I guess that’s what you get when you have a huge chorus on stage – their families. It was a night of cellphone interruptions, babies making strange noises, toddlers drooling in the lobby, children asleep on mom’s lap two seats over, a guy with a cowboy hat blocking the view and an occasional disharmonious ringing [...]
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The city’s open house on State Boulevard was the best of local democracy and a bit less than the best. First, the State Boulevard project is controversial for a number of reasons:
It will increase traffic flow and speed through a couple historic neighborhoods thus diminishing property values. It will increase truck traffic. It will eat [...]Continue Reading →
Marcia Linsky, was one of two magistrates who oversee the misdemeanor and traffic court for the Allen Superior Court.
Linsky also sits on the board of directors for Blue Jacket, Inc., a non-profit agency that provides training, employment and vocational direction to convicted ex-offenders in the greater Fort Wayne/Allen County region.
The reason for her termination [...]Continue Reading →
“A tale of two cities,” said Tom Lewandowski. “It was the best of times and the worst of times,” replied City Councilman Glynn Hines.
It would have been a humorous moment, two men quoting Dickens, had it not been so sadly true. Lewandowski was commenting on the gushing exuberance of a parade of economic development [...]Continue Reading →
There is a famous recording from the BBC in the early 1930s. In a resonant upper-crust English accent the baritone man read the station break: “This is the BBC in London.” Five tones counted down to the exact top of the hour. Bong. Then he went on: “Now the news, I am Julian Chamberlain. There [...]Continue Reading →
Russ Jehl was the only member of council last night to question the propriety of a deal between the city and Kelley Automotive, among others, that would transfer a large plot at the corner of Lima and !-69 from your ownership to that of Mssers. Kelley and Friends.
For a bit of background, the area [...]Continue Reading →
In this case no news is good news is not good news, at least for the fish of Aboite. Attorneys for both Aqua Indiana, serial killer of gold fish in our tony western suburbs, and the city of Fort Wayne, arch enemy of west side dry cleaners, explained to council last night that they [...]Continue Reading →
Okay folks. This involves Senate Bill 0230, and here’s the basics.
IC 1-1-2-1; IC 1-1.5; IC 35-51-1.1.
Synopsis: Applicability of federal law in Indiana. Provides that any federal act, order, law, rule, regulation, or statute found by the general assembly to be inconsistent with the power granted to the federal government in the Constitution [...]
One colorful comment after another hissed from the lips of Aqua Indiana customers at last night’s hearing on whether the city of Fort Wayne should condemn the Aboite utility. Judging by the look on the faces of the four or five representatives of AI the comments were nothing new, had been heard before, but painful [...]Continue Reading →
On Facebook, the liberals are all over the phrase, “well regulated militia.” Just today, someone posted this on my wall.
For the MILITIA to have guns…oh, and they didn’t have assault rifles when the Bill of Rights was written…just sayin’. However, this point always falls on deaf ears…
Ignore the facts, and believe everything the [...]Continue Reading →