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  • Stage Collapse Defendant Seeking Depositions from Sugarland

    03/20/2012 3:05:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies ^ | 3/20/2012 | Alex Brown
    The Indianapolis Star reports one of the defendants in the lawsuit over the State Fair stage collapse is asking a judge to order depositions from Sugarland. The newspaper says Mid-America Sound is asking Marion Superior Court Judge Theodore Sosin to force Sugarland and it's ownership company, Lucky Star, Inc., to give depositions over the night last August when the stage rigging at the Indiana State Fair collapsed just before Sugarland was to take the stage. Mid-America Sound owned the stage at the State Fair and is one of the many defendants in the lawsuit along with Sugarland.
  • Peyton Manning heads to Denver Broncos, while Tim Tebow may be traded

    03/19/2012 5:49:38 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 69 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 3/19/2012 | By Mark Maske
    The Peyton Manning sweepstakes came to an end Monday when the free agent quarterback informed the NFL teams pursuing him that he intended to sign with the Denver Broncos. The resolution of where Manning, one of the most high-profile free agents in pro football history, will play next immediately rippled through the ranks of NFL quarterbacks. The Broncos seem intent on trading quarterback Tim Tebow and speculation immediately focused on the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars. A trade to either team would send Tebow back to the state where he won a Heisman Trophy and two collegiate national championships at...
  • Polls show Sen. Lugar in trouble in GOP primary

    03/19/2012 7:02:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/19/2012 | Rick Moran
    Two polls -- neither one from unbiased sources -- show that Senator Dick Lugar's re-election campaign is in big trouble. Politico: _____________________ Richard Mourdock has closed within single digits of Sen. Dick Lugar in the Indiana GOP Senate primary race, according to a pair of polls commissioned by groups seeking to oust the six-term incumbent. Both polls -- one paid for by Citizens United, the other by Rep. Joe Donnelly's campaign -- produced the same result: Lugar ahead by just 6 points, 45 percent to 39 percent. The Citizens United-Wenzel Strategies survey last week of likely primary voters shared first...
  • Indiana cancels three specialty plates, including gay youth group's

    03/19/2012 6:27:43 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies ^ | 16 March 2012 | Eric Bradner
    INDIANAPOLIS — After 20 state senators complained about a pro-gay rights group’s specialty license plate, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has canceled that plate and two others. The Indiana Youth Group’s plate is out, officials there said Friday. So is the Indiana 4-H Foundation’s plate and the Greenways Foundation’s plate. The reason: They violated the contract organizations that offer specialty plates sign with the state by selling low-numbered plates to the highest bidders. Indiana’s specialty plates program is a fundraising tool for nonprofits. It allows Hoosier motorists to pay $40 for plates — $15 of which goes to the...
  • Oops: Dick Lugar ruled ineligible to vote in Indiana due to lack of residency

    03/15/2012 2:56:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/15/2012 | Tina Korbe
    A rare case in which Democratic shenanigans might end up helping tea partiers. The Election Board has voted 2-1 along party lines to find Sen. Richard Lugar, a Republican, and his wife ineligible to vote in their former home precinct. The two Democrats found that the Lugars abandoned that residence and no longer reside there. However, according to Election Board attorneys, there may be an easy fix — the Lugars could submit new voter registrations that are based on a physical address in the county with which they currently have a connection. That could be a family member’s home or,...
  • Donnelly (D) Thanks Lugar for Standing Up to Tea Party (Indiana)

    03/15/2012 12:05:19 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies ^ | December 20, 2011 | Kathy Bottorff
    Joe Donnelly, Democratic candidate for United States Senate, reached across the aisle to thank Republican Senator Richard Lugar for standing up to the Tea Party on Monday. Lugar called for the House of Representatives to pass the Senate’s version of the Payroll Tax Cut Extension on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports. “I thank Senator Lugar for reaching across the aisle and standing with me to support this tax cut over the objections of extremists in his party,” said Donnelly. “I said last week that Congress should stay in session through Christmas if that’s what it took to make sure taxes don’t...
  • Indiana: Dick Lugar Ruled Ineligible to Vote

    03/15/2012 11:06:48 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 63 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 15, 2012 | Kyle Trygstad
    Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar, who is facing a highly competitive GOP primary challenge, today was ruled ineligible to vote in his home precinct, the Indianapolis Star reported. The Marion County Election Board voted 2-1 along party lines that Lugar and his wife, Charlene, who own a home in Virginia, had effectively abandoned their residence in the county and therefore could no longer vote there. Only the panel’s lone Republican voted to let the Lugars keep their eligibility. The newspaper, however, cited election board attorneys who said the Lugars could resubmit voter registrations using an address of a family member or...
  • Daniels to have ‘a long look’ at illegal entry bill before decision to sign or veto(IN)

    03/13/2012 4:41:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12 March, 2012 | Lesley Weidenbener
    NDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mitch Daniels said Monday he hasn’t decided whether he’ll sign or veto a bill that is meant to give Hoosiers more authority to block police who try to enter their homes illegally. Senate Bill 1 passed late Friday night – just hours before lawmaker adjourned their session – despite opposition from some police organizations and concerns about whether some residents might misunderstand the legislation. Supporters said the bill restores “law-abiding citizens’ right to self-defense.” But Daniels said he’s not ready to talk yet about whether he’ll sign the bill into law. “I want to have a long...
  • Supreme Court upholds voter ID law (4/28/08)

    03/12/2012 4:02:54 PM PDT · by Jean S · 30 replies · 2+ views ^ | 4/28/08 | From the Associated Press via MSNBC (4/28/08)
    The Supreme Court ruled that states can require voters to produce photo identification without violating their constitutional rights, validating Republican-inspired voter ID laws. In a splintered 6-3 ruling, the court upheld Indiana’s strict photo ID requirement, which Democrats and civil rights groups said would deter poor, older and minority voters from casting ballots. Its backers said it was needed to prevent fraud.It was the most important voting rights case since the Bush v. Gore dispute that sealed the 2000 election for George W. Bush. But the voter ID ruling lacked the conservative-liberal split that marked the 2000 case.The law “is...
  • Sen. John Kerry Letter Supporting Code Pink’s Hamas-Aid Gaza Freedom March

    02/04/2010 10:50:43 AM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 26 replies · 1,089+ views
    Big Government ^ | Feb. 4, 2010 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
    Massachusetts senior U.S. Senator John Kerry provided a letter on Senate stationery that supported constituents who participated in last December’s anti-Israel, pro-Hamas Gaza Freedom March, led by President Barack Obama ally Code Pink. Democrat Representative Andre Carson of Indiana’s 7th District also provided a letter of support for participants in the so-called Gaza Freedom March. Kerry is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and was the Democratic Party’s 2004 presidential nominee. In the letter, Kerry wrote that his staff met with the Massachusetts delegation before they left, and his staff would be briefed about the trip upon their return....
  • National Rifle Association will endorse Lugar challenger Wednesday

    03/07/2012 6:25:56 AM PST · by maggief · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 7, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    The National Rifle Association will endorse Sen. Dick Lugar's (R-Ind.) Tea Party-backed primary opponent Wednesday morning, sources with knowledge of the endorsement told The Hill. Their endorsement of Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R) over Lugar could be a body blow to the longtime senator. The NRA is a powerful group popular in Indiana, a state where many Democrats also support the group's policy goals. By making Lugar a target, they could contribute to his downfall.
  • Report: Colts to release Peyton Manning on Wednesday

    03/06/2012 8:05:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies ^ | 3/6/12 | ap
    <p>The Peyton Manning era in Indianapolis is expected to end Wednesday, according to a report.</p> <p>Citing anonymous sources, ESPN reported Tuesday that the Colts plan to hold a news conference to announce the long-expected decision. Manning is expected to attend.</p>
  • Baby Found in Field Among Dead Family Members Dies in Hospital

    03/04/2012 3:09:29 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/4/2012 | OLIVIA KATRANDJIAN
    The toddler found among the bodies of her family members in a field outside a home in New Pekin, Ind., that was flattened by a powerful tornado, died today of traumatic brain injuries. Twenty-month-old Angel Babcock was taken to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, where she was placed on life support.
  • Richard Lugar: U.S. Senator Defends His Indiana Residency

    03/03/2012 9:23:46 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 59 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 29, 2012 | Joel Siegel
    Tea Party groups in Indiana have made him their No. 1 target, saying the silver-hailed senator has strayed from Republican principles too many times. They are backing state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, creating Lugar's first Republican primary challenge since he took office. Another complication: Lugar's startling revelation that he sold his home in Indianapolis and bought one outside Washington shortly after winning his first election to the Senate three decades ago.
  • Indiana Senate approves diluted state smoking ban

    03/01/2012 4:43:50 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 2+ views
    The Indianapolis Business Journal ^ | February 29, 2012 | Associated Press
    For all the bluster a statewide smoking ban sparked at the beginning of the 2012 legislative session, the version Indiana lawmakers may end up approving seems little more than a wisp of smoke. The Senate approved a statewide ban Wednesday for the first time in its history, with 13 Democrats joining 16 Republicans for a 29-21 vote. But the proposal passed hardly resembles the one the House has approved six times in recent years.
  • Bright the latest Indiana electric vehicle startup to call it quits

    02/29/2012 9:37:15 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 29, 2012 | By Julie Wernau
    Just when it seemed like things couldn't get worse, Indiana received more bad news on the electric vehicle front Wednesday as another promising hopeful announced it would call it quits. Bright Automotive, which had plans to deliver 300 manufacturing jobs to Indiana by 2012 pending the outcome of a loan from the Department of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program, announced Wednesday it has withdrawn its DOE application and will wind down operations in Indiana. In a scathing letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Bright Automotive Chief Executive Reuben Munger and Chief Operating Officer Mike Donoughe described an overly bureaucratic...
  • Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

    02/27/2012 3:43:32 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 5 replies
    As we predicted, Big Labor has launched a legal attack aimed at destroying Indiana's newly-enacted Right to Work law -- an attack that is in fact a dagger directed against virtually every state Right to Work law. Anticipating this development, earlier this month your Foundation launched a special legal task force aimed at protecting Indiana's popular Right to Work law and determined that it is on sound legal ground. Foundation attorneys have successfully defended state Right to Work laws in the past and are confident of prevailing again -- but the Big Labor bosses are desperate to keep their forced-dues...
  • Man Shot Twice Trying To Shoot Caged Raccoon(IN)

    02/26/2012 7:34:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 50 replies ^ | 25 February, 2012 | AP
    REDFIELD, Iowa -- A rural Redfield man is being treated for two gunshot wounds after an attempt to shoot a raccoon caught in a live trap backfired.
  • Law Enforcement Weighs In On Right To Resist Bill

    02/24/2012 6:46:48 AM PST · by Abathar · 82 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 23, 2012 | Jack Rinehart
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A bill that would allow property owners to use deadly force to resist police is facing increasing resistance of its own. The proposed legislation would provide property owners the right to use deadly force to stop an illegal entry by law enforcement officers. Current Indiana law gives homeowners the right to use whatever force they deem necessary to defend themselves and their property against unlawful entry. However, Senate Bill No. 1 is aimed directly at the police and would give property owners the same authority to use deadly force against officers perceived to have made unlawful entry. The...
  • Planned Parenthood Created Indiana Girl Scouts Sex Ed Program

    02/23/2012 3:41:15 PM PST · by wagglebee · 51 replies
    Life News ^ | 2/23/12 | Steven Ertelt
    Yet another link between the Planned Parenthood abortion business and the Girl Scouts has come to light and it is giving pro-life advocates further pause about their involvement in the organization.Indiana Right to Life has learned the city of Bloomington, Indiana web site in 2009 reported the direct involvement of a Planned Parenthood “health and sexuality” educator in the development of a Girl Scouts program targeted to girls as young as five years-old.In its report on the 2009 Woman of the Year and Lifetime Contribution Award, the site notes that Anne Reese was nominated posthumously for the Lifetime Contribution Award....