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Sunday Drive: Peyton Manning

This article originally appeared in the September 2008 issue.

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Breaking Comic Book News (and a Confession)

Circle Citizen has important news to report from the world of comic books.   But first, a confession: Your Circle Citizen correspondent is a recovering comic-book geek. In the 1980s, he squandered many hours of his youth in a poorly lit basement comic-book store in Bloomington called 25th Century Five and Dime, digging in dusty boxes and

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What I Know: Greg Hess

“This is not just for firefighters,” Hess says of downtown Indy’s 9/11 memorial. “We do need to remember the people who ran into those buildings. But nearly 2,700 other people died that day.”

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Cathedral Choirs Hold Auditions for Kids

Founded in 1837, Christ Church Cathedral on Monument Circle may be the oldest religious building still in use in Indianapolis, but it’s getting younger.

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The Monument's Freed Slave: A Brief History

It appears in a group of sculptures on the west-facing side of the monument known as “Peace.” In the center, a robed Liberty holds a shield inscribed with the Latin “E Pluribus Unum.” A man sits at her feet, shirtless, gazing at her as he holds out a set of broken shackles.

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Cultural Trail Finally Reaches The Circle

Well, the wait is over.

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Raw Deal

Jackson P., Indianapolis

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Loved & Lost: The Life of Jan Ruhtenberg

At the very least, argues Vess Ruhtenberg, the chairs place his grandfather at the center of a pivotal moment in 20th-century architecture and design. And they bolster his case that Jan Ruhtenberg deserves wider recognition.

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The Pillar: Evans Woollen

People would drive out of their way to see an Evans Woollen house, says one longtime friend. “In the ’60s, that stuff wasn’t happening here.”

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Betty Cockrum

AGE: 58  Gig: President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Indiana

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BRICK OF THE MONTH: Sweet Adelines

Walking around the Circle, you may have noticed the faint etchings of names in the bricks. In the late 1970’s, Commission for Downtown began a revitalization project that included re-bricking Monument Circle and allowed citizens to have their names engraved there in return for a small donation. These are the stories of the individuals, families, and companies whose names can be found engraved along the most famous streets in the city.

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City Market's Bike Hub Is Rolling Forward

Amid national news last week that federal funding for bike trails is in danger of coming to a screeching halt, Indianapolis announced progress in the other direction. The Indy Bike Hub YMCA, including the city’s first commuter facility for bikers, is on track to open in August.

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Downtown Is Even More Dangerous for Birds

The dangers of visiting downtown Indianapolis have caused a lot of public hand-wringing lately. Turns out the perils are even greater for birds than they are for people.   According to the Amos W. Butler Audubon Soci

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The Christian Cowboy's Last Song

I can’t remember the last time I saw him. He was a fixture, a perennial, as much a sign of summer on the Circle as the lunchtime picnickers on the Monument steps, his slightly-out-of-tune guitar and deep baritone harmonizing with the background din of traffic and construction and rushing water fountains. And then he was gone.

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Todd Rokita

AGE: 41   GIG: New U.S. Rep   TALKING POINTS: Six months into his first term in D.C. and a member of the Republicans’ largest-ever freshman class, the former Indiana secretary of state is making waves, trimming fat, and crashing on his Capitol Hill couch.

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