Memory Bank: A Hoosier runs for president in 1940

Native Hoosier Wendell Willkie lost a fight against FDR’s Tennessee Valley Authority, which he called a monopoly, but gained the attention of Republicans, who nominated him to run for president against FDR in 1940, despite never having held public office.

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Community Fair promotes volunteerism

The city of Indianapolis and United Way of Central Indiana will host the eighth annual Community Fair on Monument Circle from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11.

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Plan would make Monument Circle grand public space

A group of local business and civic leaders is working on a plan to transform the city’s most visible symbol into a public-gathering space without equal in the United States. Monument Circle already hosts dozens of activities each year–including major concerts like last year’s NFL Kickoff–and it will host several events connected to the 2012 Super Bowl. But many stakeholders believe the Circle has yet to live up to its true potential.

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