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  • City-County Council votes in favor of smoking ban

    City-County Council votes in favor of smoking ban
    There are still some big questions for the city before the Super Bowl on February 5. The main question right now is will smoking be allowed? The City-County Council voted in favor of a city-wide smoking ban Monday.  However, it is not a done deal, just...
  • Indianapolis mayor may veto proposed city-wide smoking ordinance

    Indianapolis mayor may veto proposed city-wide smoking ordinance
    Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard has said he will support a tougher smoking ban if it provides an exemption for private clubs. The City-County Council, meanwhile, approved a measure 19-9, that instead offers those businesses an option. The ban would...
  • Mayor to veto smoking ban proposal Friday

    Mayor to veto smoking ban proposal Friday
    Mayor Greg Ballard will officially veto the smoking ban, because it does not meet the expanded requirements he supports. He does not want private clubs like veterans halls included in the ban. Fox59 has learned Mayor Ballard is currently on vacation, but...
  • Leaping forward

    By Ed Park Looking backward, briefly: It went unremarked that 2007 was the year when the weirdness of time dilation hit Sgt. William Mandella. Battling the far-flung Taurans meant interstellar travel via "collapsars" (black holes); two years of army...
  • 'The Book of Jokes' by Momus

    'The Book of Jokes' by Momus
    The Book of Jokes A Novel Momus Dalkey Archive: 200 pp., $13.95 paper Jokes are a genre of fiction, but the best way to deliver a zinger is to disguise it as autobiography. Comedians know this and the good ones transform themselves into quasi-...
  • Writers Salvador Plascencia and Michael Jaime-Becerra share a city and common inspiration: El Monte

    Writers Salvador Plascencia and Michael Jaime-Becerra share a city and common inspiration: El Monte
    Aside from their proximity in age, and the fulsome praise they got for their debut novels, Salvador Plascencia and Michael Jaime-Becerra would appear to have little in common as writers. Plascencia's "The People of Paper," which was published in 2005...
  • Prolific Joyce Carol Oates struggles to write through year of loss

    Prolific Joyce Carol Oates struggles to write through year of loss
    Since Joyce Carol Oates' first novel, With Shuddering Fall, came out in 1964, she has averaged two books a year. Many of them are novels, though she's also written plays, poetry, children's books, literary criticism, and a highly regarded sports book, On...
  • "United States: Essays, 1952-1992" by Gore Vidal

    Gore Vidal the novelist's best character is Gore Vidal the essayist. Beside him even Myra Breckenridge seems a pale creation, and this great fat book, chronicling 40 years of the essayist's adventures, is like a lively picaresque novel in reverse. Its...