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Orange You Glad You Have Them?
Entrepreneurs Amy and Steve Bouchie join the August/September issue to tout their new healthy vending machines (“Sugar Shocked”). Their 10 new vending machines boasts snacks small on sugar and big on health.

Their vision to supply Evansvillians with quick, affordable, healthy snacks is part of a growing trend, highlighted in this Fast Company article about a man marketing carrots like bags of Doritos.

It Takes Money
In our August/September 2011 issue, Charles Trzcinka, an Indiana University professor of finance and a resident of Bloomington, Ind., pens a story (“Interstate Debate”) for us. Among a city marred by vocal opposition for a planned highway, he is a voice of optimism on Interstate 69, one portion of a road that will connect Canada to Mexico.

One environmental group opposing the highway is suing the State of Indiana. Another group offered this study. It did not come as a surprise to us that it takes money to build roads.

What It Really Is
David Smith became our cover subject in the August/September issue (Back Talk) after he accepted the role of superintendent of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation this July. He comes to the position after his predecessor, Vince Bertram, set in motion a major strategic plan that boosted the use of technology in our schools, emphasized early education, and expanded schools.

Yet, with all the change (and a plan Smith promises to continue), the term “education reform” — a hotbed topic — rarely has been thrown around. So, we asked ourselves: What is “education reform” really? Here, a very good answer.

A Place Where Cancer Is the Norm
Shortly after Ray Barber became president of Oakland City University, his wife Beth was diagnosed with breast cancer. The Barbers persevered, and as our story in the August/September issue (“A Family Affair”) demonstrates, both Beth (now cancer free) and the school prospered.

The story reminded us of an old but beautiful piece on cancer from The New York Times. It (“A Place Where Cancer Is the Norm”) is haunting, prolific, and oddly inspiring.

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