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It is our position that local youth sports offer great programs for kids to participate in healthy activities and provide an excellent opportunities for parents to get involved in coaching their kids. These groups are always in need of volunteers; so if time is available, please consider getting involved. If not, we must remember to be supportive of those who do. Most juvenile athletic associations do background checks on parents aspiring to coach before they are permitted to interact with the children. Good. Yet even as these safeguards are in place and the parent volunteers are well intentioned, it’s important we NOT allow (or require) our coaches to become babysitters (aside from the apparent danger of leaving one›s progeny in the care of a stranger). At a minimum, parents with children under the age of 13 should stay present for the entirety of all practices and games unless another parent has been prearranged for the caretaking of one›s child or children.  Burdened with any number of already assumed responsibilities, it is entirely inappropriate that our coaches should be challenged by what to do if one›s child encounters a complication requiring discipline, health care or worse. Youth sport does not eliminate parental responsibility.

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It is our position that local government units must conduct their business with a transparency that will allow us, its constituents, to be fully informed as to ALL matters in which our government is involved. There is no need or justification for secret activities at the local level. Openness allows we voters to bring an informed decision to the polls, where the choice to continue with the current leadership or change direction must be made.   Too often, the administration of local government entities, either out of intention or oversight, engages in obfuscation. The secrecy and resistance to transparency leads to a sense of general mistrust. Visibility, which brings the functions of the community into the public domain so that they may be known to we citizens, is an absolute. Certainly, local government is not alone in this foible. Anyone hoping to understand the tax code will at best find it unclear. Even as governments implement byzantine structures seeking optimal outcomes, citizens presume flaws hidden behind the elaborate maze of the edifice. This mistrust often leads to the creation of more unnecessary complications, as other elected officials attempt to ameliorate the suspected bad action of their fellow leaders.

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Our nation has all sorts of arcane, nonsensical laws on the books. Each week, we’ll share one with you.

In Illinois, it is illegal to hum while walking in public on Sundays. Source: Weird Laws (iPhone application)

Every week, we will print a portion of the U.S. Constitution, followed by a portion of the Indiana Constitution. We encourage you to benchmark government policies against these bedrock documents. Today: the Indiana Constitution. Section 4. The Supreme Court shall have no original jurisdiction except in admission to the practice of law; discipline or disbarment of those admitted; the unauthorized practice of law; discipline, removal and retirement of justices and judges; supervision of the exercise of jurisdiction by the other courts of the State; and issuance of writs necessary or appropriate in aid of its jurisdiction. The Supreme Court shall exercise appellate jurisdiction under such terms

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and conditions as specified by rules except that appeals from a judgment imposing a sentence of death shall be taken directly to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court shall have, in all appeals of criminal cases, the power to review all questions of law and to review and revise the sentence imposed. (History: As Amended November 3, 1970; November 8, 1988; November 7, 2000). Section 5. Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals shall consist of as many geographic districts and sit at such locations as the General Assembly shall determine to be necessary. Each geographic district of the Court shall consist of three judges.

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Yes, we endorsed Cook, but … During the last several months, we have been accused of being “homers” for Mayor Andy Cook, who advanced to the general election with last Tuesday’s narrow victory against candidate Russell Cameron. You also should know that Cook campaigners accused us multiple times of being too pro-Cameron. They tallied stories we had done on the challenger, and they told us about it. Cameron’s supporters said there was too much on Cook in this newspaper. That we came down on Cook’s side with our endorsement had nothing to do with those inquiries. We simply believed Cook deserved the chance to continue to see his plan through. We still do. Too, we were taken to task over the copious number of pro-Cook letters that were published. Unbeknownst to either of us – until after the fact - two pro-Cameron letters did not get published. Following up on a tip from a reader, we found out why. We screwed up internally and we apologize for it. Our position is this is the community’s newspaper and, therefore, is open to all points of view. We have controls in place to ensure that going forward. ••• We happily commend President Barack Obama for having the guts to issue the order to take out Osama bin Laden last week. The precision with which the Navy SEALs carried out the mission – even after the mechanical failure of one of the Blackhawk helicopters – was the result of diligent training a lot of cooperation from various sectors. With what we assume

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Enemies of war COMMENTARY By Terry Anker If you’ve not hosted an exchange student and are at all interested, I highly encourage you to do so. Our family just completed a short visit from a 15-year-old Japanese boy from Carmel’s sister city in southern Japan. We not only enjoyed the opportunity to share in his excitement and eagerness to learn of our culture, but we also learned a good deal along the way. Our youngest son reveled in every nuance and took great pleasure in learning as many Japanese phrases as he could possibly digest. And the introduction of Mexican food to a ravenous teenage boy was well received regardless of his unfamiliarity with the cuisine. But there were moments of great poignancy along with good humor. While visiting the Indiana State Museum, we happened upon a small exhibit acknowledging Indiana’s role in various battles, including World War II. Our eldest mentioned in passing that his mother’s father had served as a belly gunner during that conflict. His Japanese buddy was delighted to report that his

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grandfather had likewise participated. When it was pointed out that the respective grandfathers fought on opposing sides in the same theater, the two friends, puzzled by the circumstance, simply asked why. I responded that they both were men committed to their countries and their beliefs – more alike than not. The answer sufficed and we moved forward happily. Would these men be friends as their grandchildren now are decades later? I certainly imagine so. In learning more about the extended family of the young man our care, I believe them to be fine people – patriotic, thoughtful and hard-working – much like I knew my father-in-law to be. Yet perspective kept these men so much the same so far apart. How do we consider the relative value of our dogmas without losing our ethical way?

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DISPATCHES » Leaders wanted – The Hamilton County Leadership Academy, which trains future community leaders through a 10-month program, is currently accepting applications for its next class. The application deadline is June 30. HCLA will hold an informal informational meeting on May 17, 8:30 a.m. at the Westfield city services building, 2728 E. 171st Street. To apply or learn more, visit » Traffic changes – The Indiana Department of Transportation revised traffic patterns last week as construction activities enter a new phase at the Keystone Avenue/Interstate 465 interchange on the city’s northeast side. Motorists exiting I-465--both eastbound and westbound— will use new off-ramps to Keystone. Drivers traveling southbound on Keystone will again have two thru lanes and dedicated right and left turn lanes. The northbound Keystone traffic pattern will be unchanged. » Open house – Wittmann 20/20 Family Eye Center (2792 East 146th Street, Carmel) will be hosting an open house May 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local musician Jennie DeVos is playing from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 843-2020 or visit www. for details. » Church musical – The Chancel Choir at Christ United Methodist Church, 318 N. Union St. in Westfield will present “Experience God - the Musical” on May 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the church’s Family Life Center. The musical uses contemporary and traditional Christian music along with dialogue to convey a powerful message about the interaction between God and people. A free-will offering will be taken to benefit the music ministry at the church.

Facing relationship conflicts head on COMMENTARY By Danielle Wilson My husband and I rarely fight. I’m a pacifist by nature (the proud daughter of a 1960s Peace Corps volunteer!) and usually avoid all forms of confrontation. But last week we had a doozy, and it reminded me that sometimes a good oldfashioned argument is the only way to hash it out so that you can reconnect with your spouse. Doo had been away on business for a couple of days. He’d returned just late enough on Wednesday that I couldn’t really catch up with him before bed, and then I didn’t see him again until after work on Thursday. Once kids were home from soccer, we finally had a chance to sit down on the couch and say hello. And by “say hello” I mean pretend we were teenagers and make-out. Nothing R-rated, of course, as all of our kids were in various other rooms of the house. In fact, after maybe two minutes, our 12year old effectively ended our party with “Moom! I’m standing right here! And you told me you would help me with math.” Boo! A nonverbal agreement to recommence said interrupted activities transpired between Doo and I as I got up to fulfill my homework duties. I spent about 10 minutes going over combinations and other confusing probability problems with my son, then nodded to Doo that we were about finished. But just as I stood, our firstgrader appeared and asked for help with read-

ing. She had only 20 minutes until her bedtime, so naturally, I sat right back down and started in with “Lizzie’s Stage Fright.” Doo appeared unhappy by this decision, but I ignored him. It was only going to take five minutes to work through the story and questions.

I went in search of Doo, ready to finally have some time alone, and found him in the laundry room putting on sneakers. “I’m going to Lowe’s” he sulked. “I’m not in the mood anymore.” When we were done (like a turkey), I went in search of Doo, ready to finally have some time alone, and found him in the laundry room putting on sneakers. “I’m going to Lowe’s” he sulked. “I’m not in the mood anymore.” Now, under normal circumstances, I would have fired back a “fine” and stomped off to our room to silently cuss him out and let him handle the bedtime routine by himself as punishment. Then I’d ignore Doo for about 18 hours and finally send him an apologetic email, accepting blame for the entire “incident,” even though I’d know it wasn’t entirely my fault. Anything to ensure harmony. But something

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» Autism House – A team from the 20th class of the Hamilton County Leadership Academy will present “The Autism House: Visual Supports for the Home” from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at Conner Learning Center, 1700 E. Conner St. This is a resource for families who live with the daily challenges of autism. The open house will feature a living room, bedroom, dining room/homework area, kitchen, bathroom, and an outdoor area, all set up with visual supports to aid individuals on the autism spectrum as they go about their daily routines at home. Helpful information from a variety of sources will be available.

about his attitude this time just honked me off. And I told him so, in no uncertain terms. “You’re just mad because you feel like I chose the kids over you, and you’re overreacting because you didn’t get your way.” “Do you not know me at all?” he retaliated as he headed upstairs to get his fleece jacket. “I’m not going to have this fight with you again!” I followed him, determined not to let him steamroll me into guilt. We never yelled or screamed at each other, and no objects were thrown, but we had a seriously heated “discussion” over wants and needs and our nonexistent telepathic powers, and finally, the importance of accepting responsibility for each of our parts in contributing to tiffs that stem from miscommunication. Afterwards, I felt validated, and my husband felt loved. And the best part? Doo kind of digs it when I get all mad and sassy. So we were able to have our alone time after all! Turns out, conflict isn’t necessarily a bad thing, especially when it’s handled in a healthy and respectful manner. You can clear the air and then enjoy making up. Peace out. Danielle Wilson is a Carmel resident and contributing columnist. You may e-mail her at danielle@

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Deputy mayor to leave position Current in Westfield Westfield will be without its second in command after this week. The city announced last week that Deputy Mayor Bruce Hauk Hauk will soon leave his position with the city to pursue another opportunity. Hauk’s final day as deputy mayor will be this Friday, and he will begin with Indiana American Water on May 16. “It is a bittersweet time in my life,” Hauk said in a statement. “This opportunity is a dream job for me and I am excited to begin this new chapter in my life.” Hauk has worked for the city since 2002, when he was hired by the City Council. He first

worked as the city’s public works director before being promoted to deputy mayor by Mayor Andy Cook in 2008. “I can honestly say that Bruce has become one of my best friends and it is extremely difficult to imagine not working with him on a daily basis,” Cook said in a statement. Public Relations Coordinator Carrie Cason said it may be several weeks before Hauk’s replacement is named, and she said the city may reevaluate this position. Hauk’s duties, as described on the city’s Web site, include managing and directing “the overall activities of the City of Westfield including Administration, Community Development, Parks and Recreation, Information Technology, Fire and Police Departments and Public Works.”  

Work of local artists on display Current in Westfield Aaron Ruben Nelson Mortuary will feature works of art from 10 members of the Hamilton County Artists Association throughout the month of May. The show is part of an art series established by Aaron Ruben Nelson to encourage area artists and extend their reach beyond their usual venues. The 10 local artists included in the exhibition will be: Sondra Cromwell (oil landscapes/ Plein Air), Roseanne Crowell (pastel, watercolor and oil portraits and nature); Bob Daughterty (photography “pix art”); Michael Janosky (oil

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Words without meaning declared he had “passed muster” was destroyed COMMENTARY by homonyms! By Brenda Alexander So next time you hear that someone was I’m a stickler for proper word use. I try to use “down-sized” or you see someone write “tow proper grammar. So listening to the news with the line” instead of “toe the line” realize that me is not always going to yield a discussion of through carelessness and often through intent, politics. It often yields a discussion of the Engtheir words are misleading you. lish language. Just as poor political philosophy can prove fatal, so can a misplaced comma. Take, for example, the following scenario: a panda walks Brenda Alexander is a freelance into a bar, orders a meal, pulls out a gun, shoots writer and resident of Noblesville. the waiter and leaves. This is the image I get You can contact her at when reading the title: Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss. The misplaced comma turns an innocuous description of a panda’s feeding habits into a crime scene. So, if something so minor can lead to such a tragic misunderstanding, what can the use of a wrong word or phrase do? Clever turns of phrase have always intrigued and delighted me. But lately I’ve been inundated with phrases that are not only lacking in delightfulness, but in meaning as well. On cable news I heard that “enhanced interrogation techniques move combatants from a spirit of defiance to a zone of cooperation.” Hmm. Recently, with regards to Libya’s no-fly zone, we were apparently not at war, but rather engaged in a front-loaded, resource-committed “kinetic military action.” Huh? George Orwell, the inventor of “newspeak,” wrote an essay in 1946 called Politics and the English Language in which he asserted that modern “prose consists less and less of words chosen for the sake of meaning, and more and more of phrases tacked together like sections of a prefabricated hen-house.” These phrases have a tendency to lull our brains into sleep mode. They are rhythmic with no real meaning, so talking heads can talk for a long time without saying anything at all. Clichés are metaphors that have been rendered meaningless by overuse. What do you call a cliché that is so overused that the user cannot even explain it? A former student of mine once wrote that his product had “past the mustard.” The original image of a cavalry officer standing beneath the glaring desert sun in predawn light, leather oiled, neatly attired, saber gleaming as his officer

Westfield to host Zoeller’s Wolf Challenge Current in Westfield The famous Wolf Challenge organized by professional golfer Fuzzy Zoeller is coming to Westfield this summer. The 15th annual Fuzzy Zoeller’s Wolf Challenge will include famed golfers Fuzzy Zoeller, Craig Stadler, Ben Crenshaw and Curtis Strange and will be held at Westfield’s Bridgewater Club August 12 through 15. The threeday golf event will include participant play on Friday and Saturday and the Wolf Challenge on Sunday.  Participant packages and tickets will be sold closer to the event.  Zoeller’s Wolf Challenge has raised nearly $2 million for charity over the past 14 years and supports Fuzzy’s Charities for Kids.  Last year’s recipients included Riley Children’s Foundation and March of Dimes.  This year’s


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New prosecutor and sheriff Lee Buckingham and Mark Bowen work to keep the county safe – despite a reduced budget

By Kevin Kane Current in Westfield This time last year, Hamilton County Prosecutor Lee Buckingham and Sheriff Mark Bowen were working hard to win the support of Hamilton County voters. Now, having spent a little more than 100 days in office, the two are working to tackle much bigger challenges. With a decrease in incoming tax revenue last year, Hamilton County was forced to cut more than $1.2 million from its 2011 budget, and funding for the sheriff’s department and prosecutor’s office were not immune to these reductions. Both Bowen and Buckingham said the county is still among the safest in the state, but maintaining that level of safety isn’t easy. In one of the fastest-growing counties in Indiana, this duo is expected to maintain that level of safety while serving more residents with smaller budgets and staffs. “We’ve both been told that we took our positions at the worst time,” Buckingham said. Despite the bad timing, the two men said their respective transitions into their new positions have been fairly smooth, primarily because both served alongside their predecessors for many years. Buckingham, a Fishers resident, worked as deputy prosecuting attorney for nearly 16 years and Bowen, also a Fishers resident,

a different approach “If we continue to have to suffer more and more decreases in our budget, we may have to look at how we deal with low-level offenses,” Lee Buckingham said. He and Hamilton County Sheriff Mark Bowen said they have not taken this approach yet, but they have made other changes to conserve resources. For example, they may choose not to pursue extradition of a low-level criminal who does not pose a threat to the public. This, Bowen said, saves money and keeps officers here, instead of on the road. Additionally, they may expedite lesser cases if a defendant has certain health issues, reducing the financial burden of the person’s medical care on taxpayers.

most recently worked as chief deputy assistant to former sheriff Doug Carter and has worked for department for nearly 20 years. That familiarity has helped the two identify inefficiencies and make changes allowing them to get the biggest bang out their dwindling bucks. The keys to maintaining a high level of public safety in this economic climate, the two said, is increased efficiency and proactive efforts intended to reduce crime. “We have a certain caliber of service we want to provide to the community but when budgets are limited it makes that more difficult,” Bowen said. “We have to be more creative in how we deal with things. A year or two ago we didn’t have to do that.” Some of the first changes made were with personnel. For example, Buckingham said late last year that the prosecutor’s office was facing a backload of cases. After taking office in January, he said he reorganized his existing staff members and has helped to correct that problem. Additionally, the two said they’ve worked to conserve their resources by combining purchasing and training efforts whenever possible. But increased efficiency doesn’t decrease their respective workloads, and both Buckingham and Bowen said they have staff members consistently working beyond their responsibilities, sometimes unpaid, to help get everything done. Because staff members cannot be added, however, the prosecutor and sheriff are looking for ways to be proactive in hopes of reducing crime. One way they’re doing this is by focusing on abusers of drugs and alcohol. “I’ve been telling people for years that, without drugs and alcohol, 85 to 90 percent of my cases would disappear,” Buckingham said. He added that, while cases involve crimes directly related to drugs and alcohol, many more occur because of a person’s use or dependence on these substances. To combat this, a drug court was recently established in the county. Buckingham said this helps treat some offenders’ drug and alcohol addictions rather than simply running them through the criminal justice system, and the hope is that they will be less likely to be repeat their mistakes. They’re also interested in making a similar impact on the county’s youths. Recently, various municipalities in the county have looked into

Hamilton County Prosecutor Lee Buckingham (left) and Sheriff Mark Bowen have been in office for just over 100 days. implementing Westfield’s new Youth Assistance Program in their communities, and Bowen and Buckingham said they would likely support using this program across the entire county. The program identifies at-risk children and others seemingly headed down the wrong path and uses mentors to help steer them back in the right direction before they enter the criminal justice system. A little more than a year old, YAP has been very successful in Westfield thus far, city officials say. Bowen said the pair’s first few months in office have been spent largely spent identifying inefficiencies and ways to address them. Soon, Bowen and Buckingham will implement more changes and create more programs as they look to keep the county safe with fewer resources. “We’re getting settled in and are just taking care of business,” Bowen said.

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budget crunch Unlike Hamilton County Sheriff Mark Bowen, Prosecutor Lee Buckingham has not lost any staff members, but the 2011 budget cuts have affected his office in other ways. The attorneys on his staff must undergo continued training to remain a member of Indiana State Bar Association. His budget for this training, however, has been reduced to just $2,400 for the year. “That’s not possible unless we start doing it all in house, which we are now doing,” he said. Additionally, he said he’s been sending more staff members to free seminars when they’re offered, even if his office is left temporarily shorthanded.

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» Book talk – Join other book lovers at a oncea-month discussion group which meets at the Westfield Washington Public Library. The General Group reads a wide variety of genres and meets the third Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. “Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana de Rosnay will be the topic for this month, and the discussion will be in the Sumner Room on May 18, at 1 p.m.



is, think about this: Do you really think I’m the only one who stops looking at the TV during the commercial and therefore didn’t see the super-exciting, so-called “moredinary” images that accompany the dialogue? I’m all for clever advertising, even if that means the occasional creation of a word for the specific purpose of memorable marketing. Who can forget the 1990 Volkswagon commercials? “Fahrvergnügen: It’s what makes a car a Volkswagen.” Granted, fahrvergnügen is the combination of two German words meaning “to drive” and “enjoyment,” but it created a campaign memorable enough to still be recognized two decades later. But here’s the thing: There’s clever, and there’s borderline moronic. While I’m certain Brighthouse believes the campaign falls into the former category, creating a nonword that means the exact opposite of what you are trying to communicate isn’t clever. Guess which category that leaves? That’s right: moreonic.

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» Art unveiling – Tomorrow at 6:15 p.m. during the school’s annual “Spring Fling,” students at Maple Glen Elementary will unveil artwork they created to hang permanently in the school. The eight-by-12foot stained-glass inspired piece seamlessly combines texture paintings completed by more than 400 students. Through a partnership with Young Audiences of Indiana, the final piece was designed and crafted under the exceptional talents and mentoring of Russian-born artist Sofiya Inger.

GRAMMAR GURU By Brandie Bohney You may be aware I have some biases. I don’t like it when businesses intentionally misspell things in their name or advertising. I don’t like it when advertisements contain intentional or accidental grievous grammatical errors. It’s hard for me to shop at stores with “12 items or less” signs. Now I have another grammatically related bias. Brighthouse’s recent ad campaign has given me a reason other than my annual rate hike to want to change phone-cable-Internet providers. (On a side note, Brighthouse is my favorite phone-cable-internet provider currently available to me. It’s also the only one available to me.) The ads ask, “Why settle for ordinary when you can have moredinary?” Moredinary? Really? When I hear the non-word combination of more and ordinary, all I can think is more ordinary. Meaning even less out-of-the-ordinary than ordinary. Boring. Featureless. Uninteresting. Is that really what Brighthouse wants me to think about their services? That they’re even more ordinary than their competitors? Now before you jump all over my case explaining that that’s just not what they meant and how clever you think the ad campaign !

» Brain boot camp – Brain Balance Achievement Centers in Indianapolis will offer children with possible learning issues a potential summer boost with its Boot Camp for the Brain program during summer months. Sign up for the required child assessment by May 15, and receive $100 off the assessment. If the program is started by May 31, parents will receive $500 off the program. Call 843-9200 for more information.

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DISPATCHES » Easier dieting – People tend to serve themselves much more food when given large bowls and spoons, according to a study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Watch the glasses, too: Studies at the Food and Brand Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that when people used short, wide glasses, they poured 76 percent more soda, milk or juice than when they used tall, slender ones. » One airline cutting fees – Frontier Airlines has announced that it’s reducing the fee to change flight itineraries from $100 to $50 on economy fares. It’s also adding a $5 discount on the first checked bag fee for checking in online at If you log on before your flight, you’ll pay $15 instead of $20. No fee for travelers with Classic fares, which are more expensive. » May gardening tips – 1. Divide latesummer or autumn-flowering perennials. If necessary, go after phlox and artemisia with a sharp poppies spade or even an ax. If delphiniums need to be divided, remove and replant the new little plants growing around the outside of the clump. Discard the hard old heart. 2. Scatter crushed eggshells in a thick ring around roses to deter slugs. 3. Sow annual poppies and baby’s breath in borders for midsummer bloom by scattering them between the other plants, covering with fine soil, and tamping down gently. » Pairing wines and vegetables – Tomatoes, which are acidic, will taste better with a relatively acidic red, like a Sangiovese. Pair dark, leafy greens like spinach or chard with light reds such as Gamay; greens make full-bodied reds too astringent. Match mushrooms, lentils, miso and other earthy ingredients with an earthy red like Pinot Noir. Tannins intensify heat, so for dishes with hot chiles, pour soft, fruity reds like Zinfandel. Protein-rich vegetarian dishes (with cheese, for instance) often stand up to tannic reds like Syrah.

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Horizon students receive gift of music By Jordan Fischer Current in Westfield The students of Horizon Christian School will be enjoying a new piano soon, courtesy of Rita K. Webster and Carmel-based Piano Solutions. Horizon is located just south of Geist Reservoir. It was selected to receive a free Brodmann professional studio piano after being nominated by Webster, who has three grandchildren currently attending the school. “I’m just really excited that this has come about, and that they will be able to have a new piano,” Webster, 70, said. “I hope it will bring a lot of pleasure and maybe excite some kids to want to play the piano.” Webster, an occasional pianist, and more ardent vocalist, herself, said music has played a big part in her life, and she hopes it does for her seven grandchildren as well. In fact, she came across the contest for a piano giveaway while looking for a piano for her granddaughters. Co-owner of Piano Solutions Greg Durthaler said he was excited at the opportunity to give

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away a piano to a place where a younger generation might experience it. “We thought, rather than a typical giveaway, let’s add some goodwill to it and give to a music organization in need,” Durthaler said. “That way we reach a whole program that could change the lives of many students, rather than just one person.” “It tends to be much a more impactful and lasting way of reaching families with music,” he added.

Durthaler said the idea for the giveaway came from stories about schools cutting back on music funding during the financial crunch. “Of course, schools have to provide funding for their educators first,” Durthaler said, “so sometimes equipment gets put on the backburner.” The Brodmann piano was officially donated to Horizon Christian School May 3 on behalf of Piano Solutions and Rita K. Webster.



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Manager at Panera Bread Where do you like to eat? I go to a couple places, but the one I really like is Scotty’s Brewhouse. What do you like to eat there? All the food is really good, but I like their cheeseburgers. Why do you like Scotty’s Brewhouse? What really got me was their beer mug club. They have a lot of drink specials and a young crowd, so everything is laid back. 3905 E. 96th Street Phone: 317-574-0101

The scoop: Firehouse Pizza is a local pizza place and serves as proof that great things can come in small packages. The modest building, just a few minutes from the square, offers diners a uniquely decorated location in which to enjoy a variety of fresh pizzas, as well as other dinner entrees, such as lasagna or spaghetti. Type of food: Pizza Price: $10-20

Specialty menu items: A variety of specialty pizzas, Big T Texas Tenderloin, Apple Bosco Sticks Dress: Casual Reservation: Phone orders accepted Smoking: None Hours: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday Address: 807 S. 10th Street, Noblesville Phone: 773-3000

You bring the family. WE’LL BRING THE FUN! Bring your family out for a day of healthy fun. Your kids can test their skills at fitness activities, tumble through an inflatable bounce house, test your skills at some fun games and win cool prizes. The best part is, it’s all free. Saturday, May 14th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hamilton County Sports Complex 9625 East 150th Street, Noblesville 800-777-7775

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May 12 Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre: The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940s Marian University, 3200 Cold Springs Road, Indianapolis May 6 through 21. Times: 7 p.m. on Thursdays, 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $21 for Thursdays and $28 for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and can be purchased by calling 923-4597 or visiting This kooky play features a motley crew of characters that gather in a mysterious mansion to pitch a Broadway musical to potential backers. Complete with revolving bookcases, trap doors, secret passageways and cases of mistaken identity, the show is a riotous homage to the corny thrillers of Hollywood’s heyday.

May 13 Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre: G2 in concert The Academy of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, 329 Gradle Drive, Carmel May 13 and 14 at 7 p.m., May 15 at 2 p.m., May 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. and May 22 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. This is a performance by G2, the pre-professional, student dance ensemble of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre. The company of 10 dancers will present classic pieces from the GHDT repertoire including excerpts from “Lagaan.”

May 14 Actors Theatre of Indiana: Chicago The Studio Theatre Friday, April 29 – May 22 Tickets available by phone at 317-843-3800 or online at actorstheatreofindiana. org/. A universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show stopping song after another; and immortal staging by Bob Fosse, no wonder the show has wowed audiences all around the world. Join Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly and the rest of the “Merry Murderesses” as they vie for the spotlight and the headlines during that era known as the roaring twenties.

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May 14 Symphonic Hits May 12 through 14 at the Hilbert Circle Theatre and Kresge Auditorium at DePauw University Tickets range from $20 to $50 depending on date. For ticket details, visit Two leaders within the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s string section – Concertmaster Zach De Pue and Principal Violist Michael Isaac Strauss – will take center stage as soloists in concerts featuring Mozart’s “Sinfonia concertante” for violin and Viola and the Baroque masterpiece, “The Four Seasons” by Vivaldi.

May 15 Central Indiana Dance Ensemble: Cinderella Westfield High School Auditorium, May 14, 7:30 p.m. and May 15, 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and can be purchased at This timeless classical ballet about a humble girl’s journey from servant to princess will delight all ages.  CIDE’s talented young dancers will bring to life the magic of fairy godmothers and spells with the true emotions of love and heartache. Megan Hustel, a senior at Carmel High School, will dance the role of Cinderella.

May 12 Westfield High School: Evening with Percussion Westfield High School Auditorium May 26, 7 p.m. The event is free but donations will be accepted to help provide equipment for the school’s music department. Many former WHS students will return to perform alongside current WHS students. Performers include Ryan Nestor, who graduated in 2004 and just performed his Masters Recital at Stoney Brook in Long Island, Colin Ryan, who graduated in 2007 and has accepted an Assistantship at Rice University, and Cassandra Thielen, who graduated in 2009, has been accepted into the Hartt School of Music in Hartford.

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Pay homage with tamales COOKING By Clint Smith My first food-service job was at a Mexican restaurant, so I’m biased when it comes to the aforementioned fare. Often mistaken for Mexican Independence Day, Cinco de Mayo honors the Mexican victory over French troops in Puebla in 1862. Like many facets of the Mexican foodculture, Americans have discovered that Cinco de Mayo is much more than half-priced margaritas. I asked one of my students, who happens to hail from Hispanic lineage, what his family would prepare as part of a traditional Cinco de Mayo celebration. I had a suspicion about what he might say, and his response confirmed my guess: tamales. Aside from the corn husk (discarded before

eating), the most distinct feature of tamales is the masa. Functioning as a dense and savory shell during the steaming process, masa harina is dried corn that has been finely ground to a flour-like consistency. Both husk and masa underscore the deep-rooted importance of corn, which was a sacred plant to the Aztecs. Have fun with this, set up an assembly line, and get the kids involved – because that’s another beloved elemental in the food traditions of Mexico: family. Clint Smith is an honors graduate of the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago, Le Cordon Bleu, and is currently a culinary arts instructor at Central Nine Career Center in Greenwood. To read more about techniques and recipes, visit

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Yields about one dozen Ingredients • Approximately 12 dry corn husks, steamed or boiled • As needed, kitchen twine • 2 chicken thighs, 2 chicken drumsticks • 1 teaspoon chili powder • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne • ½ teaspoon dried oregano • ½ teaspoon kosher salt • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper • 1 ¼ quart water • As needed, vegetable oil • ½ onion, fine chop • 1 clove garlic, minced • ½ Serrano chile, minced Masa (corn dough) • 7 ½ ounces (about 1 ¾ cups) masa harina • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder • 1 tablespoon kosher salt • 2 ounces lard

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• 1 – 2 cups reserved chicken liquid DIrections 1. In a high-sided pot, combine chicken with all spices and water. Bring to boil and simmer until chicken falls away from bone. Remove chicken, reserve (also reserve cooking liquid, you’ll need it for masa); cool meat thoroughly before shredding. Meanwhile, in sauté pan, heat vegetable oil and sauté onion, garlic and chile. Add to shredded chicken. 2. For dough: In a bowl combine masa with baking powder, salt, and lard. Pour in just enough liquid to form a dough that can be handled. Using pliable corn husks, place a small amount of masa on inside of husk, and spread out to disc shape. Place small amount of chicken mixture on dough, and roll up to a tube shape; secure with twine. Arrange tamales open-end up on a steamer basket in a high-sided pot, and steam for approximately 1 hour (or until masa pulls away from husk).

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COMMENTARY By Vicky Earley Yes, it is hard to believe, but the St Margaret’s Guild Decorators’ Show House is celebrating its 50th year of inspiring us with outstanding design and commitment to the community. It is this servant’s heart that sets this show home apart from the commercial home tours that have speckled the landscape in recent years. It is the genuine design talent that sets it apart from the “home shows” de jour that have commercial motivations. In the 50 years of captivating us with beautiful homes, the Guild has provided more $10 million in contributions for Wishard Health Services. Recent programs funded by the donations made possible from the proceeds of the Decorators’ Show House and Gardens are the following: the St. Margaret’s Center for Palliative Care the St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild Mobile Mammography Van, the EMBRACE program, and the Haven of Hope. The 2011 Decorator’s Show House is Evergreen Manor, one of the four original “Mansions of North Meridian.” This landmark of early-1900s Indianapolis history, located at 4310 N. Meridian, is outfitted in her finest interior design attire for this showing. This Great Lady will greet you in her foyer

with her personality in full regale. In this space, Matt Harris plays with a punch of unexpected red and exaggerated scale. Designer Pat Gross shows the visitor this grand structure has a discerning side as well. The main staircase and second-floor landing are home to a needlepoint rug that decorated the West Wing of the White House during the JFK administration. Deborah Marr and Carolyn Stevens have given nod to the sage side of the Grand Lady with the rich yet inviting furnishings selected for the master’s study. With the warm gray walls and classic art, one realizes that this lady has taste. Every Great Lady has a soft side, and this one comes through in Kathleen Stevens Artemesia’s

Nest. Described as “a soft and faded feeling of hand-painted wall finish reflected in the art and fabrics,” this bath is a gentle retreat that whispers a relaxing invitation. The guest bath, designed by Catherine Wright, echoes the retreat feel without submitting to fussiness. Benjamin Moore 1600 Timber Wolf is the perfect color that encourages a soft palette to play nicely with sophisticated. It really is acceptable for a Grand Lady to have a bold side to her personality. J. Baker interiors make such a statement with strong blue and cream stripes that add spark and visual interest. Finally, every Great Lady is resourceful, as demonstrated in the gentleman’s closet that was designed by Mary Champlin and Kimberly Ware. With painting and aging, the built-ins have turned from mundane practicality to the look of rich character and warmth. Touring this Grand Dame of all show homes, the 50th Anniversary Decorator’s Show House, is certain to spark interior design inspiration as well as help the St. Margaret Guild in its commitment to making a better community for all. Vicky Earley is the principal designer for Artichoke Designs in downtown Carmel. If you have an interior design question, please contact

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DISPATCHES » Community names new exec – Community Health Network announced that Ronald Strachan has been appointed chief information officer. He assumes the position left vacant by Ed Koschka, who retired last October.  » Free seminar – Join Otolaryngologist, Dr. Brad Bichey, on May 12 to learn more about common sinus issues and treatment options including a new surgical now offered at the Riverview Sinus Center. The event, including dinner, will take place at 6 p.m. in the Krieg DeVault Conference Center in the lower level of the Riverview Women’s Pavilion, entrance 11. To register, visit or call 770-5835. » Deadline nearing – Time is running out to register for the Riverview Hospital Foundation’s Women’s Retreat Sept. 28 at Montego Bay. Space is limited, and May 25 is the deposit deadline. Call 536-5592 for details or to register. » Deadly throat spray? – The FDA has notified healthcare professionals and patients that they are receiving reports of methemoglobinemia, a serious and potentially fatal side effect, associated with benzocaine products. The condition can occur when benzocaine is used either as a spray used during medical procedures to numb the mouth and throat, or as overthe-counter gels and liquids used to relieve pain from conditions such as teething and canker sores. Methemoglobinemia is a condition in which the amount of oxygen carried through the blood stream is greatly reduced. In severe cases, methemoglobinemia can result in death. » Save on diabetes drugs – The topselling brand-name drug for treatment of diabetes is Actos. Patients take one 30-mg pill of this per day for about $280 per month. Consumer Reports, however, found Metformin (a generic) to be just as effective. One 500mg generic pill is taken three times per day for $4 per month, a monthly savings of $276. -Consumer Reports

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Did anyone say cellulite? COMMENTARY By Laura Marenco OK ladies, we are all victims of it at some time: cellulite. In fact, I have been fighting it since I was a teenager. Luckily, after so many years, and after trying things like topical creams, I came to find out we do not need to spend thousands of dollars treating what some of us would consider “woman’s No. 1 enemy!” Here is what has worked for me, and I am sure if you are patient and consistent you can get rid of cellulite too! First of all, cellulite is not only seen on obese people. Skinny people may have it too, and nine out of 10 women will get cellulite, which in itself is lumpy fat just below the skin. According to research, this is what can contribute to this problem: little exercise, processed junk food with simple sugars, not enough water consumption, cigarettes, and even stress and hormone imbalance.

Supplements containing amino acids are terrific when it comes to battling cellulite.

Plastic surgery for men growing COMMENTARY By Bary Eppley One of the most common reasons men appear for facial plastic surgery revolves around one issue: They are tired of looking tired. The classic story I often tell is one of the differences between being younger and older. In college, you pull an all-nighter, and the next day, looking like you had, proudly proclaim your accomplishment when asked. When you are older, you get eight hours of sleep and go into work, and the first thing someone asks is, “Did you pull an all-nighter?” Eyelid lifts, or blepharoplasties, can clean up that tired look by removing extra skin and fat from around the eyes that has developed over the years. But blepharoplasty is just one of the growing number of cosmetic procedures for men. Facelifts, hair transplants and stomach and love handle liposuction make up most of the age-fighting operations. While men were once just a minute fraction of any plastic surgeon’s practice, those numbers have grown to represent 15-20 percent today. Men of all ages are growing more comfortable with the idea of getting help for their looks. It is simply more acceptable today, another example of the rapidly changing social attitudes sweeping our society. Another galvanizing drive for men having plastic surgery is job insecurity and staying

competitive. While looking good and appearing energetic has always been important, in a tough job market it is important to look as best as one can. Last week, a man came in who was between jobs and wanted to look good for interviews. The competitive nature of men can make them willing to try something they believe will give them an edge in an interview or a potential business transaction. The Internet has also fueled this male cosmetic surgery interest, specifically Internet dating. More than one man has told me he can’t post a current picture online because of the way he looks. One patient even told me a woman embarrassed him by commenting in an e-mail exchange about his eye bags. Men fear more than women that undergoing plastic surgery will make them look too drastically changed or give them a “surgical look.” While there are certainly some male celebrities and actors who have that look, they are the exception. In reality, getting rid of those sagging jowls and droopy eyelids can definitely make one look less tired and more alert, but the change is almost always subtle and natural. Dr. Eppley is an Indianapolis board-certified plastic surgeon. Comments can be sent to info@

Well I refused to be another statistic. I started consuming water more regularly, to the point of almost a gallon a day, cleaned up my diet from simple sugars (pastries, candy, sodas), decreased my consumption of alcohol, exercised at least five times a week, incorporated weight training four times a week to develop lean muscle, and did cardio sessions at least five times a week. In addition to a good quality multivitamin and pure fish oil, I introduced whey protein into my diet, which contains amino acids. Supplements containing amino acids are terrific when it comes to battling cellulite. Amino acids can help to rebuild collagen in the skin, thereby supporting the recovery of cellulite. Caffeine is not the enemy it was once perceived to be when it comes to body fat. It has the properties to dissolve fat cells that are helpful in the reduction of cellulite. In fact, when it comes to dealing with cellulite, consuming moderate amounts of caffeine can prove to be helpful. In considering supplements that are helpful in dealing with, you will want to keep in mind there are products that combine different ingredients that can work synergistically. These combination products can be particularly effective, such as a thermogenic, which will have a combination of caffeine sources and other herbs. Always consult with your physician before you start taking a new supplement. And good luck! Laura Marenco is a certified personal trainer and nutritional advisor for PointBlank Nutrition. You may e-mail her at laura@

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DISPATCHES » Are you paying too much? – Auto insurance rates are constantly changing. In fact, in certain states and for certain policies, rates have actually dropped significantly in the past 12 months. And, if your record has improved, you may even be eligible for additional reductions. You can be sure, however, that your insurance company isn’t going to call you up and let you know their rates have dropped. » Revolutionary stock? – NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), which was part of Phillips for more than 50 but had an IPO in mid-2010, has several key ingredients of a revolutionary stock. It has clear technological advantage with near-field communication, which it helped to invent, and now markets its NFC chipsets to many bigname companies. NFC could easily change how people use mobile devices. Additionally, NXP has increased revenue shares by more than 25 percent over the past year. » Don’t buy tools – Studies have shown that the average power tool is used for only about half an hour in its lifetime. Renting (or borrowing) that specialized tool when you

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need it can save you money, and free up space in your home or garage. Many home improvement stores have great selections for rental. Some Home Depot locations allow you to rent a miter saw for four hours for $30, which is better than buying one for around $150. » Free seminar – Joel Harris of Amicus Financial will host a free financial seminar on May 20, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Monon Community Center in Carmel. The topic will be on financial planning at various stages of life. For more information, e-mail » Stick with the IRA – The appeal of the Roth IRA has always been that contributions, rather than withdrawals, are taxed. But in many cases, staying put in a traditional IRA will lead to bigger savings – especially for people five to 10 years away from when they plan to withdraw their money. Here’s why: It can take years of tax-free growth to make up the taxes incurred during the conversion. There’s also less time to pay taxes on this conversion now. Savers who converted from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA last year were able to spread the income from that conversion over 2011 and 2012. But now, all of the income from a conversion made in 2011 (and after) is taxable at once.

Sounds in the night fade back into a state of relaxation, conservation COMMENTARY really. Like a computer, we boot up, get comfortBy David Cain able, and then hibernate to conserve our enI can sleep through nearly anything: thunderergy. It’s efficient, it’s lazy, and it’s the reality.  storms, children crying, the television’s blaring, Our attention is highest at the beginning and people talking – almost anything. Last night I end of something. Your life, a business presensat up in the bed, alarmed. I thought I heard the tation, or simply your subtle creak of a doorknob Our attention is highest child’s recital, the start turning. It sent an alert to finish have the highmy brain, and I sat up like at the beginning and and est degree of our attena bunny that had heard tion. After that, only the a twig snap as something end of something.  interruptions, or apparent approached. I tilted my threats, get our attention revved back up.  ear and listened more intently than ever, concenPay attention the next time someone talks trated on what I thought was a doorknob. Half to you; you’ll notice the beginning and end are asleep had turned to keenly interested and totally where you key in and what you generally realert. Hearing nothing after a few seconds, I member. Even this article, the opening and the gently laid down and slowly relaxed. I awoke the close get noticed more. It’s why an opening line, next morning with only a memory of the event.  in person or in print, has to grab you. If not, we Animals are programmed to respond to go to conservation mode faster.  threats. As I woke in the middle of the night to The more you can create beginnings and ends the apparent sound of a threat, it was obvious I to interrupt your discussions, presentations and was just a big animal. Thunderstorms wake me proposals, the more attention they will get. Laat their start; then, when I realize the familiarbor on, and people punch out.  ity of the storm or see the forecast that suggests there is no threat, I sleep soundly to the sound David Cain works at MediaSauce, of the pouring rain.   a digital media and online marketIf someone enters a room full of quiet people, ing company in Carmel. David all eyes turn to that person. Our brains respond welcomes your questions or comto interruptions and immediately assess the situaments at David.Cain@MediaSauce. tion. If we determine there is no threat, we gently com.



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Type: Townhouse Age: Built 2003 Location: East on 116th Street to Hazel Dell Parway, North on Hazel Dell to Esty Way Neighborhood: Townhomes at Hazel Dell Square footage: 2,448 Rooms: Carefree living in this three-bedroom / 3.5-bathroom townhome just off Hazel Dell on east side of Carmel. On the lower level, you will find the main entry, two-car garage and family room. Off the family room is an oversized patio overlooking the backyard. On the second floor,

the main living area features the kitchen with center island, hearth room with fireplace, dining room, living room and half bathroom. The third level features the three bedrooms and two full baths. At one end there are two bedrooms sharing a bath, and at the other a large master suite with garden tub, separate shower and double sinks Strengths: Carefree living, generous floor plan, quality construction, location and value/price per square foot make this a desirable property. Challenges: The number of available town homes in the Carmel area.

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Courtney’s Kitchen officially reopened in its new downtown Noblesville location last Friday. The restaurant, which serves food made with its owners’ family recipes, previously operated in the American Legion at 1094 Conner Street and has only been in business for a few month. Now, however, Courtney’s Kitchen is in its own, larger space in the building formerly occupied by Dom DiCarlo’s, at 654 Logan Street. “It’s just an exciting opportunity that we couldn’t pass by,” co-owner Carrie Courtney said. “When Dom DiCarlo’s opened up, we thought that would be our first choice - ever….It’s right on the square and has everything we’re looking for.” Courtney co-owns and operates the family-owned restaurant with her brother, Cass, who serves as its chef. The home-style restaurant continued serving its patrons for weeks as it prepared for its upcoming move. Now, the Courtney’s Kitchen signage is up, the move is official and the building at the intersection of Logan Street and 8th Street is seeing its first activity since mid-February. For more information, find Courtney’s Kitchen on Facebook. 654 Logan St., Noblesville | 773-2234

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Kinder, gentler bathroom design REMODELING By David Decker The serenity of a spa, the look and feel of natural materials, floods of outdoor light and a splash of fun colors all married to 21st century technology. No, that’s not Club Med; it’s a modern master bathroom. “Green” and “eco-friendly” are the definitive current trends in bathroom function and décor, and those words translate into “sanctuary” and diversity of style as never before in home bathroom design. We all know that large, airy showers are replacing tubs; that twin vanities and vessel sinks (bowls atop counters) are all the rage, ondemand hot water is a terrific energy saver, and tucking the toilet behind a wall – or even better, a door – is a long overdue and marvelous hat-tip to privacy. What’s truly new are stone and wood soaking tubs, which are lighter than cast-iron tubs, allow the water to retain heat longer, and are a serene alternative to noisy Jacuzzis. All-glass steam rooms are end-of-the-day stress-freeing havens. LED lighting design integrated with natural materials and artistic flourishes transforms a bathroom into a mood room, a mental getaway beyond basic home function. Larger windows and smarter storage further

modernize a bathroom with showers of sunlight and high-function organization. Rather than a cramped utilitarian cave, today’s bathroom is bathed in outdoor light that elicits the feel and freedom of openness and elbow room. Stunning fixture design – sinks, toilets, faucets, lights, mirrors, racks, shelving, heated floors and more – joining the latest high-function and energy smart technology builds a truly personal feel into this most private of home spaces. A spa-like master bathroom makeover presents many attractive options – so many, in fact, that the contributions and counsel of a professional bathroom designer will especially help make your home improvement as complete, compelling, inviting and personal as it is unique and peaceful. David Decker is president of Affordable Kitchens and Bathrooms, based in Carmel (877-252-1420, Have a home improvement question? E-mail David at david.decker@, and he will answer in an upcoming column.   

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Knock-out rose comes with ‘wow’ factor GARDENING By Mark Skipper I remember my grandparents being so proud of their rose bushes – you know, the ones that had long, thick stems with the sharpest thorns known to man and needed constant attention because of diseases and pruning. It seemed like each year they had so much difficulty growing roses for all of the effort that went into these plants. But the times have changed, and so have the results! If you want to make a statement in your landscaping beds, you should consider the knock-out family of roses. Today the knock-out rose is the most widely sold rose in North America. The knock-out family of roses can either be a double-pedal or the traditional single-pedal rose. These beautiful roses have been highly requested at our garden center already this year. Supplies are plentiful, and so are the different color options! The knock-out rose is easy to grow and does not require special care. They are the most disease-resistant roses on the market. They have stunning flower power with a generous bloom cycle (about every 5-6 weeks) that will continue until the first hard frost. All of the knock-out roses are selfcleaning, so there is no need to deadhead. These roses are winter hardy and heat toler-

ant throughout the entire U.S. If unpruned, the knock-out family of roses can easily grow to be more than 3-4’ wide and 3-4’ high. Periodic trims will keep them maintained at a smaller size. A once-a-year cut (to about 12-18” above the ground) in early spring (after the last hard frost) is also recommended for maximum performance. The knock-out family of roses can fit into any landscape. Plant them individually among shrubs, annuals and perennials in mixed beds and borders. Plant them in large groups to create a colorful hedge. Plant them along a foundation to provide a bright border. The picture in this article is the bright bubblegum pink version of the DoubleKnock Out Rose that is very stable and also unfazed by the heat. Classic shaped flowers from early spring to the first frost. With superior drought tolerance once established, it has the toughness and resistance for which the family is known. A vibrant color that perks up any landscape and is so easy to care for. Mark Skipper is the president of Mustard Seed Landscapes & Garden Center and Weddings at the Metsker Plantation in Noblesville. Contact him at mark@

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It takes a little time to get used to using your COMMENTARY finger on the iPad to control the mouse on your By Gary Hubbard remote computer, but it’s a great safety valve for I’m going to be traveling this summer and those ‘uh-oh’ moments that can pop-up on the want to avoid dragging my laptop around so road. I will use my tablet PC (I happen to have an If you know that you will have access to other iPad). In case you are in the same mindset I Windows based systems while you’re on the thought I would pass along some (hopefully) road (business centers at hotels, Internet cafes, helpful information. friends and family’s computers, etc.) you could The tablet PC (popularized by Apple’s iPad) is supplement the tablet PC by carrying a flash certainly a worthy travel companion, but it does have its limitations when it comes to productivity drive with portable apps installed on it. Many ‘open-source’ apps exist that are detasks such as spreadsheets and word processing. There are plenty of ways to work with spread- signed to be portable, meaning they can run directly from a flash drive without the normal sheets and documents on a tablet PC (Google hassle of installing the program on the comDocs, Office 360, etc.) but the on-screen keyputer in use. board and lack of control without a mouse (esIs 3-D right for you? - Ever since “Avatar” You could, for example, install Open Office pecially on spreadsheets) can make productivity was released, manufacturers have been (similar to Microsoft Office with a word protasks very inefficient. trying to recreate the success of 3-D in the You could certainly add a Bluetooth keyboard cessor, spreadsheet, database, presentation and home. Most manufacturers offer a high-end drawing tools), Skype portable, Google’s portaand even ‘jailbreak’ the tablet (break the protecversion of their Blu-ray player that can play ble Chrome browser and the KeePass password tion system) to allow a Bluetooth mouse, but at 3-D Blu-ray discs. There are only a handful manager on a flash drive. that point, you would be better off taking the of 3-D Blu-ray movies out right now, and Add your important documents, templates and laptop in my opinion. it’s too early to tell if this will be a passing s address book and you have a portable office on a If your productivity needs are primarily trend or is here to stay. If you decide you it C n e • sue-mails o c i O flash drive that can be used from any Windowsreading and writing and web surfing, a t w EE a want to have the option to watch 3-D mov• R•will Labe s have an of•just m in eIftyou based computer within seconds of sitting down. theAtablet fine.  y ies, expect to pay a premium for the player. i r I Aaccess remotely VI ancithat c E cr AD By using a portable browser (such as Firefox fice computer you need to e s • Also, keep in mind that you must have s e l egn D e S AD ht e • er Titfrom • d to look or Chrome) you don’t have to worry about leavtime-to-time up oldedocuments or • g t d r A i an HDTV capable of displaying 3-D content e • P ac ra es l R mp ML en ing digital ‘crumbs’ on the temporary computer g would else you i do if you were sitting R •T in order to watch a 3-D movie. • G ges ce • •anything ar Civ n-co s • F ges • a s n e A h A t and KeePass will store all your websites and asat your desk, you can use LogMeIn’s Ignition c a W a t i D u C C n • No ac • W ce Ra • er r n • sociated access codes in an encrypted manner so $29.99) good r results. an • • F ion ev r • A aws(iPhone/iPad O tio s twith » What is NFC technology? - Near field communication is a wireless technology that allows for very short range communication between just two devices. Imagine if you had the option of never using a credit card ever again. Your smartphone can become your credit card and replace your cash. Instead of sliding in your card and keying in your PIN, you can simply hold your phone near a reader. The Nexus S smartphone is the only device with these capabilities so far, but more are on the way.

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Are you ready start making plans for the summer? Then - be sure to include CarmelFest at the top of your list as the place to be on July 3rd & 4th for two fun-filled days of celebration. CarmelFest will feature many passed favorites along with some delightful new surprises. The Festival main stage, dubbed the “Franklin University of Ohio Gazebo Stage” will feature live music that appeals to all generations. The redesigned North Stage area will host two nights of themed parties with bands, dancing, and a social atmosphere. But, entertainment committee is keeping the rest of the schedule under wraps (for now) … The Kid Zone, renamed the “Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent KidZone” will almost double in size. The redesigned area is being enhanced to appeal to a wider age range. With all the new happenings along with returning favorites, this Independence Day plan a fabulous outing with friends and family at CarmelFest on July 3 & 4. See you there!

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Superman headed to Iran? HUMOR By Mike Redmond I see by the Internets, which never tell a lie, that Superman is going to renounce his American citizenship so that people in other countries no longer think he is an instrument of Official American Policy (Superhero Division). This has created something of an uproar in that segment of the population known as “People Without Perspective.” “He should be a strong role model for that depicts the values of AMERICA,” said one Web page philosopher. “If you lived here, would you renounce your citizenship and go live in IRAN??? Or do you live there now???” Whoa. Perspective, people. Perspective. As a comic book devotee of long standing, and a Superman fan from way back, let me try to help. First, we would do well to remember that Superman, son of Jor-El and Lara of the doomed planet Krypton, sent to Earth where he was raised on Earth by Jonathan and Martha Kent, given the name Clark Kent while developing powers and abilities far beyond those of ordinary men, is made up. Not real. Fiction, fantasy, folly. Superman is a DRAWING. There is no such thing as Superman in the reality-based world, which some of my fellow comics readers might remember if they ever ventured out of their parents’ basements, but enough about my brother. People are investing a whole lot of signifi-

cance to a being who exists, as the warning label should say, For Entertainment Purposes Only. Let us remember that whatever Superman does happens in Comics World, where the laws that govern the universe are frequently suspended if not dispensed with altogether. Death, for example. All the big heroes have been killed at one time or another, but some sort of Cosmic Comics Voodoo always seems to bring them back to life. Nobody seems to stay dead in Comics World. Including Superman. In most of our lifetimes, Superman has stood for Truth, Justice and the American Way. It was not always so. It was simply “Truth and Justice” until the Superman television show was created during the Red Scare of the 1950s, when “the American Way” was added to the creed – I guess to assure people the only thing red about him was his cape. So what happens now? Will Superman declare himself a true citizen of the world? Will he use his new status to bring understanding to all people? Will he remain in Metropolis and if so, will he have to get a green card? You’ll have to buy the comics to find out. Which, to add a little more perspective, is always the point in the reality-based world. 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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Have your phone call mine HUMOR By Dick Wolfsie My wife’s cell phone keeps calling me. She’s not calling me – just the phone. Here’s how it works. Or doesn’t work. I’m at home minding my own business, when suddenly I hear the William Tell Overture. I check the number and it’s my wife, I assume contacting me from work to remind me to take three tilapia filets out of the freezer and defrost them.  But as I said, it’s not Mary Ellen. Apparently her cell phone has been jostled in her purse and somehow redialed the last caller, which was my number. So I pick up and I hear my wife talking – not to me, but on her office phone. I really don’t want to spy, but for 30 years of our relationship she has accused me of not listening to her. I’m always looking to improve my marriage. My biggest disappointment was my wife’s professionalism. When she talked with her colleagues it was always strictly business, which is why when she gets home at night she tells me what a busy day she had. The people I’ve worked with over the years know how to slack off. They know if a third of their day isn’t spent on office gossip, leafing through People magazine, or playing solitaire on their cell phone, they’re headed for an early ulcer. This rare opportunity to eavesdrop had not afforded me any real dope to use against my wife.

Instead, maybe I could win some brownie points with the help of the cell phone. I went to get a haircut and called Mary Ellen. Just before she picked up, I stuffed the phone in my pocket so the muffled sound would make it appear as though my phone had also accidentally called her at work. “You know, Buddy, as I sit here having my hair cut I’m reflecting on how lucky I am. I have the most incredible woman: beautiful, intelligent, sensitive. Without her, my life would be lonely and without purpose ...” It was the perfect ruse, but I hadn’t planned on my barber being such a wise guy. “Yes, you are a lucky man to have such a woman, Dick. I just hope your wife doesn’t find out.” I fumbled for the phone in my pocket, but it was too late. Mary Ellen had hung up. I panicked. I tried calling her back to explain but she didn’t answer. She knew Buddy was a jokester. She’s seen my haircuts. Later that night I tried to talk to her... “Not now, Dick. I want to watch ‘Desperate Housewives.’ We’ll talk another time.” “When?” “I don’t know. Why don’t you have your phone call my phone?”

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Vaccines don’t cause illness; germs cause illness

DISPATCHES » Pets don’t increase longevity – A unique study, which followed 1,500 Californians across eight decades, says people should not make their pets their best friends. Pets are all well and good, but they are no substitute for human contact. People with pets didn’t live any longer than others in the study. And if they substituted pets for human connections, they lived shorter lives.

PETS By Dr. Greg Magnussen “WOOHOO! It’s my son Leo’s birthday today!! Since by the time you’re reading this he will have just come from his 3-year-old doctor’s appointment, I thought it time to discuss yearly vaccines.

There is a lot of negative press out there about vaccines. Boy howdy, I understand. The last thing I want to do is CAUSE my little boy harm by injecting something into him that will hurt him. Neither do I want to cause illness in my pets by giving them a vaccine they don’t need. Here’s the thing: Do you know what causes more damage to a dog’s body than a vaccine? The Canine distemper virus, a highly contagious virus that causes gastrointestinal signs, respiratory signs, neurological symptoms and ultimately death. Or canine parvovirus, another highly contagious disease that destroys the immune system while simultaneously helping eat holes in the intestinal lining and letting bacteria in through the back door. Then there’s leptospirosis spp. of bacteria, which may be transmitted through the urine of affected creatures running through your backyard, and causes chronic liver and kidney failure. You think vaccines are bad? Try watching a 4-month old puppy die of a completely preventable disease. To date, I have seen no documented proof that vaccinating a dog as often, or more often,

» Dog bathing tips – 1. Brushing out your dog’s fur before wetting him or her can speed up the process. 2. A drop of baby oil can loosen sticky snarls (from, say, tree sap). 3. Try sprinkling your dog with baking soda. The powder won’t harm the skin, and its deodorizing properties will freshen the coat — and neutralize the vinegary smell. 



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than the vaccine manufacturer recommends does any harm to the majority of pets. Yes, I’ve heard horror stories, and treated pets who have suffered from abnormal reactions to vaccines, and read plenty of doomsday articles from anti-vaccine advocates. But these vaccine naysayers have yet to produce a single scientific study that proves a link between vaccines and any chronic illness. Even in humans, the one and only scientific article that supposedly showed a link between vaccines and autism was exposed as a complete and utter fraud. Now I’m not saying vaccines are harmless. Certainly there is risk to any injection, but the risk of side effects is lower than the risk of contracting disease if you’re exposed and not vaccinated. I’m going to keep offering one-year vaccines and promoting annual examinations. The shots I sell are as safe as anything else out there, annual vaccination hasn’t been scientifically proven to do anything bad to companion animals, none of my vaccinated patients die of Distemper, Parvo or Leptospirosis, and yearly vaccines seem to encourage clients to bring their pets in at least once a year like they’re supposed to. Dr. Magnusson, a practicing veterinarian for the last decade, is now the owner of Leo’s Pet Care, a new veterinary hospital located at 106th and College. Contact Dr. Magnusson at DrM@LeosPetCare. com or 317-721-7387 (721-PETS).

Pets of the week Sly is a 4 year old male brindle and white Boxer.  Sly is a friendly boy who will gladly wag his nub of a tail when meeting someone new.  He is gentle when taking treats and enjoys going on a jog, but is happy to walk instead.  Sly is a big boy and very strong, so he would be best suited in a home with children old enough to handle his size and strength.  Like most Boxers, he can tend to be a little bossy at times so he will need a family who will remind him he is not in charge.  He doesn’t like to be left alone for long periods of time and has some food allergies, so a patient and understanding home is a must. Binx is a 1 year old male orange and white tabby DSH.  Binx is a very social and outgoing boy who loves to be loved.  During his initial examination by the medical staff, all he did was purr making it clear he enjoyed attention.  Binx arrived at the shelter when his previous family lost their home and could no longer keep him.  He is grateful to be given the chance to find another loving family and he just hopes he wait will be over soon.  Binx is litter box trained and would do well in any home. For more information on these and other animals at the Humane Society, call 317-773-4974

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Bone 34. Indianapolis Woodworking tool 35. Part of EMT 36. T-shirt size at Kohl’s 37. Genuflect at Our Lady of Grace 39. James Whitcomb Riley’s “___ To The Outhouse” 40. Be in debt to Chase Bank 41. Ball State fraternity letter 45. Have a taste at Easley Winery 46. Woodland Country Club

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“We want people from each county to nominate early pioneer founders that helped to carve a new life out of the wilderness and establish the settlements that grew into today’s Indiana cities, towns and farms,” said Co-Presidents Stanley Evans and Carolyn Rose. This process will enable contributors to nominate ancestors who helped establish the foundations of our state in the 1700s and early 1800s. The task of covering all 92 counties will be completed by 2016. Each year, 15 to 20 counties will be selected for honoring pioneers at each annual meeting. At the Society of Indiana Pioneers’ Centennial Celebration in 2016, all 92 county pioneers will be honored. Nominations are currently being sought for Hamilton County. Any interested party may submit nominations. Nomination forms are available at Pioneers selected will be honored at The Society of Indiana Pioneers November 5 , 2011 annual meeting. Nominations must be received by September 15, 2011. Phone inquiries are welcome at any of these numbers (317) 233-6588 or (317) 459-5460 or (765) 490-7202. Emails are welcome at Membership in The Society of Indiana Pioneers is open to anyone who has documentation proving descent from settlers who were living in Indiana by 1840. Associate memberships are available for anyone interested in Indiana history. Copies of the application form are available at the Indiana State Library or at www.indianapioneers. com.

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