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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. ARTICLE 1. Bill of Rights.  Section 23. The General Assembly shall not grant to any citizen, or class of citizens, privileges or immunities, which, upon the same terms, shall not equally belong to all citizens. Section 24. No ex post facto law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts, shall ever be passed.

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From the backshop Painful, but county leaders did it correctly We are compelled to congratulate the Hamilton County Council and the Hamilton County Commissioners for a tough but necessary decision to shave part of $1.7 million from the 2011 budget by planning to furlough 20 employees and leave 10 vacant positions unfilled. Nobody likes to see folks out of work, but the realities are what they are. In a bold move, government has responded to tough (some may call them sickening) economic conditions the way the private sector does. Sad but true, a balanced budget hangs in the balance. While we are impressed by the county officials’ move to slash $6.2 million from next year’s budget, we wonder whether it was fully necessary to draw from a $1 million special sheriff’s fund to help achieve the goal. We anticipate Maj. Mark Bowen will win election Nov. 2, and because of who and what he is, we are confident the CEO nature of his being will lead him, if indeed elected, to patch where necessary in order to maintain order and public safety; it is our position that Bowen will take what Doug Carter has improved and only improve it more – even while being somewhat financially shackled. In the end, such a massive overall reduction might not have been neces-

Brian Kelly & Steve Greenberg sary had the County Option Income Tax not dropped by more than 17 percent. County officials still are trying to get a fix on that shortfall. COIT funds are used to the county’s cities, towns, townships and libraries. Tough times, tough decisions. In this case, your elected officials made the correct moves. As for the 20 employees to be displaced – and anyone else seeking employment - we are happy to run their quests for free under “Positions Wanted” on our classifieds page in an effort to help them land new positions. They are welcome to e-mail that information to info@currentinwestfield.com.

Reader's view City doesn’t need more development Editor: The Westfield APC showed reckless disregard for its public last Monday. Paul Estridge Jr. was allowed to expound for over an hour about Symphony. Since I will be paying for and living with this project long after the commissioners retire, I was appalled to be denied even five minutes of time to present. In Symphony, some homes will be 800 sq. ft., and there can be as little as 6’ between homes. One of the very few materials standards in the PUD stipulates “materials shall be of durable quality.” I’m sorry, but straw, mud and plastic bags could be called “durable.” Can we not afford high standards? We shouldn’t write a PUD for Estridge because we like him, or what he has done. Or degrade the zoning for his convenience. The PUD can be sold, so it should be written so well that we get what we want no matter who builds it. Shouldn’t we be encouraging development where infrastructure already exists - like Eagle Station, Ackerson Farms, Westgate and Aurora? Wouldn’t that be responsible city management? Westfield is paying $600,000 annually in interest on bonds for that infrastructure—and none

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of those were even started. There is enough land already zoned and ready, to start ANYTHING! The complete combination of commercial, residential, and industrial is already available. Why don’t we encourage Estridge or anybody else, to go there and start? The APC thought Ackerson Farms, Eagletown, Westgate and Aurora were good plans. In fact, they spent millions to prepare for them. Why should Symphony fare any better? Aside from the fact that Estridge Companies is being sued for fraud by Bank of Indiana, it would be incredibly imprudent to move forward, with another developer, to another location requiring investment by the city. Westfield doesn’t need more development. It needs high-quality, completed, successful development. Do not be reckless with our money, our land and our future. Take an uncommon tack and act with wisdom and restraint. Let Westfield be known as a small city that makes wise choices with taxpayer monies. Just because someone asks you to the dance, doesn’t mean you should. Tracy Pielemeier 46074

COMMENTARY By Terry Anker In one of the lesser moments of my week, my computer forgot my calendar from 1996 through mid-2009. Like many others, the nature of my business makes the maintenance of records like email and calendar entries important, and this was a crisis. My IT expert got a call on Sunday. After hours of effort came the verdict that the files were not to be found. Monday morning at the office, the forensic IT pros descended, scanning servers, back-ups and laptops seeking the elusive data. Errors were found and hopes elevated only to be dashed over and again. But isn’t it conventional wisdom that files are never truly deleted? I recall stories of nefarious and otherwise disreputable bad guys brought to justice because of a failed “delete.” Couldn’t we find my calendar that way? As hours turned into days, an attentive associate of mine, who’d inherited my former laptop, overheard the crisis and through a little forensic

research of his own discovered that the missing files remained copied and yet sufficiently isolated on that machine. Somehow, I knew the info had to be there. But, the returned information gave me pause. Can we ever really delete anything from our inbox, electronic or otherwise? A failed marriage, disappointing career move, or significant loss each leaves a mark on our hearts and minds. If those files are still lurking, even unnamed, aren’t they accessible to expert and novice alike willing to poke around? To me, these are the bits and bytes that tell the story of my life both pleasant and unpleasant. Isn’t it better to acknowledge that these files can never be fully deleted but only processed, archived and put behind us? Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current Publishing, LLC. You may e-mail him at terry@ currentincarmell.com.

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DISPATCHES » Fall Festival – Join Ameriana Bank for free hotdogs and drinks, a chili cook-off, free passes to Stuckey Farm Corn Maze and kids’ activities at its Fall Festival Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The bank is at 3333 S.R. 32 at Carey Road, Westfield. For more information, call 867-7740. » Westfield resident needs your help – Laurie Paisley, featured on the cover of Current in Westfield last December for distributing more than 1,000 Christmas Jars throughout all 50 states and other countries, needs your support to continue her giving this year. Paisley submitted her proposal to the Pepsi Refresh Project in hopes of receiving a $5,000 grant. You can vote for her proposal once a day for the whole month of September at www. refresheverything.com and searching for “Christmas Jars”. » Beach Bash benefiting Chaucie’s – Chaucie’s Place is inviting Hamilton County residents to extend their summer at its Treasure Our Children Beach Bash Oct. 7 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Ritz Charles Garden Pavillion, 12156 N. Meridian Street. The event will feature cheeseburgers and Jimmy Buffett music, casual and island attire and live and silent auctions. To learn more about Chaucie’s Place, the event or to reserve your ticket, visit chauciesplace.org/ treasure-our-children-beach-bash. » Book sale – The Friends of the Westfield Library is having a book sale during regular library hours from Saturday, Oct. 2, through Saturday, Oct. 9. Come and find some great reading at great prices, with proceeds going to support library events and materials. For more information, call 896-9391. » Coburn Fest – Help support the proAGENT NAMEthis grams at Coburn Place by attending Address year's Coburn Fest on Oct. 9. The party, City, State (1303 Zip W. held at the Robert Irsay Pavillion Phone Number 116th Street in Carmel) will run from 7 to 11 p.m. and will feature theemail famous Polka Boys. Tickets are $60 per person. For tickets or more information, visit www. AGENT NAME coburnplace.org. Address City, State Zip Phone Number » Correction – Last week's issueemail of Cur-

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Losing mommy cool reason for concern COMMENTARY By Danielle Wilson I almost called my son an a-hole to his face last night, in front of all of his siblings and one friend. That’s how frustrated I was with my kids in general, and particularly the said 11 year old a-hole. I caught myself and used butthole instead, but in my mind, he was experiencing a swear word smack down. And though he thoroughly deserved it, I felt terrible once I had located my inner calm. How could I have handled the situation differently? Why had I snapped over something that usually just sends me slightly over the edge? What kind of mother am I? My parenting analysis yielded several answers. One was that I might not be handling the stress of working full-time as well as I’d thought. Between the back to school rush and unpacking boxes from the move, I’ve been stretched like Saran Wrap over a bowl full of chaos that simply

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is too big to be covered with one sheet. Is it any wonder that I ripped? The second possible reason that I totally lost my cool was that my husband is out of town, and has been more than usual since the start of August. So instead of being able to bail out and leave the parenting to him, I’ve had to handle more than my fair share of soccer runs, bedtimes, homework help, and discipline issues. I’ve said this before, if Doo ever dies on me, this family will be in deep, well, doo-doo. Lastly, I’ve concluded that the biggest determining factor in the verbal lashing I handed out was the fact that it was nighttime. I am a morning person to the first degree. And as bedtime approaches, most of my good Mommy instincts check out. The controversial a-hole incident occurred at approximately 9:15 p.m. I’d been awake and working hard for 16 hours straight, was trying to mediate a dispute over who could use the television with the Xbox and only DVD

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Westfield family selling its home on Facebook By Brandon Bowman Current in Westfield Desperate times call for desperate measures. The Indiana Business Journal recently reported that home sales for Central Indiana were down 28.8 percent in July, but that the poor housing market hasn’t deterred Westfield resident Leah Severson and her family from trying to sell their home. She’s just going about it differently. Severson is using Facebook to sell her home. She said the idea simply came to her, but the method is working better than she had planned. “The response has been good. Two days after posting it on Facebook we had three showings scheduled,” Severson said. Severson uses the page to describe the home, promote upcoming open houses and update profile viewers of recent updates. Even when she goes out to the grocery store, Severson is finding that people have noticed her house on Facebook. “If you assume that the average person has 300 friends on Facebook, then when it gets posted on 80 people’s pages, 24,000 people are able to see the page,” she said. After two weeks on Facebook Severson’s page for her house had 85 fans. Brian Waters, a Realtor with mentorlisting.com, said the housing market is in flux and disseminating your listing

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through any number of ways is a good thing. “Lots of people shop online and eliminating the real estate commissions could have positive effects on someone selling their home,” Waters said. According to Severson, she’d recommend listing a house online to anyone selling a home. “It’s all about getting the info that your house is for sale out to the public,” Severson said. Severson spent 11 years in her current home, but the photographer wants to find a property where she can create a studio. Her home is listed at $299,000 and can be found on Facebook under “Sell the Severson’s House.”

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Bales passes away at 76 Janet P. Bales, age 76, of Cicero, passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville, Indiana. She was born March 13, 1934 in Mooreland, Indiana to the late Verl and Theo (Wright) Pierce. She was a 1952 graduate of Mooreland High School. Janet had worked in the cafeteria at Blue River Valley Elementary School for 13 years and was presently working at Jan’s Village Pizza in Westfield. She was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church in Mooreland and was currently attending Arcadia Christian Church. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Keith L. Bales of Cicero, whom she married Aug. 2, 1953; four children, Diana K. (husband, Stephen) Brown of Westfield, Steve Bales (partner, Gregg) of Atlanta, GA, Bob (wife, Jane) Bales of Georgetown, IN and LeeAnn (husband, Rob) Criswell of North Webster, IN; nine grandchildren, Erin (husband, Nathan) Allen of Noblesville, Trevor (wife, Stephanie) Brown of Rochester, IN, Justin Brown of Westfield, Jeremy, Jacob and Jordan Bales all of Georgetown, IN, B.J., Brittany and Cody Davidson all of Wilkinson, IN; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five sisters, Dona Beavers, Jewel Cross, Emma Lu Jordan, Pat Weaver and Peggy Pierce. Services for Bales were held Sept. 20.

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Your City Codes Do you know your city codes? Each week, we will provide a city ordinance to help familiarize you with the laws of Westfield. Ordinance 07-27 Public Tree Ordinance Signed into law Dec. 10, 2007 Section B: Prohibitions It shall be a violation of this code for any person other than the city of Westfield or its designee, or a private utility or their designee, to: 1. Tie, tack, nail, wire or otherwise attach any sign, poster, handbill, or other object to any street tree, park tree, or other woody vegetation on public property; 2. Prune, spray, treat, top, or remove park trees, except when overhanging private property; 3. Prevent, delay, or interfere with the city or its designee engaged in the planting, cultivating, mulching, pruning, spraying, treating, removal, or otherwise maintain woody vegetation on public property.

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Our lucky dog COMMENTARY By Ken Kingshill We found our Dalmatian, Lucky, in the front yard, early one morning 12 years ago, dumped in our yard by less caring people. It was just about a year after Disney’s latest offering from its “101 Dalmatians” franchise. He was in such distress and when we got him inside, he was in obvious need of surgery to correct trouble with his eyelids. We started calling him Lucky because of his good fortune getting discarded with us. We loved him. Successful surgery resulted in the most handsome face we’d ever seen, on any Dalmatian. After that, Lucky wanted to be the Alpha Dog of our family, but like other pets, he wasn’t quite sure how to go about doing it. So he lived his years being one of the guys, a follower, but he could also be quite an instigator when he wanted. Shortly after Lucky came to us, my wife began training to run marathons. She wanted one of the dogs to run with her and, after a few tryouts, settled on Lucky. For the next 10 years, Lucky set the pace. Our vet assured us that as long as he was out front leading the way, there was nothing wrong with the distance running. Although Lucky never ran an official marathon,

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he logged all the training mileage for several. Lucky never once lagged behind. But about six months ago, the arthritis pain became too much and he had to stop. His heart was still in it, but his joints wouldn’t let him continue. His 13 years, 91 in dog years, were catching up to him. Twice daily pain medications helped for a while. My sister-in-law in Colorado sent elk antler fuzz. Apparently, if you give the dog a pinch with his food, it helps control joint pain. That seemed to help for a while, although I’m not sure who it was helping: Lucky or me. Our seven-year old knew it was time: “Why don’t you do to Lucky what you did to Anasazi and Blue?” That was the wake-up call for us to make that difficult decision: to humanely end the long and productive life of our Lucky. In the end, it was us who were lucky that those uncaring people twelve years ago chose to drop off of their inconvenience at our house. City Councilor Ken Kingshill is a Westfield resident and Realtor. You may e-mail him at kkingshill@ westfield.in.gov.

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more than music “Music has worked well but we’re looking for whatever works best at a given time,” said Keynote Marketing Director Paul Smith. Short films and new media are the latest additions to Keynote’s repertoire, and Smith said the latter is taking off “like wildfire.” One of the organization’s latest creations is an iPhone app called God Tools, which provides digital booklets containing scripture, articles and other references.

Westfield-based Keynote and its artists make their mark around the world By Kevin Kane Current in Westfield It wasn’t fame or fortune that attracted Scott Naylor to life as a full-time musician. Instead, he hoped his talents could be used for a greater purpose, and that’s what brought him to Westfield. Naylor works as one of Keynote’s many musical artists. The organization calls Westfield home but serves as the international headquarters of creative communications for Campus Crusade for Christ, one of the largest Christian mission organizations in the world. With more than 40 divisions around the world, CCC relies on Keynote to help its ministries better reach their respective target audiences. This is mainly done out of an office and recording facility on Union Street, where Keynote creates music, movies and new media to be distributed throughout the country, and around the world. The distribution, though, often includes sending Keynote’s performers on both national and international tours. Currently, the organization has four musical acts - including Naylor’s group Blue Sky Nine - staff filmmakers, and even a ventriloquist comedian. Naylor may not be a rock star, but the former IT consultant turned musician is perhaps closer than he ever imagined. He was performing at his own church and college campus before joining Keynote, which has since sent him all over the globe. “It’s definitely a lot different,” he said. “I’ve played on four continents now.” The long-distance travel wasn’t the only adjustment Naylor had to make though. Because Keynote works to introduce people to their own spirituality, Naylor said Blue Sky Nine concerts are sometimes much different from those of other bands. Just last week, for example, the group toured throughout Kansas performing for inmates inside penitentiaries. Blue Sky Nine uses those performances to present the messages of the gospel in a way that each specific audience will find relatable. Naylor said Blue Sky, and Keynote’s other musicians, shouldn’t be considered Christian groups, though. Their respective messages stem from the Bible but their music is much like what one would hear at any other concert. “Our faith is not the subject of our art; it’s the canvas for it,” he said. Naylor added that the band’s selection of acoustic rocks songs includes covers of mainstream hits by artists such as John Mayer in addition to original tunes. As long as the song has the right message and asks its listeners the right questions, the group will play it.

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gathering support All staff members, from musicians to receptionists, must first establish a donor base, or community members willing to sponsor them, in order to fund their respective positions. After the initial work to find sponsors, Smith said the benefit is that Keynote staff members can devote all of their time and talents to mission work instead of limiting it to weekends and free time. Smith added that Keynote is currently looking to add staff members.

That thinking reflects Keynote’s entire approach to evangelical ministry. Marketing Director Paul Smith said the organization’s foundation comes from a passage in the Bible, Acts 17, in which the Apostle Paul finds common ground with people in Athens in order to effectively present his message. Keynote uses ever-changing means to do the same thing today, Smith said. Whether it’s through a comedy act, short film or organic rap music, Keynote uses whatever creative forms it believes will help CCC get its message to the world. “We take it to people and in ways that they can relate to it and receive it,” Smith said. Approaching the topic tactfully and creatively, Naylor said, helps ensure the ministry’s message appeals to a larger audience and is better received, but in addition to being more effective, this method also provides opportunities. Working at Keynote

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Keynote's various musical groups and performers may rehearse and record in Westfield, but they often take their talents on the road, performing all over the country and overseas. Blue Sky Nine performed at prisons in Kansas last week, will travel to Romania next week and is shown here playing at Ft. Knox in Kentucky.

allows the organization’s staff members to utilize their creative abilities and interests while answering a higher calling. It allows artists like Naylor to do what they want for a living while still serving a valuable purpose, and that’s why Naylor said he’s glad he switched careers. “We’re taking God-given talents and using them to serve the one they came from,” he said. “That’s pretty cool.”

Want to learn more? To learn more about Keynote and its Westfield recording and performance facility, East Street Studios, visit www.keynote.org.

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DISPATCHES » 2011-2012 calendar released – Westfield Washington Schools posted the district’s 2011-2012 calendar last week on the WWS Web site. In 2011, WWS schools will have a later start date, beginning Aug. 23 and finishing June 5. Graduation will be June 9. For more information, visit wws.k12.in.us. » Women earn more PhDs - New data shows that in 2008-09, for the first time, women earned a majority of the doctoral degrees awarded in the USA. The majority for women in doctoral degrees is slight, 50.4 percent. But the shift has been steady and significant. As recently as 2000, women were earning only 44 percent of doctoral degrees. In master's degrees, where women have already accounted for a majority of degrees, their share now stands at 60 percent. -www.educationnews.org » Arts Commission invites schools to compete in competition - The Indiana Arts Commission is encouraging high schools around the state to participate in the the sixth annual Poetry Out Loud Indiana State Finals competition. A total of $50,000 in scholarship awards and school stipends will be awarded at

the National Finals. A $20,000 college scholarship will be awarded to the national champion. Elise Lockwood from University High School in Carmel was last year's statewide winner. For registration information, contact Susan Britsch, at 232-1281. » Midwest Academy Gala – Midwest Acadmeny, a nonprofit, one-of-a-kind private school in Carmel offering students a personalized teaching approach, will hold its second annual gala on Oct. 8 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Ritz Charles, 12156 North Meridian Street. The evening will include dinner as well as both live and silent auctions, and the proceeds will benefit the students of Midwest Academy. For more information or to make a reservation, call Margie Lebin at 843-9500. » Teacher bonuses don’t raise scores – A recent study found that offering teachers annual bonuses of up to $15,000 had no effect on student test scores — a result likely to inflame debate about performance-pay programs sprouting in schools nationwide. The study suggests that teachers already were working so hard that the lure of extra money failed to induce them to intensify their efforts or change methods of instruction. -www.educationnews.org

In review: The apostrophe GRAMMAR LESSON By Brandie Bohney I get regular e-mails about apostrophe use. Those letters flood my inbox for good reason: I could fill a year’s worth of column space with apostrophe related advice. For today, though, I’ll revisit just three issues: your versus you’re, its versus it’s, and apostrophes and plurality. Your and you’re In this case and the next one, the difference between the two words is one of possession and contraction. Your is a possessive pronoun, meaning that it shows that you own or possess something: your shoes, your mechanic, your cumquats. You’re, on the other hand, is a contraction for you are: you’re silly, you’re lost, you’re a genius. Its and it’s Again, its is a possessive pronoun. Imagine that it refers to a llama: its coat, its halter, its owner. It’s is a contraction for it is or it has. Going back to the same llama: it’s friendly, it’s smelly, it’s had enough. Possessive pronouns never have apostrophes.

Never ever. Think about possessive pronouns: his, her, hers, their, theirs, my, your, yours, its, our, ours, whose. Apostrophes? Nope. None. Contractions always have apostrophes. Always. The apostrophe is the indication that the writer is acknowledging the omission of characters and/or spaces. End of story. Apostrophes with plurals The “Cliff Notes” of this particular apostrophe problem is that if there is no possession to be shown in your plural, leave the apostrophe out. Just because you end a word in s doesn’t mean you need an apostrophe to accompany that s. I don’t want deep fried oreo’s, fresh tomato’s, or spicy salsa’s unless you’re telling me about the deep fried oreo’s fat, the fresh tomato’s firmness, or the spicy salsa’s jalapeno content. The exception to this rule is lowercase abbreviations. Brandie Bohney is a grammar enthusiast and former English teacher. If you have a grammarrelated question, please email her at bbthegrammarguru@gmail.com.

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Boys and girls, worlds apart We are worlds apart in the way we emotionally speak to our sons and daughters. There is a lot of research on these separate worlds. The reality is that boys and girls are, in fact, raised in two different emotional worlds. Emotions nurture very different skills between boys and girls. According to Goleman, girls become “adept at reading both verbal and nonverbal emotional signals, at expressing and communicating their feelings,” and boys become adept at “minimizing any emotions having to do with vulnerability, guilt, fear and hurt.” My take on this is that there isn’t any one right or wrong way of raising emotionally adept kids. What’s important is that we notice, appreciate, understand and parent our kids with what is in our heart. We may live in emotionally different worlds from the opposite gender but the heart does not discriminate and is our sole gender connection. Hugs!

PARENTING By Becky Kapsalis I know I’m not alone in my experiencing of raising boys versus girls differently from one another. Daniel Goleman confirms this in his book “Emotional Intelligence”. As a mother of four boys and one daughter, it was a foregone conclusion when we were raising our children that we talked to our sons in an authoritative way (mostly angry), going into detail about the causes and consequences of their behavior. When talking with our daughters, we were more willing to discuss emotions (with the exception of anger) in greater detail. For example if our sons were swinging a plastic bag filled with marbles in a room full of windows I would immediately go in to “cause and consequence” mode: Stop swinging those marbles. You’re liable to break a window and then you’ll really be in trouble. If our daughter were swinging that same bag of marbles in a room full of windows, I might go into emotional discussion mode: Do you realize that by swinging that bag of marbles you’re risking hurting yourself and others and that would be upsetting?

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Students get lesson in bullying By Brandon Bowman Current in Westfield Students at Washington Woods Elementary School set out to end bullying this year with an artistic statement and support of a peaceful, bully free school. Using pinwheels designed by each student, the school’s lawn was transformed into an enormous peace sign. The project coincides with the national Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, implemented two years ago to educate and protect students from bullying. “The Olweus Bullying comSubmitted photo. mittee tries to educate our stuCynthia Grigesby, Instructional Assistant, Carson Saturday, Terron Lamm dents about bullying and shows and Principal Scott Williams set up peace pinwheels. students ways they can help prestart to look at their classmates differently, and vent or end any bullying at the school,” Brian with compassion and respect. Sawa an elementary guidance councilor said. The artistic expression of the pinwheels in a As a part of their curriculum, during weekly peace symbol was also developed to coincide classroom meetings students discusses a differwith the International Day of Peace and reflect ent topics ranging from a discussion of the four the many meanings of peacefulness, and encouranti-bullying rules, to the meaning of peace. age students to really consider expressing their Students are encouraged to open up and parperception of peace. ticipate to prevent bullying, which is becoming “The whole community has been involved an increasing concern for administrators and as well. Some individuals from the central ofparents. Sawa says that talking about this topic fice came down to help the kids make their openly gives the students at Westfield Washingpinwheels and discuss anti-bullying with them,” ton Elementary School a setting where they can Sawa said.

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DISPATCHES » Fishers Renaissance Faire – The sixth annual Fishers Renaissance Faire will be held this Saturday and Sunday on the grounds of Conner Prairie – rain or shine – from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days. The event is the only fair of its kind in the immediate area, and will include various forms of entertainment, artisans and food vendors. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www. fishersrenfaire.com. » Do cheap wines cook better? – Men's Health's wine guy, Gary Vaynerchuk, says “Whether cooking or sipping, price doesn't matter. The best rule is to cook with what you drink. If you like $8 chardonnay, cook with it. Then pour it at the table and you've created a quick harmony of the palate.” -Men's Health » Shaken, Not Stirred – Promising Futures of Central Indiana will hold its largest fundraising event of the year, the Shaken, Not Stirred Martini Party, on Sept. 30 at the Ritz Charles in Carmel. The event will go from 6:30 to 10 p.m. and will include live and silent auctions, voting for the best martini and appetizer and much more. To learn more about the event, call Michele Whelchel at 773-6342. » Battle Bands tournament – On Oct. 9, Castleton Square Mall will host a tournament for kids with Battle Bands, a new series of flexible, collectible and tradable bands that double as game pieces. Global game and toy maker, Senario, is putting on the tournament for all kids ages six to 13, giving them a chance to win a $100 grand prize and toy package. Game play will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. outside of Macy’s. Parents can register now for their kids to participate in the event by visiting www.PlayBattleBands.com. » Get a better room – Your odds of getting a free upgrade at a hotel is one in five, thanks to occupancy rates dropping to 56 percent for the first half of 2010. A few steps can better your odds. 1. Stay at business hotels Thursday through Sunday. 2. Use the special request box on online reservations, call the hotel directly and ask the check-in clerk in person if there’s any chance for an upgrade. 3. Check in late. Most guests arrive around 3 p.m., so check in after 7, when the clerk knows which rooms are left. -Money

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Carmel Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 35th season, move to Palladium By Margaret Sutherlin Cuttent in Westfield Celebrating their 35th season this year, the Carmel Symphony Orchestra has prepared long hours to debut important classical pieces, creative collaborations, and are ready to be reintroduced as a truly exceptional professional orchestra at home in the Palladium. “We can’t wait to hear and perform, and for the audience to experience it,” said President of CSO Alan Davis. “It’s been 10 years we’ve been looking forward to making the music in a new space. We can’t wait and it will be just an amazing season.” Though the move to the Palladium doesn’t officially happen until early 2011, the 35th season starts on Oct. 2, and is one that recognizes the potential and excellence of Carmel’s own symphony. In past seasons, the CSO has performed in a variety of spaces, from local churches to the Westfield High School auditorium. Now with their first permanent home, the orchestra and Artistic Director David Bowden feel confident they can deliver performances worthy of the new space. Bowden made sure his orchestra is well prepared for the move, practicing and performing

IF YOU GO Virtuoso Organ Saturday Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m. St. Luke’s United Methodist Church Organist Cameron Carpenter, artist in residence with the CSO, joins the orchestra to perform classical favorites and a Cole Porter review. Tickets available at (317) 844-9717. Visit www. Carmelsymphony.org for details. excerpts from works in the debut season at the Palladium. Part of the challenge with this particular season for the orchestra was not just in perfecting the performance aspect, but also making sure the best possible musical selections were made. “I wanted to be certain we were playing at the higher level of excellence,” said Bowden. “We have been getting in good shape for the performance so the quality of playing is really there. We have planned these pieces earlier on in our repertoire, so we come back to them, we can

perform them really well.” Selecting unique collaborations and rising stars in the classical world have always been strengths of the CSO according to Bowden, and this year promises to be no different. World renowned pianist Di Wu will perform with the orchestra in February, and organist and artist in residence Cameron Carpenter will perform at the first concert of the season. With much preparation and practice of the music selected to debut at the Palladium, Bowden also knows that even with the hype of the move, the orchestra is going to remain true to its foundation and values. One of the most important parts of the orchestra for Bowden is its commitment to children and music education. While the orchestra currently is involved in music education and hosts an annual Family Fun! Concert, in the new location at the Palladium, families are still going to be welcomed. “In each concert we hope to find something interesting and attractive to each and every audience member, and something that will move each and everyone,” said Bowden. “We want this season to be filled with moments that people will say to themselves, ‘I can’t miss that and I have to go.’”

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Local event aims to get you flying By Brandie Bohney Current in Westfield Westfield’s Wheeler Field (18036 Dartown Road) will host the annual Indy Flyers’ Fly-In this Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Not only will the event be an opportunity for currently licensed pilots to gather, but it will also be an excellent chance for anyone interested in flying to talk to pilots, see various types of planes Submitted Photo up close, and even take an exploration first Keith Szaranos will take his homebuilt, two-seat Kitfox to flight with an instructor to determine if flying is Westfield this weekend for the Indy Flyers’ annual Fly-In. a hobby worth pursuing. Szaranos – and many other sport pilots – is not Becoming a pilot may seem like a daunting the restrictions, but the capabilities: – and expensive – pursuit, but for those with “I don’t fly as high or as fast, but guess what? interest, learning to fly and owning a plane is I’m flying,� he said. “That’s all I really wanted not as exclusive as it once was. &2%15%.4-/6)%'/%23 to do.� Local sport pilot and Indy Flyers member 3IGNUPATWWWGQTICOMFORTHE The change in FAA regulations was and conKeith Szaranos said the creation of sport pilot/ &REQUENT-OVIEGOER#LUB tinues to be intended to drive more people into light-sport aircraft regulations in 2004 %ARNPOINTSSEEMOVIESFORABARGAINPRICE made flying. Szaranos said that the military is training becoming a pilot accessible to a much greater fewer pilots than in years past, and cutbacks in segment of the interested population. commercial airlines have significantly decreased “Most of us in the [Indy Flyers] club are sport the number of licensed pilots needed in the pilots,� Szaranos explains. Getting a sport-pilot industry. But becoming a sport pilot is easy and license is much faster, less expensive and easier affordable enough for many families. than a general aviation license: “50 hours of in“It’s opened up a whole new wave of aviation opstruction for a general aviation license takes a lot of time and a lot of money, and then the certified portunities,� Szaranos said.�If you can afford a used airplanes – like Cessnas – are very expensive.� On car – a second car – you can afford an airplane.� The annual Fly-In hopes to introduce more the flip side, Szaranos explains, “You can get into interested parties to the hobby of flying. The a used sport-pilot plane for $7,000.� event itself is free, and food will be served. ExThere are a number of restrictions on pilots ploration flights are available for $49 each. with sport licenses. Still, what is important to

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The Pyramid Players presentation of the stage adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale, “The Little Mermaid,” continues through Nov. 6 at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. The production is 1 hour long without intermission. Children will have the opportunity to meet the after each show for pictures and autographs. Tickets are $12.50 and include a snack. Performances are at 10 a.m. on Fridays and at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturdays, except Oct. 8, 15 and 16. For reservations, contact the box office at 317.872.9664 or visit the theater’s web site, www.beefandboards.com.

Camelot

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre celebrates the 50th anniversary of Broadway’s classic “Camelot,” based on the T.H. White Arthurian fantasy novel “The Once and Future King,” through Oct. 10. “Tickets range from $35 to $58. Price includes a buffet, with a fruit and salad bar, unlimited coffee, tea and lemonade. For reservations and show times, call the box office at 317.872.9664 or visit www. beefandboards.com. The theater is located at 9301 N. Michigan Road on the northwest side of Indianapolis, about a 30-minute drive from downtown Noblesville.

Don’t Dress for Dinner

The Belfry Theater, 10609 Greenfield Ave., continues its season with “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” a farcical production of secret love shenanigans, mistaken identities, tangos and whirling partners, all taking place in a French farmhouse. Karla Ries directs. Show times are 8 p.m. Oct. 1-2 and 8-9 and 2 p.m. Oct. 3 and 10. Tickets are $15 adults and $12 ages 12 and younger. Reservations required at 317.773.1085.

Schoolhouse Rock

Indianapolis Children’s Theatre will revive its wildly successful production of”Schoolhouse Rock Live!” a staged adaptation of the ABC cartoon series, “Schoolhouse Rock!” Performances for school groups are scheduled for Monday, Oct. 11 through Friday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. daily. All performances are open to the public, including two shows on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children and $ for school groups. Purchase tickets at www.civictheatre.org.

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The following performances and events will take place this week at Mickey’s Irish Pub, 13644 N. Meridian Street. For more information call 573-9746. Wednesday - Texas Holdem Poker Friday - Alan Kaye and the Toons Saturday - The Bishops

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Mo’s Irish Pub

The following musical acts will be playing live at Mo’s Irish Pub, 13193 Levinson Lane in the Hamilton Town Center, Noblesville. For more information, call (317) 770-9020. Oct. 1 – Through Being Cool. Oct. 2 – Sour Mash.

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DISPATCHES » St. Vincent named top emergency department - St.Vincent Carmel Hospital’s emergency department (ED) has received the Emergency Center of Excellence award from Emergency Excellence, an organization specializing in the motivation and recognition of outstanding emergency department performance nationwide. St.Vincent Carmel Hospital is the only ED in the state and second in the nation to receive the honor. » Longevity secret? – New study: Independent observers were shown photos of 230 professional baseball players from the 1952 baseball registry and asked to rate each player’s facial expression. When the ratings were then compared with the players’ mortality data in 2009, players who had smiled broadly were found to have lived five years longer, on average, than those who had not smiled. Theory: A positive emotional state promotes longevity. Self-defense: Do you best to cultivate positive emotions so that you’ll have more occasions to smile. -Bottom Line Health » Senior day and health fair – HCR Manor Care at Summer Trace will host an event filled with food, prizes, bingo and health services at its senior day and health fair, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $5 per person, which includes a lunch. All proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association. Please bring a food item for donation to the Salvation Army. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 848-2448. » Skip for better performance – Before a big meeting or any other time you need to come through in the clutch, try skipping. Jim Fannin, a performance coach who has worked with pro athletes like Alex Rodriguez, says that skipping helps because it’s hard to do without laughing – even if it is at yourself. Laughing adds endorphins to your bloodstream which calm you down and reduce stress. -Esquire » Natural sunburn remedies – 1. Grate potatoes and apply to sunburned skin. The starch will cool and soothe the burn. 2. Apply peppermint oil to sunburned skin, as long as the skin isn't blistered. Use a peppermint infusion as a milder wash to help cool a sunburn. 3. Add some black or green tea to your bathwater to soothe sunburned skin. Or pat sunburned skin with wet tea bags. -www.almanac.com

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NUTRITION By Laura Marceno Can resveratrol help one live a longer and more youthfully? Resveratrol is a natural antiaging compound found in red wine and has gotten a lot of news coverage in the last few years. Resveratrol, a polyphenolic phytoalexin present in red wine, is known to possess potent antioxidant properties, such as protecting the body against the kind of damage linked to increased risk for conditions such as cancer and heart disease. Resveratrol is found in the skin of red grapes, but other sources include peanuts and berries. One of the most important studies on resveratrol was conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School. The researchers fed one group of mice a diet in which 60 percent of calories came from fat. Not surprisingly, these mice soon developed signs of impending diabetes and grossly enlarged livers compared to mice fed a standard diet. Another group of mice was fed the same high-fat diet but coupled with a daily dose of resveratrol. It did not prevent obesity from the high fat diet; the mice grew just as fat as the other mice. But, the resveratrol dose was shown

to avert the high levels of glucose and insulin in the bloodstream, and it kept the mice’s livers at normal size. Even more profound, resveratrol sharply extended the mice’s lifetimes. Those fed resveratrol along with the high fat diet died many months later than the mice on high fat alone. Further research is continuing on resveratrol. Well not a fountain of youth, there is growing evidence of benefits to resveratrol for improved health and longevity, and possibly even cancer prevention due to its antioxidant effects. It may be the link behind the French Paradox, the puzzling fact that people in France enjoy a high-fat diet yet suffer less heart disease than Americans. Always consult with a doctor, but no negative side effects are known to this natural compound. You can get the benefit of resveratrol by drinking red wine in moderation (1 to 2 glasses) or by taking a quality resveratrol supplement daily. Laura Marenco is a certified personal trainer and nutritional advisor for PointBlank Nutrition. You may e-mail her at laura@pointblanknutrition. com.

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No excuse for chest pain HEALTH By Dr. Angela LaSalle We’ve all heard or read about the signs of a heart attack: chest pressure that may radiate down the arms or up the front of the neck to the jaw area, nausea, sweating and shortness of breath. However, the preceding signs may be much more subtle, and can be easily overlooked as being a part of the ordinary discomforts that we sometimes experience. It is important to understand that the body is wired in such a way that pain occurring in one of the internal organs can refer (move) and cause pain in another spot in the body. Heart pains can easily mimic indigestion causing a mild pressure in the upper stomach area that is often mistaken for gas or reflux, especially if it is accompanied by nausea. It may or may not also be felt between the shoulder blades which has resulted in many people rationalizing that it simply a pulled or tired muscle in the back or shoulder. It can also be felt in front of the neck or jaw area, without any chest symptoms. And the number one hallmark of cardiovascular disease: fatigue. Unexplained tiredness, inability to complete tasks due to feeling winded or heaviness in the body can also be the warning signs of a heart problem. In fact, fatigue is the number one symptom most commonly reported by women. Women are

Taking care of summer skin damage SKIN CARE By Brooke Tetrault Did the sun lure you in again this summer? Is your skin paying the price? Sun spots, dry skin, more fine lines, deeper wrinkles, and uneven tone: was it worth it? The good news is that you can be forgiven with a little education and initiative. The sun’s UVA and UVB rays cause damage to the skin cells’ DNA molecules including free radical formation, collagen breakdown, decreased immunity and repair functions, and mutations in DNA. This damage leads to cell death and uncontrolled cell growth. All of this causes wrinkles, dry skin, uneven tone, and even cancer. Collagen production slows down starting in our 30s, and sun damage further speeds up collagen degradation. So what can be done? There are several options to correct damage and turn back the clock. Skin care products, facials and peels, flashlamp, and laser treatments are all available. Firstly, use sunscreen with full UVA and UVB coverage. The types of products that use proper amounts of proven physical and/or chemical sunscreen ingredients are those you will find from your skin care physician and not over-thecounter at your local drug store. Products that resurface, stimulate collagen, and fade as well as prevent those sunspots are imperative to reverse sun damage. Safe chemical peels can be effective s

much more likely to have atypical symptoms, which can result in a delay in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. The important point here is to pay attention to your body’s signals and to not rationalize your symptoms. Seek medical attention, and don’t be afraid to call 911 if you’re having chest, back or arm pain or shortness of breath. EMS teams are trained to begin assessing and dealing with the situation in route in order to provide the best outcomes. Angela LaSalle, M.D. practices integrative medicine with the Indiana Health Group in Carmel and is board certified in family medicine. For more information, visit, www.angelalasallemd.com.

as well. You should seek advice from your skincare professional to address your chief concerns. You will have more dramatic correction of sun-damaged skin with laser and light-based procedures. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a very common light-based procedure that is quick, safe, and effective in fading sun spots and correcting uneven tone. Pearl resurfacing is the most effective in reversing the damaging effects of summer sun. It addresses not only pigment and uneven tone, but also wrinkles, pore size, skin laxity, and texture/ scarring. Also, since it is a laser with precision targeting, it stimulates collagen production for more improvement for months to follow. It removes the uppermost layers of damaged skin in one short procedure and reveals new, smooth, more vibrant, youthful looking skin in just a few days. Most importantly, the Pearl procedure provides an excellent safety profile and some of the most effective results of any laser on the market. The fall and winter seasons are the perfect time for these procedures. See a skin care professional soon to reverse the summer sun damage. Brooke Tetrault is director of operations at ClarityMD and can be reached at 317-571-8900 or info@ClarityMD.com.

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DISPATCHES » Grand opening in arts district – The Old Town Design Group will hold a grand opening this Sunday, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Blackwell Park, its newest cottage home community in Carmel's Arts & Design District. Blackwell Park is located at the intersection of 3rd Avenue NE and 3rd Street NE. » Employers check Twitter – Future employers search for you on Twitter and other social media sites. Why? They’re looking for dirt, that’s why. Many people warn about information on Facebook pages, but Twitter profiles are checked just as often. When filling out personal information, don't include anything that would turn away a potential employer, such as details about your mental and physical health, political views, ethnicity or faith, to name a few. -www.avidcareerist.com » Take advantage of tax credits – A 30 percent tax credit up to $1,500 on duct sealing, heating and cooling equipment, insulation, roofing, windows and other energy-efficiency improvements. Installation costs are not included for sealing air leaks, adding insulation or putting in windows, doors and roofs. Projects must be completed by Dec. 31, 2010 for credit. To collect, file IRS form 5695 with your 2010 taxes. Keep a copy of the Manufacturer’s Certification Statement and all receipts of itemized bills. For more information, go to www.energystar.gov.

Finding fear, surviving in business COMMENTARY By David Cain Would you believe that people do more to avoid pain then they do to seek out pleasure? Think about it. What were your last five decisions? What was the motivation? Did you do it for pleasure or to avoid some pain or potential pitfall? If you dig deep, you’ll find more often than not that you are motivated by what keeps you up at night and your anxieties, rather than your wildest dreams. After all, people are just animals. And animals act out of a need for survival. Decisions have more to do with what pain gets resolved than the pleasure it delivers. We have a need to survive. We make our decisions based on that survival mentality. Not too glamorous, but mostly true. I was driving back from lunch and, without thinking, turned the car around and headed to get coffee. I had a meeting in ten minutes, but I was sure I could make it back in time. What made me turn around? I was afraid that I wouldn’t have a good meeting without the caffeine. File that example under sad but true. I changed shirts this morning not because of vanity, but instead I was afraid I’d be made fun of because it was way too pink. I keep my computer in a case because I don’t want to have to

buy a new one. I make decisions at work based on what I think protects me from pain. I’m a survivor. Even though I like to think that my decisions are based on vision, forethought, and my dreams, I can trace every decision I make to a fear. At the root of every decision, there’s a fear or a pain being dissolved. The rest is just rationalization. After all, pleasure could be defined as life without pain, fear, or conflict. Find the fear and you’ll tap into the survival instincts of an animal. Find the fear and you’ll find how to truly influence decisions. What’s more, you’ll find the unintentional consequence of better understanding and communication with others. When someone believes you understand them, they are more willing to listen and act on your recommendations. Understanding their pain is understanding their perspective and that’s what creates influence. Try it out. Find the pain and you’ll find keys to influence. After all, like most animals, we’re all just trying to survive.

David Cain works at MediaSauce, a digital media and online marketing company in Carmel. David welcomes your questions or comments at David.Cain@MediaSauce.com.

» Somerset celebrates 50 years – Public accounting and professional services firm Somerset CPAs is celebrating 50 years of serving clients in 2010. Today Somerset is made up of approximately 120 professionals, including 23 principals. To honor their 50th year, Somerset will be hosting a reception on Sept. 30 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at its office at 3925 River Crossing Parkway, Indianapolis. A tribute to long-time clients will take place. » Make it snappy – If you want to get the most profit out of your sales leads, realize that the quality of a lead diminishes with each passing day. Make sure that any lead generation company you work with has the technology and resources to deliver new leads in a timely fashion. For that matter, make sure that you, too, have the resources to follow up with every lead you’re sent. If your prospects don’t remember who you are, you’ve lost your shot. -Inc.

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MONEY MATTERS How much do sales/deals influence your shopping decisions? I’ll go to one store over another if the deal is really good, but usually I’m a pretty loyal shopper when it comes to something I want. Rachel Cera Westfield

A lot. I got to places with deals when it comes to grocery items and other things. Julie Schafer Westfield

A lot. I’ve always used coupons for groceries. Ryan Volz Westfield

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Ohio based Oberer’s Flowers is making the move to Carmel, Ind., with the hope of establishing themselves as a major player in the area floral business. Oberer’s looks to distinguish themselves from other area flower shops, especially in the atmosphere of their store and the quality of their product. While many flower shops often also carry décor and gifts, Oberer’s focus is on flowers. The store is designed to feel like a large floral district, especially with the large floral refrigerator that takes up about half of the store. Opportunities for do-it-yourself arrangements, easy wholesale purchasing, and assistance from floral designers if desired are all features of the new location. “Indiana felt like a natural place to be,” said Director of Operations in the Indianapolis area Rob Spikol. “It’s a major crossroads for our business. Carmel has a real hometown pride and community feel to it, which makes it the natural fit for us. When an arrangement arrives you can truly tell it’s Oberer’s from the quantity and quality of the flowers.” Oberer’s promises outstanding quality for low prices and plans to give away many arrangements on their opening day. Oberer’s is set to open Oct. 5, at their location at 12761 Old Meridian Street, Carmel, Ind. 12761 Old Meridian Street, Carmel, Indiana 46032 Phone: 317-575-1197 Web site: www.oberers.com

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DISPATCHES » E-mail, without the typing – The latest tool for the mobile office lets you access your Outlook e-mail, calendar and contacts using your voice. When you call in to the system, it connects to your Outlook account and reads a list of menu options that respond to voice commands. Say “E-mail,” for example, to have subject lines and messages read aloud. You can also dictate a reply, which the service sends as an audio file. The cost of this service, developed by Alteva and Microsoft, starts at $15 per user, per month. -Inc. » Adjust your TV, save money – Manufacturers often ship televisions in “retail mode,” a setting that ensures the best picture quality under bright showroom lights. But the more efficient “home mode” is fine for most types of viewing and can save you money. How much? About $30 to $60 per year. -Consumer Reports » Why are CAPTCHAs so hard to read? – CAPTCHAs – Completely Automated Public Turing tests to tell Computers and Humans Apart – are are what require you to retype barely legible words on Web sites for security checks. Because the characters are too screwy for computers to recognize, these are used to keep automated programs from being used to vote in online polls 10 million times or buy every ticket to an upcoming event, for example. Most aren't too hard to read, but the ones that take a few tries are a result of bad programming. -Esquire

Do Smartphones get viruses? TECHNOLOGY By Gary Hubbard The amount of new malware that is being written to infect computers continues to grow at a fever pitch, and the most common target is unfortunately your identity. A recent study showed that searching for entertainment sites (music, video, games, software, etc.) and including the word “free” in the search, your chances of coming across a malicious website goes up exponentially, in some cases 300 percent! When it comes to your smartphone vulnerabilities, browserbased attacks on smartphones are early in development. Researchers are still working on finding theoretical possibilities, but nothing substantial exists in the wild. There is a new vulnerability that was recently discovered for Adobe’s Flash player, which runs on desktop operating systems like Windows, Mac and Linux, but the latest Android operating system (2.2) has some exposure to this exploit (the first of its kind, since most smartphones can’t run Flash). thorized sources is that the vetting process (especially for Apple’s At this point in time, it’s actually safer to use your smartphone App Store) is pretty rigid and the likelihood of a malicious profor accessing web content, especially the fringe content that is gram getting onto your phone is very low. highly targeted for desktop computers, but that’s likely to change As the capabilities of what a smartphones, and tablets like the over time. iPad, increase, so do likely the risks in using those features (the With the popularity of smartphones on the rise, the real concurrent Flash issue is a good example). Keep your guard up and cern for users right now, are downloadable applications that can stay tuned. contain malware or silently access private information on your phone. Smartphone manufacturers do their best to police rogue applications in their various app delivery systems, but they have had Gary Hubbard is the owner of Data Doctors Computer Services - www.datadoctors.com. Have a technology some apps that sneak past the security tests and were only later question? Send it toPM CurrentInCarmel@datadoctors.com pulled from their app stores. RareRoastBeefAd_CurrentCarmel.qxd 7/30/09 5:18 Page 1 One of the benefits to only getting applications from the au-

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Today, it is all about me

RELATIONSHIPS By Rachael Noble I was recently on a date with a guy who said something all too familiar to me. He said, “You are absolutely nothing like I thought you’d be. I’m really happy about that.” Because I’ve heard this before, I thought I’d ask him why he said this. Does it mean I give a bad first impression? He described how he thought from seeing my photo in the column and hearing about my career that I would be high maintenance, spoiled and stuck up. Ouch! He was glad to see I wasn’t any of those. Anyway, considering I hear this perspective not all that infrequently, and the fact that I get a lot of emails asking where I’m from and more about myself, I thought I’d make these next few columns, well, all about me. If you’ve been reading my column for a while I guess it’s nice to know more about the gal who’s writing it, right? So here’s my story. I grew up in Anadarko, Oklahoma, a little town in the middle of nowhere, made up of more American Indians per capita than anywhere in the world. I am registered as a Choctaw Indian, and have just enough blood in me to receive government funded medical, dental and vision care (and food when I was in college) in Oklahoma.

I went to public school through until the second grade, a Christian school through fifth grade, and then I homeschooled through middle and high school. We lived far out on the prairie that overlooked a red canyon valley, which was all American Indian land and housing. We were a self sufficient family; we grew a large garden to can all the produce to keep in our cellar and feed us year round. We also kept chickens for eggs, had sheep, guineas (Dang those birds! Look them up because they’re horrifically ugly and attacked us every time we walked out the door!), rabbits and horses. On the subject of horses, I ride bareback. We could only afford one saddle, so every day when my sisters and I rode they always got dibs on the saddle, so I had to do without. I was the girliest tomboy you’ve ever seen so when I was little: I’d ride in my fluffy dress and cowgirl boots, jumping on my horse without a saddle or bridle. I think I’d be afraid to ride like that these days! Rachael Noble is a single Carmel resident and contributing columnist. She can be reached at nobleadvice@yahoo.com.

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Sin, knowledge and faith SPIRITUALITY By Bob Walters Why does one believe in Jesus Christ? Is it to: a) escape one’s sin, b) increase one’s knowledge, or c) because our faith tells us to? Defining and justifying one’s belief in Christ can be a lonely, confusing enterprise. Our increasingly schizophrenic society tries to both acknowledge truth and deny the existence of God, self-righteously insists on goodness but scoffs at morality, and smugly claims heaven as its own while rolling its cynical eyes at the person of Jesus Christ. But to Christ some of us are drawn. All are invited in grace, but the world tugs hard against the heart that hears the heavenly hearkening of Jesus. Sin generates pleasure and fear, and fear pulls some toward the Cross. The pursuit of pleasure, of course, pulls the other direction. If Jesus is presented merely as a “get out of jail” pass, some will misinterpret that as a divine call rather than the selfish, empty escape that it often is; guilt always focuses on us, not the Lord. “Knowledge is the exclusive province of Christ. He is the Word of God from the beginning of the world” (John 1:1), and knowing Christ, which is the New Covenant brought by Jesus, is the only way to know any part of God. But, who pursues Christ in order to obtain

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knowledge? Secular science has replaced the throne of God as the public seat of knowledge. Where in science does one find grace, or mercy? Facts, please. Let us discover the facts. “The postmoderns,” said Joe Bottum, “say there is neither Good, nor right and wrong.” Justice becomes an opinion or an open-variable equation. Do the math; there is no God. “Faith is an agonizingly simple enterprise. The intuitive examine their heart. The aware learn from experience. The intellectual study the evidence. God is near. Be still, and know it” (Ps. 46:10). “Proving faith is agonizingly difficult. I can prove faith only as I can prove love…by my actions, by my joy, by the depth and fullness of my life. Yet the proof is in my heart and, like all eternal things, unseen” (2 Corinthians 4:18). Believers may arrive at Christ’s hem quaking in guilty fear, or possibly seeking ultimate wisdom. How real and wonderful it is when the indefinable quality of faith animates the undeniable fact of God in our soul. Bob Walters (www.believerbob. blogspot.com, email rlwcom@aol. com) weeps for those whose walk with the Lord is a guilt trip. The best answer is C.

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Water-wise plants for your landscape LANDSCAPING By Randy Sorrell After yet another desert dry summer, perhaps we will finally admit that our water consumption habits could be more thoughtful and that our landscape plant palate more accurately reflect the wild swings in rain patterns. Sadly, that likely provokes us to plant fewer hydrangeas, dogwoods and rhododendrons, some of my favorites. Fortunately, we have not been forced to rationing. And local water supplies, including our artesian aquifer flowing safely below the surface, do not seem Drought thriving roses, potentilla and Russian sage" immediately jeopardized from overconsumption, unlike our Japanese Tree Lilac. They deserve a place in well friends out on the west coast. But smart water planned landscapes. consumption practices and “green” friendly Drought tolerant shrub selections include habits are important now. It’s really simple stuff, chokeberry, caryopteris, quince, witchhazel, smart plant palates, low flow shower heads and sweetspire, bayberry, potentilla, most roses, rose intelligent irrigation use, to become water wise of sharon, spirea and many of the viburnum. landscapers. Yellow or white potentilla has the distinction FALL, BEST TIME TO PLANT Since Fall is generally the best time of the year of being one of the longest flowering deciduous shrubs. This two to three foot showy performer for planting, here are some attractive, drought tends to get a little woody after a few years, like tolerant trees and shrubs to consider: Amur Maple, River Birch, Hornbeam, Hawthorne and spirea, and responds well when pruning it back

to the ground. I love sweetspire for its early summer fragrant white flowers and its exaggerated show of fall color that commences in mid-summer. STRESSED LAWNS Bob Andrews with Greenskeeper in Carmel says that the 34 days or more of 90 degree heat has caused unprecedented lawn stress. Mature lawns are performing better than young ones, shade better than sun and seed better than sod. Many that appear dead may actually be dormant and will hopefully recover and have time to stock up on nutrients before going dormant again for the winter. His suggestion…water a couple times a week to keep it alive. Get familiar with this plant palate and these green friendly habits. By embracing them more often in our landscaping, we will have to worry about watering less. Randy Sorrell is president of SURROUNDINGS by NatureWorks+, a Carmel home improvement firm. He may be reached at 317-679-2565, randy@choosesurroundings.com or www.choosesurroundings.com.

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KITCHENS By David Decker Dear Dave: We love our granite kitchen countertops, but don’t love our sink! Both were here when we moved in 18 months ago. We have a 50/50 split, stainless steel under-mounted sink (granite all the way around the top), and want to replace it with a single-tub, apron-front farmhouse unit as wide and deep as the cabinetry will allow. We understand this will require breaking seams, some cutting and possibly even replacing that piece of granite. Two people have said not to try, but I can’t afford to start over with new countertops. How do I keep the counters but replace the sink? – Robyn S. Dave’s Answer: Very Carefully! Robyn, thanks for reaching out and asking this question. It’s not impossible, but there are many risks and issues when altering an existing, installed granite countertop. • Properly installed granite seams don’t like to break cleanly. • Seams that don’t break cleanly require recutting, which shortens the counters and throws off the overall fit … a real can of worms! • We can’t accept liability if the granite seams don’t break cleanly. • If seams do break cleanly (an indication

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they weren’t installed properly to start with, by the way), the piece can be taken into the shop for re-fabrication. • Regardless, it’s not an inexpensive fix because it is very time-consuming • Cutting on-site (in your kitchen) is an option, but very dusty. • As for replacing the granite around just the sink, stone is very difficult to match unless it comes from the same bundle/lot. • You need a bigger sink to cover the existing granite cut-out. • The cabinet will need to be altered to accept this new sink design, with a shelf installed for support. Considering all the variables, I’d probably try to pop the seams and re-fabricate the granite. It sounds like it’s too late to learn to love the sink. David Decker is president of Affordable Kitchens and Bathrooms, based in Carmel (877-252-1420, www. affordablekandb.com). Have a home improvement question? E-mail David at david.decker@affordablekandb. com, and he will answer in an upcoming column.   

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HUMOR By Dick Wolfsie Last week I went in for my annual checkup. I was sitting in the waiting room filling out a new form that asks if you have contracted any new diseases since your last appointment. Maybe I’m just old school, but if I had developed something serious, I probably would have squeezed in another visit. The last page of this questionnaire was a survey titled: A Simple Test to See If You Have Hearing Loss. This was in big, bold capital letters, like they were yelling at me, as if hard of hearing is closely connected to hard of reading. The survey had 10 questions to diagnose the problem. Here are my favorites, verbatim: • Do others complain that you watch TV with the volume too high? Every night, my wife comes into the bedroom while I’m watching Letterman, looks at me and says, “I can’t believe how loud this is.” I know she is saying that because I can read lips. • Do you frequently ask others to repeat themselves? Constantly. “Say that again,” I’ll yell at a friend at lunch. You would, too, if you heard some of the crap people believe after watching cable news.

• Do you have difficulty understanding women? The questionnaire says some loss is so gradual, you don’t even know you have a problem unless someone brings it to your attention. Gee, I wonder who that would be? • Do you have trouble understanding children? Babies? Not a word. Toddlers? Not a problem. Teenagers? Not a clue. • Can you hear people in another room? No. That is the major reason I went into another room in the first place. • Have others mentioned that you don’t seem to hear them? Maybe, but I think I was in another room at the time. • Do you avoid family meetings because you can’t understand the conversations? No, I avoid family meetings because in the words of Hoosier humorist Kin Hubbard: There is plenty of peace in a home where the family doesn’t make the mistake of trying to get together.

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Turbo, Bold Scent Systems HUMOR By Mike Redmond So there I was, wandering down the Personal Cleanliness aisle of the Big Cheap Department Store, when my eyes fell upon a bottle advertising itself not as soap, or detergent, or a cleaning product of any kind but as a Scent System. Only a man could have come up with something so ridiculous. System is a magic word to guys. There are lots of these. Turbo, bold are also magic words. Advertisers and marketers use these all the time to sucker guys into buying stuff that they don’t need, and for way more than they ought to pay. Snack foods, for example. I’m pretty sure it’s possible to buy a Giant (another magic word) bag of cheese puffs that are now Turbo-Charged with Bold New Flavor. Never mind that they’re really just the same old cheese puffs with a little bit of cayenne sprinkled on them. They’re Turbo and Bold. Guys love that kind of stuff. And so it is with system. The word triggers a response hidden deep in guy DNA, a natural attraction for plans and strategies, which usually translates into a keen ability to make things more complicated than they really need to be. So what does all this have to do with getting clean? Nothing. But it has everything to do with selling soap.

Scent System, to a guy, conjures up this image: a squadron of tiny little scent specialists deployed onto his body for the purpose of keeping him “socially acceptable”. “All right men, time for a perimeter check. Neck? Check. Torso? Check. South of the Border? Check. Feet? Oh, my! Feet, we’ll get back to you.” The squad leader sits in Scent Control monitoring the situation and sending Scent Troops where they’re needed. It is, of course, ridiculous. Scent system? Please. It’s shower and that’s all is. The only thing systematic about it is the way marketers use a magic word to make sure guys grab it and throw it into their shopping carts purely from a reflex they don’t even understand. Right along with the Turbo paper plates and Bold new cat litter. Which, of course, is what I did: I bought a bottle of scent system. What can I say? I’m a guy. Mike Redmond is an author, journalist, humorist and speaker. Write him at mike@ mikeredmondonline.com or P.O. Box 44385, Indianapolis, IN 46244.

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DISPATCHES » Pets disrupt sleep – In the United States, a recent survey by the American Pet Products Association found that 62 percent of cats and nearly half of dogs share their owners' beds. However, this can mean less sleep for the pets' owners. A study released by the Mayo Clinic Sleep Disorders Center in 2002 found that more than half of pet owners surveyed said their nightly sleep was disturbed by their furry companions. -www.todayonline.com

» Childhood favorites are now pet toys - Now, your playful pooch can enjoy the same toys you did as a kid. Sort of. Fisher-Price has just entered the world of dog toys, reinventing favorites to be more pet-friendly -- including adding a peanut butter scent. The brightly colored toys are just hitting shelves at PetSmart this month. Toys like the Ruff-A-Stackand Xylobone ($11.99) and Chatter Pup Telebone ($7.99) feature two separate soft parts (one with a squeaker) connected by a rope. The toys also hold up to strong chewing. Learn more at www.petsmart. com by searching “Fisher-Price.”

PETS By Gregory Magnusson First, the facts: There were 40 confirmed cases of rabies in Indiana in 2009: 39 bats, one human. That human, a 43 year old man, died of the disease. Now, if every nonhuman case of rabies in 2009 occurred in bats, why does Indiana require rabies vaccination of domestic dogs and cats? The answer, of course, is that vaccinated cats and dogs serve as a primary level of human protection from rabid wildlife. Vaccinate all the cats and dogs, and you prevent most of the spread of rabies from wild animals to humans. Rabies is a viral disease transmitted via the saliva of an infected animal, by bite or by a lick over an open cut. After a person is bitten by an infected animal, the virus multiplies at the bite site, and then travels along nerves to the brain. Once in the human brain, inflammation causes delirium, painful muscle spasms in the throat, and usually death. Once symptoms occur, there is no treatment. “Despite being 100 percent preventable, one person dies from rabies every 10 minutes. It is estimated that 52,560 people die worldwide from rabies each year,” according to the World Rabies Day website, www.worldrabiesday.org. Children are most at risk, and most transmis-

sion occurs in dogs not vaccinated against rabies. In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared the country free of domestic canine rabies. In 2009, there were 6,994 confirmed cases of rabies in the U.S. That number included 300 wild unvaccinated cats, 81 wild unvaccinated dogs, 2,327 raccoons, 1,625 bats, 504 skunks, and 88 foxes. The take home message here is this: rabies is still present in Indiana, and the only reason we don’t see the disease in more humans is because we vaccinate our cats and dogs. If your unvaccinated dog or cat is exposed to a rabid animal, not only may your beloved pet become infected, but you and your family may be at risk as well. Protect yourself, protect your children, and protect your pets. All it takes is one simple yearly vaccine to prevent rabies in your cat or dog, and keep the U.S. rabies free. Please call your veterinarian today and get it done. It’s the law, and it’s good medicine. 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).

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