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October 29, 2011
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Fundraising
Meals on Wheels to benefit from 40th Birthday Bash on Nov. 4, at 6:30 -11:30 p.m. at The Riverwalk in Broad Ripple. Visit www.charityauctionstoday.com/store/mealsonwheels. Contact Barb Renshaw at 252-5558 or brenshaw@mealsonwheelsindy.org.

Families First to benefit from 18th annual “Stand Up For Families” on Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency downtown .Tickets purchased at www.familiesfirstindiana.org, or from Anita Owen at 644-7230.

St. Mary’s Child Center to benefit from the Miracle Ball on Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ritz Charles. For reservations, contact Dana Smith at 361-4883 or dsmith@stmaryschildcenter.org.

United Way of Central Indiana to benefit from Oscar® Night America on Feb. 26, 2012 from 5:30 to midnight at the Indianapolis Marriott downtown. Contact vwww.uwci.org.

Fundraising Results
Indiana AIDS Walk raised $201,398.14, surpassing its goal.

In Recognition
Franciscan St. Francis Health was named among the top 5 percent in the nation for its cardiac services by HealthGrades. Additional honors for the cardiac program included a Five-Star rating and the No. 1 rank in Indiana.

William Kulsrud, Kelley School, has been named the inaugural Katz Sapper & Miller Faculty Fellow.

MaryEllen Kiley Bishop received an Indiana Woman of Achievement award from Ball State University’s College of Sciences and Humanities for distinction in the legal profession.

Dr. Bryan Schneider received the 2011 Advanced Clinical Research Award in Breast Cancer from the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

James F. Ludlow was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 in the field of Personal Injury Litigation.•
 

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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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