Not confirmed, but

Dateline: Tue 12 Apr 2011

heard it through the grapevine.

Two longtime employees will be leaving the Indianapolis Star.

Jane Lichtenberg is retiring. Jane performs a true community service with her reader-friendly Talk Indy column (she gets the city to respond to complaints about vacant houses, vandalism, etc.)  She has been associated with the paper's editiorial department for a long time. She will be missed. (But the column apparently won't; at this writing, the Star has no plans to replace it)

Ditto, Eunice Trotter; she too will be missed, if the word is true that the talented editor, who won plenty of writing and investigative awards in the Pulliam glory days, is exiting.

Finally, one lousy confirmation:

The Star confirmed today that Peyton and Ashley Manning are indeed the parents of twins born in Marion County, according to local health records. This news broke first at a small paper in Mississippi where Peyton Manning's mother Olivia hails from; the paper reported it on its website and then "it went viral." Congratulations to Indy native and Carmel High School graduate Brad Wells; he runs the national blog Stampede Blue, about the Colts, and he was quick to pick up on the tidbit; so was RadarOnline, plus all those endless yammering Twitter feeds.

So much for the thought that the story was simply an April Fool's Day joke, and congrats to the new parents. Babies are always welcome.

Comments

hendy [Member] said:

Good news for Peyton-- he needs the tax deductions-- and bad news for Star readers. Entropy, I think, was the former theme....

2011-04-12 20:47:00

Tell The Truth [Member] said:

Jane's column is a must-read. Too bad. ANother one bites the dust.

Leaving, of her own accord, or...shoved out?

The sad part of the Gannett nonsense? Some folks truly do want to retire in glory, going out on top. They've richly earned retirement and want to do so the way folks used to retire.

Gannett can rain on even that parade. Redefining "retirement happiness."

(sigh)

2011-04-12 21:22:55

Leslie Fuller Knox [unverified] said:

<Ditto, Eunice Trotter; she too will be missed, if the word is true that the talented editor, who won plenty of writing and investigative awards in the Pulliam glory days, is exiting.>

Yup, it's true. Eunice's roots here date back to when the state was still the Indiana Territory, and her family tree is full of journalists.
I thought for sure when she moved back to Indy, the Star would see the light & give her a column as a true voice of Indiana, similar to the way the Tribune recognized Chicago legacy writers Dawn Turner Trice and John Kass.
Unfortunately, the Star powers that be squandered this opportunity.
On the bright side, Eunice should now have time to finish her book about famous Indiana ancestor Mary Bateman Clark.

2011-04-13 12:47:32

George Stuteville [unverified] said:

I wish both of these great journalists only the best. I learned so much from Eunice and Jane was one of the best editors ever.

2011-04-14 17:42:02

mikeross [unverified] said:

Thanks for an idea, you sparked at thought from a angle I hadn’t given thoguht to yet. Now lets see if I can do something with it.

2011-04-24 13:16:26

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