Reading roundup: BMV shakeup, Josh Speidel, Obama’s Indy visit

Coffee and newspaper for reading roundup post

Today is seriously a day I’ve been drooling over for months: the official grand opening of the Northside Giordano’s pizzaria.  Mmmm, deep-dish.

Here’s a roundup of 10 or so more links to get you started: 

  • Gov. Mike Pence announced a major leadership shakeup at the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles on the same day that the agency revealed yet another $2 million in mistaken taxes and fees. (IndyStar)
  • Josh Speidel, a Columbus North basketball standout who was critically injured in a car crash, has been upgraded to “critical but stable condition” as of Monday night. (IndyStar)
  • President Barack Obama is coming to Indy on Friday to speak at Ivy Tech. (IndyStar) | With his $4 trillion budget request Monday, Obama may have new leverage with a GOP Congress eager to end an era of political gridlock. (Washington Post) | How the government’s budget compares with your family’s. (Wonkblog)
  • Was a 13-year-old boy shot and killed Jan. 19 near 38th Street and Post Road because he and his friends knocked over garbage cans in front of a house? (IndyStar)
  • Not many party-happy 22-year-olds do what the Browns’ Johnny Manziel reportedly did: voluntarily enter rehab for alcohol dependence. (
  • Prediction: The Colts can win the Super Bowl this year — if they can figure out their running game, of course. (USA Today) | The Colts have come to terms with WR Duron Carter. (IndyStar)
  • People have raised $35,000 to help James Robertson of Detroit, who walks 21 miles a day to get to work and back. (USA Today)
  • The National Sleep Foundation has updated its recommendations for how much sleep you really need. (Huffington Post)
  • He’s got a “Downtown Abbey”-inspired office on Capitol Hill, but Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., won’t talk about it. (Washington Post)
  • Unmasking Left Shark, the real Super Bowl MVP. (People)

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Author: Cori

Cori Faklaris (aka "HeyCori") is a PhD researcher at Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Faklaris is an social media expert and longtime journalist who brings this expertise to her work in usability for privacy, security and emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things.

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