Jan. 22, 2007
Former IU coach hired by Dolphins; Cameron tapped to replace Saban as coach in Miami
By Steven Wine
January 20, 2007
DAVIE, Fla. — Cam Cameron will try to succeed where Nick Saban failed — with the Miami Dolphins.
Miami concluded a two-week coaching search Friday, hiring Cameron, a former Indiana University coach and the San Diego Chargers' offensive coordinator the past five seasons.
"It's not going to be about any individual," Cameron said at news conference. "We're going to build a team here. You're going to see a football team."
Cameron signed a four-year contract to replace Saban, who left for Alabama after a 6-10 season. Saban missed the playoffs in both years with Miami, whose roster needs an overhaul to fix an aging defense and a feeble offense.
"We're going to do everything we can to bring the people of south Florida a championship," Cameron said.
Cameron went 18-37 as a head coach at Indiana, then directed a high-powered attack in San Diego. Led by the NFL's most valuable player, LaDainian Tomlinson, the Chargers ranked fourth in the league in offense this season and finished 14-2, best in the NFL.
"Good for Cam," Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer said. "I think he'll be a very fine, winning NFL coach. He has done a terrific job for us, obviously. We're excited that he has been given this opportunity. I know that there's a lot of work for him to do, but he'll measure up to the task."
Cameron will be the Dolphins' fourth coach in nine seasons. It has been a frustrating a stretch of instability for a franchise that had the same coach — Don Shula — for 26 years.
The Dolphins interviewed at least 12 other candidates in their most extensive coaching search since the franchise's first season in 1966. Among those still being considered midweek were Miami defensive coordinator Dom Capers, former Atlanta Falcons coach Jim Mora, Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey and former Alabama coach Mike Shula, son of ex-Dolphins coach Don Shula.
"It's amazing how many e-mails and letters we received from all around the country," owner Wayne Huizenga said of the public's interest in the coaching search.
Cameron, 45, inherits one of the NFL's largest coaching staffs and general manager Randy Mueller, who might be given more responsibility under the new regime. He also might inherit defensive coordinator Capers, who was offered a new three-year contract in that role last week but had yet to sign the deal believed to be worth at least $8.1 million.
"There's a lot of good things in place here, and that became very clear to me early on," Cameron said.
Cameron first interviewed with the Dolphins shortly after Saban quit and became available when the Chargers were eliminated from the playoffs last Sunday. He has been in south Florida since Wednesday, when he began a second round of interviews. At midday Friday, he returned to the team complex accompanied by Mueller, then met with management for more than four hours before the deal was announced.
An offensive-minded coach appealed to the Dolphins, who averaged 16.3 points per game in 2006, their lowest figure since 1967.
Cameron also interviewed this month for head coaching jobs with the Arizona Cardinals and Atlanta Falcons. Arizona hired Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, and Atlanta hired Louisville coach Bobby Petrino.
Before joining the Chargers in 2002, Cameron was head coach at his alma mater, Indiana, from 1997 to 2001. He never finished a season above .500 but coached All-American quarterback Antwaan Randle El, and in 2000 the Hoosiers ranked seventh in the nation in rushing.
Cameron played basketball at Indiana for Bob Knight and football for Lee Corso and Sam Wyche.
Saban left the Dolphins after denying for five weeks that he was interested in the Alabama job. His disappointing two-year tenure extended the Dolphins' playoff drought to five consecutive seasons, the longest stretch in franchise history.
The Dolphins haven't reached the AFC championship game since Wayne Huizenga became majority owner in 1994, and they're coming off only their third losing year since 1969.
With Daunte Culpepper still struggling to recover from reconstructive knee surgery in 2005, Miami remains unsettled at quarterback, a troublesome position since Dan Marino retired seven years ago. The team needs upgrades in almost every other area.
Schottenheimer said he imagines Cameron will run the offense.
"He's very, very good on game day," Schottenheimer said
As for Cameron's replacement in San Diego, Schottenheimer said he'll take a few days and consider candidates, starting with members of the current staff. One who will be in the mix is receivers coach James Lofton, who interviewed earlier in the week for the Raiders' head coaching vacancy.
AP Sports Writer Bernie Wilson in San Diego contributed to this report.
Judge shuts down company's sales of fake IU law diplomas; State attorney general had sued to stop NoveltyWorksDegrees.com
By Steve Hinnefeld
January 20, 2007
INDIANAPOLIS — It takes at least $45,000 in tuition, not to mention three years of work, to get a diploma from the Indiana University School of Law.
But until recently, you could buy one online for $59.95. A Marion County judge has shut down the Web-based seller, called NoveltyWorksDegrees.com, at the request of the Indiana attorney general's office.
"This is just a brazen, very unsettling example of how fraud has moved into the academic area," Attorney General Steve Carter said Friday in a Statehouse news conference at which he announced the legal action.
Joining Carter was John Applegate, executive associate dean of the IU Bloomington law school. Applegate said the fake degrees could undermine confidence in a real law school education.
The attorney general's office filed suit last month against Indianapolis-based NoveltyWorksDegrees and its proprietor, Allen Kleiman, accusing them of deceptive practices. While the business advertised "fake degrees" — from any college and in 45 majors — Carter said the fact that the diplomas came with phony grade transcripts suggested they were meant to be used.
"My concern is that people are buying these with the intent of defrauding employers," he said.
Attempts Friday to reach Kleiman were not successful.
Carter said his office pursued the case after receiving a complaint from someone who had a real degree and didn't like the idea that fake degrees could be bought. An investigator placed an online order and received a fake IU law degree and transcript nine days later, he said.
His office sued, accusing Kleiman and NoveltyWorksDegrees of violating Indiana's deceptive consumer sales act. Violations can result in fines of up to $5,000 and reimbursements for the state's legal expenses.
The suit said the company claimed to provide "highly passable" documents that "will truly be realistic." A Marion County Superior Court judge issued an injunction ordering the business to stop selling degrees, and its site has been removed from the Web.
Carter and Applegate displayed a copy of the fake law diploma purchased by the investigator alongside a real one. The fake included a forged signature of IU President Adam Herbert along with a signature of "Linda Scott Williams" as chair of the trustees, in what appears to be the same handwriting. There has never been a Linda Williams on the IU board.
Sketch in pizza deliverer case leads man to turn himself in
By James Boyd
January 20, 2007
Indiana University police are crediting a composite sketch of an assault suspect with helping them solve the case.
Robert Clark, 23, of Bloomington, turned himself in to authorities Thursday on a felony warrant charging him with battery.
Clark is accused of battering a pizza deliverer at the IU library in early November.
The pizza deliverer, a 25-year-old IU student, suffered a compound fracture to his leg.
According to police reports, Clark reportedly sat in the man's car as he was making a delivery inside the library.
A confrontation between the man and Clark and two of his friends broke out, IU Police Department Capt. Jerry Minger said.
One of the three punched the man in the jaw, causing him to fall awkwardly on his leg.
He suffered a compound fracture that required surgery and seven screws to repair, Minger said.
Detective Richard Seifers interviewed several witnesses and compiled a composite. A few days later, one of the suspects contacted Seifers and told him Clark had been involved, Minger said. A felony warrant was issued for Clark's arrest. He turned himself in Thursday, and was released on $5,000 bond.
Pete Rhoda named foundation's development director
January 21, 2007
BLOOMINGTON — Pete Rhoda is the new development director at the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County Inc.
Rhoda joins the foundation after spending the past five years at Indiana University department of athletics, including the past three years as director of media relations.
Rhoda's new responsibilities include coordinating outreach to new donors, building relationships and helping donors achieve their charitable goals, ensuring effective administration of gifts, coordinating the ongoing development and implementation of marketing and communication strategies and event planning.
U admission: Denied; Surge in applications, higher standards mean Indiana is no longer a 'safety school'
By Steve Hinnefeld
January 21, 2007
BLOOMINGTON — Word is getting around that students with stellar academic records are being turned away by Indiana University, and the news is coming as a big surprise to high school seniors.
"I was pretty shocked," said Angela Sorury, a Bloomington High School North senior who applied to IU in December and hasn't heard if she'll get in. "I mean, just talking to each other about our college plans, everyone's safety school is IU. They're sure they're going to get into it."
But IU is a safety school no more. And students whose goal was to go to Indiana University may have to opt for plan B.
Buoyed by a 20 percent increase in applications, and with a new emphasis on admission-test scores, IU is turning away — or putting on hold — students whose credentials would easily have earned them admission in previous years.
Students with high grade-point averages, decent test scores and a record of taking honors classes are being rejected or wait-listed.
"You've got more students competing for the same number of spots, and a big push for higher academics," said Janet Stake, a counselor at Bloomington High School South. "It's just a more competitive atmosphere, I think, overall."
Roger Thompson, vice provost for enrollment management at IU Bloomington, said more than 25,000 students have applied for admission. Last year, 24,400 students applied.
"Already, we're ahead of what the total was last year," Thompson said.
That's "terrific" news for IU, he said. It means the campus can move more aggressively to meet goals, set by university trustees, of raising its academic profile and reputation.
"Twenty percent ahead is just stunning to me," he said. "It's just fantastic."
Freshman class too big
Last year's freshman class set records both for numbers and academic strength. But it was too big: With 7,259 new students on campus, dozens had to start the fall semester living in dorm lounges.
This year, the admissions office's charge is to reduce the number of freshman by about 750 and to continue to raise test scores. The average SAT score for freshmen last year was 1,121.
Thompson attributed the surge in applications to improved marketing and a growing reputation for academics and amenities, exemplified by Newsweek magazine's labeling of IU as the "hottest big state school" in August 2005.
The big freshman class also helps, he said. First-year students go home for breaks and tell friends Bloomington is the place to be.
"That can begin to create a momentum and a buzz that we're seeing now," he said.
Thompson said it's too early to know if IU's new financial-aid programs, including grants for low-income 21st Century Scholars and Pell grant recipients, are drawing more applicants. But he said more minority students are seeking admission.
He said IU, working with high school counselors, has tried to keep students abreast of expectations. But he admitted the increase in applications has raised the bar higher and faster than officials expected.
High school students confused
Adrien Himm, a counselor at Bloomington North, said students who applied to IU have reported they're being urged to retake the SAT and ACT exams to raise their scores. IU says it wants scores of 1,100 or better on the SAT math and critical reading exams, she said.
"What we're finding is a lot of our students are just confused," she said. "They're looking at people who've been admitted in the past and thinking, 'They didn't have any trouble getting in. What's my problem?'"
One North senior, whose parents didn't want his name used, was rejected by IU despite having a 3.6 grade-point average on a 4-point scale, a raft of honors courses and participation in athletics and community service. His SAT reading and math scores, after he retook the test, were above the Indiana average of 1,007. His rejection letter encouraged him to start at a community college and transfer to IU, he said.
Hallie Geyh, also a North senior, said she applied to IU in November, but her SAT scores weren't sent until this month. She's heard nothing.
Geyh is auditioning for the theater program at Emerson College in Boston, but applied to IU as a backup option. Now she's thinking she may need to apply to other schools.
"It's the old reliable," she said of IU. "Suddenly, they change expectations after we applied. It's like they pulled the rug out from under us."
Sorury, her friend, has applied to several colleges but hopes to attend IU. Both girls have grade-point averages of about 3.5 and are on track for academic honors diplomas.
"Since my mom works there, I'd get half tuition," Sorury said of IU. "It would be really beneficial to go there and save a lot of money."
The IU admissions Web site says the priority admissions deadline is Feb. 1. But with so many applications coming in, Thompson, the vice provost, said the campus is for the first time offering to put applicants on a waiting list. In the spring, some students on the list will be offered admission, he said.
Bill would force state universities to admit students who meet standards
By Steve Hinnefeld
January 21, 2007
Mike Delph is upset that Indiana University is turning away high school graduates who meet its admissions requirements. And as a state senator, he intends to do something about it.
He has introduced legislation to require state universities to admit any student who completes Indiana's Core 40 high-school curriculum and has a grade-point average of 3.3 or better or belongs to the National Honor Society.
"I hope the universities will take this as a wake-up call and get back to the basics of why they were created," he said.
The measure also prohibits state universities from using test scores to determine whom to admit.
Delph, R-Carmel, said he filed the bill after being contacted by the father of a Carmel High School student who didn't get into IU Bloomington. The girl has a 3.4 grade average on a 4.0 scale and belongs to the National Honor Society but "did not do very well on her SATs," he said.
He charged IU is turning away qualified Hoosier students to boost admissions for out-of-state students, who pay higher tuition.
"I think it's a gross inequity to not take care of our own citizens in the state of Indiana," he said.
IU spokesman Larry MacIntyre said university officials understand Delph's concerns, but it wouldn't work to have admissions prescribed by state law.
He said Bloomington enrollment is capped at its current level of about 38,000, and the legislation could force the campus to take on more students than it can accommodate with classrooms and dorms.
As for favoring out-of-state students, he pointed out that IU is creating several new scholarships targeted to in-state residents. Funding for the new IU Excellence award was reallocated from out-of-state aid, IU officials said.
IU Bloomington says it gives admissions preference to Indiana students who rank in the top half of their class and out-of-state students who rank in the top third. But many high schools don't rank students. And, increasingly, good grades and the right courses are no guarantee of admission.
Traditionally, about 35 percent of IU Bloomington's first-year students were from out of state. Last year, the number rose to 39 percent, said Roger Thompson, Bloomington vice provost for enrollment management. And it's likely to be about the same next year, he said, because there's been a strong crop of out-of-state applicants.
"Our goal is to try to move that down a little bit, but I'm not sure we're going to be successful," he said.
IU admissions issues pose a good challenge
January 21, 2007
Indiana University is red hot — maybe even white hot.
That's more than a slogan. Admissions applications show that the university — particularly the Bloomington campus — is attracting more prospective students than ever.
As reported by Steve Hinnefeld in a front-page story today, more than 25,000 students have applied for admission in 2007-2008, topping the 24,400 number of applicants for the current school year when a record number of freshmen — both in number and academic quality — were admitted to IU-Bloomington.
The increased lure to old IU is a double-edged sword.
On one hand, IU is able to be more selective, admitting stronger students and making for a richer academic environment. The potential is there to select more out-of-state students, which brings in more money for the university. The higher level of student achievement is good for IU's reputation, which in turn can help recruit stronger faculty members and more grant money for research.
On the other hand, many Indiana students who considered IU a "safety school" as they searched for their best college fit are not finding it that at all. Students with high school resumes that just a couple of years ago would have made them a lock for IU-Bloomington are now being rejected or put on hold. It calls into question the issue of access to IU for Hoosier students.
IU's regional campuses and Ivy Tech Community College are good options for most of these students. That's one of the reasons that on balance, we find this more rigorous admissions policy a positive.
There are some lessons to be learned and concerns to mention:
• This should be a signal to students that they have to be serious about preparing for college. And it should tell them that they need to apply early if they want to attend IU-Bloomington. The IU admissions Web site says the priority admissions deadline is Feb. 1. It further says students who apply after April 1 will be admitted if there is room. But Roger Thompson, vice provost for enrollment management, told reporter Hinnefeld there will be very few openings available for students who wait that long.
• The university should not step up reliance on standardized tests. SAT scores are keeping some of the students who have stellar high school records from getting in to IU. Strong grades on a tough college-prep curriculum with accompanying extra-curricular activities should be a stronger indicator than SAT scores of future success at IU.
• The Legislature should not mandate that IU lower its admissions standards to allow a higher percentage of Hoosier kids into school. University officials can deal with these issues quite nicely on their own. This is an interesting new "problem" facing young people and IU, but think about the alternative. The fact that applications and the academic strength of applicants are going up instead of down falls into the category of a good challenge to face.
Monroe County Hall of Fame
January 22, 2007
Rosemary Miller has been an advocate for the arts and historic preservation in Monroe County since moving here in 1959.
She was born in Kansas and grew up on a fruit farm. She traveled through the American west, Mexico and Canada with her family when she was young, building an appreciation for other cultures.
She received a bachelor's degree from Kansas State University and a master's degree from Washington State College. She taught art and interior design at Washington State before marrying Delbert Miller in 1941.
After moving to Bloomington, where Delbert was a professor of sociology at Indiana University, she ran the Craft Shop in the IMU and taught and organized art-related classes.
She has been involved in many activities and received many awards. She was the first president of Bloomington Restoration, Inc., where she participated in the restoration of many of Bloomington's historic buildings. She helped raise funds towards the renovation of the John Waldron Arts Center, which was dedicated in May 1992. A gallery there is named in her honor.
Sally Gaskill, former director of the Bloomington Area Arts Council, called Miller "the Founding Mother of the John Waldron Arts Center."
She said: "The BAAC named the gallery in her honor, realizing that without Rosemary, the Waldron itself would never have seen the light of day. In addition to her volunteer leadership, she has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to nonprofit organizations in Bloomington."
She also is an artist in her own right, painting the scenes she saw in much of her travels over the years.
Viola Taliaferro served as a judge in Monroe County from 1995 until 2004. She presided over juvenile court and family court, and was well known for her commitment to and compassion for those appearing before her.
She grew up in Virginia and worked as a social worker and teacher. She moved to Bloomington in 1972 with her husband, George, a former Indiana University and NFL football star. She decided to fulfill a lifelong dream and go to law school.
She has received numerous awards, including Bloomington's "Woman of the Year" in 2000. There is an award named after her for Hoosiers who make extraordinary efforts on behalf of children — the Indiana Bar Association's annual "Judge Viola Taliaferro Award." In 2001, she received the Bloomington Exchange clubs' Book of Golden Deeds Award for community service.
Her many activities include the Bloomington Human Rights Commission, the Bloomington Safe and Civil City Project, the Indiana University Center for Human Growth, and Boy Scouts of America.
Charlotte Zietlow has been a political leader and champion of social justice in Monroe County.
In the political arena, she was elected to the Bloomington City Council in 1971. She served two terms as a county commissioner. Her voice also was heard during unsuccessful runs for mayor of Bloomington and the U.S. House of Representatives.
But her impact has certainly not been limited to her formal political career. She has been an active leader and participant on many issues over 40 years.
Among the causes she has passionately supported include saving the Monroe County Courthouse when some proposals called for tearing it down; providing health care for those who can't afford it; protecting the environment; empowering victims of domestic violence; and helping people overcome the effects of poverty, including hunger and homelessness.
She was also a trustee at Indiana State University.
She currently is Middle Way House economic coordinator. In that role she has helped launch two businesses: Confidential Document Destruction, a mobile shredding service started in 1997; and Middle Way Food Works, which makes healthy meals for some social service organizations and caters community events.
She also was instrumental in the development of the Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women, the Indiana Women's Network for Political Action, and the 2000 Institute for Women's Policy Research Indiana Status of Women Report.
She and her husband, Paul, moved to Bloomington in 1964. She has a Ph.D in linguistics.
John H. 'Jack' Hooker Jr.
John H. "Jack" Hooker Jr. served two terms as mayor of Bloomington, from 1964 to 1971. He's the last Republican to serve as mayor.
Hooker's leadership was marked by a number of major projects designed to upgrade basic services. Lake Monroe became the major source of water for the city; tap water was fluoridated for the first time; a new sewage plant was built; new city buildings and recreational facilities were constructed; commissions for fair housing, human relations and drug control were created; and the city planning department was created and a full-time planner hired.
In a story marking Hooker's death, Indiana University's legendary chancellor Herman B Wells said: "Mayor Hooker was a very progressive mayor, interested in building Bloomington. He was a very good, personal friend."
The City Utilities Service Center on South Henderson Street was built during Hooker's time as mayor, and the size of the fire department and police department were increased.
Appropriations for parks expanded. The Frank Southern Center and the Ralph Mills pool were built. Land was purchased for what would become Winslow Park and some other smaller parks, including Crestmont Park.
Besides serving as mayor, Hooker was a Monroe County commissioner from 1961 to 1963. He also served on the Bloomington City Council, the Bloomington Board of Safety, board of works and plan commission. He also served on park, civil defense and aviation advisory boards. In the private sector, he worked in real estate and construction projects for Noble Roman's Inc., and served in several capacities for the Rogers companies, including assistant vice president of Rogers Group Inc. He initially pursued a career as an educator. He taught government to high school students for four years beginning in 1955 in the old Bloomington School Corp.
He served as board member and vice president of the American Red Cross, as an advisory board member of Bloomington Hospital and as project director of the Monroe Advancement Association. He also served on the boards of Bloomington and Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievers, YMCA, United Way and Boy's Club of Bloomington.
Charles 'Bud' Faris
Bud Faris was a businessman, a civic leader, a war veteran and friend to people from all walks of life. Born June 11, 1919, in Monroe County, he was the son of Jude Cameron Faris and Lillie Belle (Parnell) Faris. He was the grandson of Charles Cameron Faris, whose farm was purchased by IU and is now the home of Memorial Stadium and Assembly Hall.
His father and uncles bought the meat market on Walnut Street in 1923. He began working at what would be Faris Market at age 7.
He worked on Gen. Jimmy Doolittle's staff during World War II at the 8th Air Force base in England. He received the Bronze Star, a Presidential Unit Citation and Commendation from the British Royal Air Force for his contributions to the war effort. After the war, he returned to Bloomington and began serving his community. He was among the group of business people who helped attract industries such as General Electric to Bloomington. He was chairman of the first polio fund drive in town. He helped launch the United Fund, which later became United Way. He served eight years on the city council. He also served as alumni adviser to Kappa Sigma fraternity for more than 40 years. He was the "Outstanding Man of the Year" in Bloomington in 1952.
He died Aug. 9, 2002.
Frank Southern was involved in a wide variety of activities in Monroe County during the middle half of the last century. Bloomington's ice rink was named for him, commemorating his involvement.
He was born April 3, 1897, and married Wanda Payne on Christmas Day in 1917. They were married for 62 years.
His affiliations over a lifetime of service included 25 years on the Salvation Army board. He was the first president of the Central Lions Club, which he helped found in 1928.
He was president of the board of the Monroe County Chapter of the American Red Cross for 20 years and was a school board member for 21 years.
He was a member of Bloomington Parks and Recreation board for 20 years, and was a member of the North Central Church of Christ for 25 years. He was also a member of the 50-Year Club of the Indiana Bankers Association and the Red Men, Haymakers and Odd Fellows Lodge.
He started working at Monroe County State Bank in 1918, and moved up in the ranks to become president of the bank, then chairman of the board and finally, chairman emeritus.
He died April 7, 1979.
David P. Burton
In 1934, B.W. Bradfute, editor of the Bloomington Daily Telephone, wrote:
"If Bloomington ever comes to the point of building monuments to civic heroes, the first to be erected should commemorate the saving of IU to Bloomington — with the name of Uncle Dave Burton leading the rest."
Burton was president of the county commissioners in 1884 when a fire burned down one of two large buildings on South College Avenue that housed IU. According to Bradfute's column, "immediately the agitation to move the college to Indianapolis, which had been warm for some time, became a dangerous possibility."
Bloomington's civic leaders believed the only hope was to make a $50,000 gift to the state to purchase a new and larger campus for IU. It was not a popular idea with the masses, and the challenge put to Burton was this, according to Bradfute: "This gift will save the college and assure Bloomington of a great future; it will also wreck your political future. Will you put it through?"
Burton brought the gift to a vote, and he and another commissioner voted in favor, while the third commissioner was "whooping and hollering the county was being robbed," Bradfute wrote. The state used the money to buy property and moved the campus.
Burton's political career was over, but he was named postmaster at Gosport and served for 12 years. He died in August of 1934.
Elvis Stahr Jr.
Elvis Jacob Stahr Jr. was picked in 1962 as Indiana University's 12th president and served the university for six years in the midst of an impressive career in education and public service.
During his time as president, IU Northwest was formed; the Fort Wayne campus was started; and the School of Library and Information Science was founded. In addition, the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis became affiliated with IU.
He came to IU after two years as secretary of the Army under President John F. Kennedy. Before that, he was a professor of law, dean of the law school and provost at the University of Kentucky; vice chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh; and president of West Virginia University.
He left IU in 1968 to become president of the National Audubon Society. He left that post in 1981 and practiced law and lobbied for environmental causes until his death in 1998.
Monroe County Hall of Fame members
1976 charter members: William Lowe Bryan, Nat U. Hill Sr., Austin Seward Sr., Mary Waldron, Andrew Wylie, John R. Figg, Branch McCracken, Rachel Peden, Ralph Rogers, Herman B Wells.
1977: James D. Showers, Sarkes Tarzian.
1978: Henry B. Gentry, W. Douglas Rae.
1979: No selections.
1980: John W. Hoadley, Maurice Endwright.
1981: Hoagy Carmichael, Elma Stevenson.
1982: Alvin "Bo" McMillin, Ione Figg.
1983: Margaret Hemphill McCalla, William A. Cook.
1984: Zora Clevenger, Merrill McFall.
1985: David Starr Jordan, John Stempel.
1986: Paul V. McNutt, Tom Lemon.
1987: Johnnie Rutland Smith, Mary Alice Dunlap.
1988: Samuel Saul Dargan, Nat U. Hill III.
1989: Nellie Showers Teter, Willie Ethel Streeter.
1990: William E. Brown, Dr. Thomas Middleton.
1991: Gerry Kisters, Noble Bush.
1992: Beryl Showers Holland, Maj. Gen. Joe Butcher.
1993: David Harvey Maxwell, Alfred Kinsey.
1994: H.E. Binford, George Luther Mitchell.
1995: Daniel Kirkwood, Harry Day.
1996: Col. John Ketcham, James E. "Doc" Counsilman.
1997: Sarah Parke Morrison, Carl J. Stewart.
1998: Hermann Muller, Fred Huff.
1999: Billy Hayes, Elizabeth Bridgwaters.
2000: Marcellus Neal, Barbara Shalucha.
2001: James S. Williams, Joan Burton.
2002: Ross Lockeridge Jr., Rev. Ernest Butler.
2003: No selections; voting moved to January.
2004: Fred Matthews, Frank McCloskey.
2005: Clarence Gilliam, Anthony Pizzo.
2006: Tomilea Allison, James Dixon.
Monroe County Hall of Fame; Eight nominees up for hall of fame
By Bob Zaltsberg
January 22, 2007
Eight people who have had a major impact on Monroe County in a variety of ways and in a variety of eras have been nominated for the Monroe County Hall of Fame.
Readers are asked to vote for two of the nominees.
• David Burton, a county commissioner in the 1880s, who was instrumental in keeping Indiana University in Bloomington.
• Charles "Bud" Faris, Bloomington businessman and civic leader.
• Jack Hooker, civic leader who was mayor of Bloomington from 1964 to 1971.
• Rosemary Miller, an artist, patron of the arts and champion of historic preservation for several decades.
• Frank Southern, bank president and civic leader who was particularly involved with the parks system.
• Elvis Stahr, the 12th president of Indiana University.
• Viola Taliaferro, long-time juvenile and family court judge in Monroe County.
• Charlotte Zietlow, community leader who served on the Bloomington City Council, the Monroe County Board of Commissioners and in a variety of other appointed and volunteer positions.
Readers have until Feb. 1 to vote. The top two vote-getters will be inducted in a ceremony at Fountain Square Mall later this spring.
The Monroe County Hall of Fame began as a Bicentennial project of The Herald-Telephone (now The Herald-Times) and College Mall Merchants Association.
In 2001, CFC Inc. replaced College Mall as a co-sponsor of the Hall of Fame, and the display of plaques honoring the inductees was moved downtown to Fountain Square Mall.