Mike Tyson Back in Indy
Mike Tyson is back in the city that sent him to prison. Tyson stopped by Radio One studios Tuesday to chat. Those who met Tyson said he was engaging, funny and seemed genuinely happy. Tyson’s one-man show called “Mike Tyson, Undisputed Truth Tour” is at the Murat Theatre tonight. Tyson says 21-years later, he still believes he was falsely accused of rape, but isn’t going to cry over spilled milk and has moved on.
Get Married on Valentines Day
Indiana couples who want to get married on Valentine’s day can get hitched at the Marion County clerk’s office Thursday. Clerk Beth White will be the one performing the ceremonies and marriage vow renewals tomorrow…all while raising money for the American Heart Association. There is no fee for the service, but couples are asked to make a voluntary $50 contribution to the American Heart Association’s ‘Go Red for Women’ campaign.
In seven years, the annual event has raised nearly $12,000 and White has performed 267 weddings.
Reservations are full and walk-ins will be served on a first-come basis.
Wellpoint Gets New CEO
The country’s second-largest health insurer has a new CEO. Wellpoint announced yesterday longtime hospital executive Joseph Swedish would take over the leadership position on March 25th. He replaces interim CEO John Cannon, who took over when Angela Braly resigned in August.
Proposed Walmart For Zionsville Denied
A plan to build a Walmart in Zionsville has failed. Tuesday night, the board of zoning appeals denied Walmart’s request for a variance on a town ordinance. Sometimes called the “big box ordinance,” Zionsville limits the size of retail buildings to 60-thousand-square-feet, but the proposed Walmart supercenter would have been 156-thousand-square-feet.
Kids Calling 911 Becoming A Problem
Marion County dispatchers say kids playing with cell phones and calling 911 is becoming a problem. Officials say phones can still call 911 even if they don’t have service, so the battery should be taken out before the phone is given to a child. Local dispatchers say when someone accidentally calls them, it not only ties up whoever answers, but if they can’t hear anyone on the other end of the line or can’t reach an adult, they’re required to send an officer to make sure it’s not a real emergency.