Herald-Times, Bloomington, Ind., Rod Spaw column [Herald-Times, Bloomington, Ind.]
(Herald-Times (Bloomington, IN) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Feb. 11--Gentry Park project set for spring start
Q: I live off of Ind. 446 and have for the past three years been driving by Gentry Park. The Herald-Times reported in an article about three years ago that a retirement community was to be built on this land. .... What is going to happen to this land
A: Construction on Gentry Park Senior Living is expected to start late this spring or early summer, according to Mark Figg of Figg Investment LLC, which is now developing the project.
Figg said plans still call for a 140-unit senior community that will include independent living units, as well as assisted living and memory care facilities. The 25-acre site off Ind. 446 just south of Ind. 46 was rezoned in 2009, just as the recession took a bite out of the local economy.
Figg described the project as "shovel ready" with architectural plans and all permits in place. He said one of the last steps is selecting an operating partner that will manage the community, a process under way now. Figg said the development could be ready to open in late 2014. He estimated the cost of development at about $20 million.
Listening in takes special equipment
Q: How can we "listen" to the police, fire, emergency calls
A: This was an online comment that I thought might interest print readers.
Problem is, discussion of emergency frequencies and scanning equipment to hear them gets awfully technical, awfully fast. Simple answer: Digital scanners capable of picking up a wide range of emergency frequencies can be expensive and require specialized knowledge to program correctly. A specialty electronics store or a dealer in radio communications equipment would be a good place to start.
Some local emergency traffic might be picked up by an inexpensive analog scanner, but even the equipment used here at the H-T doesn't pick up everything we'd like all the time. I am not aware of an Internet site that streams local police and fire calls.
Capt. Joe Qualters of the Bloomington Police Department advised that individuals are not allowed to have police scanners on their persons (including available apps for smart phones) or in their vehicles unless they meet one of the exemptions in IC 35-44-3-12. Exempted personnel include law enforcement officers, emergency workers and journalists. There is no prohibition against having one in your home.
It's not FedEx
S.S. alerted Hotline to a fraudulent email that appears to be a FedEx delivery notification. Well, according to the FedEx advisory on its website, it's not. The email asks the recipient to click on a link to print a receipt. Don't do it.
Write to Hotline, c/o The Herald-Times, P.O. Box 909, Bloomington, IN 47402, or email email@example.com, using "Hotline Inquiry" as the subject line. Include your name, city and phone number. Not all questions can be answered.
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