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  • In letter to senator, Skiles weighs in on class basketball

    In letter to senator, Skiles weighs in on class basketball
    Back in the one-class days, Scott Skiles helped lead Plymouth High School to the 1982 Indiana boys basketball state title. After a professional basketball career, Skiles is now the head coach of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks. But he says that state...
  • Verdugo Views: An area radio pioneer is remembered

    Verdugo Views: An area radio pioneer is remembered
    When Harry A. James died in 1956, his obituary in the Glendale News-Press noted that the chapel of Sacred Memories at the L.G. Scovern mortuary was filled with the many friends he had made during his career in radio, as a recording artist, and later as...
  • Power hopes continue run towards a championship with a successful weekend at Sonoma

    Power hopes continue run towards a championship with a successful weekend at Sonoma
    Driving a high-speed IndyCar around the scenic Sonoma Raceway road course with its dramatic elevation changes has been called the IZOD IndyCar Series version of a "Roller Coaster Ride." Nobody knows that better than IZOD IndyCar Series points leader Will...
  • Indy 500 pace car to be unveiled Tuesday

    Indy 500 pace car to be unveiled Tuesday
    Indianapolis is still a few weeks away from the greatest spectacle in racing but Tuesday, a big detail of the race will be revealed. Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials will unveil the 2012 pace car. You'll remember that AJ Foyt helped unveil last...
  • Jim Nabors fighting false death reports

    Jim Nabors fighting false death reports
    Jim Nabors is battling fake death reports. The confusion is happening because fans mixed up Andy Griffith Show characters. Fans reportedly confused Goober Pyle with Gomer Pyle. George Lindsey, who played Goober Pyle of the Andy Griffith Show, died...
  • 'Most powerful' Pace Car selected for Indianapolis 500

     'Most powerful' Pace Car selected for Indianapolis 500
    The Pace Car for the 96th Indianapolis 500 has been selected! A 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 was chosen to lead the starting field to the green flag on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 27. According to Indianapolis 500 officials, the...
  • Construction underway for new healthcare pavilion in downtown Speedway

    Construction underway for new healthcare pavilion in downtown Speedway
    Big changes are coming in Speedway, just in time for the 96th Indianapolis 500. Community Health Network is breaking ground on a new healthcare pavilion Wednesday. "The new facility is located at corner of Main and 10th streets, so we really think it...
  • Country star Martina McBride to sing national anthem at Indy 500

    Country star Martina McBride to sing national anthem at Indy 500
    Grammy-winning country superstar Martina McBride will sing the national anthem during pre-race ceremonies at the 96th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A Kansas native, McBride is known for having one of the most...
  • Rookie Orientation isn't just for the young and inexperienced

    Rookie Orientation isn't just for the young and inexperienced
    The Rookie Orientation Program for the Indianapolis 500 isn't just for the young fresh face up and comers anymore. During Thursday's program at Indianapolis Motor Speedway a number of former Formula One drivers got in their first laps on an oval in an...
  • Indy 500 activities kick off this weekend

    Indy 500 activities kick off this weekend
    There are a lot of activities going on in downtown Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend to getting you ready for the Indianapolis 500. The Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day will take place from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday....
  • Olivia Newton-John named Grand Marshal for Indy 500 Festival

    Olivia Newton-John named Grand Marshal for Indy 500 Festival
    Singer/actress Olivia Newton-John has been named Grand Marshal of the 2012 IPL 500 Festival Parade. The 55thIPL 500 Festival Parade is Saturday, May 26 and will celebrate the 2012 500 Festival theme: A New REVolution. In addition to being the Grand...
  • Saavedra enjoys the challenge of pulling double duty at Indy

    Saavedra enjoys the challenge of pulling double duty at Indy
    SPEEDWAY - About 15 years ago the traditional double duty at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway involved an open wheel and stock car machine. With the times of the IndyCar's 500 mile race in Indianapolis and NASCAR's 600 mile race in Charlotte no longer...