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May 2, 2009

Public Eye - Sunday, May 3, 2009

Joray request denied

There was a little bit of last-minute intrigue at the library board Monday, when library director Charles Joray offered up a plan to move the genealogy section from the Main Library to a new building next to the South Branch.

Library board president Susan Luttrell said the board nixed Joray’s idea, in part because past discussions had never involved any public services moving out of downtown.

“We said all along the Outreach Building would be non-public, and that’s what we said [Monday] it should be,” Luttrell said.

While Joray’s proposal didn’t get much traction, it was notable in that it was probably the fifth or sixth time during the six-year planning process Joray has tried to move part or all of the Main Library out of downtown.

Summers not happy

Apparently not content with the picture and names atop the column, Kokomo Common Councilman Kevin Summers, R-At Large, wanted to know “who wrote” last week’s Public Eye.

Summers, it seems, wasn’t happy the Public Eye reported on Center Township Jean Lushin’s threat to pull township-owned fire equipment out of Kokomo Fire Department stations.

The councilman said such reporting “tears down the community” and said we should be more interested in building it up.

Seeking support

Although the 2010 primary election is a year away, candidates hoping to beat U.S. Rep. Dan Burton are making the rounds.

Three potential Burton opponents appeared Wednesday at the annual Howard County Republican Party Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner. A fourth, Rep. Mike Murphy, was at the Indiana Statehouse for the final session day but was listed on the program along with Burton as Platinum Sponsors for the event, which attracted about 200 people.

Potential candidates on hand included John McGoff, who lost to Burton in the 2008 primary, along with Brose McVey and Luke Messer, both of whom have announced their intentions to seek the nomination in 2010.

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