Indy Star Archive

Another Super Bowl?!? Don’t Buy the Spin

To the surprise of exactly no one, word began to get around on Tuesday that Indianapolis would be submitting a bid to host another Super Bowl.

City Waiting for More Riders in Dangerous Bike Lanes

The Star’s Jon Murray has an article this morning on the miles and miles of new bike lanes the city has created.

“You may have heard the grumbles throughout winter as Indianapolis drivers navigated around slivers of streets marked off for miles and miles with freshly painted bike lanes. And, often, not a bicyclist in sight.

“As prime cycling weather takes hold –and as motorists grapple with what the sometimes-confusing markings and sympointbols all mean –now comes the test for the city’s newly expanded 64-mile network of on-street bikeways: Will bicyclists start using them?”

I wouldn’t count on it. Most cyclists I’ve spoken with are planning on avoiding the routes. The term “death trap” has often been used to describe the new paths. As the Star article points out, the paths are confusing, especially to motorists. That confusion is bound to increased car vs. bicycle police reports being completed.

Read the whole article here:

Now that it has built the bike lanes, the city is waiting for the riders to come | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

Tully: Rupert a Welcome Voice in Gubernatorial Chase

The Indy Star’s Matthew Tully today wrote an interesting piece on Rupert Boneham. He makes the point that, although Rupert may not have millions in his warchest, he is a legitimate candidate and is the only one talking real issues right now.

Matthew Tully: Rupert Boneham plans to win governor’s seat | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

Indy Star Decides Rupert is not a Candidate Worth Mentioning

 Rupert Boneham
(image credit: rupertforgovernor.com) The Indy Star’s Mary Beth Schneider had an article in today’s paper about a candidate for Indiana Governor.

Renaming Georgia Street…

There’s been plenty of discussion on the renaming of Georgia Street.

Stories Like Hinkle’s…What is News, and What isn’t News


Representative Hinkle
There’s been a lot of chatter today about State Representative Phil Hinkle and the “Craigslist Encounter” story the

Star: State Rep Phil Hinkle Involved in Craigslist Encounter with Young Man

The Indy Star website is this morning reporting State Rep Phil Hinkle has been involved in a Craigslist “meeting” with a young man. While sex and prostitution were never specifically mentioned, the included storybook from the involved man lead you to a damning conclusion.

It’ll be interesting to see how the Hinkle camp plays this. They are already making comments that indicate that, while the emails aren’t being denied, a shakedown is taking place.

Much more to come on this, I’m sure.

Email rendezvous entangles state Rep. Phillip Hinkle | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com