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EARLY: Majoring in the minors can be rewarding

January 5, 2013
Fifty years ago, the Marion County delegation to the Indiana House consisted of 12 men. Among them were Charles Bosma, Brian Bosma’s father; Jim Clark, Murray Clark’s father; and me.
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EARLY: Sweeping up after a mixed election

December 1, 2012
Are you tired of hearing about politics and the election? Then shake hands with a brother Elk, because I, too, am glad it’s over.
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EARLY: Donnelly running on high-pocrisy

November 3, 2012
It is only a few days until the election, and the Mourdock-Donnelly Senate race is still in limbo.
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EARLY: We could have watered our lawns

September 29, 2012
Water is a valuable commodity. Wars have been fought over water rights. This summer’s drought certainly made people here in Indiana become water conscious. Geist and Morse reservoirs were both being tested before we finally got relief.
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EARLY: Mourdock firmly in Jenner tradition

September 1, 2012
It’s nine weeks until the election, and Richard Mourdock from southern Indiana and Joe Donnelly from northwest Indiana are in a barn-burner race for the Senate seat. I am going to vote for Mourdock because I like his “tell it like it is” style, much like my all-time best Indiana senator, William Ezra Jenner.
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EARLY: Don't confuse Donnelly as a switch-hitter

August 4, 2012
Mickey Mantle played baseball for the New York Yankees, where he hit 536 home runs. He was one of the greatest switch-hitters in baseball.
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EARLY: Leave the knife at home but bring the gun

June 30, 2012
Indiana Republicans sent a signal that we want someone to stand up and fight.
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EARLY: The mole hill that's tripping many a politician

June 2, 2012
White didn’t understand that town council seats are more important than congressional seats.
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EARLY: Pondering angles on the primary elections

May 5, 2012
Lugar’s ads have run Mourdock’s name ID off the chart.
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EARLY: Reliably conservative Burton has served well

March 31, 2012
I have admired Burton because he has always done the little things.
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EARLY: Vividly dreaming of a Daniels nomination

March 3, 2012
I saw senior citizens throw away their crutches and dance in the aisles.
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EARLY: Some friendly advice to the Democrats

February 4, 2012
I realize it is late for a new team to enter the fray.
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EARLY: Thanks, John, for the Japanese auto plants

January 7, 2012
Japan is now Indiana’s No. 1 international partner and a good friend.
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EARLY: The council's long and winding agenda

December 10, 2011
I do not care what people do as long as they don’t do it in the street and scare the horses.
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EARLY: This won't be a quiet General Assembly

November 12, 2011
Some of the newer members see 2012 as a great opportunity to pass some of their favorite legislation.
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EARLY: What has to happen for Ballard to win

October 8, 2011
Ballard needs to get some of the vote from what I call the Si Greene’s Pub and Golden Ace Democrats.
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EARLY: Why Perry should, and will, trounce Obama

September 10, 2011
Because of a fair regulatory climate, in the last two years there has been an influx of companies moving to Texas. In fact, in the last two years, approximately half of America’s new jobs are in Texas.
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EARLY: Don't underestimate our National Guard

August 6, 2011
The Indiana Guard Ranger Company served intact in the Vietnam War and earned more medals in 1969 than any U.S. Army company in a one-year period.
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EARLY: Loudly singing praises of education reform

July 9, 2011
Vince Lombardi would want Bennett and Daniels on his team. These two bold leaders refused to quit on our kids.
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EARLY: Prognostications for the congressional races

June 11, 2011
The new 6th District will be a real Chinese fire drill. With Mike Pence running for governor, the battle for his seat will be on.
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EARLY: Plenty of time, and prospects, for president

May 7, 2011
Come to think of it, I would vote for Charlie White, regardless where he is living, before I would vote for Obama.
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EARLY: My fond memories of President Reagan

March 12, 2011
Soon-to-be President Reagan seemed to enjoy the fact that some of my uninvited pals from White River Yacht Club showed up on the river in two pontoon boats.
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EARLY: Parties should go back to conventions

February 12, 2011
You can buy name ID (it’s expensive), but no one has figured out how to buy elected delegates.
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EARLY: Either sing 'Kumbaya' or 'suck it up, cupcakes'

January 8, 2011
The real gift in the 2010 election is that the Republican landslide was nationwide and resulted in Republican majorities in legislatures all over the country. Why was this so important? It’s map-drawing time.
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EARLY: Campaigns (for 2012) on the horizon

December 11, 2010
The old unwritten rule would have prohibited campaigning for a 2012 office in 2011. You can forget that rule; the reason is money.
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  1. John, unfortunately CTRWD wants to put the tank(s) right next to a nature preserve and at the southern entrance to Carmel off of Keystone. Not exactly the kind of message you want to send to residents and visitors (come see our tanks as you enter our city and we build stuff in nature preserves...

  2. 85 feet for an ambitious project? I could shoot ej*culate farther than that.

  3. I tried, can't take it anymore. Untill Katz is replaced I can't listen anymore.

  4. Perhaps, but they've had a very active program to reduce rainwater/sump pump inflows for a number of years. But you are correct that controlling these peak flows will require spending more money - surge tanks, lines or removing storm water inflow at the source.

  5. All sewage goes to the Carmel treatment plant on the White River at 96th St. Rainfall should not affect sewage flows, but somehow it does - and the increased rate is more than the plant can handle a few times each year. One big source is typically homeowners who have their sump pumps connect into the sanitary sewer line rather than to the storm sewer line or yard. So we (Carmel and Clay Twp) need someway to hold the excess flow for a few days until the plant can process this material. Carmel wants the surge tank located at the treatment plant but than means an expensive underground line has to be installed through residential areas while CTRWD wants the surge tank located further 'upstream' from the treatment plant which costs less. Either solution works from an environmental control perspective. The less expensive solution means some people would likely have an unsightly tank near them. Carmel wants the more expensive solution - surprise!

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