Misguided Tours Explores 
What’s Funny, Fascinating & Weird About Bloomington

BY SUSAN M. BRACKNEY Sharon Porter Phillips gushes like an excited teen with a new car as she describes her limo bus. “It has everything a limousine has, only bigger. Laser lights. Built-in ice chest. A killer sound system that vibrates the entire bus. It’s really fun,” she says. The bus is the vehicle that takes clients around town on Phillips’ Misguided Tours, which offers off-beat history, mystery, and comedy trips around Bloomington. A professional actor for more than 40 years, Phillips rubbed elbows with Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Woody Allen, and Barbra Streisand, among others, when she was acting in New York City, but followed her husband to Bloomington about 16 years ago when he came to work at […]

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What’s Funny, Fascinating & Weird About Bloomington"

A Day to Remember: Lee Hamilton Gets the Medal of Freedom

BY CARMEN SIERING Although he represented Indiana from 1965 to 1999 in the United States House of Representatives, served as vice chair of the 9/11 Commission, and still has many friends among the elite movers and shakers in the nation’s capitol, when former Indiana Congressman Lee H. Hamilton, 84, sat in the East Room of the White House waiting to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama, his thoughts might well have been those of any ordinary citizen. “I was seated next to Stephen Sondheim, and I was close to Steven Spielberg and Barbra Streisand. What was going through my mind was, ‘What in the world am I doing up here with this group?’” At the White […]

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