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Indiana soldier’s home robbed days after return

The “Welcome Home” sign is still in the front yard of a central Indiana soldier’s home that someone broke into just days after his return from a deployment to Afghanistan.

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1st mayor for Indianapolis suburb takes oath

Census figures show Fishers has grown from about 2,000 residents in 1980 to currently some 84,000. That makes it Indiana’s sixth-largest community — ahead of cities such as Gary, Bloomington and Muncie.

File. St. Joe River flows through Elkhart, Indiana. (Derek Jensen/Wikimedia Commons)

Healthy Rivers program buys some 650 acres

Since Healthy Rivers was launched in 2010, that initiative has bought nearly 12,500 acres and permanently protected nearly 32,000 acres through newly acquired land, previous DNR ownership or federal Wetland Reserve conservation programs.

This photo provided by U.S. Central Command, shows Abu Zubaydah, date and location unknown. When the CIA sought permission to use harsh interrogations methods on a captured al-Qaida operative, the response from Bush administration lawyers was encouraging, even clinical. In one of several memos that would form the legal underpinnings for brutal interrogation techniques, the CIA was told that Abu Zubbaydah could lawfully be place din a box with an insect, kept awake for days at a time and repeatedly slapped in the face.  (AP Photo/U.S. Central Command)

Torture leaves long-term psychological scars

Whatever it’s labeled, specialists say the brain clearly can become conditioned by extreme fear and stress, notwithstanding CIA assertions that what was done would not cause any permanent mental or physical harm.