Milan could be any small Indiana town—except, of course, for its high-school basketball team, which won the state title almost 60 years ago. Now, a few locals are trying to adapt that history into a basketball museum and a bid at reviving their town.
Two decades ago, an inferno at the Indianapolis Athletic Club claimed the lives of three people, two of them firefighters. The tragedy awakened the city to its neglect of fire safety and reshaped IFD. But the knowledge came at a terrible price.
For much of the 20th century, the Soviets’ weapons of mass destruction were our nation’s biggest threat. New, unforeseen enemies now have our attention. But for 15 years, two U.S. statesmen have focused on tracking and destroying that arsenal of the past.