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Saturday, August 19, 2006

Former Governor Ed Whitcomb to appear

Former Indiana Governor Edgar Whitcomb (1969-1973) will be an honoree at the Indianapolis Air Show next Friday. The Air Show will be held at the Mount Comfort Airport on the east side of Indianapolis next Friday.

The former governor is a private man who has sometimes been described as reclusive. The Indianapolis Star reports:

[ ... ]Gen. Merrill McPeak, retired Air Force chief of staff, will talk about the time he lost both of his wings during a maneuver and almost became an "unguided missile," Graham said.

NASA astronaut and U.S. Air Force flight surgeon David Wolf also will speak at the symposium, Graham said. Wolf, an Indianapolis native, conducted four space walks during three separate missions.

Retired U.S. Air Force Cols. Edgar Whitcomb and James Kasler will be this year's honored guests.

[ ... Whitcomb] will be selling copies of his book "Escape from Corregidor," in which he wrote about being captured twice by the Japanese during World War II, to raise money for Riley [Hospital].

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Who's the person on the left?

Ruth Holladay was formerly a feature columnist in the Indianapolis Star. She abruptly left the Star's employment this summer.

Soon after, Ms. Holladay started a new weblog. The intitial entries have been somewhat unkind to her former employer.

Yesterday, the News-Sentinel's Leo Morris commented at his weblog on a story in another Indiana newspaper which cautioned employees about writing negative things about their employers in their weblog.

That other newspaper in which that story appeared is the Indianapolis Star. IP can only speculate on what would have prompted Star editors to make that story assignment.

Indiana Parley also notes that the Ruth Holladay weblog is now sporting a new header complete with portrait. IP assumes the portrait is of Ms. Holladay. However, IP has provided you with two photos for comparison. You be the judge.

The photo on the left is the one at the top of Ms. Holladay's weblog. The photo on the right is the one that appeared in Ms. Holladay's most recent Indianapolis Star columns.