Archive for 2009

January 2, 2009

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“New Wings” Project Meets Goal

Following a last minute outpouring of support, including a $25,000 pledge from Elaine Mellencamp, Middle Way House of Bloomington has met its fundraising goal.

January 5, 2009

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Exhibit Highlights African-American Music Contributions

Bloomington is the first stop for a traveling exhibit focusing on how African-Americans have influenced popular music.

January 5, 2009

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IU Professor Nominated for Obama Administration

An Indiana University Law Professor has been chosen by President-elect Barack Obama for a top position in the Justice Department.

January 6, 2009

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Fairview Elementary Violin Program

Newsbreak story that covers an IU Jacobs school of music effort to teach youngsters to play the violin.

January 8, 2009

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New Year’s Resolutions and Fitness

Newsbreak Package with Shameeka Neely exploring fitness and diet.

January 8, 2009

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Rock Rhythm & Soul

WTIU Newsbreak Story: A new display telling history of african american music and culture in Bloomington Indiana's City Hall Lobby.

January 8, 2009

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Middle Way House raising funds

Middle way House - WTIU Newsbreak package covers fundraising effort to complete work at old Coca Cola plant in Bloomington.

January 8, 2009

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Bloomington Bike Use Study

WTIU Newsbreak story about a Study taking a look at Bloomington's Bike friendliness and accessibilty.

January 8, 2009

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Salvation Army’s Holiday Efforts

WTIU covers the Bloomington Salvation Army's bellringers.

January 8, 2009

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Ice Wine from Oliver Winery

Weekly Special Package explores the local wineries' special treat.

January 8, 2009

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Bloomington Transit Facility

Bloomington announces property ready for future groundbreaking.

January 9, 2009

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Two Brothers Arrested in Brown County Murder Case

Two brothers are in police custody in connection with the home invasion attack on an elderly Brown County couple on November 15, 2009.

January 9, 2009

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Brown County Murder Arrest

Two Teens are under arrest in connection with the November 2008 Morgantown murder.

January 13, 2009

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Cold Temperatures Outside Lead to Hot Air

An estimated 6,000 persons receive hospital emergency room care for burn injuries associated with contacting hot surfaces of room heaters each year.

January 15, 2009

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BEDC hosts New IU Athletic Dir. Fred Glass

The BEDC annual meeting looks back and ahead at the local economic outlook.

January 16, 2009

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Lady Hoosiers top Wisconsin

Night in and night out, the IU women's basketball team is proving it's legitimacy as one of the top teams in the conference.

January 16, 2009

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Dave Leno talks ladies Hoops with Brandon Smith

WTIU News' Dave Leno discusses the improvement of the Hoosier women's basketball team.

January 16, 2009

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Dave Leno talks Women’s Hoops with Jeremy Rosenthal

WTIU's Dave Leno discusses IU women's basketball with Indiana Daily Student beat writer Jeremy Rosenthal.

January 16, 2009

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IU Women’s Basketball Tied for 1st in Big Ten

Night in and night out, the IU women's basketball team is proving its legitimacy as one of the top teams in the conference.

January 18, 2009

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Penn State hands Hoosiers their fifth conference loss

WTIU's Dave Leno recaps Indiana's loss to Penn State.

January 20, 2009

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Students Gather at IMU to Watch Inauguration

IU students cheer and celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama at the IMU.

January 20, 2009

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Inauguration History

We find out what the inauguration of Barack Obama means to people in our community.

January 20, 2009

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Obama’s Inauguration Draws Interest of Local Students

Since much of the recent election focused on the youth vote, WFIU wanted to talk to the next generation of voters.

January 21, 2009

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Reading the Writing on the (Democracy) Wall

As part of WFIU's inauguration week coverage, we're listening to the voices of the community.

January 23, 2009

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Get on the Bus: Bloomington Group Heads to Inauguration

The group, 36 people strong, packed a chartered motor coach with luggage, cold weather gear and a communal sense of history.

January 23, 2009

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Inauguration Bus Trip

WTIU's Shameka Neely goes to Washington with a local group by bus.

January 23, 2009

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Ivy Tech’s Life Sciences Building ribbon cutting

WTIU's Kyle Mitchell covers the new life sciences building ribbon cutting. The building is a hi tech classroom and lab facility.

January 23, 2009

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Obama event at IMU

WTIU visits an inauguration event at the Bloomington IMU.

January 24, 2009

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Ivy Tech Opens New Life Sciences Building

Ivy Tech of Bloomington opens its new life sciences building.

January 27, 2009

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IU Basketball falls to Minnesota

IU hustles, hits threes, competes, but still remains winless in the Big Ten.

January 27, 2009

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Bloomington Snowy Day

Several inches of snow fell in Monroe County January 26th. Most schools were closed and many events cancelled. More snow in the forecast.

January 28, 2009

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Fun and Snow in Bloomington, January 28, 2009

WTIU's Dave Leno gets out and sees how Bloomington is digging out from 12 inches of snow.

January 30, 2009

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IU women’s hoops beat Penn State January 29, 2009

The hoosiers bounce back from a road loss to Illinois getting back on track with a win vs. Penn State.

February 2, 2009

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Cummins Cutting 350 Indiana Jobs

Columbus-based Cummins is looking to eliminate about 350 hourly jobs from its southern Indiana workforce by the end of the month

February 3, 2009

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IU Men’s Basketball January 31 vs OSU

Dave Leno covers the men's basketball game for WTIU.

February 3, 2009

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Indiana House Ways and Means Committee approves education budget

The Commitee has taken the unusual step of approving a one year budget. Tough economic conditions lead to the move.

February 4, 2009

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Four Diamond Award to Restaurant Tallent

Restaurant Tallent receives a Four Diamond Award.

February 5, 2009

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Hoosiers Break Losing Streak

Tom Crean and the Hoosiers win a Big ten game vs Iowa. Devan Dumes has a huge night and makes some big 3 point shots.

February 6, 2009

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Dungy Inspired by Obama

Former Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy visited Indiana University this week.

February 6, 2009

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Tony Dungy at the IMU

Former Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy visited Indiana University this week.

February 10, 2009

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Freedom Salute – Welcome Home Ceremony

Welcome home ceremony for A 2-150 "Ruffryders" at Bloomington High School North, February 8, 2009.

February 10, 2009

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IU, Ivy Tech Ink Education Deal

IU and Ivy Tech have removed administrative hurdles which previously led to IU admissions officers not counting some education credits earned at Ivy Tech.

February 10, 2009

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Soldiers Return Home

Bloomington residents honored almost 135 soldiers from the Indiana National Guard.

February 12, 2009

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IU Communication Workers Push for Raise

Indiana University communication workers have begun a push to garner public support for an increase in their salaries for the coming year.

February 13, 2009

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Edgewood Students Commemorate Lincoln’s Birthday

Many people are coming together to commemorate Abraham Lincoln's most formative years here in Indiana.

February 13, 2009

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CWA Wants IU Support Staff Pay Increase

The CWA contends recent raises do not keep up with the consumer price index.

February 18, 2009

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Illini Edge Hoosiers 65-52

As expected, Illinois distanced itself from IU early to hang on for the big ten win.

February 18, 2009

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IU and Purdue Launch New Life Science Initiative

Legislators, students, faculty and staff come together with two leading Indiana universities to launch a new life science initiative.

February 18, 2009

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Illini Edge Hoosiers, February 15, 2009

IU falls to Illinois at Assembly Hall in Bloomington in front of over 17-thousand fans.

February 18, 2009

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IU and Purdue Launch New Life Science Initiative

IU and Purdue Launch New Life Science Initiative at the Indiana Statehouse.

February 18, 2009

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Representative Brad Ellsworth back in District

Eighth District Congressman Brad Ellsworth (D-8th) stopped by a few towns in his district Wednesday.

February 19, 2009

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IU Master Plan Approved

February 19, 2009

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Ellsworth visits Spencer

Eighth District Congressman Brad Ellsworth stops by Chambers Restaurant in Spencer for a visit.

February 20, 2009

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Benefit Raises Awareness of Heart Disease in Women

The 'Go Red for Women' benefit was more than just raising money, it's to raise awareness about the deadly disease.

February 23, 2009

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Going Green Part of Middle Way House Move

With the help of local businesses and community leaders, the Middle Way House finds a new home.

February 23, 2009

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Volunteers In Medicine Relocates

A new Volunteers in Medicine clinic near Bloomington Hospital opened its doors Monday, offering some services the clinic's previous location could not.

February 24, 2009

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Dr. Cornel West Celebrates Black History Month at IU

A renowned speaker and civil rights activist visited IU last night to celebrate Black History Month.

February 26, 2009

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Northwestern Hands Hoosiers Another Loss

Kyle Taber's dominance in the paint allowed the IU men's basketball team to control the bulk of the first half of last night's game against Northwestern.

February 27, 2009

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InFocus Debates Cutting the Arts from the State Budget

A panel discussion held in the WTIU studios Thursday night debated Governor Daniel's proposal to cut the arts drastically from the state's budget.

March 3, 2009

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IU Women’s Hoops Senior Day

The Hoosiers' relentless defense allowed them to come back and capture the win on senior day.

March 4, 2009

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Taber Honored on IU Senior Night

Despite the heartbreaking loss to Michigan State Tuesday night, fans had a reason to stick around after the game.

March 4, 2009

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Donation Aims to Help Kelley School Improve its Diversity, Image

Kelley School received a $500,000 check from Ernst and Young, which will help a diversity effort.

March 9, 2009

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Maple Syrup Harvester Prepares for Festival

As the weather warms up, local sap farmers are preparing for an upcoming maple syrup festival.

March 10, 2009

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IU Women’s Hoops Await Tourney Bid

The IU women's basketball team failed to capture its first Big Ten title since 1983 this weekend. But the Hoosiers season isn't done just yet.

March 13, 2009

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IU’s Season Ends at Big Ten Tourney

The IU men's basketball season came to an end Thursday night.

March 17, 2009

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IU Bubble Burst, Women Selected for WNIT

Last night, the IU women's basketball team found out which postseason tournament they'll compete in. WTIU's Dave Leno has the verdict.

March 23, 2009

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Buzzer Beater Downs Dayton

WTIU's Dave Leno highlights the play that captured the IU women's basketball team's WNIT win over Dayton.

March 23, 2009

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Buzzer Beater Downs Dayton

WTIU's Dave Leno highlights the play that had the Assembly Hall crowd cheering well, after the game.

March 27, 2009

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I-69 Public Forum in Daviess County

The I-69 public comment tour stopped in Daviess County March 26, 2009. Interested residents picked up brochures and looked at detailed maps.

March 27, 2009

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Daviess Co. Residents Get Their Say on the Proposed I-69 Extension

Residents met at the North Daivess Elementary School Gym to talk about the highway that would relocate 18 homes and use 15-hundred acres of farmland.

April 1, 2009

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Indebted to Debs

April 1, 2009

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Home Buyer Beware

April 6, 2009

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Bloomington Farmers Market Begins

Local Organic growers are gearing up for a seasonal event beginning tomorrow.

April 6, 2009

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What is the Rockies Express Pipeline?

The Rockie Express gas pipeline will transport gas from the Colorado Rockies to the Midwest including Indiana and Ohio

April 7, 2009

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Peoples State Bank Warns of Automated Telephone Scam

WTIU's Shameka Neely talks to Johmny Lindsey about a automated telephone scam that trys to get account information from customers.

April 8, 2009

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Skeletal Remains Found East of Bloomington

Skeletal remains have been found east of Bloomington.

April 9, 2009

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Memorial Stadium’s North End Zone Tour

WTIU explores Memorial Stadium's new North End Zone on a guided tour.

April 9, 2009

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Memorial Stadium’s North End Zone Tour

This summer, IU Athletics will unveil Memorial Stadium's new north end zone. WTIU's Dave Leno shares some of the addition's amenities from today's tour.

April 10, 2009

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J. R. Holmes Interview after the Big Game

Basketball Coach J.R. Holmes is interviewed by WTIU about the 4A Basketball Championship.

April 10, 2009

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Bloomington High School South 4A Basketball Champions

Bloomington South wins the 4A State Championship at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

April 10, 2009

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Hutton Honors College Honors Ed Hutton

Indiana University commemorated the late Edward Hutton today as part of the new Honors College building dedication.

April 10, 2009

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New Indy Airport Showcases Hoosier State

A new Indianapolis International Airport isn't just an improved terminal, but a new place to showcase the Hoosier state.

April 14, 2009

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Jordan Hulls is “Mr. Basketball”

On Sunday, Bloomington South senior guard and IU recruit Jordan Hulls was named the top individual player in Indiana.

April 20, 2009

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Team Mezcla Promotes Diversity

The IU Women's Little 500 team Mezcla promotes diversity.

April 22, 2009

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Celebrating People in Action

Shameka Neely reports on Habitat For Humanity in Bloomington.

April 23, 2009

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“Be More Awards” Honors Local Volunteers

Tuesday night, WTIU partnered with the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network to recognize more than one-hundred unsung heroes.

April 23, 2009

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City Celebrates Earth Day at EverGreen Village Grand Opening

City officials celebrated Earth Day with a grand opening of a one of a kind neighborhood: funky homes southwest of Bloomington-- the result of green building

April 27, 2009

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IU Opens New “Green” Field Laboratory

A new facility for the IU Research and Teaching Preserve near the IU golf course opened this week.

April 27, 2009

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Little 500 Weekend Draws Thousands

Thousands enjoyed IU's 58th annual Little 500 race filled with festivities on Friday and Saturday. WTIU's Sara Ko takes you to the cycling scenes.

April 28, 2009

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Presidential Challenge Program Encourages Fitness

One local school put their sixth graders to the test with a youth fitness assessment.

May 1, 2009

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IU Hosts First Electronic Recycling Event

IU is hosting an event to help eliminate old computers, VCRs and TVs in a safe and earth-friendly way.

May 1, 2009

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Washington Post Columnist Focuses on Economy

Ivy tech hosted the sixth annual O’Bannon Institute in Bloomington today. The event highlights the importance of community service.

May 5, 2009

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Robotics Open House Showcases IU Research Projects

The Department of Cognitive Science held its annual Robotics Open House on Friday.

May 6, 2009

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Indiana Debates ‘Clean Coal’ Technology

Indiana seems far from the dry desserts of the Middle East, but when it comes to energy the United States is considered the Saudi Arabia of coal.

May 11, 2009

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Preventative Flood Projects Too Expensive for Columbus To Pursue

WFIU’s Daniel Robison looks into what the Columbus has done since the flood waters receded to prevent a similar disaster from happening again.

May 13, 2009

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Stimulus Funds Could Result in Terre Haute Commuter Rail

Terre Haute city officials are actively angling to be included in stimulus-related projects that would expand Amtrak and possibly include high speed rail.

May 14, 2009

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Strawberry Shortcake Festival

A festive event that brought folks together during lunch hour to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington and enjoy strawberry shortcakes.

May 15, 2009

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Fallen Officers Honored at Peace Officer Memorial Day

Today, six fallen officers were honored at the Monroe County Courthouse including the most recent Deputy, Sarah Jones, who died last October.

May 21, 2009

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Little Difference Between Bloomington Transit Facility Options

Architects working on a new Bloomington Transit facility have unveiled three plans for Bloomington Transit’s new downtown hub but the differences are subtle.

May 21, 2009

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Bids Accepted Before Commons Signatures Counted

The City of Columbus is already advertising for bids to build the Commons, even though the results of a remonstrance to block its construction are not known.

May 26, 2009

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Jazz Legend Al Cobine Passes Away in Bloomington

Bandleader, composer/arranger and saxophonist Al Cobine passed away at his home in Bloomington last week at the age of 82. WFIU’s David Brent Johnson has more.

May 26, 2009

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Cultivating Afghanistan: Learning the Language and Customs

As part of his continuing series on Hoosier farmer-soldiers, reporter Douglas Wissing explores how National Guard troops learn how to work in Afghanistan.

May 28, 2009

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Indiana Residents Feel Ripple Effect of Chrysler Closings

WTIU's Teresa Bradtke investigates Jeep brand discontinuation in Jasper. The Company hopes brand consolidation will promote a stronger network of dealers.

May 28, 2009

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Kokomo Firefighter Layoffs Reveal Deep Divisions in City

Mayor Goodnight's decision to lay off 12 firefighters has sparked fierce debate in the community.

May 29, 2009

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Terre Haute Mayor’s Seat Now in Hands of State Supreme Court

The issue of control of the city of Terre Haute now rests with the state's highest court.

June 1, 2009

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To Remedy Future Shortfalls, Bart. Co. Council Tries to Act Now

The Bartholomew County Council must consider many new taxes all at once as an end-of-the-summer deadline approaches.

June 1, 2009

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While GM Shutters 14 Plants, Bedford Factory Will Remain Open

The General Motors plant in Bedford will remain open under the automaker’s bankruptcy protection plan announced Monday. WFIU’s Daniel Robison reports.

June 2, 2009

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Russellville To Operate Without Budget as State Alleges Mistakes

The Putnam County town of Russellville will have to pass a town spending ordinance in order to continue operating after the state rejected the town’s budget.

June 3, 2009

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Cultivating Afghanistan: Getting There is Half the Battle

It took WFIU reporter Douglas Wissing months to plan his trip to Afghanistan. Then it took him several harried days to get there.

June 3, 2009

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Ag. Secretary Advocates Binding Manufacturing, Farming in Indiana

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited Indiana Tuesday, touting the growth of a new energy economy and some factories hit hard by the auto industry slowdown.

June 8, 2009

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Elnora Still Battling Flood Concerns One Year After Water Recedes

A year after historic flooding struck the Daviess County town of Elnora, the town is still battling the after-effects of the rising water.

June 10, 2009

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Cultivating Afghanistan: The Dangers of Khost Province

Though The Indiana National Guard's 119th Agribusiness Team is in Afghanistan to help farmers, that doesn't mean their mission is not fraught with danger.

June 16, 2009

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Supreme Court Rules Bennett is Still Mayor of Terre Haute

The Indiana Supreme Court has, in less than three weeks, decided the case which could establish the final outcome of the 2007 Terre Haute mayoral election.

June 17, 2009

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Cultivating Afghanistan: Irrigating Khost Province

The farmer-soldiers of the Indiana National Guard's 119th Agribusiness Development Team have begun working to make irrigation more sustainable in Afghanistan.

June 17, 2009

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Kruzan says City Won’t Fire Workers Because of Economy

Cash held in reserve by the City of Bloomington will help forestall layoffs for the immediate future, according to Mayor Mark Kruzan.

June 18, 2009

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Bloomington VIM Hires Nurse Practitioner from Baxter Grant

VIM adds staff to provide walk-in health care on behalf of a Baxter grant.

June 23, 2009

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Cultivating Afghanistan: Finding Food for Animal Husbandry

The Indiana National Guard's 119th Agribusiness Team is working to improve breeding and feeding of animals in Eastern Afghanistan.

June 24, 2009

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Lost Chrysler Property Taxes Could Triple Kokomo Budget Cuts

The City of Kokomo's budget could be crippled if it does not include almost $6 million in property tax revenue which would have been paid by Chrysler.

June 25, 2009

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Indiana Attorney General Visits Bloomington

The Indiana Attorney General visits Bloomington with two important messages.

June 29, 2009

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Digging for History at the Madam CJ Walker Theatre

What can we learn from digging up a parking lot? Shameka Neely gets on the scene and talks to the IUPUI team digging at the Museum in Indianapolis.

July 1, 2009

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Cultivating Afghanistan: Finding Profit in Farming

As part of its mission in Afghanistan, the Indiana National Guard's Agribusiness Development Team must determine which products farmers should raise.

July 1, 2009

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Ivy Tech Bloomington Faces Influx in Enrollment for Fall

Ivy Tech Bloomington plans for a student increase for the fall semester.

July 2, 2009

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Kokomo Auto Workers Rush To Use Up Benefits Before They Expire

This week, health benefits ran out for many retired auto workers in Kokomo. Worse, some members of Kokomo's Local 292 were given just one week of notice.

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