Posts Tagged: Indianapolis

Infill Before Density: Some Ideas for Indy Velocity

Erika Smith from the Indy Star fills us in on a new plan for development in downtown Indianapolis that includes improving residential as well as retail and business development. Here’s some basics about the plan: This is the thinking behind a new strategic plan called Velocity. Led by IDI, this year-long process — with the

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Indy 5×5 Presentations: Make Indy

We’re at the second of Make 5×5 – four events designed to fund and celebrate ideas and innovation in Indianapolis. Five presenters have five slides and 5 minutes to explain their vision for a project that would make Indianapolis a better place. The audience votes, and the winner gets $10,000 dollars to make their project

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Indianapolis Museum of Art’s unnecessary budget cut backs

There’s a lot to unpack in this article on the IMA’s recent decision to cut it’s budget under director Charles Venable – [The sad, unnecessary situations at MOCA, Indy | Tyler Green: Modern Art Notes | ARTINFO.com.] But it’s well worth reading the whole article to tease out the details, especially if you are a

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Indiana Senate Bill 621 (SB 621)

Bill introduced in the Indiana State legislature this week: Indiana Senate Bill 621 (SB 621) The analysis of this bill by Indy Democrat Blog: “Where to begin? It’s pretty easy. Almost everything in this bill is designed to reduce the power of Democrats in Marion County. From reducing the power of the County Commissioners (the

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Park 16 Apartment Fire

This evening, fire broke out in the “Park 16” apartments being build at 16th and Broadway Avenue in Indianapolis, a few blocks from our house. We ran up the street to take photos, and were able to get remarkably close. The Park 16 Apartment complex (formerly called Caravelle Commons) was controversial, which I wrote about

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Tear down wall of denial so we can fix broken IPS

former IPS School Board President Kelly Bentley has some thoughts about how to fix IPS in this Indy Star editorial: Tear down wall of denial so we can fix broken IPS | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com. Even recent good news about IPS is tempered by the reality that the numbers often aren’t as positive as

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Post-Super Bowl

As a Naptown native, it was quite fun to see how the city transformed for the event – sad that it takes a sporting event for the city to suddenly infuse the local arts scene and local businesses with cash so we can put cool murals and public sculptures in place and promote local restaurants

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12 Indy Conversation-Starter Spots To Visit

Historic Indianapolis has a nice list of historical landmarks and site-seeing spots in Indianapolis. Places with connections to Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Harrison, C.J. Walker, and a confederate prison camp are some of the intriguing spots to visit around Circle City.

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Indianapolis: Super Bowl City

A collection of recent articles about Indianapolis, many from an outsider’s point of view: Explore Indy’s Surprising Food Scene – PBS.org This week the world turns its attention to Indianapolis, as the Midwestern city plays host to Super Bowl XLVI. Long known as a haven for chain restaurants, in recent years the city has undergone

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links for 2010-09-24

Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers | Historic Wallpapers | Victorian, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, Damask, '40s, '50s and '60s Wallpaper OMFG that is some cool wallpaper. And I generally hate wallpaper (in my house, that is. On my computer it's fine.) (tags: wallpapers artdeco craftsman Modernism interiorDesign) Homophobic Bakery: Local bakery refuses to make

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Indianapolis’ Unigov Disaster

The Evansville Courier and Press has an interesting article investigating the Republican political power grab that was Indianapolis’ “Unigov” consolidation of Indianapolis with Marion County in the 1970s. INDIANAPOLIS — Merging the city and county governments here helped improve what amounted to a scattershot set of public services, but it also diminished the political power

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Old Northside, Caravelle Commons and political issues

I’m irritated right now at one of my neighbors. We live in Old Northside in Indianapolis, which is an historic neighborhood, but one with really large houses, and one that has been almost completely renovated in the 1970s and 1980s. So the first wave of renovators – the hippies and liberals and gays – has

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Fishers, Indiana and “Best Places to Live 2010”

Money Magazine ranks Fishers, Indiana number 8 on the list of “best places to live” in 2010. The criteria? “These terrific small cities — even now — boast plenty of jobs, great schools, safe streets, low crime, lots to do, charm, and other features that make a town great for raising a family.” Interesting idea.

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Mayor Greg Ballard’s Many Tax Increases

Now that campaign season is rolling around our Mayor Ballard — whose original campaign charge was all about repealing property taxes in Indiana — is hauling out one of his favorite talking points: claiming he held the line on new taxes. Ballard was whipped into office on the froth of the anti-tax rabble after Governor

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links for 2010-03-31

Shots Of Indianapolis Skyline To Depress Nation During Final Four Broadcast | The Onion – America's Finest News Source WASHINGTON–Shots of the Indianapolis skyline scheduled to air during the 2010 Final Four will be extremely depressing and will momentarily infuse viewers with a sense of overwhelming bleakness, the U.S. populace reported this week. "I bet

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links for 2010-03-04

BBC News – The art of list-making "A collection of attributes the Finnish architect Eero Saarinen found most attractive in his wife. First on his list is the fact she was very clever." – excellent. I knew I liked that guy. (tags: psychology lists ideas art writing) IPS cutting art, music teachers to trim deficit

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links for 2010-03-02

Ayn Rand, Hugely Popular Author and Inspiration to Right-Wing Leaders, Was a Big Admirer of Serial Killer | Books | AlterNet Ayn Rand, in her notebooks, worshiped a notorious serial murderer-dismemberer, and used this killer as an early model for the type of "ideal man" that Rand promoted in her more famous books — ideas

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Homespun: Modern Handmade

I’ve mentioned INDIEana Handicraft Exchange here before; Stephanie and I were introduce to the contemporary craft fair by a friend and have attended their events twice. It’s helped inspire the two of us to plan and scheme about our own crafting projects and what we might be able to do someday as a potential vendor.

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links for 2010-02-19

Officials: Austin Plane Crash May Be Intentional : NPR And he was a tea bagger railing against the IRS for taking "his" money awa from him. Domestic terrorism. (tags: terrorism teabaggers Texas) The Richest 1% Have Captured America's Wealth | Economy | AlterNet The U.S. already had the highest inequality of wealth in the industrialized

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links for 2010-02-03

Daily Kos :: State of the Nation very disturbing poll of Republicans about their beliefs. (tags: republicans poll demographics politics culture) IMPD officer admits sex with suspect | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star No, he didn't "have sex" with a suspect, Indy Star. He RAPED her. Fix your goddamned headline. (tags: misogyny newspapers headlines mistakes)

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links for 2010-01-30

IMA bets with NOMA over Superbowl – a masterpiece is the bet Wow – that's better than the Mayor's rinky-dink shrimp bet. Way to raise the stakes, IMA. (tags: superbowl museum sports IMA) Cameras Roll As Obama Schools GOP I cannot WAIT to see the video of this. (tags: Obama republicans funny) 30 Stylish jQuery

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links for 2010-01-27

8 guides to apply jQuery and ImageSwitch in web design | HieuUK (tags: flipclock) Indianapolis, New Orleans mayors place Super Bowl wagers | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star Yeah, we're going them shrimp from St. Elmo's. Yes, you read that right; we sending SHRIMP south, to NEW ORLEANS. Which is probably where we flew it

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Weekend Update 2010-01-19

Nope, I haven’t quit the 365 photo project, I’m just behind on putting the photos I’ve taken up. I know – three day weekend for me and I couldn’t get it done. But I was working on the project — I want to do some portrait work, and we have a southern-exposure window that I

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links for 2009-11-02

Bobbs-Merrill Company – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (tags: education reading) 20th-Century American Bestsellers: House of a Thousand Candles information about the Indianapolis written novel. (tags: ideas Indiana novel MeredithNicholson) The House of a Thousand Candles (1936) – Overview – MSN Movies Synopsis of the movie, which seems much different to me than the book I

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Downtown Indianapolis Restaurant Delivery Options

I put together this list of downtown Indianapolis delivery options for my own reference. If you happen to know of others or if this list needs an update, please comment with suggestions. Aunt Polly’s – 317-632-3663 Bazbeaux Pizza – 317-636-7662 Best Taste China Buffet – 317-684-1818 Bob’s Tu Your Door – 317-358-2627 China King –

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Coca Cola Bottling Plant

This former Coca-Cola bottling plant complex was built in 1931, with updates in 1940 and 1949. The exterior is faced with glazed terracotta tile while the interior has travertine walls. The buildings are now used as a public school bus facility.

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Comments Elsewhere: It’s Official: L’explorateur to Close

Regarding Indianapolis and 4-Star restaurants, comments posted elsewhere: For context: visit this link. It’s Official: L’explorateur to Close Honestly, I think it says more about Indianapolis budgets than our dining habits, and it says more about restauranteurs not really understanding the Indy market. I’ve never had the money to go to L’explorateur, and I certainly

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Locally Grown Gardens

I read about Locally Grown Gardens, a new local food market on Urban Indy today, and was interested enough to drop by on the way home. It’s located at 1050 E. 54th Street, just off College Ave. and across the street from Mama Carolla’s restaurant. They carry lots of product from local farms, are open

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Compact Fluorescents in Indianapolis

A handy tip from Green Piece Indy: Indianapolis Power & Light has partnered with several other Indianapolis hardware stores to offer discounted CFLs. Visit your favorite local hardware store today to stock up: * White’s Ace Hardware at Geist * Central Ace Hardware * Whites’ Ace Hardware at Nora * Mr. Mikes Ace Hardware *

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Recent Photo Sets

As promised, several sets of photos recently taken. Indianapolis Indians vs. Durham Bulls Monument Circle Photo Walk I went with local photographers I met recently on a photo walk around the circle. Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk The Indianapolis location was Massachusetts Avenue; there were about 40+ photographers. I managed to accidentally underexpose my photos

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Save Public Funding for the Arts

I believe I may have mentioned Mayor Chinatownz recent decision to cut public arts funding 100% over the next 3 years. The city is, unfortunately, running a massive deficit – primarily because Our Man Bitch shifted the burden of many state taxes to local governments to balance the state’s budget (see: Robbing Peter to Pay

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Major A. Riddle and Old Lady Riddle’s House

NOTE: There’s a comment here on this post from DACI (see comments down at the bottom of the page) that corrects much of the information in this post. There was a kernel of truth and much speculation in the story I recount here from my older neighbor regarding Major Riddle, and because of this, it’s

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links for 2008-03-09

Average pay of mayor’s inner circle up 8% in Ballard administration | IndyStar.com Republican Mayor Greg Ballard has spent more money hiring top lieutenants for his administration than his Democratic predecessor did. (tags: Indianapolis local politics)

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links for 2008-02-20

24 ways – web design and development articles and tutorials for advent (tags: article webdesign) Brain Gelatin Mold Zombie bait. And troll around the whole anatomical site; great stuff. I wanted to steal my cardiologist’s heart model, but was too afraid to get caught. Now you can buy one. (tags: fun food) Vintageroadside ephemera –

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Local Food Indianapolis and Green Indianapolis links

In the process of signing up for a local food co-op, we’ve been reading several local blogs about local food and green living. Local Food Blog for Indianapolis – http://www.goinglocal-info.com/ Local Food Blog (not based in Indy) – http://www.eatlocalchallenge.com/ A Guide to Local Foods in Indianapolis – http://www.goinglocal-info.com/my_weblog/indiana_food_guide.html Finding Local Food Markets in Indiana http://www.indianafarmdirect.com/index2.php

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Mayor Peterson outlines how Daniels is going to screw Indy

Very interesting article in the Indianapolis Business Journal with outgoing Mayor Bart Peterson, and how Indianapolis is going to get screwed with Daniel’s proposed property tax reform. IBJ: The Legislature is preparing to substantially reform Indiana’s property tax system. Lots of Indianapolis residents are very concerned about their property taxes. They want to see them

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Julia Carson’s replacement should be LGBT Friendly

This is really disturbing – one of the names being discussed as a possibility for Julia Carson’s office by the Democrats is Indiana State Representative Carolene Mays, who voted in favor of SJR-7, the amendment to ban equal marriage rights for same-sex couples. More from Jerame Davis on Bilerico: The passing of Congresswoman Julia Carson

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Indianapolis

There are times when I love living in Indianapolis. And there are times when I can’t imagine why I didn’t leave on the few occasions that I’ve considered it and looked around at other places to live. I find myself feeling the second emotion after reading the IndyStar’s talkback forums regarding Congresswoman Julia Carson’s recent

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links for 2007-10-27

myartspace>blog: Art Space Opinions: Kirsten Anderson on Pop Surrealism (tags: art popculture artist) Terror watch list swells to more than 755,000 – USATODAY.com Gee, that’s got to be effective. Way to protect the country there. Losers. (tags: surveillance terrorism privacy rights) Indy CrimeWatch Yeah, I just volunteered to be our block captain. (tags: crime local

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The first tool you should reach for…

Sigh. This leaves me less than enthused with my local political party, two months before an election. Sure, you can go to Bart’s page, but ya wanna tell me anything about my city-county council? Please? Or, ya know, what day the election is and how to find a polling place. Sigh. This really doesn’t make

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Bart Peterson’s Letter to Marion County Property Tax Payers

Making the rounds via email: July 20, 2007 Dear Neighbors: We have taken the first important steps toward long-term property tax reform. The Governor’s order of a Marion County reassessment is welcome news to our friends and neighbors who have been shocked by the unacceptable tax bills issued this month. Thanks to the reassessment, Marion

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Indiana Newspapers Against SJR-7

I was in the middle of putting this post together when Bilerico beat me to it… Newspapers that have come out against the SJR-7 marriage discrimination amendment legislation: The Marion Chronicle-Tribune The Bedford Times-Mail [link deprecated: http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/news/editorial/16859370.htm The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette ] The Indianapolis Star The Bloomington Herald-Times The Evansville Courier & Press The South

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Colts raise $20,000 for Anti-Gay Group

This is being discussed in the comments on my post on Tony Dungy – but it bears pulling up to it’s own entry – at the Indiana Family Institute Dinner, the Colts sent merchandise to be donated off in an auction, which raised $20,000 for the organization to oppose gay rights and to support SJR-7.

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Urban Design Indianapolis

While we were exploring downtown Austin, we had an extended discussion comparing Austin and Indianapolis – and how Indy is quite a bit behind on basic urban design and development. Last night, though, a related email landed in my inbox forwarded by my neighborhood association – a link to Indianapolis’s website detailing their urban planning

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SJR-7 Will Eliminate Purdue’s Health Care Benefits

As Gary Welsh rightly points out in a must-read article on SJR-7 and Purdue University’s health care benefits, the infamous second paragraph of the proposed amendment will indeed eliminate health care benefits for unmarried partners that are currently used by 31 employees of the university. The question is raised in the Lafayette Journal and Courier

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Four Indianapolis Races Affected by Missing Votes

According to the Indianapolis Star: Sadler said vote tally cards from 66 precincts remain out or have been misplaced with other election material. Election workers are searching for those documents this morning. She said the initial emphasis is on the 27 precincts that are involved in the four tight races. Sadler said that voting machines

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Secret Cameras in Downtown Indianapolis

With a WISH-TV headline like “Secret Cameras Could Help Keep Indianapolis Safe” — gee, I don’t know what I’m supposed to think about that. I guess, maybe I should feel safer? Whereas the alternate headline “Secret Cameras Could Help Keep Indianapolis Under the Thumb of Big Brother” would be equally accurate, but I guess it

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Flickr Photo Pools for Indianapolis

Old Northside – Indianapolis http://www.flickr.com/groups/oldnorthside/ Indianapolis, Indiana http://www.flickr.com/groups/indianapolis/ Indianapolis http://www.flickr.com/groups/37996589023@N01/ indianapolis adventure http://www.flickr.com/groups/indianapolisadventure/ Flickr Lovers of Indianapolis http://www.flickr.com/groups/indy-flickr/

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Prize for killing gay people

Via Good As You: Just a month before the 2006 WorldPride Parade is scheduled to be held in Jerusalem (Aug. 6-12), protest flyers are reportedly being distributed to residents of the capital city offering a cash reward to “anyone who brings about the death of one of the residents of Sodom and Gomorrah.” I haven’t

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AFA Sues Michigan State To Block Same-Sex Benefits

Advance Indiana comments on a recently announce lawsuit from the American Family Association — suing to block same-sex couples from receiving university health care benefits on the basis of Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriages. I’m blogging this specifically for my mom and other family members — THIS IS THE REASON THESE BANS ARE SO DANGEROUS.

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Cross-dresser doused with gasoline (?)

“Cross-dresser doused with gasoline” is a headline in today’s IndyStar. That’s the kind of headline that makes my heart stop. Fortunately, it didn’t have a tragic outcome. And the story itself seemed to have little to do with the person in question being a cross-dresser, so I wonder why it made a headline, other than

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The Harrison Art Gallery

The Harrison Center For The Arts 1505 North Delaware Indianapolis, IN 46202 An art gallery in our neighborhood – just bookmarking for future reference. The Harrison Gallery boasts a fast-paced gallery schedule featuring monthly shows. Focusing primarily on Indianapolis artists, the gallery provides an entertaining atmosphere that is welcoming to the seasoned gallery hopper and

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Drinking Liberally: Indianapolis

Great idea — Drinking Liberally: “An informal, inclusive progressive drinking club. Raise your spirits while you raise your glass, and share ideas while you share a pitcher. Drinking Liberally gives like-minded, left-leaning individuals a place to talk politics. You don’t need to be a policy expert and this isn’t a book club – just come

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1898 Sanborn Map of 2165 N. Penn

Sanborn maps were fire insurance maps that showed neighborhoods and houses for the purposes of determining insurance rates. This is the 1898 map of my neighborhood, showing my house as it looked at that time. I used to have a wrap-around front porch. There also appears to have been a stable on the property. See

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RiShawn Biddle Doesn’t Know Anything About Blogs

I participated in a panel of bloggers this morning, addressing the PRSA (Public Relations Society of America, Hoosier Chapter) to talk about local blogs with public relations people. Here are my fellow panelists: RiShawn Biddle, Editorial Writer, The IndyStar, and Expresso blog Jennifer Wagner, Taking Down Words blog Gary Welsh, Advance Indiana blog Matt Tully,

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Vonnegut High School

I’m watching the latest episode of Close to Home, and in the storyline, the kids who are suspects of a murder investigation speed away from the scene of the crime in a car with a bumpersticker of “Vonnegut High School.” That’s pretty funny. I wonder if they’ll show exterior shots of Shortridge High School, where

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Indianapolis Progressive Candidates You Might Consider

Below are candidates that have been supportive of GLBT issues and strong on progressive issues in the past. Please consider voting for them tomorrow when you go to the polls for the primaries. Marion County Superior Court Judge Karen Celestino Horseman “Every so often an elected official will go to extraordinary lengths to improve the

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The controversial post about 7th district candidate Kris Kiser

If you’ve been following local politics at all, you may have noticed this little dust-up. Democratic candidate for congress Kris Kiser threatened legal action against a local political blog for a post one of their contributors made about him, alleging some shadiness about his personal life and business dealings when he lived (recently) in Washington

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Karen Celestino-Horseman for Judge

Karen Celestino-Horseman is a former member of the Indianapolis Marion County City-County Council, and she’s running for a position as Marion County Superior Court Judge. Please consider voting for her in the upcoming May 2nd primary. In 2002, (then City-County Councilor) Karen Celestino-Horseman introduced Proposal 278, which would have provided domestic partner benefits to Indianapolis

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Indianapolis Police are big drama queens about uniform design

According to today’s IndyStar, the newly merged IPD has arrived at a badge design, but is still deciding on what color their new uniforms will be. Members of a merger subcommittee endorsed a proposed patch design Friday and indicated they are close to agreeing on a new badge for the combined Indianapolis Police and Marion

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Stakeout on Millennium Drive

I hate throwing in the towel on books. I feel guilty if I can’t get through one, and I will struggle to the end of even the most difficult stuff. And I wanted to like Stakeout on Millennium Drive; I really did. It is, after all, a book set in Indianapolis, by a native writer,

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“The Kiterunner” does not contain “pornography”

Some (idiot moron) parents in Lawrence Township schools are objecting to the book “The Kiterunner” being assigned in class, because they claim there is a scene that is “pornographic” in it. The Kiterunner is a story of children living in contemporary Afghanistan, and is a wonderful, amazing book. It is, unfortunately, fairly true to life,

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Bicycle Shops In Indianapolis

I’m thinking of obtaining a new self-propelled vehicle of some kind, so I’m making notes on places I need to check out. Tom Lantz Bicycle Shop 2715 North Post Road, Indianapolis, In (317) 899 1130 Circle City Bicycle & Fitness 5506 Madison Ave., Indianapolis, In (317) 786 9244 www.circlecitybicycles.com A-1 Cyclery 6847 W. Washington, Indianapolis,

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2008 GOP Convention in Indianapolis?

The [link deprecated: http://www2.indystar.com/articles/1/243304-2091-127.html] Indy Star reports that our fair metropolis is on the list of cities invited to bid to host the 2008 GOP Convention. Requirements: we have to foot the bill for security. God no. Please no. I’d rather gargle with motor oil than pay for security for wingnuts. Oh, wait. Can I

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Close to Home

I’m watching Friday’s episode of “Close to Home” the crime drama set in Indianapolis. I’ve written about it a couple of times on IndyScribe because it’s pretty interesting to see how they portray the city on a national TV show. This episode called the “Romeo and Juliet Murders” has some eerie parallels to a crime

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IndyStar’s “In Touch” Blog

Read this blog entry from Jocelyn-Tandy Torkwase Adande: An individual’s sexual preference should be a private matter. Recently, the Democratic caucus of the City-County Council attached an ordinance relating to sexual orientation to a human rights bill that also allows 15 percent of all business contracts with the city of Indianapolis to be awarded to

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The Book of Daniel

Man, you ignore political news for one day around here, and the shit hits the fan. Everyone’s talking about the Terre Haute TV station that’s refusing to air the NBC TV show “The Book of Daniel.” that premieres tomorrow night. I hadn’t even heard of it, and had to go look up what all the

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The RCA Dome blows

I was reading this entry from the Indy Star blog’s “In Touch” section where people are arguing over increasing taxes and building a new Colts stadium. I had reservations about a new stadium, too, until we went to a Colts game earlier in the season. I discovered at the game that the RCA Dome blows

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Difference between civil rights and civil liberties

Author: Sheila Suess Kennedy Quick — what’s the difference between civil liberties and civil rights? If you aren’t quite certain, you have a lot of company. The distinction is lost on most of my students, and — far more troubling — on a good number of city and state legislators. Civil liberties are rights that

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Indianapolis Aerial Photography

Using Indianapolis’ official City website, Indygov.org, you can view maps of Indianapolis much like mapquest, and aerial photographs dating back to 1935 that allow you to view the whole city and also to zoom in close to see, for example, the roof of your house. The initial view of Indianapolis shows a map with a

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Hidden Indy: Broad Ripple Dam

Just east of Westfield Boulevard and north of Broad Ripple Avenue is the Broad Ripple dam, a wooded area of the White River that’s fenced off and not accessible, just north of the Broad Ripple pumping station. On a sunny summer day a few years back, my friends and I climbed up the painted wall

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Giant Red Arrow Coming to Indianapolis

A 750-pound, 10-foot-high, 18-foot-long and 8-foot-wide red arrow will travel around Indianapolis to major events throughout the year, to highlight arts and sporting events, building projects and other big attractions, according to Grant County’s Chronicle Tribune, which provides a list of events where the giant red arrow is scheduled to appear. There’s also a list

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Indy Star’s “2005 hotlist” is really not that hot

The Indianapolis Star put together a list of “what and who will be noteworthy in the Indianapolis arts scene this year.” And it’s a big yawner, to say the least. My favorite noteworthy event is that Deer Creek (I refuse to use the corporate name for the concert facility, and you can’t make me) is

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Apparently We Missed A Really Big Party

Indianapolis Police are looking for a disgruntled former beer delivery driver who, after being fired from his job, stole the delivery truck he drove and parked it on the west side of town. The trailer, which had contained 14,000 cases of beer, sat open for six weeks while people help themselves to the contents. Police

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One Good Thing About Indianapolis

Some fashion trends appear and disappear on the coasts without ever making it to the Circle City. Case in point: Tall Von Dutch Lug Boots. These are apparently out, according to Gawker.com. Thank Jeebus we dodged that bullet.

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People’s Temple

I’ve heard tons of conflicting reports about where in the downtown area the Jim Jones “people’s temple” church was located. It was somewhere in Old Northside Neighborhood, or in Herron-Morton Place. According to a recent report by the Indianapolis Star, it was located at 15th and North New Jersey street. And it’s for sale.

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Living downtown is cool, hip and trendy

Hey here’s an article on something I figured out back in 1992: Living downtown is cool, hip and trendy. “The death and life of America’s cities” – Fred Siegel, The Public Interest But do you own a cool Victorian there? I thought not. (2014 update: Yes, in 2002 I was obliviously quoting an article from

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Fourth of July Party

Party went well. Stacy made a ton of food. We set off tons of fireworks, too. Not everyone came that I hoped would, but oh well. And they blew up Market Square Arena this morning, too. I know that there’s history to the place and all, but it was a really ugly building with uncomfortable

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Gay/Straight Marriages and the Georges tragedy

This is in regards to Ruth Holladay’s recent column on the Georges murder tragedy. (excerpted below) I think we as a community, and Ruth Holladay, need to separate our issues here, because we’re talking about several different issues as though they’re a single issue. We’re talking about people, regardless of their orientation, being honest with

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Families Never Sought Gay Men Found Dead On Estate

By Ken Kusmer / Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — From rural communities across Indiana, young gay men have moved to the big city, leaving behind their families to find a place where they could openly express their sexuality. When some of them began disappearing, no one came looking for them. Years later, at least four gay

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