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MARC CHASE: Air show clears runway for disability access

MARC CHASE: Air show clears runway for disability access

Few things bother me more than watching region wheelchair users or other disabled folks struggling to overcome barriers created by bad planning of government officials or private businesses.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Canadian Sesame Street' Basil Bear now museum memory

OFFBEAT: 'Canadian Sesame Street' Basil Bear now museum memory

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

"Sesame Street Park" Muppet Cast

"Sesame Street Park" Muppet Cast

The Muppet cast of "Canadian Sesame Street," later renamed "Sesame Park," included Chaos Kitten (top, left to right), Basil Bear, Louis the Otter, Dodi (lower left) and Katie.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Queen Latifah featuring Bake-Off winner on talk show Thursday

OFFBEAT: Queen Latifah featuring Bake-Off winner on talk show Thursday

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 11, 2013 12:00 am

Braun Corp. to bring 70 more jobs to Winamac

INDIANAPOLIS | Braun Corp., the Winamac-based manufacturer of wheelchair lifts and wheelchair-accessible vehicles, is expanding by bringing its Kalamazoo, Mich., operations to Pulaski County.

August 13, 2013 11:30 am Related
OFFBEAT: Lorna Luft's Judy Garland doc event cancelled, Asner still on the mend

OFFBEAT: Lorna Luft's Judy Garland doc event cancelled, Asner still on the mend

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 22, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Ed Asner here for one-man show about FDR

OFFBEAT: Ed Asner here for one-man show about FDR

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

More seniors are choosing to age in place. These upgrades can make your current home a permanent staycation spot after retirement

More seniors are choosing to age in place. These upgrades can make your current home a permanent staycation spot after retirement

More seniors are choosing to age in place. These upgrades can make your current home a permanent staycation spot after retirement

February 09, 2013 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Giving handicapped accessibility the chair

PHIL WIELAND: Giving handicapped accessibility the chair

Sometimes you have to wonder which people are really the handicapped ones.

November 09, 2012 12:00 am
MVSCHOOL - Wheelchair Basketball

MVSCHOOL - Wheelchair Basketball

Salk Elementary School fourth-grader Madalyn Massey shoots a ball while playing with Chicago Fire wheelchair basketball players during a disability awareness month event Friday. Head Coach Keith Wallace and three of his players showed the Merrillville students how they play without use of th…

March 30, 2012 5:35 pm
MVSCHOOL - Wheelchair Basketball

MVSCHOOL - Wheelchair Basketball

Salk Elementary School fourth-grader Michael Hubbard plays with Chicago Fire wheelchair basketball team member Mack Hill, of Chicago, on Friday at the Merrillville school.

March 30, 2012 5:35 pm
MVSCHOOL - Wheelchair Basketball

MVSCHOOL - Wheelchair Basketball

Chicago Fire wheelchair basketball player Mack Hill passes the ball while demonstrating the game for students Friday at Salk Elementary School in Merrillville for disability awareness month.

March 30, 2012 5:35 pm
MVSCHOOL - Wheelchair Basketball

MVSCHOOL - Wheelchair Basketball

Chicago Fire wheelchair basketball team member William Smith, of Hammond, shows students how to dribble Friday at Salk Elementary School in Merrillville.

March 30, 2012 5:35 pm
MVSCHOOL - Wheelchair Basketball

MVSCHOOL - Wheelchair Basketball

Chicago Fire wheelchair basketball team member William Smith, of Hammond, shoots the ball during a demonstration of the sport to students Friday at Salk Elementary School in Merrillville.

March 30, 2012 5:35 pm

Ross Twp. offers new bus service

MERRILLVILLE | Ross Township Trustee Joseph D. Shudick Jr. said this week his office will turn over its bus service to the South Lake County Community Services group.

July 02, 2011 2:45 pm

JOHN DAVIES: Innovation against all odds defines Braun

How quickly can mobility be lost. So I wonder if through unforeseen circumstances, we could rise to the courage of Ralph William Braun, CEO of The Braun Corp.

April 10, 2011 12:00 am
Wheelchair basketball players exhibit their skill for youngsters

Wheelchair basketball players exhibit their skill for youngsters

Bre'Shay Kirklen, left, a varsity basketball player from Gary's West Side High School, and Hammond Rollin' Hoosiers Zoe Voris reach for a rebound Thursday during an exhibition wheelchair basketball game at Marquette Elementary School in Gary. The West Side players were outmanned 20-0 and 32-…

March 17, 2011 5:50 pm
Wheelchair basketball players exhibit their skill for youngsters

Wheelchair basketball players exhibit their skill for youngsters

The varsity girls basketball team from Gary's West Side High School play an exhibition wheelchair basketball game Thursday against the Hammond Rollin' Hoosiers at Marquette Elementary School in Gary.

March 17, 2011 5:50 pm
Wheelchair basketball players exhibit their skill for youngsters

Wheelchair basketball players exhibit their skill for youngsters

Hammond Rollin' Hoosiers player Joel Adams, center, drives the lane against Gary West Side on Thursday during an exhibition wheelchair basketball game at Marquette Elementary School in Gary.

March 17, 2011 5:50 pm
Wheelchair basketball players exhibit their skill for youngsters

Wheelchair basketball players exhibit their skill for youngsters

Hammond Rollin' Hoosiers players Jamyah Tucker, left, and Zoe Voris joke around after Voris' chair tipped over Thursday after an exhibition game against the West Side girls varsity team at Marquette Elementary School in Gary.

March 17, 2011 5:50 pm
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