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Indiana closes monument for repairs

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Indiana says it's closing the Soldiers' and Sailors monument in downtown Indianapolis until November for repairs.

The Indiana Department of Administration announced Thursday that the centerpiece of Monument Circle is being fenced off starting next Wednesday.

The agency says the purpose of the project is to repair the joints and connections of the bronze Victory statue that tops the monument. It says crews also will repair the steel structural support for the statue, add support components and fix cracks and water damage to the limestone eagles below the monument's observation deck.

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  • My God they Do care!
    The democrats of Bloomington Left the Vietnam Memorial outside the courthouse in dis repair for Years, It has a dedication Plaque date on it as Sept 11th 1991. It was not till 2009-2010 was it repaired Not restored an Added on to, it was Left Gutted pisser for Drunk IU Kids!? it was even in dis repair when Obama Came to town!

    Many Asked for it to be Fixed for a Long time over 10 years?

    County Commissioner Patrick Stoffers Stated accomplishments for the current County Council thru Lies!County Commissioner Patrick Stoffers listed accomplishments made by the current County Council, including renovations of county facilities,

    {{the creation of the Vietnam Memorial outside the courthouse}}}, and an energy conservation policy


    Pictures of it on FaceBook

    http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=78062
  • First things first
    This is a good idea---AFTER the streets are fixed. They are dangerous with all the potholes. I was almost hit today by someone dodging a deep one.
  • Meanwhile the State Archives leaks...
    Wonderful news for the monument, but a tribute to all Hoosiers would be to preserve their records from water and potential tornado damage. Invaluable state records, including those of the veterans the Soldiers and Sailors Monument is dedicated to, are at risk in a building that was never intended to be an archive. Hoosiers deserve better. They should demand a new building or at least a move to the old durable City Hall, which has room to expand with a modern structure beside it when the economy improves.

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  1. So much for Eric Holder's conversation about race. If white people have got something to say, they get sued over it. Bottom line: white people have un-freer speech than others as a consequence of the misnamed "Civil rights laws."

  2. I agree, having seen three shows, that I was less than wowed. Disappointing!!

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  4. Say It Loud, I'm Black and Ashamed: It's too bad that with certain "black" entertainment events, it seems violence and thuggery follows and the collateral damage that it leaves behinds continues to be a strain on the city in terms of people getting hurt, killed or becoming victims of crimes and/or stretching city resources. I remember shopping in the Meadows area years ago until violence and crime ended make most of the business pack you and leave as did with Lafayette Square and Washington Square. Over the past 10 to 12 years, I remember going to the Indiana Black Expo Soul Picnic in Washington Park. Violence, gang fights and homicides ended that. My great grandmother still bears the scares on her leg from when she was trampled by a group of thugs running from gun fire from a rival gang. With hundreds of police offices downtown still multiple shootings, people getting shot downtown during Black Expo. A number of people getting shots or murdered at black clubs around the city like Club Six on the west side, The Industry downtown, Jamal Tinsley's shot out in front of the Conrad, multiple fights and shootings at the skating rinks, shootings at Circle Center Mall and shooting and robberies and car jackings at Lafayette Mall. Shootings and gang violence and the State Fair. I can go on and on and on. Now Broad Ripple. (Shaking head side to side) Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Ashamed.

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