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'Cosmos' star dazzles with science and humor

indystar.com — Ostensibly, he came to talk science, heavy topics such as space and astrophysics. But "Cosmos" superstar Neil deGrasse Tyson managed to weave in jokes, thinly veiled pleas for the United States to improve its science programs, and even some politics, all the while keeping his audience rapt and delighted.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @scottehall: An excellent recounting (by @srudavsky) of an amazing presentation. 'Cosmos' star dazzles with science and humor indy.st/1tMzdJf

Cartoonist Gary Varvel: Terrorism in Canada

indystar.com — Cartoonist Gary Varvel: Terrorism in Canada

Fan who rushed onto Colts field was a football player

indystar.com — Maybe she felt at home on the football field. Maybe trying to chat up Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton felt natural. She was, not so long ago, a wide receiver herself -- and a good one at that.
Oct 22, 2014

"Why you calling me? I'm not her daddy"said former coach Fan who rushed Colts field was football player indy.st/1tLJuVV via @indystar

Oct 22, 2014

RT @indystar: Fan who rushed onto the Colts field was a football player. Really, she was - and a good one. indy.st/1t5t20N pic.twitter.com/q7AiAu1eni

Oct 22, 2014

RT @TinaSwarens: Fan who rushed onto the Colts field was a football player. Really, she was - and a good one. indy.st/1t5t20N pic.twitter.com/6PuzYsI4ML

Oct 22, 2014

She felt comfy on the field, I guess....Fan who rushed onto Colts field was a football player indy.st/1tLJuVV via @indystar

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Recruiting update on Tech guard C.J. Walker

indystar.com — Tech guard C.J. Walker was watched Wednesday at open gym by coaches from Butler, Toledo and Xavier. Walker, a 6-foot junior, said Xavier's interest has continued to increase. He currently has offers from Ball State, Butler, Cincinnati, Purdue and Western Illinois. "I'm hearing from Xavier a lot more often," he said.
Oct 22, 2014

Major #Butler target. Recruiting update on Tech guard C.J. Walker indy.st/1tMaTar via @indystar

Oct 22, 2014

RT @KyleNeddenriep: Tech's C.J. Walker (2016) had three schools in to watch him today. Caught up with him about Butler, Purdue and more. indy.st/1vP1ait

Oct 22, 2014

Tech's C.J. Walker (2016) had three schools in to watch him today. Caught up with him about Butler, Purdue and more. indy.st/1vP1ait

Oct 22, 2014

Caught up with Tech guard C.J. Walker (2016) for a recruiting update. Three schools watched him today. indy.st/1vP1ait

Husband sentenced in 2013 slaying of ex-IU cheerleader

indystar.com — The husband of a former Indiana University cheerleader has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to beating his wife to death in March of 2013. William Lynn Gunter, 61, from the St. Louis area, initially told authorities he found his wife, 55-year-old Suzanne Ball Gunter, unconscious from a fall down the stairway in their home.
Oct 23, 2014

Husband sentenced in 2013 slaying of ex-IU cheerleader indy.st/1wme5ay via @indystar

Limited-edition Chuck Taylors honor his Indiana hometown

indystar.com — COLUMBUS, Ind. - One of the best-known brands in athletic footwear is getting a custom design made specifically for Columbus. A limited-edition style of Chuck Taylor Converse All Star basketball shoes will come in royal blue and the other in orange, the colors for Columbus North and Columbus East.
Oct 22, 2014

:-D RT @BizWeaver Limited-ed Chuck Taylors honor hometown of Columbus. But will they be architecturally significant? indy.st/1tLbJUI

Oct 22, 2014

RT @BizWeaver: Limited-edition Chuck Taylors honor hometown of Columbus. But will they be architecturally significant? indy.st/1tLbJUI

Oct 22, 2014

Limited-edition Chuck Taylors honor hometown of Columbus. But will they be architecturally significant? indy.st/1tLbJUI

Oct 22, 2014

Hello, Columbus. RT @MattGlenesk: Limited-edition Chuck Taylors honor his Indiana hometown indy.st/1sPv8QN pic.twitter.com/iGMN4V6fgX

Oct 22, 2014

Pretty sweet kicks. "Limited-edition Chuck Taylors honor his Indiana hometown" indy.st/1sPv8QN pic.twitter.com/3czkDAggaW

Erik Walden reacts to $27K fine: NFL 'taking my money'

indystar.com — Colts outside linebacker Erik Walden was fined $27,562 by the NFL on Wednesday for unsportsmanlike conduct in Sunday's win over the Cincinnati Bengals. But Walden didn't take the penalty lying down, saying his contact with the game official was incidental and shouldn't have resulted in his fine and ejection from the game.
Oct 22, 2014

"Tell Roger I appreciate it. He's just taking my money." #Colts Erik Walden speaks on his fine. indy.st/1waPCHz

Swarens: Mike Pence hates poor kids, and other myths about conservatives

indystar.com — Just how mean and low down are conservatives? To read the headlines of late they want to starve poor families, deny their children a decent education, and reserve sex only for the rich. So who are these nasty people and why do they sound like a twisted combination of Cruella De Vil, the Grinch and Ebenezer Scrooge?
Oct 22, 2014

Swarens: Mike Pence hates poor kids, and other myths about conservatives indy.st/1wkA95i via @tswarens

Oct 22, 2014

Swarens: Mike Pence hates poor kids, and other myths about conservatives indy.st/1wkA95i via @indystar

Arcadia town marshal to resign over investigation of 94-year-old vet's beating

indystar.com — Arcadia's town marshal plans to resign by year's end following criticism over his handling of an initial investigation into the beating and robbery of a 94-year-old resident. "I don't want to be somewhere I'm not wanted," William Hickrod said Wednesday morning. "If people don't believe in you, you don't need to be working for them."
Oct 22, 2014

Arcadia >> RT @BillMcCleery01 "I don't want to be somewhere I'm not wanted," says resigning police officer. -- indy.st/1tKOlXx

Oct 22, 2014

"I don't want to be somewhere I'm not wanted," says resigning police officer. -- indy.st/1tKOlXx via @indystar

Oct 22, 2014

Arcadia town marshal to resign over investigation of 94-year-old vet's beating indy.st/1tKOlXx via @indystar

Oct 22, 2014

Arcadia town marshal to resign over investigation of 94-year-old vet's beating indy.st/1tKOlXx via @indystar

Oct 22, 2014

RT @indystar: Breaking: Arcadia town marshal to resign over investigation of 94-year-old vet's beating. indy.st/1tKOlXx

Pagano declined interview in UNC academic scandal probe

indystar.com — An investigation commissioned by the University of North Carolina found 18 years of academic fraud involving athletes guided to no-show classes and receiving high grades. But the report released Wednesday might be notable in Indianapolis for one of the people who declined to be interviewed.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @starwatchtim: Great story today by @markalesia - Pagano declined interview in UNC academic scandal probe indy.st/1wl0DUc via @indystar

Oct 23, 2014

Great story today by @markalesia - Pagano declined interview in UNC academic scandal probe indy.st/1wl0DUc via @indystar

Oct 22, 2014

Interesting story here from a colleague. #Colts Pagano declined interview in UNC academic scandal probe indy.st/1wl0DUc via @indystar

Oct 22, 2014

RT @jimlefko: Colts Chuck Pagano involved in North Carolina mess. Purdue connection too: indy.st/1wl0DUc

Oct 22, 2014

Colts Chuck Pagano involved in North Carolina mess. Purdue connection too: indy.st/1wl0DUc

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Indiana still uncertain on finishing I-69 extension

indystar.com — BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - State officials say they're still trying to figure out how to pay for finishing the Interstate 69 extension between Indianapolis and Evansville. Officials also said during an I-69 Regional Summit meeting Tuesday in Bloomington that money also hasn't been lined up for a bridge to take the highway across the Ohio River into Kentucky.
Oct 22, 2014

Indiana still uncertain on finishing I-69 extension indy.st/1wk38WV via @indystar

Oct 22, 2014

Indiana doesn't know where it will find the money to finish I-69 between Bloomington and Indy. indy.st/1wk38WV pic.twitter.com/YbR1eMcY8z