/2 cup of any combination of fruits and nuts. I like to use cranberries and add orange zest. With blueberries, add lemon zest. Bake 20 to 30 minutes

Petit Breakfast Tarts (makes two dozen) Custard mixture: 1 cup whole milk or halfand-half, 1 cup heavy cream, 4 large eggs and 1 egg yolk whisked, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper, 1/4 teaspoon Colemans dry mustard. Whisk all the above ingredients together Fillings: 3 cups cooked meat and/or vegetables, 1 1/2 cups grated/ finely shredded cheese of choice Ideas: Leek, mushroom, swiss; Sausage, onion, sharp cheddar; Sweet Bell peppers and pepper jack Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees Line muffin tin cups with prepared pie crust. You may buy and unroll, using a small cup to cut rounds about 2 3/4-inches round. If using a homemade crust, chill for two hours before usCooking tip of the week: It is always easiest to separate eggs when they are cold, the yolks are firmer.

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“Django Unchained” • R, 165 minutes Commentary by Chris Lloyd Quentin Tarantino has always been a filmmaker who believed in making his films as entertaining as possible, though in recent years it seemed like the person he was most trying to entertain was himself. His latest, the quasi-Western “Django Unchained,” is his most accessible film since “Pulp Fiction,” a purely delightful frolic that’s equal parts gleeful revenge fantasy, antislavery jeremiad and comedy of manners. Jamie Foxx plays the title character, a beatendown slave who’s given a second chance at life when he’s rescued by King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), a courtly little German who impersonates a traveling dentist but is really a bounty killer. (“Bounty hunter” is not really accurate, since he only pursues men wanted dead or alive, and always opts for the former.)

Schultz enlists his help, in return for tutoring the slave as his protégé and helping rescue Django’s wife (Kerry Washington) from a bucolic plantation named Candieland. The owner, Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), is a symbol of genteel Southern rot, his elegantly coiffed exterior hiding an inner moral decay mirrored by his head house slave, Steven (Samuel L. Jackson), who views the uppity Django as upending the proper order of things. Hysterically funny one moment and bursting with blood-soaked violence the next, “Django Unchained” is a giddy absurdist romp. Movie: B-plus Read more of Chris Lloyd’s review of current films and DVDs at www. or www.

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Wines can be easily described Commentary by Ron Hopwood

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Tickets are on sale now for Carmel High School’s popular Jazz a la Mode annual concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Carmel High School band room, 520 E. Main St. Four CHS Jazz Bands, featuring more than 80 talented musicians who bring their unique blend of technical excellence and soulful delivery to the stage, will perform for a limited audience. Jazz a la Mode is set in a club atmosphere, with special lighting and table seating

for the audience. All four Jazz ensembles perform during the evening and dessert is served to the audience. Seating will begin at 6:15 p.m. in the band room, dessert will be served from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. when the concert begins. Tickets are available at www.carmelbands. org. Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for students in advance. Tickets will also be sold at the door ($12 for adults and $8 for students), if any seats remain. All proceeds provide supplemental funds for the CHS band program. For more information, visit

Of course, you can enjoy wine reasonably well without ever understanding what you are tasting. But don’t you understand music more if you know what you are listening to? Don’t you enjoy food more if you know what you are eating? Even at the most high-spirited gathering, thinking about what you are drinking only takes a few moments. And it helps if you have some sort of framework in your mind to work from. A vocabulary of tasting terms is a great aid. These descriptions can be as straightforward or as fanciful as you like, providing that each one means something to you. And before you say that wine tasters’ language is all pretentious, let me point out that the same flavor compounds that give green peppers and fresh roasted coffee their flavor also appear (in small quantities) in Cabernet Sauvignon. So to describe Cabernet in terms of green peppers is fine. The tongue can only taste the basic flavors of sourness or acidity, sweetness, bitterness and saltiness. Everything else we perceive as flavor is in fact smell. If you do not believe me, hold your nose, close your eyes and try to decipher red wine from white wine, or coffee from tea. There is no doubt that wine can create passionate comment, because the complexity and changing variety of flavors which wine offers

is equaled nowhere in the world of food and drink. And inside broad swathes of taste, there is a myriad of differences, tiny, increasingly subtle, yet measurable. Final note. A wine will taste different depending on, of course what you are eating, but also what you ate earlier, the weather outside, even who you are with at the time, each situation puts you in certain moods. So taste often! Ron Hopwood is a local winemaker and owner of Hopwood Cellars Winery in downtown Zionsville. He can be reached at ron@






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Many people can develop varicose veins including men, athletes, pregnant women and those who are generally in good health. Active people are sometimes surprised to see bulging veins in their legs or to feel discomfort. As you may know, when we walk, our leg muscles pump blood back to the heart through one-way valves. In varicose-vein disease, those valves do not work properly and allow some of the blood to flow backward and pool in our legs, resulting in bulging veins and symptoms such as pain, swelling, tiredness or redness. Athletes sometimes experience aching or throbbing legs after a period of training or activity. If an individual has bulging veins or is suffering from discomfort, treatment may be required to relieve the symptoms. Diagnostic ultrasound vein mapping should be performed to determine whether there are abnormal areas of blood flow in the legs. If abnormal areas exist, they can be treated with endovenous laser treatment.

EVLT is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. Using EVLT, guided by ultrasound, a small laser fiber is inserted through the skin into the varicose vein. Laser energy is delivered inside the vein, which causes the vein to collapse and seal shut. Once that vein is closed, the blood reroutes to other healthy veins. Most patients return to work within a day or two. EVLT has the benefit of offering the least disturbance to exercise or training regimens. Active and athletic people can get back to training in just a few days. If you experience discomfort while participating in events such as the Carmel Marathon, Race for the Cure or the We’ve Got Your Back Walk/Run, ask your physician if a screening for varicose vein disease would be appropriate. Jeffery P. Schoonover, M.D., FAAFP, RVT, RPVI, practices with the Indiana Vein Specialists, 11876 Olio Road, Suite 700, Fishers. He can be reached at 348-3023. For more information, visit

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We have all heard the words “super bugs” but most of us do not know what they really mean or how they apply to us. MRSA, a staph infection that is resistant to the known prescription antibiotics, is a super bug that many of us have heard of and many have experienced. But you may not have heard of CREs, another strain of antiobiotic-resistant infections. Like MRSA, these super bugs originate mainly in hospitals, but both can be passed on by person-to-person contact. Forty-two states now have reported cases, and cases have doubled since July, and they kill at least 50 percent of those who become infected. If you are concerned about a hospital you may use or are considering using, you might want to go to the state website for Indiana,, and search for reported hospital infection rates. Just staying out of hospitals may not be enough since these infections can be passed from person-to-person. Also, if known antibiotics do not work, then what are you to do if you become infected or even to keep from getting infected? There are a number of natural remedies from God’s pharmacy that are effective, safe and inexpensive. These are things that you should keep in your natural medicine chest for immediate use.

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Attempt to explore By Zeba Kokan, Youth President Riverview Hospital Medical Explorer Program “What would you attempt if you could not fail?” This quote always lingers on the back of my mind. I think to myself, what would I attempt if I could not fail? Would I try out for a team, I have no chance of making, make a bold statement trying to prove my value to this world. You see, these are what I would call childish goals. Now here are my big attempts: make a device that can let people experience one’s memories, without having the hassle of trying to explain certain situations. Start a new organization on an issue that I deeply believe in, or to simply write a column for my local newspaper. These above are just simple thoughts that a 13-year-old girl can come up with in a 30 min span of daydreaming. But what can I seriously do to have an effect in my world, community and life. From a very young age, I genuinely wanted to become a doctor; I decided this when I saw my brilliant grandma suffering from Alzheimer’s. At the start of my eighth-grade year, I was flipping through Current in Carmel when I saw the ad for the Medical Explorers program at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville. Medical Explorers is a program that allows students to learn and experience various medical careers in the hospital and the different department they can work in.

This would be a great opportunity to experience the medical environment. From the very first meeting, I was amazed and intrigued by the whole atmosphere of Riverview hospital. The program hosts’, Ms. Nancy Chance and Mr. Ron Wilson, warm and welcoming personality perked up everyone’s attention. They gave anecdote after anecdote about different experiences of past kids and where they ended up in life. The adventure of the Medical Explorers consists of touring: radiation oncology, OB, infant incubation facility, clinical labs, surgery rooms, oncology chemotherapy equipment, pharmacy, labor rooms and the mortuary. Every speaker who came in to talk about their profession had passion glowing from their face. I found the career talks very interesting and beneficial. At the end of the 2012-2013 program sessions, I was elected president for the next year’s Explorer Program (2013-2014). I’m so thankful to the Riverview program staff for their wonderful help. You never know what you can truly achieve unless you put your best foot forward and attempt to explore the wonders of this world, starting from your own backyard in Hamilton County. For more information about the Riverview Medical Explorers Program, contact Chance at or visit www.riverview. org.

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you do, you might make money, but finding wealth would be more challenging. Ask yourself these questions: If you didn’t make a dime doing what you do, would you keep doing it if you could? Even if you don’t have to work after hours, do you? Do you get out of bed happier on weekdays or weekends? If you are motivated by your work, it should be a tie. If you don’t love what you do for a living, you are in trouble. We all can learn how to “cook,” But we can’t be taught to love it. And, the real wealth lies with what we love. Being happier more than you are sad. None of us wants to grow old with regrets while we drudge away being average. Find and follow the passion, and you’ll find wealth, both financial and personal. David Cain works at Magnitude, a sales and marketing company. Contact David at David.Cain@

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Monger to lead alliance which consists of public and private sector members from throughout the county. “I look forward to working with the Alliance Veteran economic development leader Tim board of directors alongside the elected officials, Monger has assumed the role of president and chief economic development professionals and the executive officer of the Hamilton County Alliance. private sector to continue the exMonger most recently served as traordinary growth and development a senior vice president for Cassidy of Hamilton County. The engine Turley Location Advisory & Incenfor the development in Hamilton tives Practice, and previously as County is the eight great communiexecutive director for the Indiana ties led by elected officials and staffs Dept. of Commerce. He has more committed to economic developthan 25 years experience in senior ment,” Monger said. executive level positions in the areas Monger will address the county at of regional, state and community the HCA’s annual meeting on April economic development. Monger 25 at Conner Prairie. “Tim’s experience on both the The Hamilton County Alliance is an Ecopublic and private side makes him the ideal nomic Development Partnership of Business choice to take on coordination and leadership and Government including Fishers, Carmel, of economic development activities in Indiana’s Noblesville, Westfield, Sheridan, Arcadia, Atfastest growing county,” HCA Chairman Bill lanta, Cicero and Hamilton County. The AlPetranoff said. “The county, its communities and the private sector are looking to Tim to help liance acts to enhance the county’s economic health and quality of life through business attake us in a dynamic new direction.” traction and expansion, resulting in high quality Monger’s hiring comes after more than six jobs, capital investment and a strong tax base months of transitional planning and re-visionthroughout Hamilton County. ing by the organization’s executive committee,

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Laying or lying or Lay’s? Commentary by Jordan Fischer Question: “The most common grammatical error today, I feel, is the incorrect usage of ‘lay:’ people do not ‘lay’ out in the sun; I cannot go to my bedroom to ‘lay’ down; and murder victims are not ‘laying’ on the ground. In the first two examples, the correct verb is ‘lie,’ and the final example should have murder victims ‘lying’ on the ground. I can, however, ‘lay’ my books on a table and a hen can ‘lay’ eggs. I recommend an article on the correct usage of the verb ‘lie’ sometime soon because I hear it misused on TV and radio broadcasts and, incredibly, read these errors in print.” (Mrs. Theodore (Marcia) Esping) Answer: Well, it sounds like you’ve already got this rule down, but I’d be happy to lay it out for other readers. Let’s start off in the present tense. Things are fairly cut and dry here. “Lay” means to put or set an object down. Note the word “object” there. In the present, “lay” always requires an object: I lay my head down; you lay down the phone; we lay down our swords. To “lie” is to be or stay at rest in a horizontal position. Thanks, Merriam-Webster. It’s also a homonym to “lie,” to tell an untruth, which may be what gets some people confused. In the present, and all of its conjugations, “lie” requires no direct object: I lie down; the cat lies on the floor; you lie on the bed.


As we get into the past tense, though, things get a little trickier. In the past tense, “lay” becomes “laid,” and “lie” becomes… “lay.” It’s sadistic, I know. So, while yesterday you “laid” down your sword, the cat “lay” all day on the floor. “Lay” remains “laid” in the present participle (“It was only yesterday that we had laid down our swords.”) while “lie” becomes “lain” (“The cat had lain on the floor all day until I got home.”). The present participle of each verb may be the simplest transition of all: “lay” becomes “laying” and “lie” becomes “lying.” I am lying down for a nap. She is laying the phone down. Remember: “Laid” and “laying” always mean to set something down. “Lie,” “lain” and “lying” always mean to be at rest (or to set yourself down). Only “lay” can mean both. So when you think you need to use lay, ask yourself: Am I setting an object down, and am I speaking in the present tense? If the answer to both questions is “yes,” use “lay.” Otherwise, only use “lay” when an object is at rest (or setting itself to rest) in the past tense without a helping verb. And if you’re talking about potato chips, use “Lay’s” (although Doritos are better).

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APRIL 25, 2013 (4-7 p.m.) In recognition of Crime Victim’s Awareness Week, the public is invited to attend the 2nd Annual Prevail Open House to experience the depth of services that are available to the local community. There will be food and door prizes as well as a unique opportunity to understand how a coordinated community response assists victims of crime and abuse.

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Tut’s tomb didn’t make the list Commentary by Don Knebel In about 1500 B.C., 1,000 years after construction of the famous pyramids of Giza, the Egyptians began burying their pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings. The best known of the dozens of pharaohs entombed there was actually one of the least important, which ironically explains his current fame. The Valley of the Kings is on the west bank of the Nile River near the modern city of Luxor, called Thebes by ancient Egyptians. The site was apparently selected because of the large pyramid shaped rock overlooking the valley. The area’s relatively soft limestone allowed workers to dig steep shafts extending hundreds of feet to underground burial chambers enclosing a giant stone sarcophagus. Along all the walls and ceilings, artisans painted elaborate scenes of the pharaoh’s life and life with the gods. The pharaoh’s earthly possessions were buried with him for later use if, as expected, he survived that judgment. To prevent looting, as had happened at the pyramids, the entrances to the tombs were scattered around the valley and concealed behind tons of limestone. But the camouflage did not work and the tombs were systematically

raided as security lessened with Egypt’s declining resources in about 1100 BC. Tomb raiders checked off the pharaohs as they found each tomb and eventually concluded they had found them all. But they missed a pharaoh named Tut-ankhamen who had died at age 19 after a short reign and had apparently been left off the dead pharaohs lists. The discovery of King Tut’s tomb in 1922 created a world-wide sensation. Today 3,500 items of gold and other rich materials found in his tomb are the primary attraction of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Unlike all the other pharaohs, King Tut’s mummified body is still in his tomb. The Valley of the Kings is open to the public and entry to the now well-lighted tombs is permitted on a rotating basis to protect the magnificent art from crowd damage. The small tomb of King Tut, undisturbed for 3,300 years, is a tribute to the benefits of obscurity. Don Knebel is a Zionsville resident who works for Barnes & Thornburg LLP. For the full column visit You may contact him at news@




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The economics of good design Commentary by Vicky Earley Each and every interior design project has a budget, and that budget has absolutely nothing to do with money. A harmonious space is a careful allocation of color, scale, proportion, balance, pattern and texture. The successful path to a well decorated room spends the “budget” thoughtfully. The quickest route to a DIY decorating disaster is to consider each element independently of the others. When making any selection, treat it as an allocation and ask yourself whether that is really where you want to spend your budget for that piece of the puzzle. The easiest part of the “budget” to blow is pattern. Consider a scenario where patterned flooring is selected before the other elements. Suddenly, patterns in textiles for furnishings are severely limited. This is fine if the flooring is going to be the focal point, such as with a fabulous area rug. It is a waste of budget if it is just an arbitrary selection and not the component that will make the room fabulous. Pattern can be used in abundance or sparingly, but it spends the budget the same. It sets the mood for the entire space and leads the way hand in hand with color. Color has a definite impact on the mood that you want to create. Crisp, bold colors tend to be

more modern while muted, subtle tones create a more traditional atmosphere. Texture is the backdrop for pattern and color. It provides subtle interest and can be repeated without drawing from the pattern. In addition, the following elements are a part of the design budget: • Scale and proportion are two design principles that go hand in hand, since both relate to size and shape. Proportion has to do with the ratio of one design element to another, while scale concerns itself with the size of one object as compared to another. • Rhythm is the repetition of shapes, color, pattern and texture. • Balance can be symmetrical (identical items repeated on each side of a focal point), asymmetrical (less contrived but balanced based on visual weight and scale), or radial (elements are placed around a center point). Think carefully about how to use your allowance when decorating and consider whether an element is really worth the” investment.” After all, your budget is limited. Vicky Earley is the principal designer for Artichoke Designs in Carmel. If you have an interior design question, please contact artichokedesigns@

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Consider: Secondary baths can make great first impressions Commentary by Larry Greene The design opportunities in secondary bathrooms are often overlooked in home remodeling. These homeowners looked at these spaces as a chance to have some fun. They bought this 12-year-old house six years ago and recently remodeled two bathrooms - a powder bath on the main level and a full bath in the basement. According to the homeowner, “When we bought the house, we knew we were going to remodel. The powder bath had a pedestal sink, which I do not like because there is no storage space! Because it is a powder bath, I felt like I had the freedom to play with it a little bit. There are many fun architectural details throughout the house, but it seems like the builder forgot the bathrooms.” The goal of the remodel was to add storage, update the functionality and put more personality into the baths. The designer stated, “The intent behind the design was to give the spaces a bit of wow-factor. The wood wall in the powder bath, done in Castle Comb Avon wood planks, definitely provides some pop. In the lower-level bath, we got rid of the beige and brought in different textures and colors to liven it up.” Powder Bath: “I wanted to make a statement in the powder bath. I was originally thinking of putting decorative tile up the accent wall, but the designer came up with the idea of the wood




planks,” said the homeowner. “My husband and I love lodges, but that look would not have blended with the rest of the house. The wood wall was a great alternative, and we love it. We ended up with a granite remnant for the vanity top, which was a nice cost saver. I wanted to do something different with the space, and I got it.” Full Bath: Installing a large, tiled shower fol-


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