Expansive garden hosts musical fundraiser

May 28, 2009 in Front Page News by Sara Gentry

Last year, Karen Cochran and Vic Hasler’s three-acre garden hosted a fundraiser for Indiana University Cancer Research. This year, the proceeds raised from those touring the gardens will benefit the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Learning Community.
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Head of the Class of 2009

May 28, 2009 in Front Page News by Submission For The Southside Times

Franklin Central

Valedictorian:  Zach Sherwood,  College: Harvard University, Major: Bio Chemistry, High School GPA:  13.0 (12 point scale)

Valedictorian: Zach Sherwood, College: Harvard University, Major: Bio Chemistry, High School GPA: 13.0 (12 point scale)

Salutatorian:  Patti Miller, College: University of Indianapolis, Major:  Exercise Science / Kinesiology, High School GPA:  12.782

Salutatorian: Patti Miller, College: University of Indianapolis, Major: Exercise Science / Kinesiology, High School GPA: 12.782

Roncalli

Valedictorian:  Katie Griffin, College:  University of  Southern Indiana, Major:  Pre-Med

Valedictorian: Katie Griffin, College: University of Southern Indiana, Major: Pre-Med

Salutatorian:  Curtis Vercruysse, College:  University of Notre Dame, Major:  Pre-Med

Salutatorian: Curtis Vercruysse, College: University of Notre Dame, Major: Pre-Med

Beech Grove

Valedictorian:  Cody Crook, College:  DePauw University, High School GPA: 4.19

Valedictorian: Cody Crook, College: DePauw University, High School GPA: 4.19

alutatorian:  Erin Woodward, College:  Indiana University, Major:  Fine Arts, High School GPA: 4.16

alutatorian: Erin Woodward, College: Indiana University, Major: Fine Arts, High School GPA: 4.16

Southside military news

May 28, 2009 in For the Record by Submission For The Southside Times

Nicholas S. Harrington has been promoted to the rank of Senior Airman in the U.S. Air Force.
The airman, a fire protection journeyman with two years of military service, 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C.
He is the son of Don Harrington of Legacy Drive, Greenwood, Ind., and the stepson of Paul Lambert of Blue Grass Drive, Indianapolis, Ind.
Harrington is a 2002 graduate of North Central High School.
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Obituaries for the week of 05.28.09

May 28, 2009 in Obituaries by Submission For The Southside Times

Carl Benjamin Ditchley, Sr., 77, died May 20. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, E. Marie Ditchley, and 10 children, Carl B. “Corky” Ditchley, Jr., Victoria Ditchley, Diana Rhude, David Ditchley, William Ditchley, Carol Gulley, Karen Sleeth, Kathie Johnson, Carrie Phelps, Garry Ditchley, also by 24 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son, John Christopher Ditchley. He requested no public viewing.

Vivian E. Hobdy, 84, of Indianapolis, died May 19. She was the daughter of the late Nevious and Ina Wade of Lincoln County, Ky. She is preceded in death by her husband Clarence Hobdy; brothers, Henry Wade, Donald Wade and Ronald Wade; sisters, Myrtle B. Hazelwood, Verna M. Sutt, Mary Ruth Hobdy and Dorothy Geraldine Bailey. She is survived by her two children, Charles “Mike” Hobdy (Becky) and Beverly Ann Hobdy, grandson Matthew T. Hobdy and sister Martha R. Jenkins. Services were held on May 22 at Little and Sons Funeral Home Beech Grove Chapel.

Phyllis “Jean” Windle Koch, 83, of Indianapolis, died May 20. Her husband, Joseph S. Koch, preceded her in death. Survivors include her children, Steven (Phyllis) Koch, Andrea (Andy) Gravelie, Jane Thomas, and Stephanie (Chuck) Morrow; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery on May 26.

At Play Calendar for the week of

May 28, 2009 in At Play by Submission For The Southside Times

Concerts on the Canal • The American College of Sports Medicine presents
“Concerts on the Canal,” where you can come and enjoy music every Thursday
night for a good portion of the summer. | When: Every Thursday now until June 25. Show times vary. | Where: The American College of Sports Medicine | Cost: Free; reserved seating $30 for table of 4; $40 for table of 8 | Info: Call 232-1882.

Between Guitar and Flute with the Noteworthy Duo • Please enjoy the sweet
sounds of Lisa Schroeder and Michael Nigro as they perfectly harmonize
their flute and guitar. | When: May 30 at 2 p.m. | Where: The Central
Library | Cost: Free | Info: Call 275-4100.
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Top ten thoughts about celebrating my 48th birthday

May 28, 2009 in Torry's Top Ten by Torry Stiles

10. I made it past 47 and I’m not 49 yet.
9. Alexander the Great may have conquered much of the known world by the time he was 33, but he’s dead now, so I guess I still win.
8. I don’t bend, bounce or heal as fast as I used to … but my cooking skills are greatly improved.
7. The AARP people have my number.
6. I still think golf is stupid, but I’m starting to like the wardrobe.
5. I can get most of my favorite music free from the Internet. I just have to ignore the word “oldies” in the category label.
4. I have just enough of a physique left to claim I can do things and just enough gone to claim I’m not supposed to do them.
3. I have most of the hair on my head and have yet to need my ear hairs trimmed.
2. The things I truly regret doing are overshadowed by all the things I truly regret never doing.
1. More and more often I wake up feeling like it’s the morning after and I don’t even get to have the night before.

You can make a lot of friends when you have fries

May 28, 2009 in Opinion by Mike Redmond

The other day, I woke up a human being and went to bed a cyborg, all in the name of good health.

As I lay me down to sleep, I readjusted the wires from the heart monitor that had been attached to my torso all day. Then I slipped on the mask connected to the device that keeps my airway open as a measure against sleep apnea.
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Good tanning takes planning

May 28, 2009 in Opinion by Kevin Kane

As the thousands who frequented the Speedway over the past weeks can attest, the tanning season is underway. Though we’re still weeks from the start of summer, a noticeable color change can occur in a matter of hours, and though the sun is not yet at its strongest, these are the days when the foundation for a solid summer tan is to be laid.

However, a good tan doesn’t just happen; it takes planning and preparation. Unfortunately, many Hoosiers — like myself — don’t think about this until it’s too late and the damage is done. Our lack of foresight results in awkward tan lines sure to remain for months to come, and this uneven skin tone can potentially affect our entire summer.
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We’re the Real Women of Johnson County

May 28, 2009 in Opinion by Sherri Coner-Eastburn

So, the rust in our water attacked my fake blonde hair color, much like the fat from cream horns attacked my thighs.

For the thigh fat, I use long, bulky T shirts.

For the orange tint in my tresses, I bought a special potion at a beauty supply store.

But soon after applying the gel, I realized I forgot to also buy a shower cap.
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The Iconic Hamburger

May 28, 2009 in Living by Wendell Fowler

We shouldn’t have to fear what we hold dear

May 17, 2009, Cleveland, Ohio
A 7-year-old dies after eating hamburger that contained E. coli.

May 23, 2009, Green Bay, Wisc.

96,000 pounds of ground beef were voluntarily recalled because of E. coli.

January of 2008, Rochester, New Mexico

After six illnesses, Rochester Meat Co. recalled 188,000 pounds of ground beef patties that contained E. coli.
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