The son of immigrants, ChaCha and Apparatus alum Aman Brar has taken up the cause of international refugees in response to former Indiana Governor Pence’s 2015 ban on Syrian asylum-seekers and President Trump’s recent executive order restricting travel from seven countries.
Born into poverty in Southern Indiana, Forrest Lucas knows the value of a dollar. But since he dropped $122 million of his own hard-earned cash to have his name on the Colts’ new stadium, the self-made millionaire and oil-additives titan is reaping benefits even he could not imagine.
The pharmaceutical firm has spent nearly three decades and $3 billion in an Ahab-like quest to develop the world’s first effective drug to attack Alzheimer’s. The search has consumed the careers of Eli Lilly and Company scientists and staffers as they try to cure a disease that afflicts a new victim in the United States every 66 seconds. And this month—when the results of a milestone clinical trial are revealed in a top-secret room in the company’s Indianapolis headquarters—the world will find out whether they got it right.
She was Indy’s most famous fitness instructor and a budding trainer to the stars, a woman who pledged to make her clients not just fit, but skinny—just like her. Then one day she was gone, taking thousands of dollars of their money with her.
From Indianapolis, one of the nation’s biggest trucking cities, comes Charci Thomas, one of its most improbable drivers. Having driven almost 1 million miles in her career, this petite pedal-pusher has hauled everything from cat food to caviar. Who better to take me on an eight-day, 5,000-mile, 18-wheel odyssey across America?
*No, really. It can’t. Because if the nonprofit goes away, Marion County also loses its best hope for keeping ex-cons in work and off the street. But with grant money evaporating and commodities prices falling, the recycling company could be headed for the scrap heap.