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March 17, 2012
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Tangram has launched Tangram Life Coaching designed to provide guidance, consultation, and real action-oriented strategies for young adults ages 18-26, with mild or undiagnosed disabilities or mental health challenges, such as ADD, ADHD, Tourette’s, Asperger’s, or Dyslexia, and their families. Contact www.tangramlifecoaching.org.

Fundraising
Meals on Wheels to benefit through the month of March from the sale of Foodie Indy dining cards which offer $10 off a purchase of $30 at 52 participating restaurants. Meals on Wheels gets $10 of the $20 cost of the cards. Contact: 252-5558 or info@mealsonwheelsindy.org.

Center for Leadership Development to benefit from the 32nd annual Minority Business and Professional Achievers Recognition Awards Dinner March 21 at 6 p.m. at the Indiana Convention Center. Tickets: $600 for a 10-person table. Contact Ronald Brown at 923-8111, ext. 201 or rbrown@cldinc.org.

Janus Developmental Services to benefit from the 4th annual Create, Connect and Commit Ask Event March 23 at 7:30 a.m. at the Ritz Charles. Tickets: $1,000 for a 10-person table. Contact Joanne McDonough at 773-8781, ext. 112 or jmcdonough@janus-inc.org.•

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  1. I am not by any means judging whether this is a good or bad project. It's pretty simple, the developers are not showing a hardship or need for this economic incentive. It is a vacant field, the easiest for development, and the developer already has the money to invest $26 million for construction. If they can afford that, they can afford to pay property taxes just like the rest of the residents do. As well, an average of $15/hour is an absolute joke in terms of economic development. Get in high paying jobs and maybe there's a different story. But that's the problem with this ask, it is speculative and users are just not known.

  2. Shouldn't this be a museum

  3. I don't have a problem with higher taxes, since it is obvious that our city is not adequately funded. And Ballard doesn't want to admit it, but he has increased taxes indirectly by 1) selling assets and spending the money, 2) letting now private entities increase user fees which were previously capped, 3) by spending reserves, and 4) by heavy dependence on TIFs. At the end, these are all indirect tax increases since someone will eventually have to pay for them. It's mathematics. You put property tax caps ("tax cut"), but you don't cut expenditures (justifiably so), so you increase taxes indirectly.

  4. Marijuana is the safest natural drug grown. Addiction is never physical. Marijuana health benefits are far more reaching then synthesized drugs. Abbott, Lilly, and the thousands of others create poisons and label them as medication. There is no current manufactured drug on the market that does not pose immediate and long term threat to the human anatomy. Certainly the potency of marijuana has increased by hybrids and growing techniques. However, Alcohol has been proven to destroy more families, relationships, cause more deaths and injuries in addition to the damage done to the body. Many confrontations such as domestic violence and other crimes can be attributed to alcohol. The criminal activities and injustices that surround marijuana exists because it is illegal in much of the world. If legalized throughout the world you would see a dramatic decrease in such activities and a savings to many countries for legal prosecutions, incarceration etc in regards to marijuana. It indeed can create wealth for the government by collecting taxes, creating jobs, etc.... I personally do not partake. I do hope it is legalized throughout the world.

  5. Build the resevoir. If built this will provide jobs and a reason to visit Anderson. The city needs to do something to differentiate itself from other cities in the area. Kudos to people with vision that are backing this project.

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