Opinion: Another kind of public art


We have nothing against advertising. You might know it’s how we afford to mail this newspaper to you. But where downtown Noblesville buildings once had ads on outside walls, now there is art. The south wall of Jeff Williams’ 44. S. Eighth St. building has a mural by local artist Gabriel Lehman. Public art? Yes! The more “visual” the city can be, the merrier!

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This whole Volkswagen thing is an incredible mess. If you don’t own a VW, you’re probably thinking the fallout won’t affect you. Wrong. You and we, via the federal government, paid out in excess of $51 million for green-car subsidies – all because the emissions reports were pure fiction. Fleeced again, fellow taxpayers, weren’t we? And yet nobody seems to care. It’s just another headline fading to white by now.

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) can’t make up her mind about a lot of issues, can she? With a U.S. Senate voting record that shows her as uncompromisingly pro-choice with respect to abortions, the campaign cycle has brought about a different response. She said to NBC News that she was “open” to restrictions on late-term abortion. Draw your own conclusion.

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The Stupid Americans of the Week Award (we just made up that title) goes to the couple in central Ohio that knocked off a community bank and followed that by posting photos of themselves with fistfuls of dollars on Facebook. Didn’t need Sherlock Holmes to solve that.

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Columbus Day is Oct. 12, and the post office will be closed. As a result, Current will be delivered on Oct. 10.

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