"Tim Durham will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars after a federal judge on Friday sentenced the disgraced playboy and businessman to a 50-year prison term for defrauding Ohio investors of $250 million....
"Unlike state prisoners, federal inmates must serve 85 percent of their sentences. Durham would have to live to 93 to survive his sentence."
Some 80 Indiana authors and their latest books will be showcased during the 10th annual Holiday Author Fair at the Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, from noon to 4 p.m. 1 December.
Oatess Archey and John Beineke -- author and subject of the book, "Going Over All the Hurdles" -- will speat at 2 p.m.
At 2:30 p.m., Olivia Rusk talks about her "Just Your Average Teen Who Happens to be Bald", and Keith Erekson discusses "Everybody's History" at 3 p.m.
This year’s books range in topics from Kurt Vonnegut and James Dean to women’s issues and ghosts, to music, cooking and basketball. You’ll find a variety of fiction, nonfiction and children’s books.
Yes, we're talking about that ugly building Mayor Ballard wants to put on the Indianapolis Fire Department property -- and move the fire department functions elsewhere (including onto a lot that has drawn unanimous objections from its neighbors).
Who pays for all this building and moving? You 'n' me, folks!
"When you consider that the City lacks the necessary funds it needs to fund basic city services, you have to ask why so much of our tax dollars are being spent on something that yields so little return for a public benefit," writes Gary R. Welsh in Advance Indiana.
The story tells of the night the Three Kings, following the star of Bethlehem, stop for shelter at the home of Amahl, a poor, crippled shepherd boy who lives with his widowed mother. Inspired by the Wise Men's tale of a kingdom "built on love alone," Amahl offers his own simple gift to the Christ Child. And then a miracle happens. . .
Note: the production is one act, in less than an hour, so it's perfect for kids as well as adults.
"For waging such a scorched-earth campaign against teachers and public education, Bennett was rewarded with a whopping $1.3 million in campaign contributions, much of which came from out of state....
"Ultimately, he was able to grossly outspend his underfinanced opponent, local educator Glenda Ritz, by more than $1 million. Yet, in the conservative union-averse state of Indiana, he was nonetheless booted out of office in what the Star called 'the Election Night shocker'. That was thanks not to some brilliantly vague personality campaign by Ritz, but to a substantive, laser-focused assault on Bennett’s corporate-driven privatization agenda."
It's something so simple, and yet so complicated: clean water.
It's something we take for granted in Central Indiana, but not so in Sierra Leone.
The Fishers Rotary Club (along with support from clubs in Westfield, Carmel and Noblesville, and a matching grant from Rotary International) launched the Water is Life program in 2009 to provide Sierra Leoneans with clean drinking water through the purchase and installation of 100 fresh-water wells.
Here's one way they raise the funds to continue their project: the 2012 Water Is Life Charity Ball. The black tie optional event is set for 7 p.m. 1 December in the Forum Credit Union Conference Center, 11313 USA Parkway, Fishers.
The event also includes a Christmas Tree Trail with trees to be auctioned at the ball. See the 12 holiday tree, festooned by local decorators, starting at Allisonville Nursery.
And, check out the video:
(Photo, of the tree decorated by J. Baker Interiors, courtesy of the Fishers Rotary Club -- as is the video)
Ansuyah Naiken of the International Center of Indianapolis will explain U.S. social customs and manners, ways in which Americans communicate, and how Americans view time and the role of family during a presentation beginning at 6 p.m. 27 November in the Senior Room of the Glick Center at Crooked Creek, 2990 West 71st Street, Indianapolis.
Dr. Juana Watson of Marian University will discuss the difference between assimilation and acculturation.
This program is part of the Reuben Educational Series sponsored by the Immigrant Welcome Center. It is free and open to the public.
Reserve a chair by calling 317:808-2302, ext. 2388, or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Friday now means food trucks in Indy, thanks to Leinenkugel's.
The parking lot of the venue formerly known as the Murat Theatre (map) will be filled with at least 15 different food trucks from 5 to 9 p.m. 2 November -- not to mention music, games and art. Green River Ordinance is playing this weekend.
Admission is $5 (plus whatever food, beer etc. you purchase). And, yes, the event is family friendly.