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October 16, 2013

Local Briefs: Oct. 16

Ex-elections chief wants convictions tossed

NOBLESVILLE — Indiana's former elections chief was difficult to control and was not allowed to take the stand at his 2012 voter fraud trial because he was a loose cannon, the attorney who defended him testified Tuesday.

Carl Brizzi explained his defense strategy during a Hamilton County court hearing on ex-Secretary of State Charlie White's petition to have his convictions overturned. White wants the felony convictions that cost him his job erased. He contends attorney Brizzi provided incompetent counsel by failing to call any witnesses during the trial.

Southside Crime Watch meeting

ANDERSON — Southside Crime Watch District 1 will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at East Lynn Christian Church, 522 E. 53rd St.

Any southside neighborhood resident or interested person is invited to attend. Meetings are the third Thursday of each month through November.

Town hall meeting set for Thursday evening

ANDERSON — The Unity Leadership Coalition will sponsor a town hall meeting and reception at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Anderson Impact Center, 630 Nichol Ave., to develop strategies to tackle issues raised during the Civil Rights and Social Justice Rally in June.

Elected officials and civic and religious leaders will participate, and the public is invited. Issues include the plight of black youth, effects of court and government decisions and westside development. Refreshments will be served.

Lions club begins new meeting schedule

ANDERSON —The Anderson Noon Lions Club is starting a new schedule this month. The group will meet the first and third Thursday at First United Methodist Church, 1215 Jackson St.

Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. for $7, and the program begins at 12:20 p.m. The public is invited.

Information: George Smith 623-3787.

Triad to discuss Affordable Care Act

ANDERSON — Madison County Triad has scheduled a 10:30 a.m. Thursday meeting in the Mounds Mall theater area to discuss issues related to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Presenters will be John Williams from the Indiana Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) and Terry West, owner of WestLink Consulting and a Certified Navigator for the Affordable Care Act.

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