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March 25, 2017

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Obituaries for the week of 02.28.10

Leon F. Cook, 94, of Indianapolis died on Jan. 25, 2010. He was born September 25, 1915, in Columbus, Ind., to Osten and Irene Cook. Leon was a quality control inspector at P. R. Mallory for 47 years; he retired in 1980. He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church and P. R. Mallory Conservation Club. Leon assisted his son’s teams in Little League Baseball and loved to travel with his family. He was a devoted husband, beloved...

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Don’t trash your amaryllis

A few weeks after you’ve put up the last of the holiday decorations, it’s tempting to also toss out the poinsettia plants and amaryllis (Hippeastrum sp.) bulbs once their blooms have faded. I agree, go right ahead and send the poinsettias to the compost bin. Most of us can’t provide the kind of environment they need to re-bloom anyway, particularly the requirement for complete darkness for 12 hours each day for 10-12 weeks in the...

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Raise your hand if you expect Haiti to help the U.S.

I realize a good share of you nice folks turn to this space looking for something that will make you laugh. I also realize a good share turn to it and wonder why I still have a job, but that’s a topic for another time. Today I’d like to set the comedy aside and talk about something I saw on an Internet that just infuriated me, and still does. [ad#single-post] The subject was Haiti. A person on a social network site was appealing to...

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It’s all about where you start

Like 90 percent of the people waiting in line at grocery store checkouts, I tend to glance at the magazine covers. The front-page “teasers” grab my attention, but that’s where the curiosity stops. I look but don’t touch. The most recent cover to catch my eye was Star’s exclusive on Octomom’s weight loss secrets. I wasn’t looking because I thought she looked good, though. It was more like an Arrested Development moment, as I looked at...

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Top ten rejected slogans for the Colts at the Super Bowl

10. The Colts get an “A” — New Orleans is below “C” level. 9. Hey, New Orleans! We’re gonna blow right bayou! 8. February 7, 2010: Addai to remember. 7. Peyton Place to Dallas to South Beach … and you won’t have to change the channel. 6. Sure beats sitting at home waiting for the draft. 5. We speak French, too … Pierre Garçon. 4. Blue and white turns black and gold to black and blue. 3. Let’s hope Mayor Nagin saved you...

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