News Brief – Week of 2/7/12


Ch. 16 coming to U-verse?

City Council President Rick Sharp recently said the city is nearing the end of its discussions with AT&T regarding a deal that would make Ch. 16 available to AT&T U-verse customers. Sharp said the contract was “out for review by all interested parties.”


Journal writes on Feinstein, Songbook

An article in last Thursday’s edition of the Wall Street Journal chronicles Michael Feinstein’s efforts to preserve the music of the Great American Songbook. Feinstein, the artistic director of the Center for the Performing Arts, has created the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative, housed in the Palladium, to help preserve and educate the public on these materials. Visit to read the full the article.


New leases signed

Pedcor Companies announced last week two new leases for Carmel City Center. The Bike Line and Jack & Jill Children’s Shoppe will both open their Carmel City Center locations in the spring. The Bike Line is a second generation, family-owned bicycle sales and service business which began in 1979. It sells Trek Bicycles, the same brand used by Lance Armstrong. The Bike Line also is the largest dealer in the state of Zipp wheels, a favorite of pro cyclists and triathletes around the world. Jack & Jill Children’s Shoppe offers a broad range of children’s apparel and baby gifts. It offers a selection of children’s clothing, from casual wear to outfits and dresses appropriate for any special occasion.


Brainard appears on Fox News

Mayor Jim Brainard appeared on a recent episode of “Fox & Friends”on the Fox News Channel. During his appearance, Brainard discussed job creation and the economy. Find the video at


Delph’s bill amended

State Sen. Mike Delph’s proposed education bill that would, in part, reward Indiana’s top school districts passed out of the Senate Committee on Education Jan. 25 by a vote of 6-2, but the bill has been amended since its original presentation. Last month, Delph reached a compromise with the Indiana High School Athletic Association to remove a component that would effectively eliminate class basketball. A section in the bill mandating the teaching of cursive writing has been removed, and language creating a uniform school start date after Labor Day was amended to require public schools to start school no earlier than the fourth Monday in August.

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