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AFTER HOURS: LAURA WILSON: Being prepared is more than a Scouting slogan

June 4, 2007
AFTER HOURS LAURA WILSON Being prepared is more than a Scouting slogan Longtime Boy Scouts volunteer Laura Wilson learned firsthand the importance of the scouts' motto-"Be prepared." A vice president of com munications at the Indiana Bankers Association, Wilson accompanied her two sons on a camping trip last year to New Salem, Ill., where the scouts went on a nearly 20-mile hike on the Lincoln Pilgrimage trail from New Salem to Springfield. Later that night, she learned the hard way...

PROFILE: TIM HALL: Music gigs far from 'taxing' for local accountant

August 7, 2006
PROFILE TIM HALL Music gigs far from 'taxing' for local accountant As head of Crowe Chizek's tax-consulting group in Indianapolis, Tim Hall advises business and individual clients on complicated tax matters. Fourteen times a year, however, he puts down the spreadsheets and picks up his drumsticks to tour as a drummer with 1950s rock-and-roll star Jimmy Dell. An RCA Victor recording artist, Dell, whose single "Teeny Weeny" topped the charts in 1958, toured with childhood friend Dwayne Eddy and other...

PROFILE: RYAN MCCORMICK: Laughter proves best medicine for cancer survivor

July 3, 2006
PROFILE RYAN MCCORMICK Laughter proves best medicine for cancer survivor When local companies need hazardous materials removed, Ryan McCormick hopes they call Active Environmental Ser vices, an environmental services company based in College Park. McCormick, a part-time comic, has been the sales and marketing manager for the Indianapolis-based company about three months. But two years ago, McCormick faced his own personal hazard when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a form of cancer that attacks the body's lymphatic system. He...

PROFILE DAVE BROWN: Passion for history, people drives manager's hobby

June 5, 2006
Instead, Brown transforms himself from a 21st century theater director for the IMAX 3D Theater at White River State Park into a 19th century Civil War soldier as a re-enactor with Indianapolis-based Mid States Living History Association Inc. Brown's interest in the past began as a child. He was fascinated with older people in his small town of Hagerstown, Ind. "I would sit at the old soda fountain in the drugstore and talk to old folks about their lives and...

PROFILE ALEX INTERMILL: Life is an ongoing adventure for local attorney

May 29, 2006
PROFILE ALEX INTERMILL Life is an ongoing adventure for local attorney As an attorney, Alex Intermill is used to the hectic pace of corporate law. So you'd think that in his spare time, he'd just want to kick back and relax. You'd be wrong. The 33-year-old is an environmental and real estate attorney with Indianapolis-based Bose McKinney & Evans as well as the town attorney for Pendleton, in Madison County. He gets his adrenalin pumping by competing in mountain bike...

PROFILE STEPHEN AND JAN SMITH: Love of wildlife leads attorney to make new friends

May 1, 2006
PROFILE STEPHEN AND JAN SMITH Love of wildlife leads attorney to make new friends Steve Smith, a partner with Indianapolisbased law firm Krieg DeVault LLP, and his wife Jan, a former grade school teacher, are the proud parents of two children-Nick, 20, and Sarah, 25. They are also foster parents of little Wendi, an orphan from Kenya. But Wendi isn't your typical toddler. Weighing in at birth at nearly 200 pounds, Wendi is an African elephant-one of dozens that have...

PROFILE: AL ALDRIDGE: The long road from bovines to broadcasting

April 3, 2006
PROFILE AL ALDRIDGE The long road from bovines to broadcasting For Al Aldridge, local public affairs director for New York-based Bright House Networks, broadcasting has been his life-long passion. Aldridge, 62, joined the former Time Warner Cable in 1986 after serving 24 years in the Air Force in various roles throughout the world, from disk jockey to television newscaster and weatherman for the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service. It was his last stint as superintendent of broadcast instruction at...
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