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  • Cambridge

    The advertisement is yellowed and torn, but its message is clear. Beans canned by Cambridge's Phillips Packing Company have "that down in Dixie flavor." The statement appears below an image of a large African-American woman wearing a headscarf and holding...
  • Pam Hickman joins Democratic City-County Council At-Large ticket

    Pam Hickman joins Democratic City-County Council At-Large ticket
    Democrat Chairman Ed Treacy named small business owner Pam Hickamn as a City-County Council At-Large candidate Tuesday. Hickman will fill the ballot vacancy created by Minority Leader Joanne Sanders' withdrawal Monday. "I'm deeply committed to this...
  • Book review: 'The Pale King' by David Foster Wallace

    Book review: 'The Pale King' by David Foster Wallace
    "The Pale King" is composed of parts of the "something long" on which 46-year-old David Foster Wallace was working before he hanged himself at his home in Claremont on Sept. 12, 2008. Wallace — author of fictions such as "The Broom of the System,"...
  • Anti-smoking advocates celebrate in Indianapolis as bars go smoke-free

    Anti-smoking advocates celebrate in Indianapolis as bars go smoke-free
    Anti-smoking advocates celebrated Friday as approximately 300 bars and taverns in Indianapolis went smoke-free. The strengthened ordinance took effect at 6 a.m. "Today will go down in Indianapolis history. Today, we join hundreds of communities across...
  • Holiday books: Fiction

    Holiday books: Fiction
    Aleph A Novel Paulo Coelho Alfred A. Knopf, $24.95 A crisis of faith prompts a man to begin a journey of self-discovery from Africa to Asia. The Angel Esmeralda Nine Stories Don DeLillo Scribner, $24 The first collection of short stories from a...
  • City-County Council votes in favor of smoking ban

    City-County Council votes in favor of smoking ban
    There are still some big questions for the city before the Super Bowl on February 5. The main question right now is will smoking be allowed? The City-County Council voted in favor of a city-wide smoking ban Monday.  However, it is not a done deal, just...
  • Indianapolis mayor may veto proposed city-wide smoking ordinance

    Indianapolis mayor may veto proposed city-wide smoking ordinance
    Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard has said he will support a tougher smoking ban if it provides an exemption for private clubs. The City-County Council, meanwhile, approved a measure 19-9, that instead offers those businesses an option. The ban would...
  • Mayor to veto smoking ban proposal Friday

    Mayor to veto smoking ban proposal Friday
    Mayor Greg Ballard will officially veto the smoking ban, because it does not meet the expanded requirements he supports. He does not want private clubs like veterans halls included in the ban. Fox59 has learned Mayor Ballard is currently on vacation, but...
  • Democrats propose city-wide smoking ban mayor might support

    Democrats propose city-wide smoking ban mayor might support
    After the last attempt ended with a mayoral veto, Indianapolis City-County Council Democrats think they've come up with a proposed smoking ban that answers critics' complaints of an ordinance too tough on private clubs. "Basically we're putting...
  • Stricter proposed smoking ban passes committee

    Stricter proposed smoking ban passes committee
    The Indianapolis City-County Council is trying to take on the smoking ban again. A city-wide smoking ban targeting bars passed out of committee Tuesday. The plan will now head to the full council.   Proposal 136 seeks to strengthen the already existing...
  • Electronic cigarettes could be included in city's smoking ban

    Electronic cigarettes could be included in city's smoking ban
    Electronic cigarettes are supposed to be better for your health than regular cigarettes, but some Indianapolis City-County councilors are now trying to get those banned as well. The latest proposed smoking ban, passed by a committee Tuesday night,...
  • Animal Care and Control implements fee to cut down on overcrowding

    Animal Care and Control implements fee to cut down on overcrowding
    Animal Care and Control of Indianapolis hopes a new fee will help cut down on animal surrenders from outside Marion County and, in turn, help reduce severe overcrowding. The City-County Council recently approved a $40 fee for people from outside the...