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  • 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...
  • English 101

    English 101
    Each novelist requires circumstance — a situation to describe, from which a conflict arises — and the ivy-covered college hall or dormitory room provides such context readily. It would take research and, thereafter, expertise to write about...
  • Indianapolis City-County Council passes new smoking ban

    Indianapolis City-County Council passes new smoking ban
    The city of Indianapolis has again passed a smoking ban. The council approving the proposal 20-9 Monday night. The ban specifically targets smoking in bars. It is a compromise with the mayor. The Democrats who sponsored the bill took out the ban on...
  • Leaping forward

    By Ed Park Looking backward, briefly: It went unremarked that 2007 was the year when the weirdness of time dilation hit Sgt. William Mandella. Battling the far-flung Taurans meant interstellar travel via "collapsars" (black holes); two years of army...
  • 'The Book of Jokes' by Momus

    'The Book of Jokes' by Momus
    The Book of Jokes A Novel Momus Dalkey Archive: 200 pp., $13.95 paper Jokes are a genre of fiction, but the best way to deliver a zinger is to disguise it as autobiography. Comedians know this and the good ones transform themselves into quasi-...
  • Prolific Joyce Carol Oates struggles to write through year of loss

    Prolific Joyce Carol Oates struggles to write through year of loss
    Since Joyce Carol Oates' first novel, With Shuddering Fall, came out in 1964, she has averaged two books a year. Many of them are novels, though she's also written plays, poetry, children's books, literary criticism, and a highly regarded sports book, On...
  • "United States: Essays, 1952-1992" by Gore Vidal

    Gore Vidal the novelist's best character is Gore Vidal the essayist. Beside him even Myra Breckenridge seems a pale creation, and this great fat book, chronicling 40 years of the essayist's adventures, is like a lively picaresque novel in reverse. Its...