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Archive for August, 2009

City Market Watch

Monday, August 31st, 2009

As a frequent patron of  downtown Indianapolis there is one place in particular I tend to have little use for, City Market.  I think the set up is annoying and the food isn’t all that great for what you have pay.  For a dollar or so more I can go get some real food with […]


Sunday, August 30th, 2009

I e-mailed Dr. Eugene White this afternoon to let him know tomorrow I was dropping off my Freedom of Information request regarding the budget at the district office. Here is his response. Abdul, I will check with my budget developer and we will let you know how soon we can have the total budget information […]

Open Up, IPS!

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Although I have my issues with the management of Indianapolis Public Schools, I have been trying to give them the benefit of the doubt this school year.   However that was shot down this morning when I read at  Tuesday’s budget hearing,  board member Kelly Bentley was denied an itemized copy of the District’s 2010 $448 […]


Saturday, August 29th, 2009

I got a tip late Friday afternoon that dozens of IPS teachers and staff were at the main building downtown mad as all get out because they were not getting paid. When I got to the building they were waiting in the hall looking for their pay.   None of them would speak on the record […]

Polling for Mayors

Friday, August 28th, 2009

With Melina Kennedy announcing that she is forming an exploratory committee for Mayor today, IB figured the least it could do was put up a new poll.   We’re asking which Democratic candidate would be the best to run in 2011. We list the six current possible contenders. Jose Evans Joe Hogsett Melina Kennedy Woody […]

MCSD Money Problems

Friday, August 28th, 2009

I know all God’s City-County agencies have money problems, but I am seriously wondering what’s going on over at the Marion County Sheriff’s Department these days. At a Pension Board meeting Thursday it was revealed that due to the economy the pension fund for retired deputies is creating a more than $3 million shortfall.  And […]

Franklin Township Follies

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

There’s nothing like taking taxpayer money, using it to sue taxpayers in order to get more of the taxpayers’ money.   And then again there is nothing like the Franklin Township School District. It’s one thing to go to the taxpayers and ask them to give up some of their property tax relief so administrators […]

U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, 1932-2009

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Twofer Tuesday

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

It appears two local Democratic elected officials are running afoul of the law. First Indianapolis Metropolitan Police are investigating City-County Councilor Doris Minton-McNeil over a possible hit and run incident three days ago.  Police were called Saturday to the 2000 block of Medford because a woman had called 9-1-1 saying McNeil was driving a green Trailblazer […]

Showdown in Carson City

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Normally Rotary Club meetings are pretty routine, but there was an interesting exchange between Indiana 7th District Congressman Andre Carson and local citizen Gerry Mann.   Carson addressed the Rotarians on health care.   Mann wanted to argue some of the stats regarding the uninsured and that led to the following… Carson-Mann Exchange Carson later answered questions for […]