Obituaries for the week of 09.24.09

September 24, 2009 in Obituaries by Submission For The Southside Times

Juanita Belle (Pack) Fishburn, 77, of Indianapolis, died Sept. 17, 2009. She was born in Streeter, W.Va., on Sept. 18, 1931, to Ethel and Herbert Pack, who preceded her in death. Juanita is survived by brothers Vernon Pack and Randy Ellison; sisters Virgie Shrum, Mary Lou Beatley and Ruby Warren. She was the mother of eight children by husband of 38 years Obie H. Fishburn. Juanita’s children are as follows: Steve (Trina); Alan (Julie); Dennis (Mary); Tim (Carol); Darin (Tessa); David Fishburn; Donna Capps; Delaina (James); 24 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, along with many more. Memorial services were Sept. 21, 2009 at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, with internment immediately following at Washington Park East Cemetery.
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Sautéed Shiitake

September 24, 2009 in Recipes by Wendell Fowler

8 oz. shiitake mushrooms, caps only, sliced thin
1/3 cup minced onion shallot
2 tbs. soy sauce
2 tbs. sherry (optional)
2 tbs. olive oil
1 tsp. honey
1 tsp. minced rosemary

In a skillet, sauté onion in olive oil over medium heat till glassy.
Add shiitake and stir-fry till limp (2-3 minutes). Reduce heat and simmer.
Add soy sauce and sherry and continue to sauté for another 2-3 minutes.
Add rosemary (or chopped parsley or basil). Stir another minute or two. Continue to sauté till your desired consistency. Add honey at the end.

The mushrooming popularity of fungi

September 24, 2009 in Living by Wendell Fowler

For thousands of years, the shiitake has been coveted as the premium edible mushroom in Asia, and now America is becoming uber-hip to this fungal bequest of the universe.

The Japanese word shiitake means “mushrooms from the shii tree.” Consciously or unconsciously, most everyone has eaten one when plowing through steaming white cartons of Asian carry-out. Don’t call them shiitake mushroom, however, as that would be redundant. To be accurate, simply refer to the ethereal specialty as shiitake.
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OrthoIndy/IOH break ground in Greenwood

September 24, 2009 in Front Page News by Rick Myers

The facility seen in this rendering should open in winter 2010.

The facility seen in this rendering should open in winter 2010.

John Martin, CEO, OrthoIndy, was all smiles on Tuesday — and with good reason.

OrthoIndy and the Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital (IOH) broke ground on a new facility, located at 1260 Innovation Pkwy., (South of County Line, on Graham Road) Greenwood. Spanning 75,000 square feet, the state-of-the-art facility will provide five-star orthopaedic care to residents on the south side of Indianapolis. The facility is scheduled to open winter of 2010.
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Atypical retirement bash for atypical accountant

September 24, 2009 in Front Page News by Mike Alexander

It’s one thing to end your working career with a bang, but Larry D. Smith is doing it with a blast.

After 34 years, the 61-year-old Smith will retire with a Nov. 10 party in the colossal new football stadium that is home to the Indianapolis Colts — Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis.

He is the managing partner of Kelley, Hardesty, Smith & Co. certified public accounting firm, 5240 Elmwood Ave., Beech Grove (near Great Times amusement center). The firm of 13 employees has been in Beech Grove since 1980.
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KeyBank launches growth in face of tough climate

September 24, 2009 in Front Page News by Submission For The Southside Times

By Arika Herron

While many businesses are cutting back, KeyBank is flourishing — and focusing heavily on central Indiana communities. Even with the economy lacking certain stability, growth and expansion plans are on the drawing boards.

Gary Hentschel, president of the Cleveland, Ohio-based bank’s central Indiana district, said Key is planning its expansion to the tune of 16 new bank branches in central Indiana by 2011, including the new Beech Grove location. When the construction is complete, 50 branches total will call Marion and eight surrounding counties home.
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Restaurant of the Week

September 24, 2009 in At Play by Lindsay Irwin

Have your kids outgrown Chuckie Cheese and you don’t know where to go for fun, entertainment and great, kid-friendly food? Well, worry no more.

America’s Incredible Pizza Company has just what the doctor ordered.

Games for kids of all ages? Check. Fun atmosphere that parents can enjoy too? Check. Great food? Double Check. That’s right, everything from the music to the buffet to the go-carts is perfect for families who are looking to do something different for dinner or lunch.
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At Play Calendar for the week of 09.24.09

September 24, 2009 in At Play by Submission For The Southside Times

Card Party • The Ave Maria Guild will host a very special Card Party and Quilt Raffle to benefit the St. Paul Hermitage of Beech Grove. | When: Sept. 24, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Where: Benedict Inn & Retreat Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove | Cost: $4 donation | Info: Call 885-5098 for more information.

Petite Paws Rescue • The Indiana Petite Paws Rescue Angles Benefit will donate 25 percent of all sales to assist in preventing animal cruelty and changing the laws to allow rescue of any companion dogs. | When: Sept. 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Where: Noodles and Company, 7853 S. US 31 at Shelby St. | Info: Call Michelle Jones at 412-0126 for more information.
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What’s the point of being good at pressing buttons?

September 24, 2009 in Opinion by Mike Redmond

Among the things I just don’t get — and that’s a list that grows every day — is video game rock stardom.

It’s been kind of difficult to avoid lately, what with the release of The Beatles Rock Band game, the one where you get to play along with John, Paul, George and My Close Personal Friend Ringo* at various stages of The Beatles’ career.
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Give Kanye a break

September 24, 2009 in Opinion by Kevin Kane

Rapper Kanye West has been the butt of everyone’s jokes for the past two weeks after he interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards. In case you’re among the nine people who didn’t see or hear about this, West climbed up on stage, took the microphone from Swift’s hands and essentially proclaimed that she didn’t deserve the award because “Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time.”

Nearly everyone who’s seen the outburst has taken the opportunity to make fun of West. Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live and even Barack Obama are among the many to take shots at him. One joke labeled as “breaking news” circulated over the Internet last week and claimed that West had just interrupted Patrick Swayze’s funeral to say that Michael Jackson’s service was, of course, one of the best of all time.
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