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  • Man accused of knowingly spreading AIDS

    02/20/2010 6:36:53 PM PST · by DemforBush · 49 replies · 1,538+ views
    WISH TV 8 ^ | 2/20/10 | Daniel Miller
    GREENWOOD, Indiana (WISH) - A Greenwood man is in jail tonight after police said he put dozens of women in extreme danger. Greenwood Police said 46 year-old Tony Perkins is a walking time bomb. Investigators say he may have knowingly infected about a 100 women with AIDS...
  • President George W. Bush to Headline Pregnancy Center Fundraiser

    01/25/2010 12:53:15 PM PST · by julieee · 22 replies · 657+ views ^ | January 25, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    President George W. Bush to Headline Pregnancy Center Fundraiser Indianapolis, IN -- Former President George W. Bush will headline a fundraising banquet for an Indianapolis crisis pregnancy center -- adding to the pro-life record he compiled during eight years in the White House. Bush will speak at the 27th annual Life Centers Celebration of Life fundraiser in Indianapolis.

    11/30/2009 10:15:53 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 344+ views ^ | 11/30/2009 | WJ Richardson
    It was Charles Dickens who once wrote “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” It’s almost as though Mr. Dickens had privy to a time machine and was in attendance to witness the same pain and agony that Texan’s fans saw first hand on Sunday after noon at Reliant Stadium.
  • Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita, nears term limit

    10/29/2009 10:41:06 AM PDT · by mshoffner · 235+ views
    Huntington Examiner ^ | 10/29/2009 | Mark Shoffner
    The Indiana Secretary of State has a limited term. The current holder of that office, Todd Rokita, is nearing his limit in that position. Jockeying for the position....

    10/22/2009 8:11:08 AM PDT · by gura · 104 replies · 6,934+ views
    WTHR ^ | 10/22/2009 | WTHR
    Tanker explodes on I-465 ramp Indianapolis - A semi tanker has exploded on the southbound ramp from I-69 to I-465. The fire from the vehicle is creating dark plumes of black smoke which can be seen for miles. A second alarm has been requested to the scene. Views from a tower cam show that the billboards are also on fire. The accident is causing large back-ups on I-465. The crash is before the Allisonville Road exit. Injuries are being reported. Witnesses reported hearing loud noises. Witness Danielle Smith was on 465 headed to Keystone at the Crossing. In her rear-view...
  • MICHAEL KURYLA JR., 1925-2009: Survived USS Indianapolis

    10/10/2009 3:58:40 PM PDT · by Saije · 20 replies · 1,204+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/9/2009 | Joan Giangrasse Kates
    Michael Kuryla Jr. found strength from his fellow stranded Navy comrades floating in shark-infested waters of the South Pacific for nearly five days in 1945 during World War II. Their ship, the USS Indianapolis, sank in just 12 minutes after being hit by two Japanese torpedoes shortly after the ship had delivered the atomic bomb that would level Hiroshima. Three hundred of Mr. Kuryla's shipmates died that day when the ship went down. Nine hundred were left floating in only life preservers, facing a harsh sun and sharks, as three SOS calls went unanswered. An anti-submarine plane spotted them four...
  • Nascar Sprint Cup Allstate 400 at Indianapolis - Sunday July 26 at 1 pm ET on ESPN (Race #20 of 36)

    07/21/2009 6:03:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 359 replies · 1,753+ views ^ | 7/21/09
    Mark Martin has the most Cup wins in 2009, yet he's on the verge of missing the Chase. What's up with that? After a week off, it's time to crank it up at The Brickyard.
  • LIVE Thread! Indy 500 93rd Indianapolis 500 ... 12 Noon p.m. (ET) on ABC

    05/24/2009 9:09:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 209 replies · 6,406+ views ^ | 5/24/09 |
    Has it been a year already? Saddle 'em up and let's get ready to roll 'em out.
  • Two Indianapolis schools closed over flu cases

    05/02/2009 2:49:29 AM PDT · by bd476 · 1 replies · 344+ views
    NWI The Times Northwest Indiana / AP ^ | May 1, 2009 | By Rick Callahan
    INDIANAPOLIS | Health officials closed two Indianapolis elementary schools for a week Friday after one student at each school became ill with the swine flu virus, raising the number of confirmed cases in Indiana to three. Officials said the two youngsters are being kept at home until deemed to be non-contagious and are in "very good" condition. They said the children's illness is no worse than flu cases seen during a typical influenza season. The third confirmed case in Indiana, announced earlier in the week, was a Notre Dame student who has fully recovered. State Health Commissioner Judy Monroe...
  • REVOLT AT THE STATEHOUSE (Indiana Tea Party)

    03/25/2009 12:34:52 PM PDT · by appleseed · 36 replies · 1,685+ views
    March 25, 2009 | appleseed
    This was strictly an Indiana protest against taxes held in the north end of the rotunda at the Indiana statehouse. This was an excellent warmup to the nation wide April 15 teaparty. Some of the topics discussed were “Increasing Debt: Mortgaging Our Children’s Future,” “The Colts, Pacers and the Capital Improvement Board,” “Run over by the Speedway Redevelopment Commission,” “Lobbying and Ethics Reform,” “Transparency and Accountability in Government,” “Pay to Play Politics, Indiana Style,” and “Fun and Games in Evansville.” The protest started at 1130 and lasted for about an hour and a half. It was civil in the Hoosier...
  • Prosecutors Consider Filing Murder Charge In Toddler's Death

    03/16/2009 9:41:27 AM PDT · by Abathar · 18 replies · 1,035+ views ^ | 03/16/09 | Staff
    INDIANAPOLIS -- An 18-year-old man is being held without bond Monday in connection with the apparent beating death of his girlfriend's toddler. Tayuan Chism went before a Marion County judge for an initial hearing in the case, but the judge granted a request for a 72-hour hold while prosecutors determine what charges they want to file, 6News' Julie Pursley reported. Chism had nothing to say to reporters as he walked into court Monday. Police said he beat his girlfriend's 14-month-old daughter, Lilianna Goodmann, last Wednesday in their home in the 2100 block of Amherst Drive. The child died on Friday....
  • GOP City-County Councilman Expected to Switch Parties

    02/17/2009 5:14:11 AM PST · by Sir Hailstone · 6 replies · 464+ views
    Hoosier Access ^ | 2/16/2008 | Josh Gillespie
    Marion County City-County Councilman Ed Coleman is switching parties from Republican to Libertarian. Coleman, who was first elected as an At-Large candidate in the Republican take over of the Council and Mayor’s office in 2007, has come under fire from the fellow Republican Councilmen and the County party for bucking party line on votes as well as voting against the Mayor on issues he deemed too intrusive for government…even local government. Coleman, who apparently has been mulling a switch for quite some time, was originally targeted by Democrats as a potential new party member, but conservative political convictions kept him...
  • 15-Year-Old Girl Shot When Man Opens Fire On Car

    12/24/2008 6:37:37 PM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 803+ views
    THE INDY ^ | UPDATED: 8:56 pm EST December 24, 2008 | n/a
    POSTED: 5:51 pm EST December 24, 2008 INDIANAPOLIS -- Police said they were looking for a black Range Rover with two men inside. The men were described by police as black, one older and one younger. Police said they believed the shooter was about 5 feet 5 inches tall with a light-brown complexion and a goatee. Both men were said to be armed. Officers were canvassing the area Wednesday evening looking for the men. Anyone with information is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.
  • IMPD officer in trouble over 'Impeach Obama' sticker

    12/13/2008 12:05:13 PM PST · by nascarnation · 34 replies · 1,990+ views
    WTHR ^ | 12/12/08 | Richard Essex
    Indianapolis - Sticker shock lands an Indianapolis police officer in trouble. The officer had an "Impeach Obama" bumper sticker on his laptop inside his police car. Through the glare of the window shield, it's not that hard to see the political message in black letters on a yellow background. It's supposed to attract attention, and it did.
  • Sailor’s ashes returned to site of historic WWII sinking (tissue up)

    11/01/2008 10:42:17 AM PDT · by llevrok · 17 replies · 633+ views
    For years, Eugene Morgan didn’t talk much about his experiences aboard the USS Indianapolis. The Seattle man served aboard the Portland-class cruiser during World War II – including on July 30, 1945, when the ship came under attack from a Japanese submarine and sank in 12 minutes in the South Pacific in the worst loss of life at sea in U.S. naval history. Morgan was one of 316 survivors among the crew of 1,196. Eventually, as anti-war sentiment waned in the decades following the Vietnam War, he began to share his story. Nearly a decade ago, he shared it with...
  • More Voter Registration Shenanigans: Indianapolis Has 105% Of Its Population Registered To Vote

    10/08/2008 6:03:26 PM PDT · by flyfree · 44 replies · 1,795+ views
    Does ACORN have an office in Indianapolis? You know they do. According to STATSIndiana, In 2007, Indianapolis/Marion County had an estimated population of 876,804. Of that number 232,607 were below 18 years of age, for a total of 644,197 people in Marion County/Indianapolis 18 or over and thus eligible to vote. (Indiana allows felons to vote as long as they are not incarcerated). So we have 644,197 people eligible to be registered in Marion County/Indianapolis, and 677,401 people registered. Congratulations go to Indianapolis for having 105% of its residents registered!
  • Terrorist/Spy Hiding Behind the Steering Wheel of a Freightliner

    04/03/2007 6:46:25 PM PDT · by captjanaway · 11 replies · 1,127+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 04/03/07 | Mark and Renee Taylor
    Trucker Shaaban Hafiz Ahmad Ali Shaaban is what trucker/terrorist-wannabe, Mohammed Yousef Mullawala dreamed he could be. Mullawala is facing deportation on various charges, including suspicious activities surrounding his brief attendance at the Nationwide Tractor Trailer School in Rhode Island. Unlike Mullawala, Shaaban was the real deal – a terrorist spy hiding behind the steering wheel of a big truck. The story of Shaaban is as captivating as it is unsettling. The Palestinian-born Russian-educated Shaaban settled in Greenfield, Indiana, with his family and worked as a truck driver for CLM Freight Lines in nearby Indianapolis. According to reports, his commercial driver’s...
  • Indianapolis Firefighter Killed Serving in Iraq

    08/05/2008 7:18:19 PM PDT · by grame · 4 replies · 212+ views ^ | August 5, 2008
    Guardsman Among 2 U.S. Soldiers Killed In First Fatal Attack On Troops In Month
  • Chaos Erupts As Storm Victims Try To Get Food Stamps

    06/21/2008 11:04:41 PM PDT · by HABIFF33 · 44 replies · 98+ views ^ | June 20, 2008
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Chaos erupted outside Family and Social Services Administration offices in Indianapolis Friday as storm victims lined up to receive emergency food stamps.
  • (IN-07) Jon Elrod (R) Withdraws From Congressional Race

    06/18/2008 12:53:59 PM PDT · by Sir Hailstone · 14 replies · 127+ views
    Jon Elrod | 6/18/2008 | Jon Elrod
    The following is a press release issued by Republican Congressional Candidate Jon Elrod: "Today I announce my decision to forego my candidacy for Congress, and to seek re-election to the statehouse. Much has happened in the past eight months since I announced last November. Our campaign reached out to voters with a positive message, fresh ideas, and a vision of a government that works. We ran on issues: balanced budgets, fully funded social security, and an end to earmarks. Two elections have passed, and the voters have chosen the victor. In the meantime, none stepped forward to continue my efforts...
  • LIVE Thread! Indy 500 92nd Indianapolis 500 ... 12 Noon p.m. (ET) on ABC

    05/25/2008 8:37:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 232 replies · 796+ views ^ | 5/25/08 | IMS LLC
    The 92nd "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. (ET) Sunday, May 25. The race will be broadcast live on ABC and the IMS Radio Network beginning at noon. ESPN2 will air an additional hour of pre-race coverage beginning at 11 a.m.
  • GOP calls on democrats in congress to denounce Obama comments

    04/12/2008 8:09:06 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 24 replies · 374+ views ^ | 04/12/08 |
    INDIANAPOLIS - (WANE) - The Indiana Republican Party is calling on Indiana Democrats in Congress to denounce Barack Obama's criticism of Midwestern values at a San Francisco fundraiser last Sunday. Indiana Republican Party spokesman Jay Kenworthy issued the following statement on Barack Obama's comments posted below. "Indiana is full of decent people who support gun rights because they believe in the Constitution and place a premium on religion because they are people of faith -- not because we are bitter as Obama stated. Perhaps this is something Barack Obama doesn't understand, but surely our Congressional delegation does. "I can't imagine...
  • NEW: Indy-based ATA files for bankruptcy, discontinues

    04/03/2008 7:30:13 AM PDT · by Military family member · 30 replies · 83+ views
    Tribune-Star ^ | April 3,2008 | By Chris Havlik
    INDIANAPOLIS — ATA Airlines canceled all flights Thursday after filing for bankruptcy as it posted advisories at ticket counters in the handful of cities it still served and sought help for stranded travelers. The Indianapolis-based airline, once the nation's 10th-largest, entered bankruptcy for the second time in just over three years Wednesday, this time citing the loss of a key military charter business. The airline had approximately 50 flights per day, mostly between Hawaii and four west coast cities — Oakland, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Las Vegas, said company spokesman Michael Freitag. ATA said has been in contact with other...
  • Graduation Rates a 'Catastrophe' in Cities

    04/01/2008 12:06:48 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 61 replies · 237+ views
    AP Via AOL News ^ | April 1, 2008 | KEN THOMAS,AP
    WASHINGTON (April 1) - Seventeen of the nation's 50 largest cities had high school graduation rates lower than 50 percent, with the lowest graduation rates reported in Detroit, Indianapolis and Cleveland, according to a report released Tuesday. The report, issued by America's Promise Alliance, found that about half of the students served by public school systems in the nation's largest cities receive diplomas. Students in suburban and rural public high schools were more likely to graduate than their counterparts in urban public high schools, the researchers said. Nationally, about 70 percent of U.S. students graduate on time with a regular...
  • [IN-07 Special] Jon Elrod Supports YOUR Rights. Andre Carson does not

    03/09/2008 5:12:05 PM PDT · by Sir Hailstone · 4 replies · 387+ views
    Who would you support? Someone who will fight for your right to defend yourself, or someone who has consistently voted to leave you defenseless while on the Indianapolis City-County Council
  • [IN-07 special] Jon Elrod: Make A Difference For Indiana

    03/07/2008 5:29:57 PM PST · by Sir Hailstone · 42 replies · 788+ views | 3/7/2008 | Jon Elrod
    SPECIAL ELECTION IN INDIANA In the next 72 hours we have a special Election in Indiana. My name is Jon Elrod, I am running for Congress I am asking for your URGENT donation to help us mobilize the vote for Tuesday. We need to purchase some crucial TV advertising A Donation of $1,000 to Our Media Fund can get this done!We need some assistance making phone calls: A Donation of $250 to Our Phone Banking Fund can get the phones ringing!We need to get fellow Hoosiers to the polls: A Donation of $100 to Our Grassroots Fund can have those...
  • [IN-07] Jon Elrod's First TV Ad

    03/07/2008 10:53:41 AM PST · by Sir Hailstone · 2 replies · 177+ views
    Jon Elrod Congressional Campaign ^ | 3/7/2008 | Hoosier Access
    This is Jon Elrod's first TV campaign ad to be aired over the next couple of days
  • [IN-07 Special] Jon Elrod (R) Endorsed by Indianapolis Star over Andre Carson (D)

    03/07/2008 5:11:22 AM PST · by Sir Hailstone · 13 replies · 155+ views
    Indianapolis Star | 3/7/2008 | Indianapolis Star Editorial
    The Indianapolis Star editorial board endorsed Republican State Representative Jon Elrod over the late congresswoman's grandson Democrat Andre Carson. Due to copyright complaints by Gannett the owner of the Star I will not post the text.
  • [IN-07 Special] Muslims Rally Support for Andre Carson in Bid to Put Second Muslim in Congress

    03/04/2008 4:55:38 PM PST · by oblomov · 20 replies · 617+ views
    The Muslim Link ^ | 29 Feb 2008 | Talib I. Karim
    Dozens of Muslims flocked into a small town house on Capitol Hill to take a big step, last week. Their goal, to raise funds needed to elect Andre Carson of Indianapolis, IN as the second Muslim to the halls of Congress. The Carson for Congress fundraiser was held last Wednesday night, February 6th doors from the national headquarters of the Muslim civil rights organization, CAIR. Less than two years ago, Assad Aktar, an aide for a New Jersey Congressman and organizer of the Carson event, helped to pull together a similar fundraiser for a then-little known State Representative from Minnesota...
  • [IN-07 Special] Jon Elrod pledges "NO MORE EARMARKS"

    02/28/2008 12:51:22 PM PST · by Sir Hailstone · 4 replies · 285+ views
    Indianapolis Star
    Indiana State Representative and Congressional Special Election candidate Jon Elrod (R) has pledged today that he will not use nor support earmarks in any legislation when elected to Congress. From the Indianapolis Star (cannot link per FR policy towards Gannett) Congressional candidate Jon Elrod, who has tried to make fiscal responsibility the hallmark of his campaign for the seat vacated by the death of Julia Carson, said today that he would not put controversial earmarks into federal budget bills. Elrod, who is running in the March 11 special election against Democrat Andre Carson and Libertarian Sean Shepard, said he also...
  • (IN-07 Special) WISH-TV files Copyright complaint against DCCC

    02/27/2008 8:08:53 AM PST · by Sir Hailstone · 3 replies · 126+ views
    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is the campaign arm for U.S. House Democrats, and one of their top priorities is seeing that Andre Carson is elected in the upcoming special election. They got him a Washington, DC, campaign team; a fancy new web site; and some large DC money. But their latest trick may have gone too far. Last week, a YouTube video surfaced online, essentially a scary attack adagainst Republican Jon Elrod, even containing the "paid for by DCCC" style disclaimer at the end. It was prominently featured on the DCCC's YouTube Channel (View this photo). The problem...
  • (IN-07 Special) The Prince of the City (Andre Carson)

    02/27/2008 6:40:35 AM PST · by Sir Hailstone · 10 replies · 122+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 2/27/2008 | RiShawn Biddle
    He is also is dogged by suspicions about his ties to the Islamic community, especially after Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan essentially endorsed the younger Carson during a eulogy at his grandmother's funeral two months ago... OVER A FIVE-DECADE career, Julia Carson parlayed her ties to the United Auto Workers union and her mentor, former Congressman Andy Jacobs, into a powerful coterie of churches and political officials that took control of one of the nation's few urban Republican strongholds. Her power was hard-won. Carson grand-mere worked all the angles, from sending out condolence letters to grieving constituents to cutting...
  • (IN-07 Special Election) Formal Complaint filed against Andre Carson (D)

    02/19/2008 7:53:36 PM PST · by Sir Hailstone · 5 replies · 227+ views
    Advance Indiana | Gary Welsh
    A frequent citizen attendee at Indianapolis City-County Council meetings has filed an ethics complaint with Council President Robert Cockrum (R) against Councilor Andre Carson (D). Ernie Shearer claims in his complaint that Carson became angry with him when he questioned him after the last council meeting about his vote against transferring control of IMPD from the sheriff's department to the mayor. He says Carson started shouting at him and ordered him out of the City-County Building. Shearer believes Carson's demeanor towards him was threatening and intimidating. The allegations laid out in Shearer's complaint are as follows: Immediately following the City...
  • Islam Convert Seeks a Seat in Congress

    02/16/2008 5:24:01 AM PST · by T Ruth · 20 replies · 168+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 16, 2008 | Ken Kusmer
    A convert to Islam stands an election victory away from becoming the second Muslim elected to Congress and a role model for a faith community seeking to make its mark in national politics. Political newcomer Andre Carson is the Democratic nominee in a March 11 special election to succeed his late grandmother, Julia Carson, representing Indiana's 7th District. She died in December of lung cancer, and her grandson is seeking to fill out the rest of her sixth term, which expires at year's end. If Andre Carson wins the Democratic-leaning Indianapolis district over a freshman Republican lawmaker . . .,...
  • Indiana Muslim running for Congress wants to combat ignorance about his faith

    02/15/2008 10:23:49 PM PST · by jan in Colorado · 128 replies · 872+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 15,2008 | KEN KUSMER
    A convert to Islam stands an election victory away from becoming the second Muslim elected to Congress and a role model for a faith community seeking to make its mark in national politics. Political newcomer Andre Carson is the Democratic nominee in a March 11 special election to succeed his late grandmother, Julia Carson, representing Indiana's 7th District. She died in December of lung cancer, and her grandson is seeking to fill out the rest of her sixth term, which expires at year's end. If Andre Carson wins the Democratic-leaning Indianapolis district over a freshman Republican legislator and a long...
  • (IN-07 Special) Democrat Andre Carson no-shows at community forum. Jon Elrod speaks to group.

    02/13/2008 11:30:12 AM PST · by Sir Hailstone · 3 replies · 87+ views
    Republican State Rep. and candidate for the March 11th Special Election Jon Elrod and Libertarian candidate Sean Shepard spoke at a community forum in front of about 50 voters. Meanwhile, Democrat candidate Andre Carson who previously RSVP'd his appearance called about 2 hours prior to the event to claim he had a scheduling conflict. You can hear the audio of the forum HERE or go to Apple's iTunes and search "Hoosier Access Radio" and find it there.
  • (IN-07 Special) News from the Congressional Campaign Trail

    02/11/2008 10:54:38 AM PST · by Sir Hailstone · 3 replies · 101+ views
    State Rep. Jon Elrod continues on the campaign trail in his tough but winnable election to represent the 7th Congressional District of Indiana. It's less than 30 days until the Special Election and his opponent Andre Carson has support of the DCCC, the NoI, the CBC, among other hard left groups. Jon has his dedicated grassroots and Your Support to turn the tide on this Congressional seat. As seen here on FR, FReepers are writing off 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as a lost cause and concentrating on Congress in 2008. This is the first step to putting Congress back in the...
  • (IN-07 Special) Of Andre Carson and Louis Farakkhan

    01/28/2008 8:37:12 PM PST · by Sir Hailstone · 7 replies · 205+ views
    A brilliant sight indeed. Indianapolis City-County Council member and 7th District Congressional Candidate Andre Carson dancing around an issue like only Gregory Hines could, and attempted to counter with the race card. After an Indianapolis City-County Council meeting, A known Republican activist (no it wasn't me) asked Andre a simple question. "Will you renounce the support of Louis Farakkhan? Yes or No"Andre went into this spin of "supporting all people of all religions and colors" but would not directly answer the question. The activist then asked the Screwy Louie question again, and Andre Carson refused to give an answer and...
  • (IN-07 Special) On the Campaign Trail with Jon Elrod

    01/28/2008 11:52:53 AM PST · by Sir Hailstone · 4 replies · 132+ views
    Jon is out and about pressing the flesh and raising much needed funds, his opponent Andre Carson already has the promises of a DCCC that is flush with Moonbat cash will finance his campaign. Today in the Indianapolis Star (linking not permitted, you can go to and see the article), Brendan O'Shaughnessy wrote: "In less than six months, Andre Carson has gone from being a State Excise Police officer to a City-County Council member, an engineering firm [Paul I. Cripe] marketing executive and now a candidate for his grandmother's congressional seat" What is not said is Andre Carson was...
  • 4 men arrested in killing of 2 moms, 2 children

    01/20/2008 12:01:16 PM PST · by Main Street · 31 replies · 872+ views
    msnbc ^ | Jan. 20, 2008 | msnbc
    INDIANAPOLIS - Four men have been arrested in connection with the fatal shootings of a baby, a toddler and their mothers while the women held their children in their arms, police said Saturday. Ronald Davis and Dante Hobson, both 30, face four counts of murder, felony murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery in the Jan. 14 slayings, police said at a news conference. A third suspect, Zarumin Coleman, 21, faces charges of conspiracy to commit robbery and assisting a criminal. He was arrested Thursday after a SWAT team swept an Indianapolis apartment building. Jasper Frazier, 36, was charged with...
  • Marine fights his way to mayor's office

    11/19/2007 5:27:02 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies · 204+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 19, 2007 | Ken Kusmer
    Marine fights his way to mayor's office INDY | Rides tax revolt to 1st victory over incumbent in 40 years November 19, 2007 BY KEN KUSMER INDIANAPOLIS -- Greg Ballard just a few months ago was an obscure Republican mayoral nominee without a prayer, some scoffed, of unseating a well-funded, two-term incumbent. Today, he's the mayor-elect of the nation's 13th-largest city, a tax opponent held up for admiration by President Bush, and a lesson to political incumbents everywhere of what can happen if they don't mind the mood of the voters. Ballard beat Democrat Bart Peterson 51 percent to 47...
  • Even More Indianapolis Talk Changes

    11/18/2007 7:12:21 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 24 replies · 640+ views ^ | 11/18/07 |
    The chain reaction triggered by 1070 WIBC’s impending move to 93.1 FM continues to shake up the Indianapolis market. In late October, Cumulus’ FM Talker 93.9 WWFT announced plans to drop its format in favor of Christmas music. That move occurred today. However, WWFT’s programming will continue on in the Indianapolis market as Pilgrim Communication’s southern rimshot “Gold 95.9″ WIAU Franklin will drop its Oldies format on Monday to become WFDM “Freedom 95.9“. WFDM will feature all of the syndicated hosts that had been heard on WWFT: Mancow, Laura Ingraham, Dave Ramsey, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, and Mark Levin.
  • Indiana Upset: Taxes, Crime Still Pack Political Punch

    11/15/2007 2:58:42 PM PST · by captnorb · 11 replies · 82+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11-15-2007 | John Gizzi
    Ten days after the voting in Indianapolis, Indiana, pundits and pols are still shaking their heads over the results of the mayoral race. Two-term Mayor Bart Peterson, named by Indianapolis Magazine as the Democrat to watch for the future, on just about every "Democrat’s “wish-list” as a potential governor or U.S. Senator before long, was supposed to waltz to re-election this fall. Republican heavyweights such as State Party Chairman Murray Clark and Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi passed on a race against him, and left the nomination to former Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Greg Ballard who had never held or...
  • GOP challenger wins mayor race in Indianapolis (Voter ID works)

    11/06/2007 9:19:24 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 34 replies · 522+ views ^ | 11/6/07
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Republican challenger Greg Ballard has scored a stunning upset in winning election for mayor of Indianapolis. After trailing in polling as recently as last month, Ballard finished his long uphill climb by beating two-term Democratic incumbent Bart Peterson. With 98% of the precincts counted, Ballard had an insurmountable lead of more than 6,000 votes -- a margin of 51% to 47%. Peterson has conceded the election, saying he called Ballard and congratulated him on his victory. Peterson also promised his full support and urged Democrats to rally around the new mayor. Meanwhile, Ballard is calling it a...
  • Republicans Win Big Upset In Indianapolis Mayor Race(Ballard defeats Peterson)

    11/06/2007 7:33:06 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 85 replies · 480+ views
    ME | 11-07-07 | ME
    Peterson has conceded to Republican Greg Ballard in Indianapolis! BIGGEST UPSET IN INDIANA POLITICAL HISTORY! Carrying down into a LARGE majority of Republicans on the City-County Council! THIS IS A BIG WIN! Democrats can probably kiss Julia Carson's Congressional seat G'bye next year because of it!
  • FReep a Poll! Attention Hoosier FReepers!

    10/09/2007 2:06:24 PM PDT · by Sir Hailstone · 1 replies · 86+ views
    FReep this poll: "Marion Co. GOP Chair Tom John is calling for the resignation of [DemocRAT] City-County Council President Monroe Gray. Do you agree?" YES NO
  • Mayor Bart Peterson ducks out of taxpayer forum

    10/01/2007 6:01:56 AM PDT · by Sir Hailstone · 5 replies · 89+ views
    YouTube ^ | 9/30/2007 | Sir Hailstone
    Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson made an appearance at a Property Tax forum at Light of the World Christian Church. The Mayor excused himself to attend a previous engagement - a "interfaith dialogue forum" booked several months earlier. Doesn't it sound weird he would attend an "interfaith dialogue" considering most interfaith activities in Indianapolis are held at THAT VERY SAME CHURCH?!?!? Look at the YouTube video and find out where Mayor Brat REALLY needed to go....
  • Questions of health surround Julia Carson (D-Indiana 7th)

    09/27/2007 1:50:12 PM PDT · by Sir Hailstone · 39 replies · 165+ views
    The Hill ^ | 9/27/07 | Jonathan Kaplan
    Aides and colleagues regularly cast votes on Rep. Julia Carson’s (D-Ind.) behalf, raising questions about the congresswoman’s deteriorating health. Carson is 69 years old and her health has visibly declined in the last several years. She uses a wheelchair to move about the Capitol and requires the assistance of one or two aides while on the House floor. Several lawmakers said her mind is sharp, but she tires easily. “On those rare days when I think I need a little help, I feel so blessed that there are 434 other members of the House who are willing to lend a...
  • Explosives scare evacuates Indianapolis airport concourse

    09/26/2007 6:43:56 AM PDT · by good old days · 2 replies · 81+ views
    Fort Wayne Journal Gazette ^ | September 26, 2007 | Associated Press
    INDIANAPOLIS – Security officials closed Concourse D at the Indianapolis International Airport for about an hour Wednesday after a suspicious package was found. An airport spokeswoman says about 500 passengers were evacuated shortly after 5 a.m. after the package was found. Airport Police Maj. Tom Hanna says the evacuation was ordered after a vest containing what he called “inert training explosives” was found in a tray at a security checkpoint. He says passengers were never at risk but declined to say to whom the vest might have belonged. About a dozen flights on U.S. Airways or United were listed as...
  • Children's hospital named after Peyton Manning

    09/06/2007 2:53:57 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 13 replies · 896+ views ^ | 9/5/07 | CLIFF BRUNT
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Peyton Manning has a collection of MVP trophies and starred in numerous commercials. Now, the Colts quarterback has a children's hospital named after him. The St. Vincent Children's Hospital was renamed Wednesday as Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent. Manning has had a strong public and private relationship with the hospitals since he joined the Colts in 1998. He said he was honored to be so closely associated with the children's hospital, which St. Vincent opened in 2003 to care for critically ill and injured children. "In the NFL, the name on the back of the...