10
Jul
2007
July 10, 2007
Ryan.McCann
Governor Daniels announced yesterday that he wants to suspend state rules to give homeowners more time to pay their bills. If you’re alive and you live in Indiana, you know about the property tax crisis.  It’s been getting larger and larger for years.  Now, some folks will be suffering with more than 100% increases in their property tax bills.  That’s right, a whopping 100%! What did the legislature do, you ask?  Well, Speaker Bauer thought it wise to institute a rebate program.  And not just any rebate program. ...
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09
Jul
2007
July 9, 2007
kurt.luidhardt
It seems that some residents of Broad Ripple are disappointed to find out that drunken people tend to leave a mess.  Although this is no surprise to me, it’s worth an entire column for Matt Tully. Now I love Broad Ripple myself, but it seems to me that a community that’s built a name for itself by attracting trendy bars and nightclubs should understand that those things have consequences.  Why not have the bars pick up the tab? Next up on the list of controversies to be covered by the Indy Star: 1.) Smokers who dare to leave their...
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09
Jul
2007
July 9, 2007
Curt.Smith
    Realizing his comments were a bit on the pessimistic side, U.S. Rep. Mark Souder sought to encourage an Indy group of academic, business, legal and non-profit leaders at a small luncheon gathering Friday.  The world is indeed awash in heroin, he said, but if it's any solace, the deluge of dope from Afghanistan (four to five times previous record harvests) is spilling over into neighboring Iran, where a higher and higher percentage of the population is addicted.  No one -- least of all Souder, one of the most most...
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09
Jul
2007
July 9, 2007
Curt.Smith
          We were pleased to learn that Indiana Wesleyan University will honor Indianpolis Colts Coach Tony Dungy with its “Changemaker" award this fall.  It remains to be seen if America’s homosexual activists attack the University as they did the Indiana Family Institute when we honored Coach Dungy and his wife, Lauren, with our “Friend of the Family" award.  But more likely the groups and their blogs will back off, knowing that that approach blew up in their face with IFI.    ...
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