The Drop for July 25: Messer v. Rokita, painful pedicure and zoo honors

The Drop for July 25: Messer v. Rokita, painful pedicure and zoo honors


Today on the Drop … I’m Justin Mack and this is “The Drop.” The battle between U.S. Rep. Luke Messer and his Indiana congressional colleague Todd Rokita has spilled onto Wikipedia. Over the past month, Messer’s page has been edited to coincide with recent Rokita attacks that play up Messer as a lobbyist turned politician who left Indiana for a wealthy D.C. suburb. Messer’s camp says people in Rokita’s camp are responsible for the edits, but when confronted, Rokita’s people do what all Indiana Republicans do. Blame Joe Donnelly. Nail salons throughout Indiana are being fined for using razor devices during pedicures, a practice that is banned because the devices may cause injury or infection. Fined sites include spots in Carmel, Evansville, Muncie and a notable incident in Anderson, where a customer suffered a cut and infection that led to his big toe being amputated. In response, the shop gave him a coupon for 10 percent off his next visit. And finally, the Indianapolis Zoo has been named one of the 10 best in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler, scoring major points as the only park in America certified as a zoo, an aquarium and a zoological garden. What it didn’t score big points for? the Zoo’s Skyline gondola. That’s it for “The Drop.” I’m Justin Mack.

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