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Plans emerge for Winona Hospital redevelopment

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis wants the city to tear down the old Winona Memorial Hospital so it can build a community park and outdoor learning center. A private firm that specializes in environmentally
impaired properties wants to turn the building into senior apartments.

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KATTERJOHN: Tut-tut, looks like parochialism

When prominent Egyptologist Zahi Hawass shared stories at a recent event about his personal meeting with President Obama,
my pride was momentarily dashed by the behavior of the people sitting at the next table.
When Hawass noted how impressed he was with our new president, these people became incredulous. They started snickering like
schoolchildren.

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LOU’S VIEWS: Breaking with the past at Tut show

I entered "Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharoahs" (at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis through Oct. 25) with a limited knowledge of Egyptian history—and by limited, I mean loose threads picked up from a handful of Mummy movies, the Bible, and a few too many productions of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."

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LOU’S VIEWS: Block party at the Children’s Museum

At the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, I spent quality time at "Lego Castle Adventure," which features impressively
massive Lego sculptures, a dress-up area, some instructional sessions on castle construction and lots of tables and lego pieces
for building.

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Cultural institutions fear bear-market toll

The scenario for area art institutions could darken considerably in 2010, 2011 and 2012, as cultural institutions fully account for devastating investment losses in their endowments â?? a key source of income.

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