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Friday, August 15, 2014

Not law - "It's a true fact!!! People who edit things no longer neeeded"

Into the ILB "Not Law but Interesting" category goes this column from Will Bunch of the Philadelphia Daily News, sent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 15, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

Not law - Big media news in Indianapolis today

CBS moving to ch. 4, apparently leaving localnews team behind. BIG cuts at Indianapolis Star, don't know more yet....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 11, 2014

Not law - "Print Is Down, and Now Out Media Companies Spin Off Newspapers, to Uncertain Futures"

Not law but interesting. David Carr writes today in his weekly NYT column, The Media Equation:A year ago last week,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 11, 2014

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Not law - ILB caught on video yesterday

Yesterday at noon I looked out and saw that my postman was being trailed by a WTHR 13 reporter and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 09, 2014

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Not Law - "Gannett to Add USA Today to Local Papers"

That is the headline to this story by Christine Haughney in the business section of today's NYTimes. It seems that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Not law - Fun engineering recruiting videos for boys and girls

Compare the infamous Purdue music video "This Is Engineering (with President Mitch Daniels)" with this new music video commercial intended...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Not law - More on: I find the "new, improved" IndyStar site incredibly frustrating

A reader has responded to my comment earlier today at the end of this post about the "new, improved" Star...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Not law - "Peeling paint dogs revived Jury Pool"

This headline from a story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette gets the ILB vote for most incomprehensible headline...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Not Law - " Oklahoma City hospital posts surgery prices online; creates bidding war"

Fascinating story, with video, from NewsChannel4 in Oklahoma City. The long story begins:OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City surgery center...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Not law - "Doctor posts prices online, hopes others will follow"

Gitte Laasby, the award-winning environmental reporter for the Gary Post-Tribune who several years ago moved on to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Not law - There is a lesson here!

"Two bald eagles in air battle crash-land at airport: Fighting eagles lock talons and are unable to disengage, but both...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Not Law - Decline of newspapers continues

David Carr, in his weekly "The Media Equation" column for the NY Times, writes today in a lengthy article that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 13, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Law - Still more on "NCAA calls misconduct on itself for University of Miami investigation"

Updating this most recent ILB entry on the topic, from January 24th, here are three Stories:"NCAA Fires Head of Enforcement...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Not Law - Looking for a job in DC?

Check out the new POWERJobs.com. From "About Us":Three of Washington’s leading news organizations, POLITICO, ABC7/WJLA and WTOP Radio, have partnered...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Monday, July 30, 2012

Not law - The times they are a changin': The continuing disruptive influence of the internet

From be Specific today, this entry:Pew: The Future of Higher Education, by Janna Anderson, Jan Lauren Boyles, Lee Rainie. July...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

Not law - Complete MS Word on your iPad, including redlining

Not law, but perhaps useful to some, including lawyers and legislators using iPads, this Feb. 22nd article in the NY...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 30, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Not law - "The Confusion of Hospital Pricing"

Roni Caryn Rabin, who writes the Consumerist column in the NYT, writes today at length on:... the report published Monday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Not law - but worth a look ...

Sports copy editor's "correction" causes reporter grief. See here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Not law - Okay, where is the ILB?

The ILB has been at the doctor's office this morning. The Supreme Court issued the Charlie White ruling. Tomorrow morning...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 15, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Not law - Two great stories on followups to tornado damage in SE Indiana

Charles Wilson of the AP: "Volunteers, official and unofficial, swarm southern Indiana following fatal tornado outbreak." Maureen Hayden of CNHI:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 10, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Not law - More on "Girls get no respect at Maxim party"

Updating this entry from Sunday, the ILB has received this note from a well-known Fort Wayne attorney:Marcia, re the Maxim...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 13, 2012

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Not law - Power of social media to force change quickly

Amazing times. Yesterday we "watched" the first Indiana trial (where cameras are not yet allowed), covered beginning to end by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 04, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Not law - "Do tattoos have career ramifications?"

Part 2 by Virginia Black today in the South Bend Tribune. Part 1 here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Not law - "It's a Tattooed World: Regrets, they have a few"

Great topic, great photos (an example), great story, and its only Part 1 of 2. By Virginia Black today in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Law - "States Cleared for Online Bets"

Apparently, the state of Indiana is now free to move into online gambling, such as state-sponsored online lotteries and poker....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Not law but interesting: Blogger (my hero) stars in NYT movie

IndyStar investigative reporter John Russell tweeted yesterday: News geeks. Indy Star journos (including me) spend lunch hour watching Page One...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 16, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Not law - "The Wheel Reinvented"

Not law, but very cool, a new way to carry water in developing counties. A quote from the story at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Not law - Sportswriters (and more), be afraid, be very very afraid

You soon may go the way of travel agents. And real estate agents. And ... Aaron Saenz reports in Singularity...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 19, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

General - Journalism students at U of Kansas offered course in how to cover traumatic and violent events

From a news release:LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Journalism is taking a step not often seen in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Not law but fun - Watch the poultry imitation contest video

The video from the county fair in Goshen was filmed by Justin Leighty of the Elkhart Truth, and will make...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Law - "WITH apologies to show business, there’s no business like the business of law school."

On Jan. 9, 2011 the NY Times had a lengthy article titled "Is Law School a Losing Game?" This last...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 18, 2011

Friday, July 08, 2011

Not law but fascinating - "DNA is now DIY: OpenPCR ships worldwide "

Forgive me, but I was a science major, and love this article/ad that begins:The eagerly awaited OpenPCR kit is now...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 08, 2011

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Not law but interesting - "I got crickets"

After I heard this phrase twice today, I looked it up .... Maybe this post will get crickets....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 07, 2011

Friday, July 01, 2011

Not law but interesting - This 1982 technology report was right on!

Reading this June 14, 1982 review of a report commissioned by the National Science Foundation, titled "Teletext and Videotex in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 01, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Not law but important - "What's killing Hoosier women?"

Karen Hensel of WISH TV had this important story, first aired last Friday, on how young women are still dying...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Not Law - More about NCAA picks than you'll probably want to know!

Nate Silver of the NY Times column FiveThirtyEight (The blog "is devoted to rigorous analysis of politics, polling, public affairs,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 14, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Not law - "So You Want to Be a Journalist"


Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 27, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Not Law - Why do the U.S. Marines sing about the "shores of Tripoli"?

The "Marines' Hymn" ran through my mind this week with the news of a ferry full of U.S. citizens docked...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 26, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Not exactly law - "Murkiness of new media"

Local media is changing. Both print and TV are now 24-7. And many reporters now post Twitter items throughout the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Not Law, But Interesting: "In Indianapolis, the World Comes to Eat"

I had to read this morning's NY Times to find out about how cosmopolitan Indianapolis has become. A long story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Not law - "Drivers, homeowners stuck in ice"

This WTHR News 13 story, headed "Drivers, homeowners stuck in ice." gives an idea of what I was talking about...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Not Law - Three interesting stories from recent issues of the NY Times

The first actually is law, it is a follow-up on jurors who served on the panel for a gruesome murder...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 02, 2011

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Not law - "I (Heart) Boobies" and other inane efforts to put a shiny face on breast cancer

Exercising my prerogative as ILB editor-publisher, this entry is not about law. I found the month of October focus on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Law - "When should a person’s right to control his image trump the free-speech rights of others to use it?"

This is the focus of this front-page story today by Katie Thomas in the NY Times. A quote:“It’s one of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Not law but interesting - "iPhone economics and lower barriers to entry"

Planning to develop iPhone apps? Read this first, then decide what your objectives are....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Law - Advice on going solo

"Advice for New Law Grads Who Want to Open a Solo Practice" is the title to this Texas Lawyer article...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Not Law but Interesting - " Students Transform Salad Spinner Into Life-Saving Centrifuge"

Ariel Schwartz writes in Inhabit:When’s the last time you heard of a salad spinner that saves lives? Two Rice University...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Not law but interesting - Australian newspaper allegedly hacks into secret government site

Not law, but it has parallels to the situation that involved Judge Alex Kosinski of the 9th Circuit (see ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Not law but interesting - "Why is Peter Orszag so sexy? "

Watch the video. I don't recall anything like this when Mitch Daniels was director of OMB ......

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Not Law - "Newsday Columnist Quits Over Paywall, Wants To Be Read"

TechDirt has an entry on the renewed effort of some newspapers to make their online stories pay-for-view that begins:One of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Not law but important - More on: "A Virtual Revolution Is Brewing for Colleges"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 12th, here, from the Sept. 14th Business Week, is a column from Kevin Maney...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 20, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Not law but important - "A Virtual Revolution Is Brewing for Colleges"

This article in the Sunday Washington Post, written by Zephyr Teachout, deserves close reading. It begins:Students starting school this year...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 12, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Not Law but Interesting - Illinois Citizens Utility Board

This is cool. I don't think Indiana has an equivalent. It is discussed in this Chicago Sun-Times story today, headed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

General News - Gripes (and a few kudos) about local newspaper websites

I look at a lot of online papers every day to find items of interest for the ILB. Most of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 10, 2009

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Not law but interesting - Indy Star posting abbreviated stories

Over the past few days I've noticed a new trend. I'm not sure yet if it is unique to the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 09, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

Not law! - Bob Knight and friends in hilarious Guitar Hero ad

Don't miss it. From the Indianapolis Star: "The latest "Risky Business"-style commercial for "Guitar Hero," featuring Mike Krzyzewski, Roy Williams,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 30, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

Not Law - More on: Evansville C&P reporter Bryan Corbin leaves paper

On March 10 the ILB posted this entry, about Bryan Corbin of the Evansville Courier & Press announcing that he...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 13, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Not Law - Evansville C&P reporter Bryan Corbin leaves paper

There are certain Indiana reporters whose stories I always look for. Bryan Corbin of the Evansville Courier & Press certainly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Friday, February 06, 2009

Not Law but interesting - Indy Star error, complete with photo

The ILB rarely veers off course, but was amazed this morning to see a familar Indianapolis landmark misidentified (or mislocated)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 06, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Not law, but history - Interactive Inauguration Maps

On this historic day, here are two useful guides to events, interactive maps, etc., from USA Today, and from the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Not law but - "JG editorial staff ‘best in show'"

From today's Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:The Journal Gazette’s editorial page staff won first place last week in the Editorial Excellence...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 02, 2008

Friday, September 05, 2008

Not law but don't miss - "Students From the East Coast Descend on Indiana University"

A very long and fascinating article in the WSJ today by Hannah Karp, about how Indiana University is "the new...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 05, 2008

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Not Law - Problem of high college textbook costs continues, students and publishers at odds

The ILB has had several past entries on the high cost of college textbooks. This entry from 2004 talks about...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Not exactly law - "C-SPAN founder's life is an open book"

Well, I've just ordered my copy. Maureen Groppe of the Indianapolis Star Washington Bureau today reviews a biography of C-SPAN...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 15, 2008

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Not law - Turkey at Texas Courthouse, Deer at Purdue's Lilly Hall

Both broke windows. Both apparently were unharmed. "Turkey flies through Lubbock County Courthouse window, unharmed by hit" reads a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Friday, March 21, 2008

Not law - Kentucky governor allows state workers to access blogs

John Stamper of the Kentucky Herald-Leader reports today in a story that begins:FRANKFORT -- Reversing a policy set by former...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 21, 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008

Not law - Local blogger makes good, "the Bilerico Project started locally, but now is a national voice for the gay community"

Erika Smith reports today in the Indianapolis Star in a story that begins:Bil Browning is the kind of guy who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 11, 2008

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Not law - On PBS tonight: "Growing Up Online"

The ILB has seen the legal implications of these societal changes reflected in online free speech cases, internet predators, cyberbullying,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Not Law - "Concussions Put College Players in Murky World"

The NY Times had an important front-page story on college football and concussions last Thursday. According to the story, although...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 02, 2007

Friday, November 16, 2007

Not law but interesting - Soon the ILB will be linking to WSJ stories

"Web Sites Tear Down That Wall" is the headline to a story by Frank Ahrens today in the Washington Post....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 16, 2007

Friday, November 02, 2007

Not law - Consider voting for an Indiana blog, The Bilerico Project, for best LGBT Blog

Sadly, the ILB was not nominated for the national 2007 Weblog Awards as Best Law Blog (although it is consistently...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 02, 2007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Not law - NY Times online abandons pay-for-view requirements

From NPR's All Things Considered this evening, a story by Laura Sydell headed "Firms Abandon Online Subscription Plans." The blurb:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Friday, September 14, 2007

Not law but interesting - Ideafest in Louisville

Diana Skaggs of the Divorce Law Journal has been attending the Louisville Ideafest, which sounds like great fun! Read all...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 14, 2007

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Not law but irritating - College text book author "explains" how to deal with high cost of texts

College text books have gotten more and more expensive, nearing $200 per book. Students often try to find used texts;...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 12, 2007

Monday, July 23, 2007

Not law - I have to agree with Doug

Doug Masson writes this morning:The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette main page is too annoying to visit these days. I log...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 23, 2007

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Not law but interesting - Picture Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan bald, or Fred Thompson with hair

You can see the results here in this illustrated story in The Economist headlined "Bald eagles."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 22, 2007

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Not law but interesting - "Neuter Scooter rolls into town"

Who could resist a headline like that? And the "neuter scooter" is a great idea, that I hadn't heard of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Not law but interesting - "IU's Palmer stepping into new position"

IU Media Relations is reporting:Indiana University President Adam W. Herbert announced today (June 22) that he has accepted with regret...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 23, 2007

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Not Law but Interesting - College students succeed in the new media world

But it was their own initiative that made it happen. Two stories, one from each coast: From the LA Times,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 17, 2007

Monday, May 21, 2007

Not law but - Farmers scramble to feed pigs and chickens when corn prices go through the roof

Ed Feigenbaum has this quote today in his Indiana Daily Insight blog, from Kimberley Strassel's Friday, May 18th Wall Street...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 21, 2007

Monday, April 23, 2007

Not law but important - Yet more on negotiating medical bills [Updated]

"Clarian Health has price guide for patients" is the headline to a story that appeared last Friday on the front...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 23, 2007

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Not law but shocking - More on: Don Imus' comments about the Rudgers' women's basketball team members

Updating the ILB post from last Saturday morning, posted when there had been relatively few items in the press about...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Not law but shocking - Don Imus' comments about the Rudgers' women's basketball team members

Al Campanis, born in 1916, is, according to Wikipedia (visited 4/7/07) "most famous for his position as general manager of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 07, 2007

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Not law but interesting - "Computer technician accidentally wipes out info on Alaska's $38 billion fund"

From an AP story earlier this week:JUNEAU, Alaska: Perhaps you know that sinking feeling when a single keystroke accidentally destroys...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 24, 2007

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Not law but important - Governor signs executive order on making health care costs accessible

The ILB posted interesting entries Feb. 28th and March 4th on negotiating health care costs, including this quote from a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Monday, March 12, 2007

Not law but interesting - MIT free courses online

The MIT OpenCourseWare program has been available for about four years now. This Reuters story gives a good overview:BOSTON (Reuters)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 12, 2007

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Not law but important - Still more on negotiating medical bills [Updated]

This ILB entry from Feb. 28th quoted from a NY Times story on negotiating medical costs. Today a story in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 04, 2007

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Not law but important - More on negotiating medical bills

This Aug. 19, 2005 ILB entry quoted from a number of stories about negotiating medical bills, a topic applicable to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Not law but interesting - Indianapolis Star to feature databases

Indianapolis Star Editor Dennis Ryerson writes today :It's no secret that you can learn a lot from numbers. But to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 18, 2007

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Not law but interesting - What is the purpose of a public library?

That question is asked in a Wall Street Journal story today ("In the Fray: Should Libraries' Target Audience Be Cheapskates...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Not law but interesting - Political bloggers "selling out"

This today from the NY Times:Over the past few years, bloggers have won millions of fans by speaking truth to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 03, 2006

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Not law but interesting - "For India's Traditional Fishermen, Cellphones Deliver a Sea Change"

The Washington Post has a fascinating story today about the economic impact of the cellphone on small fishermen and others...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 15, 2006

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Not law but interesting - Trump fires Carolyn

"TV Role went to her head" is the headline from the NY Post story today. (Link via Althouse.) Oh no!...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 31, 2006

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Not law but interesting - Senator Obama, in Kenya, gets bribe money back for TV crews

From the Chicago Sun-Times this morning. Some quotes:NAIROBI, Kenya -- Swamped by thousands of Kenyan fans at the memorial to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 26, 2006

Monday, August 07, 2006

Not Law - Lafayette Journal & Courier is back, at new address

A reader informs me that the Lafayette Journal & Courier is back, available at http://jconline.com. But the link the ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 07, 2006

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Not Law - Inefficiency exists outside government also

Someone at the Lafayette Courier-Journal apparently neglected to renew their doamin name. The result -- they are not currently available...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 05, 2006

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Indiana state government website down [Updated]

The entire Indiana state government website appears to be down, and has been since at least early this morning. Perhaps...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Not law - A potentially great new blog hits the ground running

Ruth Holliday, just retired from the Indianapolis Star, where she wrote a human interest column for years, now has a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Not law but interesting - Sitting in the coffee shop dunking doughnuts?

A reader has sent me this story today from the Boston Globe, headlined "20 inspectors suspended over GPS." It begins:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Not law but fun - Today's cardboard boat regatta on Cedar Lake

This story today in the Munster (NW Indiana) Times, reported by Vanessa Renderman, comes complete with a great photo labeled...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Has the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette dropped its editorial page?

Apparently, as I can locate no link on their web site. [Update, Sunday afternoon] The link is back now....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 02, 2006

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Not law but interesting - Reports from Moscow by former Chesterton town councilman

Several years ago, as the Chesterton Tribune reports, "John Kosmatka abruptly resigned his seat on the Chesterton Town Council, left...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 24, 2006

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Not Law - Evansville paper improves website

Today the Evansville Courier& Press unveiled a new website. The old one was practically unusable, and the new one is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

First the toll road, next the lottery? Is nothing sacred? [Updated]

The Chicago Tribune reports today:Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday proposed selling or leasing the state lottery to fund school...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Monday, April 17, 2006

Not law but interesting - Lugar rated top 10 senator; Kentucky's Bunning in bottom five

The Louisville Courier Journal reports on a story in this week's Time magazine, that:Time magazine has named Indiana's Richard Lugar,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 17, 2006

Friday, April 07, 2006

Not law, but very irritating! [Updated]

First good coach IU women's basketball has ever had, while Purdue has snared one good women's coach after another, and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 07, 2006

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Not law but interesting - NCAA Leadership Isn't Matching the Talent of Its Women Players

Yesterday's Men's Final Four games were a disappointment. Tonight Women's games should prove a lot more exciting, despite the inept...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 02, 2006

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Not law but interesting - "Gun-Toting Delegate Misfires at Va. Capitol"

Yes, this is starting out as a slow news day for the ILB. But I had marked this story, from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Monday, January 30, 2006

Not law but interesting - The day the Louisville Courier Journal left town

"The Day the News Left Town" is the headline to this lengthy story today that begins on the front page...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 30, 2006

Monday, January 02, 2006

General - The TRIB is back, perhaps it will stay around a little longer this time

The TRIB, the first Indiana "blog on blogs," that had a meteoric rise and fall (it seemed like less than...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 02, 2006

Not law but interesting - The ultimate "time" article, from the LA Times

The LA Times today has what I would consider the ultimate feature article on the concept of time, in all...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 02, 2006

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Not Law but History II - Especially to those of us who dined there

Following up on this Sept. 2, 2005 ILB entry on the renaming of Marshall Field's downtown department store to Macy's,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 29, 2005

Saturday, December 24, 2005

General - Here is a problem with the online South Bend Tribune

"Appeals court judge resigns" "Congressman's wife involved in bar fight" These are two of the stories listed on the Local...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 24, 2005

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

General news - The TRIB is back?

The TRIB is back? Or maybe not. Judge for yourself....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Law - "Transparency" in government, in business, and in the judicial process

The always excellent Legal Theory Blog, the work of Prof. Lawrence Solum, features in its Sunday Legal Lexicon for law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 04, 2005

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Not law but worth reading - Chicago Sun-Times series: The Fragile Black Middle Class

The Chicago Sun-Times has run a three-part series this weeking on "The Fragile Black Middle Class." The home page for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Monday, November 14, 2005

Law - N.H. Puts a Price on Panoramas: Property Taxes Soar Based on Scenery

"N.H. Puts a Price on Panoramas: Property Taxes Soar Based on Scenery" is the headline to a story today in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 14, 2005

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Not law but interesting - The Chicago Trump Tower

The Chicago Tribune has a multi-media site called "Trump Tower: The Building of a Chicago Skyscraper." It has a "Trumpcam"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Not law but interesting - Hoosier blogs are featured today

Tracy Warner of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a story today titled "Indiana in the Blogosphere: More local Web...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 16, 2005

Friday, October 14, 2005

Not law but interesting - "Did blogging doom prof's shot at tenure?"

"Did blogging doom prof's shot at tenure?" is the headline to a column by Steve Johnson in today's Chicago Tribune....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 14, 2005

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Tech. & Gov't. - Two stories today about technology impacting small towns

BioTown, USA. Remember little Reynolds, Indiana? Population 500. (See this most recent ILB entry, from 9/14/05 and this one from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 06, 2005

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Gov't. - The era of small government is over

"The era of small government is over. Sept. 11 challenged it. Katrina killed it." So writes David Wessel here in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 08, 2005

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Technology - In era of high-tech communications, ham radio prevails in hurricane zone

The Wall Street Journal has a free feature on ham radios today. Some quotes:With Hurricane Katrina having knocked out nearly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Friday, September 02, 2005

Gov't. - Katrina's Wake: New Orlean's Mayor, Governors

Yesterday the Washington Post has a feature on Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco (D) and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 02, 2005

Not Law but History - Especially to those of us who shopped there

"Field's Loop store closer to landmark status: City Council urged to make designation" reads the headline to this story today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 02, 2005

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Gov't. - Katrina's Wake: A Defining Moment for State Leaders

Dan Batz of the Washington Post has a good piece today on the two governors of the hardest hit Gulf...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 01, 2005

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Not law but pretty cool - "Storm kills power, but not fair's butter cow"

"Storm kills power, but not fair's butter cow" is the headline to this Chicago Tribune story by Christi Parsons, about...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 20, 2005

Friday, August 19, 2005

Not Law but Important - Aetna Pilot Site Details Fees Paid to Doctors

NPR's Morning Edition had a piece this morning reporting:Through a Web site, the health insurer Aetna will disclose how much...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 19, 2005

Not Law but Interesting - U.S. News College Rankings Out

The Louisville Courier Journal has this AP report today on the latest guide to American colleges by U.S. News &...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 19, 2005

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Not law - but potentially entertaining

Abe Aamidor, a reporter at the Indianapolis Star, has sent a note asking:I thought you might know of Indiana-based bloggers...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 17, 2005

Sunday, February 20, 2005

General news - Blogging in the news

The Chicago Tribune reports today that "Bloggers blend business with stuff they like: Advertisers take notice of Web logs, especially...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 20, 2005

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

General News - Ed Feigenbaum on Road to Recovery

Good news for friends of Ed Feigenbaum, INGROUP Publisher, Editor and Writer, who, as reported in this entry on September...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Not law but interesting - Chicago wins award for openess in government

The Chicago Tribune elected to report the award in this manner this morning:Mayor Richard Daley, whose stealthy midnight raid last...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 07, 2004

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Not law but interesting - Vanderburgh County assessor's site to feature images of property

According to a story in the Evansville CourierPress today:Ground-level photographs of properties in Vanderburgh County are being added to the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

General News - Ed Feigenbaum in intensive care

My friend, and a friend to many of you readers, Ed Feigenbaum, INGROUP Publisher, Editor and Writer, was in an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Saturday, July 24, 2004

Not Law, but Hilarious

WATCH the cartoon takeoff of Geroge Bush and John Kerry singing "This Land is Your Land." Caution: High bandwidth required....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 24, 2004

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Not law but interesting - Appalachia gets first crop of own doctors

"Appalachia gets first crop of own doctors: 40 from Pikeville school begin opening offices" is the headline to a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 10, 2004

Monday, June 14, 2004

Indiana Law - Curfew law in NW Indiana

This story today in the Gary Post-Tribune (available only today) surveys the use of the curfew in northwest Indiana. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 14, 2004

Sunday, June 06, 2004

Not law but interesting - Prosthetic eyes move with real ones

This story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette tell how:A little-known medical procedure has quietly changed the way people...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 06, 2004

Saturday, May 29, 2004

Not law but important - Down syndrome, Alzheimer's link

As this story in today's Boston Globe points out, "A half-century ago, people with Down syndrome were seldom expected to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 29, 2004

Saturday, May 22, 2004

Not law but interesting - Concerns about computer-graded essays

Last Wednesday this article in the NY Times, headlined "Indiana Essays Being Graded by Computers," reported:INDIANAPOLIS - In the computer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 22, 2004

Not law but interesting - The twilight of the information middleman

Although I headed this "Not law but interesting," it actually is as relevant to the law as to the other...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 22, 2004

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Not law but interesting - Blogs and BlackBerrys on the Hill

A story in Roll Call today reports that "Rep. Mike Pence yesterday became the first Member of Congress with his...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Friday, April 30, 2004

Not law but interesting - Justice Boehm screens USOC applicants

From an AP story today, dateline Denver:More than 100 people applied for four independent spots on the U.S. Olympic Committee's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 30, 2004

Sunday, April 25, 2004

Not law but interesting - Rumsfeld/Woodward interview transcripts

A comment on C-Span this morning pointed me to this story today in the NY Times based upon information from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 25, 2004

Friday, April 02, 2004

Not law but interesting - No great basketball novels?

Check out this story today in the Chicago Tribune titled "Net loss: Where is the Hemingway of hoops?"Some quotes:Two years...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 02, 2004

Sunday, March 21, 2004

Not law but interesting - the reverse of rural electrification

This feature today in the LA Times is headed: "Lights Going Out on the High Plains as Population Shrinks -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 21, 2004

Thursday, March 18, 2004

Not law but interesting - Confessions of a C-SPAN Junkie

This entertaining feature article today from the Washington Post is titled "Confessions of a C-SPAN Junkie ." A quote:In our...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 18, 2004

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Farewell, Governor Orr

Gov. Robert D. Orr, 1917-2004 His own place in history Hundreds attend memorial service for former Indiana governor. So reads...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Former Indiana Governor Robert D. Orr Dies at 86

The IndyStar.com site is reporting: "Former Indiana Gov. Robert D. Orr, the consummate gentleman and Indiana's elder statesman, died unexpectedly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 11, 2004

Friday, March 05, 2004

Not law but interesting - A feature on the practice players for the UConn women's team

A great read today in the NY Times Sports Section, titled "For These Men, Lots of Guts but Little Glory."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 05, 2004

Thursday, February 26, 2004

Law - GAO Reports on Private Sector Use of Social Security Number

"Social Security Numbers: Private Sector Entities Routinely Obtain and Use SSNs, and Laws Limit the Disclosure of This Information," is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 26, 2004

Saturday, February 21, 2004

Not Law But Interesting - Ed Sullivan Meets the Beatles

Tom Shales had a great column yesterday in the Washington Post, with a wonderful headline: "Yesterday Came Suddenly: On DVD,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 21, 2004

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Law - Who Owns Your Phone Number?

Unbeknownst to many of us, eBay has been auctioning "famous" phone numbers. According to this report from wnbc.com:In this case,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Sunday, February 15, 2004

Not Law but Interesting

"As Tobacco Fades, Barns Wilt," is the headline to this interesting feature story today in the Washington Post. A quote:Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 15, 2004