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Hillary Clinton plans Indiana tour next week

I will be, too. As a political junky, having our primary count for something is a very good feeling.  (Mar 14, 2008 | post #25)

The Indianapolis Star

Market Street interstate ramp coming down

As downtown resident who has to access 65 all the time, that comment makes no sense "UGH" I think this is a great idea. The roller coaster ramp has always made that area of downtown flow weirdly, and moving the ramp to Washington street really will benefit that area.  (Mar 5, 2008 | post #11)

The Indianapolis Star

Julian Center wants to build 71-unit apartment project

Local Landlord: The Julian Center is currently located 2011 N Meridian, and it has been a good citizen of the neighborhood. In fact, it took a building that was a crime riddled blight, renovated it, and added a shelter. Crime has not risen...it has lowered. Furthermore, the plan for the current building, again, renovates a building that is a blight, and adds on more space. This is not an emergency shelter. It is supportive housing where each tenant pays rent. The occupants of this building will have to pass criminal background checks (nothing more than a traffic violation), and there will be rules applied to make sure your darkest fear is not realized. I ask you to please start doing some research before you start spreading your false (anonymous) statements.  (Feb 12, 2008 | post #13)

The Indianapolis Star

Julian backs 71-unit rentals for abused

Where are you getting $100,000 a unit? A lot of the cost is the price of the property. That is not free. Then you must renovate an existing building and build a brand new one. Taking all of that into account, the pricing is far from a scam. Too many of you are obsessed with the notion of being scammed. Believe it or not, the walls are not closing in on you and "they" are not out to get you!  (Feb 11, 2008 | post #59)

The Indianapolis Star

Julian backs 71-unit rentals for abused

IPS Graduate: You can argue all you like, but the fact of the matter is the money is there. It cannot be returned to lower your taxes. The money is there, and let us allocate it for the use in which it was intended. You really have no idea how important these services are to the people who need them. Believe it or not, not everyone is out there trying to defraud you of your hard earned money. I certainly hope you are never in a situation that you need to access services, because if you are, you will realize how short sided you are being. It is unfortunate that your world view is so narrow that you cannot see that there are people out there who need help. Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness is the guiding principle of our nation. For a large segment of society, things have not come to them as easily as they have for you. The Julian Center is a nationally recognized leader in providing services to domestic violence victims. What have you done lately for your fellow man?  (Feb 11, 2008 | post #56)

The Indianapolis Star

Julian backs 71-unit rentals for abused

First of all, the money being allocated from the city is federal dollars specifically set aside for housing like this. It is not your property tax or even your local income tax, or a tax subsidy like you see all of the factories and other businesses getting when they come into town. Secondly, this is supportive housing, in as much as these are women who are no longer in danger. There are three levels of services at work at the Julian Center: Shelter, which is for emergency housing; Transitional, which is two years of living so that these ladies and children can get back on their feet; and Supportive, which is what this building is, that offers rental housing to women ready to make the next step. Please, take a moment to learn about something, before you decide automatically that you are against it.  (Feb 11, 2008 | post #20)

The Indianapolis Star

Gary mayor focuses on casino talks

Well, until everyone working on the Sabbath is to killed (Ex 35:2) and he eating of fat is prohibited forever (Lev 3:17), then I'm really not thinking God is all that concerned with gambling. When you live in total alignment with biblical law, we'll talk. Until then, don't cherry pick...  (Jan 24, 2008 | post #6)

The Indianapolis Star

Out of ice: a legacy

Uncalled for..  (Dec 26, 2007 | post #2)

The Indianapolis Star

Flagship hotel gets makeover

I want to salute TheDude for the best post I have read in a very long time. Real Men of Genius indeed!  (Dec 20, 2007 | post #39)

The Indianapolis Star

Design changes delay mega-hotel

People, the decision between the Intercontinental and Marriott brand was a lot more than design and getting done by 2010. Marriott is the single largest chain of convention hotels out there, which means that they have a database of many different convention industry contacts. By choosing Marriott, the city is giving themselves access to this, much more than the current Marriott, which will not have the massive ballrooom that this one will have. So, this is a good choice, and I for one love the new design. Plus, its location is the best because it gives hotel access to the White River State Park as well as downtown.  (Dec 19, 2007 | post #18)

The Indianapolis Star

Real estate rebirth

As a resident at 21st and Meridian, I think this is a great addition to the corridor. I will be interested in seeing if this build will adhere to the master plan that Near North Development has put into place that would mean no parking lots visible from the street. Either way, this is easily something I can see myself walking to... Great Job!  (Dec 17, 2007 | post #15)

The Indianapolis Star

Enthusiastic visitors enjoy facility that was years in th...

I think basic thought is that you need to build a bridge and get over it. It is built. The cost overruns are a reality. If you sit here and continue to complain about it, there isn't going to be some magical change where the overruns are suddenly gone and the building made beautiful (though I am one that loves the design). We've heard it all before. You have a new mayor. GET OVER IT!  (Dec 10, 2007 | post #15)

The Indianapolis Star

Indiana to double rails-trails network

Before the haters get in here, I just want to say this is fantastic. If any of these counties develop something like the Monon Trail, it will be a great benefit for its residents.  (Dec 4, 2007 | post #1)

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Sci Fi Takes Heart in 'Tin Man' Ratings - Channel's best ...

I have to give the writers credit for taking a risk on a known source, but sometimes the things were just a little too, I dunno, modern. For instance, referring to Oz as the O.Z. It was just a bit close to the OC (I understand that is probably the point). I'm sticking with it, but I am tivoing it in the after midnight repeat, because it interferes with too much else I watch.  (Dec 4, 2007 | post #2)

The Indianapolis Star

Downtown O'Malia's gets new name with face-lift

I am going to assume that Sour Grapes lives in Carmel. As a downtown resident, I'm offended by your elitism, and I have lived down here for 10 years (my entire professional life, thanks). Yes, there are still poor people down here, but guess what, there are actually poor people everywhere. And as far as shelters, I am sorry that you feel that helping people is a negative. A whole world exists beyond the bubble around you.  (Dec 4, 2007 | post #19)